Wednesday, 5 September 2018

The New Autumn/Winter Catalogue is Live & I Start My Countdown to Christmas with Project No 1 of 12

Yay !   It's that time of the SU year again - the new Seasonal Catalogue is up and running with some really exciting new products.

One of the new products that caught my eye was the gorgeous Christmas Traditions Punch Box.  I am a sucker for a new punch and I love the Christmas Traditions Punch and coordinating stamps.  Complete with a handy acrylic block and also two Stampin' Spots in Call Me Clover and Real Red all packaged up in a gorgeous storage tin, the Christmas Traditions Punch Box is a winner.

To celebrate the launch of the new catalogue I decided to kick off my own Countdown to Christmas for this year, using the new Christmas Traditions Punch and stamps for Project No. 1 - this really lovely top closing gift box.  Now, top closing boxes and I have long had issues !   I find that the only way I can securely close them is with a bow or a belly band as they have a tendency to easily pop open.

For this design of mine, by simply adding an extra score line you will find when the box is assembled that you have a top closing box that closes securely without the necessity for a belly band.   The size of the box makes it perfect for stocking fillers and tree presents.

I snuck another new product in too - the Sprig punch.   This new punch, like the Christmas Traditions one, is going to be so useful for many projects - not just Christmas ones.  I do love versatility.

Hope you like it and enjoy this step by step video tutorial:-

There will be twelve projects in my Countdown to Christmas in total.  By starting them now, there will be plenty of time for those of you who enjoying making their own Christmas packaging to practice and build up a little stash in good time for Christmas, ready for all those Yule Tide goodies.

Anyway, I hope you like my Project No. 1 and thanks for looking.

Linda xx

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