Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Missus Santa Box

Here's the Missus santa box as promised.

She is made from just one box so the front and back is double the Santa Pant legs.

here's the how to:

Take a 4 1/4 x 8 " red CS and score at 1/2, 1 3/4, 4 1/4, and 5 1/2 and the bottom across at 1 1/4" to match the Santa Pants. Cut out the solid lines and score at dotted lines.

as shown here on the left and fold into a box and use sticky strip to tape down. You do not want the box to fall apart using less expensive glues here!

Use Scallop Circle #2 die to make the large scallop and cut to size and score - whatever you find pleasing to make the apron part. Use a scallop circle punch to make the bib part.

You want to stickly strip down the bib part first, then tape down the apron. Take 2 3/8 inch strips from a 8 1/2 inch wide paper- You won't need the whole length - I just took a whole sheet and started to cut strips that's all. Use stickly strips on ends.

Tape down the strips onto the bib and back- I like the back to be in the center and overlap the two strips to mimic the old fashioned aprons like this.

tape a white taffeta ribbon around as a belt and tie a separate ribbon and tape down using glue dot to make a neat ribbon..

Use the heart to heart punch to punch some heart using the Candy Lane DS paper. and tape down as desired to accent.

My little finished Missus box. Isn't she sweet?
only 9 days until Christmas!
Let me know what you think of this!


lifesabeach32940 said...

Oh, Lynda!! Another AWESOME tutorial. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!

I was wondering what you recommend for adhering the ribbon around the Missus' waist? (You said to tape it. I was wondering what exactly you used?

Thanks Again!!


Lynda said...

I used what was handy- the SNAIL.

Lisa said...

Lynda, this is SO STINKIN' cute! I just made one! Easy to follow directions and so much FUN! I used vanilla paper instead of white and I used the Candy Lane paper for the apron just to give it some added interest! What an absolutely adorable idea! Off to make the Santa pants now! Can't wait to show this off at class tonight!