Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ginger Girl Candy Cane Box

I'm home with a sick child today, so I thought I would play with my new gingerbread die cuts from Peachy Keen.  This one can be found HERE.  Peachy Keen has a great sale going on (a different promotion every week this month!).  There is a sale of 10% off + 99 cent shipping through midnight tonight!

I love these new chipboard die cuts.  They are perfect for dressing up gift packaging, tags, scrapbook pages, cards and ornaments.  For my ginger girl, I painted the frosting pieces with white acrylic paint and then dipped them in dazzling diamonds glitter while the paint was still wet.  I sponged the edges of the gingerbread piece with creamy caramel ink then stamped the face using the Snow Cuties 1 1/8" stamp set (PK-501) and added highlights to the eyes with a uni-bal white gel pen.  Add regal rose ink to cheeks. Punch a 1/2" circle out of crumb cake cardstock and trim into an oval for the nose. Sponge nose with creamy caramel ink.  Attach nose to face with dimensional.

Punch half of the medium oval at the edge of the polka dot paper,  then line up the 1 3/4" circle over the punched hole to punch the dress top.  Punch half of the wide oval then line up the 2 3/8" scallop circle over the punched hole to create the dress skirt.  Glue the dress top to the back of the skirt piece. Punch the small heart out of red cardstock (I used a glitter coated paper) and mount at the neckline with a dimensional.  Glue dress onto body.  Glue frosting pieces onto body.  Punch 1/16" hole on each ponytail and attach small red corduroy brads.

For the box, I used an acetate box from HERE.  I filled the box with Bob's sweet stripe candy sticks.  The candy stripe sticks come in a box of 15 sticks for 88 cents at Walmart.  The candies look like THIS.  The box at Walmart is blue and should be located near the holiday candy.  13 sticks fit perfectly in the box.  To decorate the box, cut snowflake print paper 7" x 1 1/2" and score at 1/2" on each side.  Clip the ends of each piece and fold up the sides to form an open top box.  Make 2 of these and slip onto each side of the closed box (don't glue onto the box or you won't be able to take them off to get the box open).  Tie a blushing bride poly ribbon around the box to keep the decorative sides on.  Attach ginger girl to box with dimensionals.

For tag, stamp the greeting from Stampin' Up! Got Treats set in real red onto white cardstock. Cut out and mount onto pink pirouette cardstock.  Mount onto scrap of snowflake print paper and clip top to create a tag.  Attach small heart with dimensional, punch a small hole at top of tag and attach to box with silver cording.

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