The new Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium papers are now available at Allyscraps! I was inspired to create this Graphic 45 5x5 box by Jen Lowe Designs on YouTube. Gotta love the internet. There is so much talent out there. I primed the box first with Americana Santa Red paint. I've had this color for a few years, so I'm not sure if it is still available, but it wouldn't be hard to find a red that you like. The box then sat overnight to make sure it was completely dry. The front cover pieces are in a miter cut. Like that little lamp post? It's from Prima, and I used craft paint to color it (comes out of the package white), then when it was dry, added a final coat of Ranger Glossy Accents. I also used Glossy Accents to glue the lamp post to the box and weighted it down with two punches for an hour. Wanted to make sure it was on there and would stay put. For the double sided mini album inside the box, I used Bo Bunny dark green dot card stock, alternating with one of the Graphic 45 designs. There are 2 pockets, and I used the small gift tags from a sheet of Graphic to create my own tags. Red and white baker's twine completes the tags. Hope you like it. I had a great time putting this together. Everyone have a safe and delicious Thanksgiving. Linda
The video on YouTube does not show how she did the box, simply the finished product. Start by painting the box in red, letting it dry overnight. To miter the paper for the covers, cut 2 strips 5 inches long by 1 1/4 inches wide (please check that, my box is at the store!). Hold one piece horizontally, one piece vertically, and line up the edges. You cut from the bottom corner to the top corner, and have a perfect miter every time. I used Ranger's Glossy Accents to make the windows shine in the window shopping picture. Let that dry overnight as well, as it will remain tacky for hours. Other than that, it's simply what you want it to be. Have fun! Linda
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