Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Embellish It ... with us at the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with

Challenge #119 - Embellish It

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Prize: 2 Digital Images


Today I have used the fun and fabulous Skydive Santa digital stamp by Dr Digi's House of Stamps, one of our generous sponsors this week, to make a Christmas treat box.

I opened the digital image on my Silhouette Cameo design mat with the Santa Chimney Treat Box cut file.  The cut file comes with Santa's feet sticking out the top of the chimney, so I adjusted the size of the digital image so that Santa's parachute was the same width as the outer edges of the cut file boots, positioning several on an A4 sheet.  I was thinking that I should have made him a bit larger but he magically shrinks to go down the chimney, doesn't he?

I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, "set" the image with my heat gun then coloured with Copic markers.  Although I added shading to the parachute with a series of grey markers, it still looked a little "flat", so I went around the outer edges with a Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush.  To give a metallic sheen to his belt and braces buckles, I went over them with a Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Pen.  I added some sparkle to the trims on Santa's hat and gloves by smothering them with Stickles then snow white glitter, a pretty texture and sparkle.

I added some repositionable adhesive to the back for the image, attached it to some black cardstock then fussy cut both layers together, so that I had a backing piece that matched the image perfectly.

I cut the pieces from the cut file to make the chimney treat box using textured cardstock in my Silhouette Cameo.  I assembled the box, starting with the red portion of the box, the black brick panel and then snowy trim.

Next came a bit of creative improvisation.
I wanted to have Skydiving Santa "floating" down to land in the chimney.
I took a sheet of acetate and cut a strip the same width as the chimney, scored one end at 1" then cut up the middle to the score line, folding one flap backwards, the other forwards.  Next I trimmed the top section of the acetate to be just narrower than the width of Santa's tummy, with the length 1/4" shorter than the top of his parachute.  I added some liquid adhesive to the top of the flaps and inserted the strip up through the lid of the treat box, adhering the flaps to the underside of the lid.  I made an extra black panel adhere over the flaps, so that they were secure and hidden.


I put some liquid adhesive along the front edge of the acetate strip and positioned Santa so that he was floating above the chimney.  I added liquid adhesive to the back of the image panel and acetate strip and positioned the black backing panel in place, so that the inky back of the image panel and the acetate strip were securely hidden from sight.

Did you think that I had forgotten that this challenge was all about embellishments?
I think adding the sparkle to Santa's hat, gloves, buckles and parachute was a good start but not nearly enough, so I added a decorative bling border strip around the chimney, like a string of Christmas lights, then added some rhinestones to the parachute too.

Here are some pics of the open treat box.
... I think I will be making some more of these sweet Christmas treats!

Dr Digi's House of Stamps - digital stamp - Skydive Santa
X-Press It - A4 blending card
Copic markers - skin - E50 E51
Copic markers - beard - C00 C0 C1
Copic markers - googles - C3 C7
Copic markers - clothes - R21 R22 R24 R27
Copic marker - belt - 100
Copic markers - boots - uppers - C5 C6 C7 C8
Copic markers - boots - soles - W3 W5 W7 W9
Copic marker - braces - G07
Copic marker - buckles - YR27
Copic markers - harness - C1 C3 C4
Copic markers - parachute - C00 C0 C1
Wink Of Stella - Clear Glitter Brush
Wink Of Stella - Clear Glitter Pen
Stickles - Stardust - trim on hat and gloves
WOW! Glitter - snow - trim on hat and gloves
Bella! Bling Borderlines
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - cut file - Santa Chimney Treat Box
Design ID #104695 by Jennifer Rush
American Crafts Textured Cardstock - 100 sheet value pack
Helmar450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Sending a big Thank You to Dr Digi for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #119 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I hope you're feeling inspired and create something to enter our challenge.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

ABC Christmas Challenge - H and I are for?
H is for Home, I is for Informal
my card has both the H and the I,
the chimney is part of a home and Santa is being very informal with his delivery
A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #42 - Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations - Challenge #71 - Add Some Glitter
I have added glitter to the trim on Santa's hat and gloves,
there is also delicate glitter sparkle on his parachute and buckles
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 15 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - CHNC Challenge #329
Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas, optional theme "include a house or other building" 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - CHNC Challenge Extra for April 2017
Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #128 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - WK 15 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #325 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #239 - Flowers or Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #114 - Anything Goes option Easter
Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog - Blog Challenge #65 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog - Challenge #35 - Anything Goes / Add A Sentiment
The Paper Nest Dolls - Challenge #4 April 2017 - Anything Goes


  1. Tracy what a fantastic box card it looks great gorgeous make.

    gr karin

    1. Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
      Good Luck and hope to see you again

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  2. This is awesome Tracy, and a super professional looking result! Love that you've included some steps of the process too! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
    Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

  3. Awesome box!Thank you so much for joining us at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge!Good luck and hope to see you again.
    Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  4. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 325, Hazel DT - and also for both of my CHNC challenges – hope to see you again soon x

  5. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  6. Fun project.... crafty hugs Julia xx

  7. Simply ADORABLE!
    Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for April!
    Monica - DT

  8. WOW! This is really great. Your coloring is perfect, all the little special additions that create depth and texture are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your talent at Penny's Paper Crafty.

  9. Beautiful project and design love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delight Challenge this month
    Jane DT xx

  10. This is gorgeous! Thank you for playing along at Penny's Challenges this week.

  11. Fantastic box. Great idea
    Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry

  12. Oh wow, Tracy! This is such a fun and creative treat box! Thank you for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society. We would love to see you again! Best of luck!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  13. What a cute idea for a card. Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra - Myrna DT. Also check out Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - a weekly “themed” Christmas Challenge & Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge - a monthly Patterned Paper Challenge

  14. Great Christmas card! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's delights! Mieke DT

  15. This is awesome - such fun!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  16. Super cute idea. Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

  17. Oh my goodness!! This is amazing, your skills are limitless lady - awesome


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