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Friday, November 7, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin ChalkBoard Christmas Tree

Ho Ho Ho, Christmas Magic hits my studio again!
So much for that piece of Pumpkin Pie Box in the October
My Paper Pumpkin Kit......I'm going Christmas..this is Tree Box #2

I'm a fond lover of the ChalkBoard Technique which uses Black card stock, White embossing and sponging of White Craft Ink. I thought it would be fun to make another Christmas Tree box since I had such fun making my first one. FIND INSTRUCTIONS HERE for the base.

I used the Pie box with the striped sides and folded in the sides in order to make a shape I could trace onto Black card stock. I made 2 black triangles...one for the front and one for the back. The back of the box is the perfect place to write a personal message to the receiver....carry out the chalkboard fun by writing in white uses a White Chalk writer or White Uni-Ball Gel pen.

White Stampin Chalk Marker  White Signo uni-ball Gel Pen

Sponge white craft ink on both of the Black Triangles edges. Set the ink with the heat tool. Glue black triangles to the box.

Using the MINGLE ALL THE WAY stamp set, White Emboss the sentiment on Black card stock. ( embossing instructions here )

Use a 2 1/2" Circle to punch it out. Sponge WHITE CRAFT INK around the circle edges. Set the ink with the heat tool.

Punch a Real Red  2 3/8" Scalloped Circle , and Punch stars with Silver Glimmer Paper with the  Itty Bitty Accents STAR punch. Pop up the sentiment circles  with dimensionals.

Cherry Cobbler Baker's TwineReal Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

I created a fun Silver Bell Ribbon bow for added detail and a little sound of the Season. String a bell with Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine. Tie and knot the bell around a piece of 1/8" Red Taffeta Ribbon... Now it will be much easier for you to tie the bow for it's placement on the box.

Use a liquid glue to attach the bell and bow.....we don't want that little cutie to fall off! Have fun making your own treat box.

An Added Bonus for Paper Pumpkin Subscribers is that we have access to purchase refill kits. I love this feature because if you want to make even more than is provided in the monthly kit it's possible. That means if you need 12 teacher gifts or 15 family treat boxes the refill kits can solve that issue. The Sweet as Pie refill kit contains 8 more boxes and accessories and is just $7.95

Sweet As Pie Refill Kit

Would you like more inspiration for this kit? Check out the projects at MY PUMPKIN CHALLENGE HERE

Grab button for My Pumpkin Challenge  

Be sure and include PAM STROBEL as your demonstrator if you would like to become a subscriber plus have access to the past kit refills. Feel free to call me with questions 916 849-1235 PST


  1. very nice idea; thanks for sharing your creativeness!

    1. Thank You for your sweet comment Susan, I thought it would be fun to feature the chalk board technique, I think it really dresses up this plain box. I also hope it inspires you to try one Ho Ho!

  2. So good to see you link at My Pumpkin Challenge. Your tree is lovely!!! And the cute bell...challboard looks so neat and fun! So many beautiful things to make with this kit. Love you sweet friend! (I didnt see the Pumpkin Challenge banner, would LOVE including this for the Awesome Picks this month!) :)
    Xoxo! Jess

    1. Wow Jessica thanks for all the kudos and the sweet reminder of my boo boo. I'll be sure to include link in the future and have now added it to the post. You ladies sure look like you are having fun at the challenge, Thank you for having it out there for everyone to be inspired!

  3. OK, completely adorable! I am so embarrassed to say that I have yet to play with the chalkboard technique, I so need to get off my duff and do it now! Love your treatment of the twine and ribbon with the bell - great tip! Thanks for linking at My Pumpkin Challenge!

    1. Thank you Heather, wouldn't it be great if there was time to do all of the techniques out there! Thank you for taking the time to comment!

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    1. Thank You Lisa for taking the time to comment, it made my day!

  5. Yes! I love the chalkboard look. Your project is lovely! Great instructions. Thanks for sharing at the My Pumpkin Challenge!

    1. Thank you Boni, hope it is something you might like to try yourself!


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