I have been playing in my Craft room again. I am trying to figure out what I want to do for Christmas cards this year. I know it's early but it takes me forever to make that decision. I saw this great tutorial on Pinterest that used Stampin Up's Window box thinlits and I wanted to try it. Well, I have a thing for Nutcrackers! I do have a small collection of them and I love trying to recreate them using Punch art. The tutorial is great- they use it to make a beautiful display of flowers. I just wanted to try something different.
Here is the tutorial-
The first picture below shows the box empty. I did add some interest in case I wanted to use it as a card - that is the next picture. I used the Top note die for the head- and lots of different punches to finish his face and body. I added the arms but I am not sure you really need them. It is still cute without them.
This picture shows that you can use it as a candy dish. I lifted it up and it held the candy in place. Now, if the candy was bigger - it might be too heavy for this box. Don't you love their moustache?! I have a punch for that!
You can see the back of the box holds more candy! It is also where I would add my sentiment.
It does fold up so you could mail it if you wanted to send it to someone.
I must be feeling Christmas because once I had completed my Nutcracker - I had some left over paper and used it to make this Toy Soldier. The plume on his hat is the arm of a snow flake die. His hat is Stampin Up's tag punch. I don't think the nutcracker or my toy soldier will be my Christmas card this year but they were fun to make! Back to the drawing board!