Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Sleigh Favor Boxes

Hello Crafty Friends!! 
Can you believe Christmas is here already?!! How crazy is that? Where did the time go? I could have sworn it was just Halloween!

Anyway, today I'm back with DCWV to share these adorable Christmas Sleigh favor boxes with you all. If you regularly follow me, you may remember me mentioning that each year the women on my husband's side of the family gift each other handmade gifts on Christmas day. I originally was going to make everyone these amazing tea cups I made in a previous post HERE.

But, I saw this darling sleigh and needed to have it!! What a great occasion to break it in. These favors definitely give a "WOW" factor!

For such an awesome project I needed to some of my favorite stacks...

and also...
Embossed Foil Stack (DCWV)

Other Supplies
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Brenda Walton's Sleigh Favor Box (Sizzix)
Red & White Bakers Twine
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Glitter Enamel Dots
Holly Leaves (Prima Marketing)
Cellophane Bags

 I started by first trimming down my material down to a die-cuttable size. This is a sizzix L die so I like to cut my material down to 5.5" x 8.25". This way I can get two sets of cuts with one 8.5"x11" piece of paper. 

I love how lots of the DCWV stacks complement and coordinate with each other... for my sleigh I used a combination of gorgeous papers from both the Christmas Plaid and the Cranberry Christmas stacks and for a little added shine, also used the Embossed Foil stack as well.

I layered the paper (print side down) then chipboard onto my die and run it through my die-cut machine all together.

I needed 2 sets of cuts... but I needed my second set to mirror my first. To get the mirrored cut I simply flip my paper over to the other side.

For quick and easy adhesive I ran my die cut pieces through my Xyron Creative Station.

Then applied them to their coordinating chipboard pieces. Remember to flip over one of the chipboard sleighs to get the "mirrored" cut.

To assemble the carriage of the sleigh, I used a clear liquid adhesive. Hot glue also will work for this step. Just make sure the glue is super hot, otherwise it may cool too fast to adhere properly. 

I also die cut this panel out of more patterned paper to cover the inside and back and front panel of the carriage. I cut the piece into separate segments, using the crease marks as guides.

Then ran those pieces through my adhesive machine and adhered to the carriage.

This die also came with a flower die cut as well... I opted for a two layered flower with contrasting pattern to make them pop. Then added an enamel dot for the center and 2 holly leaves.

I filled each sleigh with delicious Ghirardelli peppermint bark. I can fit 4 squares it to this box easily. I placed each in a cellophane bag and tied them close with bakers twine.

These were so worth a little extra time to create. I know the family will absolutely love them!

Mixing and matching several patterns made all the sleighs unique and one of a kind. There are no identical sleighs!

 I hope everyone enjoyed this project and has 
a very Merry Christmas!!

~ Mitsy

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