Saturday, November 12, 2011

Santa Ornament Box Tutorial

The Santa Box Ornament…. is also the last installment of three for the Stampin’ Addicts Big Shot Die Cutting Machine Tour from a few weeks ago. Supplies you’ll need for todays’ Super Saturday Tutorial

Santa Ornament Box

Card Stock:

Whisper White Real Red
Blushing Blossom Basic Black
Brushed Silver  


Petite Pennant Builders Stocking Builders
Itty Bitty Punch Flower Ornament Punch
Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border 1/2” Circle
Modern Label 1” Circle
Crop-A-Dile Tool  

Big Shot Machine and

  • Elegant Lines Textured Embossing Folder
  • Bitty Box and Envelope Die

Other Supplies:

Multipurpose Adhesive Paper Piercing Tool
Mini Jingle Bell Mat Pack
Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Marker Paper Snips
Bone Folder Jewelry Pliers
10 mm Jump Ring* Ornament Hangar**

* 10mm Jump Rings are included with Trinket Keys and Crowns, and are also commonly found in the jewelry department of craft and hobby stores.

** Christmas Stores, craft and hobby stores, non- SU item.

Card Stock Cutting:2.cutting.cardstock

Blushing Bride Card Stock:

  • (1) 1” circle, (2) 1/2” circles, and (2) 1/8” crop-a-dile circle punch.

Real Red Card Stock:

  • (1) Bitty Box, (2) Modern Label punches, (2) straight edged pennant punches, and (2) 3/4” x 1-1/2” strips for legs

Whisper White Card Stock:

  • (2) Ornament Punches, (4) Stocking Cuffs, (1) 1” circle punch, 13” DSRB Punch trim

Basic Black Card Stock:

  • (2) Stockings, 8-1/2” x 3/8” for belt

Brushed Silver Card Stock:

  • Scrap

Step-By Step Instructions to make the Santa Ornament Box:

  1. Bone fold die cut bitty box on all scored lines.
  2. Attach 2” Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border (DSRB) punched Whisper White (WW) card stock (CS) from a lid corner towards the lid opening flap.
  3. Line up 3/4” Basic Black card stock on lid, and use pencil to mark before cutting Santa’s belt… as shown.3.cutting_belt
  4. Attach DSRB punch WW trim along the bottom of Santa’s coat.4.adding fur to ornament box
  5. Punch scrap of Brushed Silver CS with 3/8” hole and crop-a-dile toll, then align so the punched hole is centered in the Itty Bitty Flower Punch, and punch out Santa’s Buckle.  Attach to front/center of box ‘belt’.5.punching belt buckle
  6. Use 1” circle punch to remove upper portion of ornament from one ornament punch.6.punching ornament punch 2nd time
  7. Use Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and the Elegant Lines Textured Embossing Folder to emboss ornament punches and 1” Whisper White Circle Punch.
  8. Glue the cut and embossed ornament punch to the blushing bride 1” circle, forming Santa’s head.7.back of Santa head
  9. Glue second (un-cut) ornament punch to the reverse side of the blushing bride circle, then glue the 1” embossed circle to the back of his head too.8.step9back of head
  10. Glue two 1/8” crop-a-dile circle punches together, and then attach to the Santa face, just above beard.
  11. Attach pennant builder Real Red card stock triangles to the front and back of Santa’s head, add DSRB punched trim along bottom edge of the triangles front/back.
  12. Use mat pack and paper piercing tool to pierce a hole near the top of the hat point.  Fold the point down, insert the 6mm jump ring and attach mini jingle bell using needle nose pliers.9.step11_add.jingle.bell.with.jump.ring
  13. Use Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Marker to make Santa’s eyes, then Glue head to a lid/fold corner of the itty bitty box.
  14. Create Santa’s hands by cutting a small “v” in each of the two blushing bride 1/2” circles, and attach each to one end of the Real Red modern label punches.10.step14 cutting v for mit
  15. Add DSRB punches whisper white trim to both front and back of arms using multipurpose adhesive.step15_assembling_arms
  16. Place bitty box on self healing mat from the mat pack, and use snips of tips to cut approximately 3/4” along the center of lid fold.
  17. Insert the non-mitted end of modern label punch through the snipped hole, and glue to box lid.  Position and attach second arm directly opposite.
  18. Attach Santa’s legs in a similar manner, one through the lid closing slit, and a second directly opposite.18.inside lid of box
  19. Attach stocking to Santa’s leg, add cuffs to both sides of each stocking.
  20. Insert paper piercing tool through and out of box corner behind Santa’s head.  Insert Ornament hangar through pierced holes.step20_piercing box with piercing tool
  21. If desired, add more belting and ‘fur’ around the other three sides of your Santa Ornament Box, following the same procedure outlined in steps 3 and 4.  Note":  You will need to snip the belt as you turn each corner around the box.Step20_back_of SantaOrnamentBox

Congratulations, you’re done!

I haven’t gotten around to creating the “Mrs. Claus” box you’ve asked for… but it is still whirling around in my head!

Next weekend I’ll be sharing another fabulous and fun Christmas Ornament too!



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Julie said...

Sharon I love this! Thanks for such a great tutorial. You make Saturdays GREAT!

lisa808 said...

This is a 'super' tutorial. Thanks so much.

Fabiola said...

wouah! super merci, biz