Color Me Christmas gift box

When I first looked through this years Holiday catalog I fell in love with the Color Me Christmas stamp set. It is so cute and I knew I could use it on lots of different Christmas projects. The images are very easy to color, I have been using my Aqua Painter and ink pads to try out different color schemes. I love coloring, with ink, markers, watercolors Copics, you name it!
 I'll even pull out a page or two and color along with my kiddos and their crayons.
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Today's project (video tutorial is coming soon!) is a small gift box that could fit a varriety of treats and treasures.
It measures 3"x 3"x 1 1/2" and it has a belly band to keep it closed but you could certainly tie a bow with some ribbon or twine. 
I took two pieces of Cherry Cobbler card stock, one I scored at 1 1/2" on all four sides, this is the bottom, and the other I scored it at 1 7/16" just a hair below the 1 1/2" mark.
Then I folded on all score lines, on two sides I trimmed up to the score line on both score marks, tapering the outside squares a bit, these will be the flaps to the box. Next I applied double stick tape, I used Scor tape but any strong double sided tape will work. Folding up the sides I stuck the flaps to the the corners closest to them. You will do the same thing to both pieces of card stock.
Now for the fun part, the coloring.
I took the reindeer image and stamped it on watercolor paper in black Staz-On. I colored the head, ears and "hands" in Soft Suede. The sweater is Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green. The scarf is colored in Chocolate Chip and Garden Green, both of which were watered down a bit to give them a lighter look. The pants are in Midnight Muse, I wanted them to look like jeans. and lastly I used a black marker to color in the hoofs. 
After it was all colored and dried, I took my 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch and punched it out. Then I took some Gumball Green card stock and punched a circle using the 2 1/2" punch. I adhered them together and stuck them down with Dimensionals in the middle of a piece of Season of Style DSP that measures 10"x 3/4". I put the lid onto the bottom and wrapped the DSP around it to get the bends in it. I put some Snail on one end of the bellyband and wrapped it around the box and secured the ends together. 


I hope you enjoyed today project and keep your eyes open for the tutorial on how to make this and other fun holiday projects!



Happy Stamping,
andrea@gardenofcreativity.com
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