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Friday, December 20, 2019

Scor-Pal Challenge #66: More than one score...

I wanted to make some sort of box to display a gift card that I am giving to a granddaughter for Christmas, so I decided to let the Scor-Pal Challenge of "More than one score" inspire me.

I found a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers, but it wasn't quite the right size for my purpose. I needed something bigger to hold a 3" X 7" gift card. I did a few calculations to increase the size of the box that was demonstrated in the tutorial. That part was easy, but it was quite a challenge to get the dimensions of the interior pop-up piece right since I had decided to change its depth and how it held the gift card. After a couple of tries, I finally managed it. My finished box measures 4" deep X 9" long X 1 1/2" high.

To decorate my "belly band" around my box, I die-cut some white poinsettias and added a tiny bit of red to the tips of their petals.

The centers of the poinsettias were made with red Nuvo Drops.

I also die-cut some pine boughs in white and a lacy circle as a backing for my flowers.

I had thought I would leave the poinsettias white when I first started this project, but after cutting them out, I wanted a little more definition and decided the red tips were just the thing. That was accomplished by touching the tips with a red alcohol marker.

Here's a look at the inside of the box and the way the gift card sits in the pop-up section.

In the front of the box, there is enough room to add some candy or a little gift. I decided to use it for a small additional gift of nail polish, as the gift card is for a manicure/pedicure.

This photo was taken from above the opened box, looking down, and you can see how much room is in front of the pop-up. I've added some colored paper shred to keep the nail polish in place.

This was a fun box to make. I've saved my dimensions and instructions so that I can replicate it.

Well, I actually finished my Christmas cookie bake-a-thon today. I'm not sure how many dozens I made, but if I had to guess, I'd say about 40 dozen. I will be putting a lot of them into baskets and other containers (tomorrow's job) to give away. I like the "giving away" part the best!

I've got my Christmas meals nearly worked out. I just need to buy a few more groceries before I can get started on them.

I hope your holiday preparations are all under control, too. Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Your box is a beautiful gift itself. Love those red tip white poinsettias, they really set off the whole display.

Lynette said...

Your box is really awesome, Cheryl! I love everything about it. Oh my gosh - 40 dozen!!! Holy smokes:) Good for you. And you are such a generous person.

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful - love the poinsettias and the red tips was just the right addition, then you added the foliage and lacy circle and it just really pops. I love the get gift cards for a manicure/pedicure. My hubby usually gets me one every year for my birthday. Great job on your box.

Merry Christmas!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh your box is absolutely gorgeous Cheryl!
40 dozen cookies!! Wow ! (Bet your kitchen smelt delicious with all that loveliness baking in the oven)
Happy Christmas my friend, it's always an absolute joy to pop over to your blog to see what you've been up to xx And thank you for the beautiful card you sent - my Mum was admiring all the gorgeous handmade cards I've received from my blogland buddies who I've never actually met! Maybe some day!

Patti J said...

Your box is beautiful, Cheryl!!! So glad you entered it in the challenge at Scor-Pal! Hope you win! I stepped down from the team effective Jan. 1st, but I'll keep watching for your beautiful scored projects!