Thursday, January 12, 2017

Winter Care Kit

Hello Crafty Friends!! 
It's been a while but I'm back! This will be my last project of the term for Team Xyron. What an amazing ride!! It has been an absolute pleasure working with so many talented and creative ladies and many more amazing companies!! Hopefully I'll be back again for next term to do it all over again! I love my Xyron Family!!

Well, as you all know, it's still winter (aka , cold and flu season). And my household has been going through a bout of the sniffles lately. Partially due to allergies and the other  part because of the weather. 

Our Texas weather is inconsistent and highly erratic. We recently had all of winter poured into one weekend. One day we had 70-80 degree weather and then the next day it dropped to 19... what the heck?!! And that is why we get sick so easily. Warm, cold, warm, cold, wet dry wet, dry. Why can't the weather just make up it's mind already!! AAHHH!!!

My family isn't the only ones affected. Lots of peeps have been getting sick. So I decided to make Winter Care Kits for friends and family who get hijacked by coughs and sniffles!

Supplies Used
Eclips 2 (Sizzix)
eCAL 2 Software (Craft Edge)
Blazing Poppy Die (Heartfelt Creations)
Get Well (Pink and Main)
VersaMagic Midnight Black (Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)

The boxes I used to make these kits are a FREE SVG download from SVG Cuts. It is their Cozy Socks Gift Box . I downloaded it onto my computer, extracted the files, then opened them using my electronic cutting software.

One panel is too big to fit on one page, so I opened each piece onto their own page.

Then loaded my paper onto the cutting mat and into my cutter, then let the machine do all the work! It was done cutting in no time!

I loaded a different, yet coordinating, paper for each panel. All paper is from DCWV's Elegant Holiday Stack.
Once my panels were done cutting, I folded them on their perforated crease lines. Next, I used my Xyron Mega Runner on the bottom and side flaps (basically all the narrow flap), leaving the top open flaps adhesive free. 
I used my bone folder to burnish my flaps down securely for maximum adhesion.

 Then, I inserted my "Care Kit" items. Nice warm socks for cold days. Facial tissue for running noses, Cough drops for sore throats. And there still a little more room for packets of tea or pain reliever if I wanted to add those. It's a pretty nice sized box!

 I decided that this box was too plain even with all the pretty paper. So I made a belly band for it.
I cut a strip of paper measuring 1.5" x 12". Then scored it at 2-1/4", 4", 8", and 9-7/8". Folded on the score lines, slightly overlapped the ends and adhered with my Xyron Mega Runner.

I found a tag in my Elegant Holidays stack that went perfect with my box, I cut it out and stamped it with "get well soon" just under the For You.

Then I die cut flower petals and made a couple blooms (one large, one small). And also attached to the belly band.

And here is my finished Winter Care Kit...

Hope you enjoyed this project...

And maybe even make your own Winter Care Kits of your own!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. What a creatively beautiful gift idea! LOVE it.. it would certainly make anyone feel better receiving this! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  2. What a beautiful kit Mitsyana! I could have used one of those this last week - lol. Fantastic tutorial and a great way to use those beautiful DCWV papers too. Anne xx