Last week I shared 3 holiday gift box ideas using 12 x 12 DSP to hold a Yankee votive candle (or other gift/treat). Today I have some alternative ideas. The first uses cardstock to make the box. (*The directions are the same as the previous ones made with DSP. Click HERE for measurements, etc.)
You can add layers to the cardstock panels using any DSP. The DSP panels measure 1 7/8 x 1 7/8. It’s a great alternative with the 6 x 6 DSP packs or when using patterned paper that is directional (like Toil Tidings shown below).
You can close the box with clips, mini clothespins, mini library clips, ribbon, etc. Use what you have!
The Stampin’ Up! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are the perfect size to hold a Yankee votive candle as well. You can create a holder for the candle using DSP to coordinate to put inside the box. Then dress it up with some coordinating ribbon for a pretty presentation.
I like that you can see the candle in this version. It’s great for craft shows or when you want the person to be able to choose their favorite scent or color. To make the holder, cut a piece of DSP that measures 3 x 3. Score on all 4 sides at 1/2″. Use the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch to center and punch a circle from the middle. Slide the punch all the way up and make sure it is centered on either side, then punch.
Then cut the corner tabs and use a mini glue dot on each tab to secure the holder.
Insert in the acetate box, put the candle in the holder, and wrap with ribbon. *Optional: Cut a 2 x 4 square from the same DSP, fold in half, and slide it in the box behind the candle holder. It makes it easy to distinguish the front from the back. It also allows you to add a stamped sentiment on the back of the box.
These are so quick & easy to make! They would be great table favors if you are hosting a dinner party. If you are traveling over the holidays pack a few for the housekeeper, etc. I love to leave little gifts for my cleaning ladies and always bring a little something when I go for a pedicure, haircut, massage, etc. I had fun using different stamps, punches, and ribbons to embellish. Here’s some of the other ones I made.
Here’s a handy reference for color coordinating the Yankee Candle holiday scents with Stampin’ Up! cardstock. *If you don’t have a local Yankee Candle store near year, check out their website (often cheaper than Amazon!) for sales. Here’s a link to a set of Christmas scents that are on sale!!! https://www.yankeecandle.com/product/holiday-favorites/_/R-1601277
Yankee Candle Holiday Scent / Stampin’ Up! Coordinating Color Cardstock
Red Apple Wreath – Real Red
Sparkling Cinnamon – Poppy Parade
Icy Blue Spruce – Pretty Peacock
Magical Frosted Forest – Shaded Spruce
Mistletoe – Mossy Meadow
Balsam & Cedar – Garden Green
Snow-Dusted Bayberry Leaf – Granny Apple Green
Alpine Mist – Soft Sea Foam or Mint Macaron
Evergreen Mist – Garden Green
Balsam & Clove – Gray Granite
Sparkling Snow – Very Vanilla
Holiday Lights – Wisteria Wonder (retired)
Warm Luxe Cashmere – Midnight Muse (retired)
Do you want to know what cardstock colors coordinate with the DSP packs? All DSP paper packs list the coordinating colors on the cardboard insert. You can also find them listed in the catalogs (under the photos of the DSP) or in my online store. Click HERE then click on the image to find what colors coordinate with your favorite Designer Series Papers.
Coming soon…. NEW DSP Swatch Books! This is the BEST reference and handy tool for when you are creating! I use mine all the time! All the coordinating cardstock colors are listed on the back to make it easy when creating! I will be offering DSP Swatch Books for the New 2020 Occasions Catalog (as well as Product Shares for all the new DSP, ribbons, and embellishments)! Let me know if you are interested! I only make a limited number of swatch books so get on the list now!!! More details to come!!!
Click HERE to print FREE 2019-2020 Annual Catalog Designer Series Paper Color Coordinating Chart
Which is your favorite style Yankee candle box…DSP, cardstock, or clear?
Leave me a comment below and let me know your choice. You could be the next winner in my 12 Days of Giveaways!
The Day 4 winner is….Carol B. Congratulations Carol! I’ll be sending you a fun fold card kit with punched pine trees! Thanks to all who left comments! I enjoyed reading your reasons for dies vs. punches! I agree with what so many of you said! Carol mentioned all ages can use punches and Marge noted how both punches and dies have a purpose! So true!
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Have a great day!
Product List for Yankee Candle boxes
December News & Updates….
- YEAR-END CLOSEOUTS December 3- January 2 (while supplies last). Save on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits.
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Here’s the winners so far:
Day 1 – Diane – Snowman gift card kit
Day 2 – Kim Johnson – favorite Christmas card
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- Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile