Thursday, December 22, 2016

Candy Cane Caddy

Happy Holidays Crafty Friends!
I am super excited to be guest designing for Eileen Hull Designs today!!
I love the versatility of her dies and how many of her designs are multifunctional. Here, I’ve made a candy cane caddy that also doubles as a Christmas ornament!

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For today’s project, I used Eileen Hull’s Caddy Die by Sizzix.


This is a steel rule XL Scoreboard die. You will need to use the Sizzix Big Shot Extended Cutting Pads in order to use these dies.

Other Supplies Used
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Christmas Plaid Stack (DCWV)
Creative Station Lite (Xyron)
1/8" Red w/ White Polka-dot Ribbon (Offray)
White Pleated Ribbon (Offray)
Velvet Holly Leaves (Petaloo)
Flower Stamens (Wilton)
Paper Rose (Michael's)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Green Button

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I started my project by first cutting down my 12” x 12” materials (chipboard and patterned paper), down to a workable 6” x 12” size so I can die cut them.

I didn’t want the entire caddy to be just one patterned paper. So, I trimmed down my 6” X 12” sheet into smaller pieces (4”x 6” and 6”x 8”) to cover just one of the panel pieces each.

Then, layered my chipboard piece over the patterned papers and ran all the material through my die-cut machine at the same time.

It cut through all the layers with ease!!

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I trimmed off the “tucking” flap pieces of the bottom box portion (for the patterned paper only)... you will not see these pieces so there’s no need to add them.

Then, I cut apart this cut out on the crease lines.

Next, I ran my papers through my Xyron Creative Station Lite and attached them to their coordinating chipboard pieces.

I also cut an extra back piece out of the same black patterned paper to cover the back of the caddy, ran it through my adhesive machine, and attached it to the backside of the caddy’s back wall.

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I added clear adhesive to the bare flaps and adhered them to the back panel.
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Then, I used more clear adhesive to attach a few embellishments and to trim with ribbons.

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You can fill with your favorite holiday treats…

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Ready to gift as favors...
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Because it has the wonderful handle built in…
Hang it on the tree as festive decor!!
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I hope you enjoyed my project for today!! I am very honored to be able to guest design for the Eileen Hull Design Team.

~ Mitsy

1 comment:

  1. I love this, Mitsyana! I think I need to do this. I have 6 grandchildren. It would be a fun way to give them Christmas treats.