Santa Hat & Christmas Triangle Boxes

Last week, I focused on some autumn-themed triangle boxes.  I wanted to expand on that post and show you some awesome triangle box ideas for Christmas.  You can find the basic triangle box tutorial here.

I've seen several other demonstrators showing a very cute Santa Hat Triangle Box that was shown at the Stampin' Up! Founders Circle event, so I wanted to share my versions…

Santa hat triangle box 1  Santa hat triangle box 2

Santa-Hat-Bling - kvd I followed the basic instructions in a wonderful Santa Hat Triangle Box tutorial by Kimberly Van Diepen to make my box.  I changed a couple things about my hat, but it looks very similar to Kimberly's project (pictured to the right—click to enlarge). 

You can make triangle boxes is a variety of sizes.  I made mine a bit shorter than hers, so I started with a 4 x 10" sheet of Real Red card stock.  I also used the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder inked with Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink for the texture, and hers is embossed with Petals-A-Plenty.

Both of our tags are from the Tags Til Christmas stamp set.  Mine is punched with the Scallop Square Punch; hers with the Decorative Label Punch.  Both are tied to the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding box closure with Linen Thread.

The white scallop trim on the hat is created with the Tasteful Trim Die.  (See the video tutorial on how to cut and adhere.) I added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter, but I also liked Kimberly's gold glitter accents.

I decided to try taking the project to the next level with some Heat & Stick powder…

Santa hat triangle box glitter

Oooooh!  Look at the pretty, pretty sparkle!  The photo doesn't do it justice!  I made this box more like Kimberly's hat, but added red glitter to the embossed poinsettia petals.  Here's how I did it:

  • Run each side of the box through the Big Shot with the Petals-A-Plenty Impressions Folder.
  • Ink a brayer with VersaMark and lightly roll it over the embossed texture.  Pushing too hard will transfer the VersaMark, and therefore the glitter, in-between the flowers.
  • Dust the VersaMark with Heat & Stick Powder and heat with a Heat Tool.  Remember to stop heating AS SOON AS the powder melts, so you don't dry up it's tackiness. 
  • Add fine glitter.  I used red Fine Galaxy Glitter.
  • Re-heat to set the glitter.

More Christmas Triangle Box Ideas

All of these examples were found at Splitcoast Stampers Triangle Box Gallery.  There are ideas for all holidays and events, but here are some ideas I thought would be fabulous for Christmas!

001_by_gems4donna   Santa Suit Hat – by gems4donna

IMG_3845_by_figaro   Angel – by figaro

IMG_3905_by_figaro  Snowman – by figaro

PC150011_by_crazykim  Christmas Trees – by crazykim

PC150010_by_crazykim  Reindeer – by crazykim

Santatriangel_by_justcrazy  Santa – by justcrazy

Ups_280_by_tswiggum  Sparkly Tree – by tswiggum

Blog_25daytreepreview_by_lindsaymay  Advent Calendar boxes – by Lindsay Weirich

See what I mean about the versatility of these little 3-sided boxes?  Cute, cute, cute!



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