Santa Candy Gift Box

I like to make sure that my family’s holiday gifts have something hand made, I think it shows more thought than store bought.

Hi Sharon here, I’m new to the Cut Card Design Team and can’t wait to share my creations with you. My first design for the team is a Santa Candy Gift Box.

For this project I used Pop Tone Wild Cherry Cardstock, Pop Tone Black Licorice Cardstock and Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock.

I uploaded the free SVG file in to my Silhouette Cameo. Once I had resized the file and separated the parts I started cutting the pieces. The main box and handles are cut using the Wild Cherry Cardstock.

I cut the black Licorice and Solar White cardstock in half and used these to cut the belt and scalloped edge. The belt buckle uses a scrap of gold mirror card from my stash.

The white represents the fur on Santa’s outfit. These strips were added to the top edges of the main box section as well as the side sections.

I folded all the score lines and added 1/4in Score-Tape to the tabs on the box sides.

The easiest way to add the sides is to lay everything flat right side up and slide the sides under the main piece then press firmly on the edge for the tape to stick.

One by one I lined up the edges of the sides making sure the white sections lined up so they follow around the top of the box.

Santa’s belt is next. Starting with the front, I glued the black strips around the box making sure they are straight. They should line up perfectly (as long as they are straight ) all around the box. I did use wet glue for this to give me a little wiggle time. Finding the center of the front belt I added the belt buckle.

Last but not least were the straps. I used red liner tape for this to make sure that it holds them in place. Using my mat to measure, I added a 3/4in piece of tape to each end of the strap. I made sure this was on the same side of the strips so the form a curve when adhered to the box.

That completes the box, however some red tissue paper and lots of chocolate candy makes the perfect addition. Finally wrapping it in cello gift wrap and adding a gold bow.

These are so fun and easy to make and are great boxes for teacher or kiddy gifts.

Thank you for taking time to read my post, I hope it gives you inspiration for your own holiday designs. You can see more inspiration on the Cut Cardstock Facebook Group why don’t you share yours with us there.

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