There’s lots of jobs on my to do list today and I’m determined to get them done. First on my list was to design project for today’s blog. The stores are full of Christmas products, so I suppose it was no surprise when this Santa inspired treat package popped into my head.
To be honest this wasn’t a totally new idea, last year I made a gift card holder that looks pretty similar. But that was last year. This is a bit different as it’s designed to hold treats and hang on the Christmas tree. For me, a red coat, with a black belt and a gold buckle immediately screams Santa so that was my jumping off point.
I began by cutting out the package from Real Red Card using the main die from the Little Treat Box Dies. Each one requires 5-1/2″ x 7″ of card so you can get two from an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet. After cutting the card I folded it along the lines indented by the die and assembled the box.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 6″ strip of Basic Black Card for the belt. I didn’t bother scoring the strip but instead simply folded it around the assembled box. I overlapped the ends of the strip at the back and secured them to each other with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Santa needs a fancy belt buckle and for that I turned to the Ornate Frames Dies. All I had to do was die-cut some Gold Foil Sheet using the fancy square die and then glue the sides of the ‘buckle’ to the belt. This means the belt can slide on and off so I could make these ahead of time, store them flat and assemble them at the last minute.
Now all I had to do was add my treats (in this case Ghirardelli Squares) and then tie some Real Red 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim through the top. In next to no time my Santa style hanging treat was done.
If you’re not familiar with how the Little Treat Box goes together here’s a quick video I made a little while ago.
An if you want to see the original gift card holder, you’ll find it in my blog post I discovered Santa’s belt buckle.
Right I’m off to have breakfast and then tackle some more of my list for today.
I bought the Little Treat Box Dies in a bundle with the co-ordinating Little Treats Stamp Set (not used today). This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to look at this option.