Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Winterland Christmas Box - Tammy Tutterow Designs + A Giveaway!

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Hi Everyone! Thanks for taking time to stop by and see my latest creation for Tammy Tutterow Designs. If you're planning on a crafty weekend there's some amazing inspiration from Tammy Tutterow's Five for Friday. Tammy shares 5 links from her design team so you can get some inspiration for your weekend crafting and I know you won't be disappointed. To see all the projects with links to all the designer's creations, click on the icon above.

For my project, I created a beautiful Winterland Christmas Box. I used 4 of Tammy's new Christmas stamp sets for each of the four panels on the box. I hope you enjoy the photo tutorial for the four panels of the box, I provide below, to give you some inspiration. Enjoy!

I create a standard 4x4 cupcake box for the gift box and cut it out from Neenah Solar White 110lb. card stock. This is wonderful card stock for boxes because it's sturdy enough to hold the shape of the box and will crease nicely without tearing. (Just in case you're interested, I used an Accucut Cupcake Box die to create the box, but you can create a 4x4 box using a scoreboard or purchase 4x4 boxes at your local craft store.)

I assemble the base of the box using scor-tape and set this aside while I create each panel to decorate the box.

I stamp out Tammy Tutterow's Merry Christmas, Doodle Snowflake, Joy To The World and Jack Frost stamps onto 4 separate pieces of white card stock with Archival Jet Black ink.

I color each image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and painted the tops of the ornament with Distress Brushed Pewter paint using a very fine tipped paint brush to give the hardware on the ornaments a metal look. I then used the 2-3/4" x 4" My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle die to cut out each image to make them the correct size for the panels.

I cut four 4" x 4" background pieces for the stamped images out of Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Winter cards stock collection.

Before adhering the stamped images to the patterned paper backgrounds, I ink the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and add Zig Clear Wink of Stella Glitter to the images. This is so pretty and gives them a frosty, wintery look.

Here is a close-up of the beautiful shimmer from the Zig pen.

Another close-up of the pretty shimmer on the stamped image.

I adhere the stamped images to the panels I created from the patterned paper with 3D foam tape because I want to create some dimension on each panel. I then adhere each of the panels to the four sides of the box.

I create the lid from the same Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Winter card stock and adorn it along the bottom with silver glitter ribbon and pearl bead ribbon. I create a bow from sheer white wired ribbon and create some curls from silver wired ribbon to place around the main bow. To create the curls, I wrap the ribbon around the end of a paint brush. I add some pearl bead sprays to the ribbon arrangement and my box is finished.


I'm also having a giveaway! I have two of Tammy's amazing die sets that I would love to send to one lucky winner. The two sets are Shortie Tabs and Pinwheel Posies. All you  have to do is leave a comment below. I will number the comments as I receive them and chose a winner using Random.org. This is open to everyone, international included! Yay! The winner will be chosen on Dec. 23, 2016 and I will announce the winner on Dec. 24, 2016.


Thank you so much for sticking with me to the end. I hope you found some of the tips and ideas above inspiring.


  1. What an amazing box! Thank you for sharing that with us. It is just perfect!

  2. The box turned out amazing!!! Love the colors and stamps used to decorate the sides. The Pearl bead ribbon and bow gave it that perfect finish!! Love it, thanks for sharing!! Dilia Jx3 Inspirations

  3. Wow,those stamp sets are gorgeous! I am in love with joy to the world and the addition of the brushed pewter at the top was a perfect touch! Wonderful holiday gift box! Thanks for sharing your holiday inspiration.

  4. What a great project! I love the color palette and all the wonderful details!

  5. Love the box, pearl trim and the fact that I already have two of the stamps you used. Thanks for bringing Tammy's beautiful stamps to life!

  6. Cathie, I am in love with how you used these stamps. Truly amazing and most inspiring, makes me want to do some hand lettering of my own for sure! You are doing wonders with Tammy's designs! Thanks for the sweet giveaway. Christmas hugs, Autumn

  7. Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Very beautiful box...loving the blues and silver! Love Tammy's stamps also.


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