Good morning crafters! Denise here, with today's project. I know everyone is looking forward to seeing who our new design team members will be in 2012, but I wanted to share a quick gift box with you first. I used my very favorite stamp of the new Humphrey Christmas Collection, Meeting Santa. I think the best part of Christmas is watching my kids tell Santa what they'd like for Christmas, talking about Santa on Christmas eve, and watching their excitement on Christmas morning as they see the presents under the tree. Though my son is nine already, he still believes Santa comes to our house! After telling him that Santa only comes to houses where kids believe in him, he doesn't dare not to! Happily I'll have a lot more years left of Santa Claus fun, as my daughter is only four.
I colored this precious image with Copic markers. To create the snow, I covered the area at the bottom of the stamp with Glossy Accents and then poured white irredescent glitter all over the glue. For the smaller snowflakes falling around Santa, I used a tiny dab of Crystal Stickles. For Santa's outfit, I applied white liquid applique and let it dry. Once liquid applique dries, you can heat the area with your heating tool and the applique will puff up and create a unique three dimensional effect.
I created the box using the The Ultimate Tool and The Boxer board in just a couple minutes and decorated the rest of the box with some paper, stickers, a little sparkling ribbon, and a flower. Making gift boxes with the Boxer board is so quick and easy, but the really wonderful thing about making gift boxes is the reaction that I get from the people who receive them. A handmade gift or decoration is always so appreciated.
Now onto the big design team news you've been waiting for:
First, we want to say thank you to everyone who applied to be on the Crafter’s Companion design team for the first half of 2012. The number of talented people who applied blew us away. Every single one of you made such fabulous projects; It was incredibly tough to narrow it down to ten people for the new design team! If you did not make it this time, thank you so much for sharing your talent and time with us.
Congratulations to the new Crafter’s Companion design team: