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New in the Shop : Background & Stencil Cut Files

I just added 9 new background and stencil cut file designs to the shop! Each design is actually a set of 7 different background and stencil sizes, and 3 of the sizes include both round and square corner options.

Sizes included with each design:

– 2” x 3.5” (both square and rounded corners)
– 3” x 4” (both square and rounded corners)*
– 6” x 4” (both square and rounded corners)**
– 6” x 6”
– 12” x 12”
– A2 horizontal (5.5” x 4.25”)
– A2 vertical (4.25” x 5.5”)

* actual size is 2.9” x 3.9”
** actual size is 5.9” x 3.9”

So, with just one set, you can make everything from journaling and pocket scrapbooking cards to scrapbook pages, stencils, and handmade cards!

Check out previews for all of the designs below:

Bowtie Stencil & Background Die Cut Files (SVG included)

Diagonal Stripes Stencil & Background Die Cut Files (SVG included)

Hearts Stencil & Background Die Cut Files (SVG included)

Horizontal Stripes Stencil & Background Die Cut Files (SVG included)

Large Circles Stencil & Background Die Cut Files (SVG included)

Medium Circles Stencil & Background Die Cut Files (SVG included)

Small Circles Stencil & Background Die Cut Files (SVG included)

Triangles Stencil & Background Die Cut Files (SVG included)

Wafers Stencil & Background Die Cut Files (SVG included)

Video : Die Cut Rainbow Mini Banner Cards

Video Tutorial : Rainbow Mini Banner Cards

Earlier this week, I added these new folding mini banner card cut files to the shop and, in today’s video (below), I’ll share one technique that you can use to add color to the cards. This is far from the only way to embellish the banner cards, though. You can use solid colored cardstock, patterned cardstock, glitter or glitter cardstock, and more to decorate the interior areas of the letters on the cards. Or you can leave the interiors of the letters empty for a minimalist, modern look. There are so many possibilities with these little cards, and you can fold them up when you’re finished and tie a ribbon or twine around them to make them look like little gifts, too!

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Folding Mini Banner Card Die Cuts (I used “Happy Birthday” in the video)

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Fiskars Personal Paper Trimmer ( AMZ // SBK )
Colored Cellophane Sheets
craft glue
scissors
white cardstock
an old paintbrush (for the glue)

DIY Rainbow Mini Banner Cards

New in the Shop : Balloons, Candles & Hand Lettered Birthday Die Cut Files

This week, I’ve added oodles of new die cuts to the shop, including a set of balloons, candles, and die cut versions of some of the words and phrases from the Hand Lettered Birthday Phrases digital stamp set, including “birthday wishes”, “happy birthday to you”, “make a wish”, and “party”.

Here’s a look at all of the new digital die cuts in the shop this week (click the images to be taken to the individual product pages):

Balloon Digital Die Cut Files (SVG Included)

Birthday Candles Die Cuts (SVG Files Included)

Hand Lettered Birthday Wishes Die Cut File (SVG Included)

Hand Lettered Happy Birthday to You Die Cut Files (SVG Included)

Hand Lettered Make a Wish Die Cut File (SVG Included)

Hand Lettered Party Die Cut (SVG File Included)

Make a “Hello” Card with a Custom Die Cut Pattern

Make a "Hello" Card with a Custom Die Cut Pattern

I used cut files from the Hello Conversation Bubbles set to make this fun, handmade “hi” card. This is one of those projects that has been rolling around in my head since I released the Hello Collection, and I’m so glad that I could finally get it out of my head and make it into a card.

This is a great card project for using up all of those paper scraps that you have lying around, and it actually doesn’t use many supplies at all, so you probably already have most everything on hand. Woot, woot!

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Hello Conversation Bubbles Die Cuts

cardstock in a variety of colors
white cardstock
Fiskars Personal Paper Trimmer ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
a sticky tool, like the Quick Stik or Pick Me Up (optional)
a double-sided adhesive runner
craft scissors

DIY Die Cut Cylinder Holiday Gift Boxes

Cute Christmas Cylinder Gift Boxes from K.becca

I am so super excited to finally be able to reveal my new holiday gift box collection! These boxes are sure to add a special touch to all of your holiday gifts and treats, and they’re pretty darn cute, too, if I do say so myself. The collection includes Sparkle the Reindeer, Elvin the Elf, Santa Claus, Elfie the Elf, and Simon the Snowman, all in gift box form. The lids of each lift off to reveal the treats and gifts inside.

As you can probably see, these boxes are not what you’d call a quick and easy project, but much of the assembly process is the same from box to box, so once you get the hang of it, it really speeds up the process. I’d allow about an hour to an hour and a half for the project, from cutting the pieces through assembly.

One of my big recommendations for these boxes is strong adhesive. After several rounds of experimentation, I found that a combination of liquid glue and dry, double-sided adhesive was by far the best. And I highly, highly recommend Scor-Tape for the boxes because 1) it’s strong and holds very well, and 2) it’s easy to place it exactly where you need it, right up to the edge. When you check out the step-by-step assembly tutorials, it looks like I used a ton of Scor-Tape, and I did use quite a bit, but honestly my rolls of tape don’t look like I’ve made much of a dent in them. Each roll has 27 yards, which is a lot of tape and a very good value.

Speaking of assembly tutorials, I’ve put one together for each box, and you can click on any gift box image below to be taken to the corresponding tutorial. I hope that you enjoy these boxes and that they’ll have a place in your stockings or under your Christmas tree this year!

DIY Die Cut Santa Claus Cylinder Gift Box

DIY Die Cut Girl Elf Cylinder Gift Box

DIY Boy Elf Cylinder Gift Box

DIY Die Cut Reindeer Cylinder Gift Box

DIY Die Cut Snowman Cylinder Gift Box

Santa Claus Cylinder Gift Box Assembly Instructions

DIY Die Cut Santa Claus Cylinder Gift Box

These are the assembly instructions for the Santa Claus cylinder gift box. To see all of the gift boxes in this collection, head over here.

DIY Die Cut Cylinder Santa Claus Gift Box

Here’s what you’ll need:

Instructions

Die Cut Santa Cylinder Box Assembly Instructions, Part 1

1. Add double-sided adhesive or glue to the side tab on the hat piece.

2. Fold one side of the hat piece around to create a cone shape. You may have to work the paper a little bit, bending and shaping it until it’s ready to curve into the cone shape. Thinner cardstock or paper is easier to manipulate. Once you have your paper shaped into a cone, adhere the two sides together, lining up the tabs along the bottom.

3. Fold the bottom flaps inward.

4. There are two ring die cuts in the box kit. One is slightly larger than the other. Add glue to the larger ring.

5. Press the cone down onto the ring, making adjustments to the tabs along the base where needed to line everything up. Hold the cone in place firmly for about 15 seconds. If necessary, turn the cone over before the adhesive starts to dry, reach inside the bottom, and pinch any loose tabs down onto the ring. Set aside to dry.

6. The two largest pieces in this box kit (and all of the kits in this collection) are the box top and the box bottom. The box top is slightly shorter and, in this design, has two small, horizontal slits near the bottom. The tabs are on the top for the box top and on the bottom for the box bottom, with the long tabs on the left on both.

7. Turn the face piece over to the back and place vertical strips of adhesive approximately 1/2” to 3/4” wide on either end, lining them up as close to the edge as you can. Then, cover the remainder of the back, minus the ear areas (leave those uncovered), with double-sided adhesive or glue. If using liquid glue, cover all but the ear areas and 1/2” to 3/4” wide strips on either end of the piece.

8. Remove the protective paper from all of the double-sided adhesive pieces EXCEPT the vertical strips on each end (if using this type of adhesive). Line up the top left corner of the face piece with the notch where the long side tab and first top tab meet on the box top. There will be an approximately 1/2” wide strip of the face piece that will go beyond the end of the box top on the right side. This is correct, and this area will come into play later in the assembly process. Press the face piece down onto the box top to adhere.

Die Cut Santa Cylinder Box Assembly Instructions, Part 2

9. Place small strips of double-sided adhesive along the left and right edges of the back of the belt piece. Leave these areas unglued if using liquid glue. Cover the rest of the back of the piece with adhesive or glue and, if using an adhesive with protective / backer paper, remove it from JUST the center area, leaving the paper on the strips along the left and right edges. Turn the belt piece over and line up the left side of the piece with the left side of the face piece on the box top base. Line up the bottom of the piece with the TOP slit that’s toward the bottom of the box top base. There will be an approximately 1/2” wide strip of the belt piece that will go beyond the end of the box top on the right side, just as with the face piece earlier. This is correct, and this area will come into play later in the assembly process.

10. Cover the back of the belt buckle piece with liquid glue, line it up with the BOTTOM slit that’s toward the bottom of the box top base, and press in place to adhere.

11. Fold the ears forward. Cover the back of the beard piece with double-sided adhesive and/or liquid glue (I used a mix of both, which made it easier to cover all of the small, irregular shaped areas). Turn the piece over and line up the sides of the beard with the bottom of the ears and press in place to adhere. Note: the bottom of the beard may slightly cover the top of the belt buckle, and that’s totally fine.

12. Cover the back of the mustache piece with glue. Turn it over and line it up with the corresponding slits on the face piece. Press in place to adhere.

13. Glue the nose, eyes, and eyebrows in place using the corresponding slits in the face piece as guides. A sticky tool, like a Quick Stik or a Pick Me Up, isn’t necessary here but definitely comes in handy for placing smaller pieces like these.

14. Add adhesive to the left tab of the box base. If using liquid glue, wait until after this step to add it so it doesn’t dry out. Because there are several layers of paper and adhesive or glue on the box base, it may be a little bit stiff. To get it ready for shaping into a cylinder, gently bend and curve the piece until it loses any stiffness. Three or four bends usually does the trick.

15. Fold the box top into a cylinder shape and line up the bottom of the left top tab as closely as possible with the notch between the right top tab and the long tab. Line up the bottom left corner as closely as possible with the notch where the long tab begins at the bottom of the box base. Press in place to adhere.

16. Remove the protective backing paper from the adhesive, or add glue if using liquid adhesive, on the portion of the face piece to the left of the back seam.

Die Cut Santa Cylinder Box Assembly Instructions, Part 3

17. Adhere the piece in place.

18. Remove the protective backing paper from the adhesive, or add glue if using liquid adhesive, from the still un-adhered portion of the face piece. Press in place over the piece in Steps 16 and 17 to adhere.

19. If you haven’t already, fold the top tabs on the box top inward. Then, cover the back of the Santa hair piece with liquid glue, line it up between his ears, and press into place to adhere.

20. Turn the box top upside down . Cover the bottom of the remaining (slightly smaller) ring with liquid glue and place it down into the box top, glue side down.

21. Place the ring into place using your fingers.

22. Turn the box top over so the tabs are facing up. If necessary, adhere any loose tabs in place with glue. Cover the bottom of the hat piece with glue, line it up over the box top, and press into place.

23. There are three circle die cuts in the box kit. One is a bit larger than the other two. Cover the outer edge of the bottom of one of the two SMALLER circles with glue, and place it down inside the box top to cover the hole (don’t want candy getting caught up in the hat!). Press into place using your fingers.

24. Add double-sided adhesive to the bottom half of the trim piece for Santa’s hat. If using liquid glue, add glue in sections as you glue the trim to the box top so it doesn’t dry out while you’re working.

Die Cut Santa Cylinder Box Assembly Instructions, Part 4

25. Start at the back seam on the box top and press the trim piece in place to adhere in sections as you work your way around. There will be some overlap after you work your way around the box top. Adhere the overlap in place on top of where you started.

26. To finish the box top, add a healthy amount of glue to the bottom of a cotton ball or pom pom and glue in place on top of Santa’s hat. Hot glue will work here, too.

For the Box Bottom

27. Add adhesive to the long tab on the left of the box bottom piece. Bend the piece into a cylinder shape and line up the bottom of the tab on the end as closely as possible with the notch where the bottom of the top tab and the long tab meet. Line up the bottom corner as closely as possible with the notch where the long tab begins at the bottom of the piece. Press in place to adhere.

28. Add glue around the edge of the smaller of the remaining two circles.

29. Place the circle, glue side down, into the box bottom.

30. Press the circle into place using your fingers.

31. Turn the box bottom over so the tabs are facing up. Glue any loose tabs into place, if necessary. Cover the bottom of the remaining circle with glue, line up over the box bottom, and press into place to adhere.

32. Fill the bottom of the box with candy, gifts, or other goodies and slide the top of the box over the bottom to complete.

Elvin the Elf Cylinder Gift Box Assembly Instructions

DIY Boy Elf Cylinder Gift Box

These are the assembly instructions for the Elvin the Elf cylinder gift box. To see all of the gift boxes in this collection, head over here.

DIY Die Cut Cylinder Boy Elf Gift Box

Here’s what you’ll need:

Instructions

Die Cut Boy Elf Cylinder Box Assembly Instructions, Part 1

1. Add double-sided adhesive or glue to the side tab on the hat piece.

2. Fold one side of the hat piece around to create a cone shape. You may have to work the paper a little bit, bending and shaping it until it’s ready to curve into the cone shape. Thinner cardstock or paper is easier to manipulate. Once you have your paper shaped into a cone, adhere the two sides together, lining up the tabs along the bottom.

3. Fold the bottom flaps inward.

4. There are two ring die cuts in the box kit. One is slightly larger than the other. Add glue to the larger ring and press the cone down onto the ring, making adjustments to the tabs along the base where needed to line everything up. Hold the cone in place firmly for about 15 seconds.

5. If necessary, turn the cone over before the adhesive starts to dry, reach inside the bottom, and pinch any loose tabs down onto the ring. Set aside to dry.

6. The two largest pieces in this box kit (and all of the kits in this collection) are the box top and the box bottom. The box top (photo: top) is slightly shorter. The tabs are on the top for the box top and on the bottom for the box bottom, with the long tabs on the left on both.

7. Turn the face piece over to the back and place vertical strips of adhesive approximately 1/2” to 3/4” wide on either end, lining them up as close to the edge as you can. Then, cover the remainder of the back, minus the ear areas (leave those uncovered), with double-sided adhesive or glue. If using liquid glue, cover all but the ear areas and 1/2” to 3/4” wide strips on either end of the piece.

8. Remove the protective paper from all of the double-sided adhesive pieces EXCEPT the vertical strips on each end (if using this type of adhesive). Line up the top left corner of the face piece with the notch where the long side tab and first top tab meet on the box top. There will be an approximately 1/2” wide strip of the face piece that will go beyond the end of the box top on the right side. This is correct, and this area will come into play later in the assembly process. Press the face piece down onto the box top to adhere.

Die Cut Boy Elf Cylinder Box Assembly Instructions, Part 2

9. Glue the eyes, nose, cheeks, and mouth in place using the corresponding slits in the face piece as guides. Center the inner ear pieces against the score lines and glue in place. A sticky tool, like a Quick Stik or a Pick Me Up, isn’t necessary here but definitely comes in handy for placing smaller pieces like these.

10. Place small strips of double-sided adhesive along the left and right edges of the back of the collar piece. Leave these areas unglued if using liquid glue. Cover the rest of the back of the piece with adhesive or glue and, if using an adhesive with protective / backer paper, remove it from JUST the center area, leaving the paper on the strips along the left and right edges. Turn the collar piece over and line up the left side of the piece with the left side of the face piece on the box top base. Press in place directly beneath the face piece to adhere.There will be an approximately 1/2” wide strip of the collar piece that will go beyond the end of the box top on the right side, just as with the face piece earlier. This is correct, and this area will come into play later in the assembly process.

11. Center the button pieces under the collar and glue in place.

12. Line up the top left corner of the left hair piece with the top left corner of the face piece and glue into place. Line up the top right corner of the right hair piece with the top right corner of the face piece and glue into place. The hair pieces will overlap very slightly where they meet, with the right piece on top.

13. Add adhesive to the left tab of the box base. If using liquid glue, wait until after this step to add it so it doesn’t dry out. Because there are several layers of paper and adhesive or glue on the box base, it may be a little bit stiff. To get it ready for shaping into a cylinder, gently bend and curve the piece until it loses any stiffness. Three or four bends usually does the trick.

14. Fold the box top into a cylinder shape and line up the bottom of the left top tab as closely as possible with the notch between the right top tab and the long tab. Line up the bottom left corner as closely as possible with the notch where the long tab begins at the bottom of the box base. Press in place to adhere.

15. Remove the protective backing paper from the adhesive, or add glue if using liquid adhesive, on the portion of the face piece to the left of the back seam.

16. Adhere the piece in place.

Die Cut Boy Elf Cylinder Box Assembly Instructions, Part 3

17. Remove the protective backing paper from the adhesive, or add glue if using liquid adhesive, from the still un-adhered portion of the face piece. Press in place over the piece in Steps 15 and 16 to adhere. Repeat this process for the ends of the collar.

18. If you haven’t already, fold the top tabs on the box top inward.

19. Turn the box top upside down . Cover the bottom of the remaining (slightly smaller) ring with liquid glue and place it down into the box top, glue side down.

20. Press the ring into place using your fingers.

21. Turn the box top over so the tabs are facing up. If necessary, adhere any loose tabs in place with glue. Cover the bottom of the hat piece with glue, line it up over the box top, and press into place.

22. There are three circle die cuts in the box kit. One is a bit larger than the other two. Cover the outer edge of the bottom of one of the two SMALLER circles with glue, and place it down inside the box top to cover the hole (don’t want candy getting caught up in the hat!). Press into place using your fingers.

23. Add double-sided adhesive to the bottom half of the trim piece for the elf hat. If using liquid glue, add glue in sections as you glue the trim to the box top so it doesn’t dry out while you’re working.

24. Start at the back seam on the box top and press the trim piece in place to adhere in sections as you work your way around. There will be some overlap after you work your way around the box top. Adhere the overlap in place on top of where you started.

Die Cut Boy Elf Cylinder Box Assembly Instructions, Part 4

25. To finish the box top, add a healthy amount of glue to the bottom of a cotton ball or pom pom and glue in place on top of the elf hat. Hot glue will work here, too.

For the Box Bottom

26. Add adhesive to the long tab on the left of the box bottom piece. Bend the piece into a cylinder shape and line up the bottom of the tab on the end as closely as possible with the notch where the bottom of the top tab and the long tab meet. Line up the bottom corner as closely as possible with the notch where the long tab begins at the bottom of the piece. Press in place to adhere.

27. If you haven’t done so already, fold the box bottom tabs inward.

28. Add glue around the edge of the smaller of the remaining two circles. Place the circle, glue side down, into the box bottom.

29. Press the circle into place using your fingers.

30. Turn the box bottom over so the tabs are facing up. Glue any loose tabs into place, if necessary. Cover the bottom of the remaining circle with glue, line up over the box bottom, and press into place to adhere.

31. Fill the bottom of the box with candy, gifts, or other goodies and slide the top of the box over the bottom to complete.

Sparkle the Reindeer Cylinder Gift Box Assembly Instructions

DIY Die Cut Reindeer Cylinder Gift Box

These are the assembly instructions for the Sparkle the Reindeer cylinder gift box. To see all of the gift boxes in this collection, head over here.

DIY Die Cut Cylinder Reindeer Gift Box

Here’s what you’ll need:

Instructions

Die Cut Reindeer Cylinder Box Assembly Instructions, Part 1

1. The two largest pieces in this box kit (and all of the kits in this collection) are the box top and the box bottom. The box top (photo: top) is slightly shorter. The tabs are on the top for the box top and on the bottom for the box bottom, with the long tabs on the left on both.

2. Turn the face piece over to the back and place vertical strips of adhesive approximately 1/2” to 3/4” wide on either end, lining them up as close to the edge as you can. Then, cover the remainder of the back, minus the ear areas (leave those uncovered), with double-sided adhesive or glue. If using liquid glue, cover all but the ear areas and 1/2” to 3/4” wide strips on either end of the piece.

3. Remove the protective paper from all of the double-sided adhesive pieces EXCEPT the vertical strips on each end (if using this type of adhesive). Line up the top left corner of the face piece with the notch where the long side tab and first top tab meet on the box top. There will be an approximately 1/2” wide strip of the face piece that will go beyond the end of the box top on the right side. This is correct, and this area will come into play later in the assembly process. Press the face piece down onto the box top to adhere.

4. Glue the eyes, nose, and mouth in place using the corresponding slits in the face piece as guides. Center the inner ear pieces against the score lines and glue in place. A sticky tool, like a Quick Stik or a Pick Me Up, isn’t necessary here but definitely comes in handy for placing smaller pieces like these.

5. Place small strips of double-sided adhesive along the left and right edges of the back of the bow collar. Leave these areas unglued if using liquid glue. Cover the rest of the back of the piece with adhesive or glue and, if using an adhesive with protective / backer paper, remove it from JUST the center area, leaving the paper on the strips along the left and right edges. Turn the bow collar piece over and line up the left side of the piece with the left side of the face piece on the box top base and the bottom of the piece with the corresponding slit on the face piece (center, about ¼ of the distance from the bottom of the face piece). Press in place to adhere. There will be an approximately 1/2” wide strip of the bow collar piece that will go beyond the end of the box top on the right side, just as with the face piece earlier. This is correct, and this area will come into play later in the assembly process.

6. Cover the center of the back of the bow piece with glue, line it up over the corresponding curved slit (right above the bow collar), and press in place to adhere. Glue the second layer of the bow (the center oval) in place over top of the bow piece.

7. Add adhesive to the left tab of the box base. If using liquid glue, wait until after this step to add it so it doesn’t dry out. Because there are several layers of paper and adhesive or glue on the box base, it may be a little bit stiff. To get it ready for shaping into a cylinder, gently bend and curve the piece until it loses any stiffness. Three or four bends usually does the trick.

8. Fold the box top into a cylinder shape and line up the bottom of the left top tab as closely as possible with the notch between the right top tab and the long tab. Line up the bottom left corner as closely as possible with the notch where the long tab begins at the bottom of the box base. Press in place to adhere.

Die Cut Reindeer Cylinder Box Assembly Instructions, Part 2

9. Remove the protective backing paper from the adhesive, or add glue if using liquid adhesive, on the portion of the face piece to the left of the back seam.

10. Adhere the piece in place.

11. Remove the protective backing paper from the adhesive, or add glue if using liquid adhesive, from the still un-adhered portion of the face piece. Press in place over the piece in Steps 9 and 10 to adhere. Repeat this process for the ends of the bow collar.

12. If you haven’t already, fold the top tabs on the box top inward.

13. There are two pairs of antlers in the box kit. Each piece has a score line toward the bottom. Glue each pair together, leaving the area below the score line unglued.

14. One of the four circles included in the kit has two slots cut into it. Slide the bottoms of the antlers into the slots up to the score lines. Fold the tabs below the scorelines out in opposite directions.

15. Place a small amount of glue under each of the tabs and glue in place.

16. Turn the box top upside down . Cover the outer edge of one of the smaller two circles in the kit with liquid glue and place it down into the box top, glue side down.

Die Cut Reindeer Cylinder Box Assembly Instructions, Part 3

17. Press the circle into place using your fingers.

18. Turn the box top over so the tabs are facing up. If necessary, adhere any loose tabs in place with glue. Cover the bottom of the antler piece with glue, line it up over the box top, and press into place.

For the Box Bottom

19. Add adhesive to the long tab on the left of the box bottom piece. Bend the piece into a cylinder shape and line up the bottom of the tab on the end as closely as possible with the notch where the bottom of the top tab and the long tab meet. Line up the bottom corner as closely as possible with the notch where the long tab begins at the bottom of the piece. Press in place to adhere.

20. If you haven’t done so already, fold the box bottom tabs inward.

21. Add glue around the edge of the smaller of the remaining two circles. Place the circle, glue side down, into the box bottom.

22. Press the circle into place using your fingers.

23. Turn the box bottom over so the tabs are facing up. Glue any loose tabs into place, if necessary. Cover the bottom of the remaining circle with glue, line up over the box bottom, and press into place to adhere. Fill the bottom of the box with candy, gifts, or other goodies and slide the top of the box over the bottom to complete.

Simon the Snowman Cylinder Gift Box Assembly Instructions

DIY Die Cut Snowman Cylinder Gift Box

These are the assembly instructions for the Simon the Snowman cylinder gift box. To see all of the gift boxes in this collection, head over here.

DIY Die Cut Cylinder Snowman Gift Box

Here’s what you’ll need:

Instructions

Die Cut Snowman Cylinder Box Assembly Instructions, Part 1

1. The two largest pieces in this box kit (and all of the kits in this collection) are the box top and the box bottom. The box top (photo: top) is slightly shorter. The tabs are on the top for the box top and on the bottom for the box bottom, with the long tabs on the left on both. Oopsie! I didn’t realize until I was processing the photos that the tab for the box bottom was turned to the right in this photo. You can really assemble the bottom of the box either way, but I like to keep both tabs on the left for uniformity.

2. Turn the face piece over to the back and place vertical strips of adhesive approximately 1/2” to 3/4” wide on either end, lining them up as close to the edge as you can. Then, cover the remainder of the back with double-sided adhesive or glue. If using liquid glue, cover all but 1/2” to 3/4” wide strips on either end of the piece.

3. Remove the protective paper from all of the double-sided adhesive pieces EXCEPT the vertical strips on each end (if using this type of adhesive). Line up the top left corner of the face piece with the notch where the long side tab and first top tab meet on the box top. There will be an approximately 1/2” wide strip of the face piece that will go beyond the end of the box top on the right side. This is correct, and this area will come into play later in the assembly process. Press the face piece down onto the box top to adhere.

4. Glue the eyes, nose, and coal/buttons in place using the corresponding slits in the face piece as guides. A sticky tool, like a Quick Stik or a Pick Me Up, isn’t necessary here but definitely comes in handy for placing smaller pieces like these.

5. Place small strips of double-sided adhesive along the left and right edges of the back of the bowtie collar. Leave these areas unglued if using liquid glue. Cover the rest of the back of the piece with adhesive or glue and, if using an adhesive with protective / backer paper, remove it from JUST the center area, leaving the paper on the strips along the left and right edges. Turn the bowtie collar piece over and line up the left side of the piece with the left side of the face piece on the box top base and the top of the piece with the corresponding slit on the face piece (center, just below the curved slit below the nose). Press in place to adhere. There will be an approximately 1/2” wide strip of the bowtie collar piece that will go beyond the end of the box top on the right side, just as with the face piece earlier. This is correct, and this area will come into play later in the assembly process.

6. Cover the center of the back of the bowtie piece with glue, line it up over the corresponding curved slit (right above the bow collar), and press in place to adhere. Glue the second layer of the bowtie (the center oval) in place over top of the bow piece.

7. Add adhesive to the left tab of the box base. If using liquid glue, wait until after this step to add it so it doesn’t dry out. Because there are several layers of paper and adhesive or glue on the box base, it may be a little bit stiff. To get it ready for shaping into a cylinder, gently bend and curve the piece until it loses any stiffness. Three or four bends usually does the trick.

8. Fold the box top into a cylinder shape and line up the bottom of the left top tab as closely as possible with the notch between the right top tab and the long tab. Line up the bottom left corner as closely as possible with the notch where the long tab begins at the bottom of the box base. Press in place to adhere.

Die Cut Snowman Cylinder Box Assembly Instructions, Part 2

9. Remove the protective backing paper from the adhesive, or add glue if using liquid adhesive, on the portion of the face piece to the left of the back seam.

10. Adhere the piece in place.

11. Remove the protective backing paper from the adhesive, or add glue if using liquid adhesive, from the still un-adhered portion of the face piece. Press in place over the piece in Steps 9 and 10 to adhere. Repeat this process for the ends of the bowtie collar.

12. If you haven’t already, fold the top tabs on the box top inward.

13. Turn the box top upside down . There are six circles in this box kit. The two smallest are for the hat, which we’ll make a little later. For now, we’re focusing on the four larger circles. Two of the circles are slightly smaller than the other two. Cover the outer edge of one of the smaller two circles in the kit with liquid glue and place it down into the box top, glue side down. Press the circle into place using your fingers.

14. Turn the box top over so the tabs are facing up. If necessary, adhere any loose tabs in place with glue. Cover the bottom of one of the larger circles with glue, line it up over the box top, and press into place.

For the Box Bottom

15. Add adhesive to the long tab on the left of the box bottom piece. Bend the piece into a cylinder shape and line up the bottom of the tab on the end as closely as possible with the notch where the bottom of the top tab and the long tab meet. Line up the bottom corner as closely as possible with the notch where the long tab begins at the bottom of the piece. Press in place to adhere.

16. If you haven’t done so already, fold the box bottom tabs inward.

Die Cut Snowman Cylinder Box Assembly Instructions, Part 3

17. Add glue around the edge of the smaller of the remaining two circles. Place the circle, glue side down, into the box bottom.

18. Press the circle into place using your fingers.

19. Turn the box bottom over so the tabs are facing up. Glue any loose tabs into place, if necessary. Cover the bottom of the remaining circle with glue, line up over the box bottom, and press into place to adhere.

For the Hat

20. Add adhesive to the long tab on the left of the hat piece.

21. Place small strips of double-sided adhesive along the left and right edges of the hat band piece. Leave these areas unglued if using liquid glue. Cover the rest of the back of the piece with adhesive or glue and, if using an adhesive with protective / backer paper, remove it from JUST the center area, leaving the paper on the strips along the left and right edges. Turn the hat band piece over and line up the left side of the piece against where the adhesive is on the long side tab, about 1/4” above the bottom set of smaller tabs. There will be an approximately 1/2” wide strip of the hat band piece that will go beyond the end of the hat base on the right side. This is correct, and this area will come into play later in the assembly process.

22. Bend the hat piece into a cylinder shape and line up the bottom of the tab on the end as closely as possible with the notch where the bottom of the top tab and the long tab meet. Line up the bottom corner as closely as possible with the notch where the long tab begins at the bottom of the piece. Press in place to adhere.

23. Remove the protective backing paper from the adhesive, or add glue if using liquid adhesive, hat band piece to the left of the back seam. Adhere the piece in place. Remove the protective backing paper from the adhesive, or add glue if using liquid adhesive, from the still un-adhered portion of the hat band piece. Press in place over the piece that you adhered previously.

24. Fold the top set of tabs inward, and fold the bottom set of tabs outward.

Die Cut Snowman Cylinder Box Assembly Instructions, Part 4

25. Add glue around the edge of the smaller of the two circles. Place the circle, glue side down, into the box bottom.

26. Press the circle into place using your fingers.

27. Turn the hat over so the inner facing tabs are facing up. Glue any loose tabs into place, if necessary. Cover the bottom of the remaining circle with glue, line up over the hat piece, and press into place to adhere.

Please note: I widened the brim of the hat a bit after taking the photos for this tutorial, so if the brim pieces don’t look exactly the same in the following steps, this is why.

28. Cover the bottom of one of the brim pieces (rings) with glue, place it over top of the hat piece, and slide it down to the bottom. Press down over the outward facing bottom tabs to adhere in place.

29. Turn the hat over and cover the bottom of the brim with glue. Line up the second brim piece (ring) over top and press it down onto the glued area to adhere in place.

30. Cover the bottom of the hat brim with glue and glue the hat in place on top of the top of the snowman box.

31. Fill the bottom of the box with candy, gifts, or other goodies and slide the top of the box over the bottom to complete.

Make Quick & Easy Die Cut Halloween Treat Boxes

DIY Quick & Easy Die Cut Halloween Treat Bags

The spookiest day of the year will soon be here, and these quick and easy Halloween treat bags make it a snap to give out tricks and treats to all of the little ghouls and goblins that will be knocking at your door on All Hallows’ Eve.

DIY Die Cut Halloween Treat Bags

Here’s what you’ll need:

Instructions :

Cut the bag and “boo!” die cuts using a digital die cutting machine. I used the Glitter Cardstock cut setting on the Cameo for the glitter paper and the regular Cardstock cut setting set to double cut for the metallic card stock.

When all of your pieces are cut, adhere the “boo!” die cuts to the front panel of the treat bag using craft glue. Then, assemble the box using a double-sided adhesive runner. You can use craft glue for this, too, but I find that the adhesive runner makes the assembly process go much faster.

Fill your treat bags with goodies for the little ghosts and ghoulies, and you’re set!

Rainbow Card Die Cuts Tip

Cascading Rainbow Card Die Cuts from k.becca

If you’ve picked up the new Cascading Rainbow Card Front, then you might be looking at the cut files and wondering why in the world there’s a plain rectangle included. Good question, and here’s the answer:

Rainbow Card Die Cuts Tip

The rectangular piece is the base for the rainbow. I thought that it would be much easier for you to assemble the rainbow and center it on the front of your cards if I included a base piece as a guide. Plus, with the base, the rainbow becomes a standalone element and can be attached to all sorts of things, not just cards.

Rainbow Card Die Cuts : Step 1

Simply glue all of your rainbow pieces onto the base, and you’re good to go!

Rainbow Card Die Cuts : Step 2

Add the sleepy cloud, and you’re finished with this cute card. And, yeah, I totally attached the rainbow backwards, but it’s still fun and colorful, right?

The Lucky Charm Collection

I shared a peek at the new Lucky Charm collection with you in last week’s Charmies box card tutorial, and today I want to officially introduce you to the new collection, which includes fun die cut shapes and phrases, digital stamps and a print/color/cut digital stamp set, colorful rainbow card fronts (more on those soon), and digital printable patterns in light and bright colorways that are great for card making and paper crafts. Check out some of the goodies from the collection below!

The Lucky Charm Collection from k.becca

Lucky Charm Digital Patterns from k.becca

Charms Die Cuts (SVG Files Included)

Lucky Charm SVG Digital Stamps + Border Die Cuts

Lucky Charm Phrases Die Cuts (SVG Files Included)

How to Make the Charmies Cereal Box Card

How to Make the Charmies Cereal Box Card

This sweet, cereal-themed box card is a great way to send a “good luck” message to someone you care about, and today I’ll be showing you how you can assemble your own. Can you tell that I had a lot of fun designing this?

How to Make the Charmies Cereal Box Card

Here’s what you’ll need:

Charmies Box Card Tutorial : Step 1

Step 1:

Die cut all of the card kit pieces. Fold the box card base along the score lines, and add double-sided adhesive (or glue) to the short side flap.

Charmies Box Card Tutorial : Step 2

Step 2 :

Fold the short side flap in, line it up with the back right side of the card base, and press the card base flat to adhere.

Charmies Box Card Tutorial : Step 3

Step 3 :

Attach the side panels, back panel, and cereal box logo (top left corner) to the card base. Attach the first piece of the rainbow element to the front of the card. I attach the corner piece first – in this case, the blue piece – because it makes for much easier placement of the rest of the pieces of the rainbow.

Charmies Box Card Tutorial : Step 4

Step 4 :

Attach the rest of the rainbow pieces, taking care to line them up along the top, sides, and bottom. The bottom of the rainbow will start to form the outline of the “charmies” cloud.

Charmies Box Card Tutorial : Step 5

Step 5 :

Attach the cloud piece to the bottom of the card.

Charmies Box Card Tutorial : Step 6

Step 6 :

Fold down the scored flaps at the top of the card.

Charmies Box Card Tutorial : Step 7

Step 7 :

Fold the rectangular card inserts (2) along the score lines and set aside. Attach the marshmallow charm pieces to the cereal piece.

Charmies Box Card Tutorial : Step 8

Step 8 :

Attach the finished cereal piece to one of the rectangular card inserts.

Charmies Box Card Tutorial : Step 9

Step 9 :

Add glue or double-sided adhesive to the side flaps of the card insert, fold them back, and carefully lower the insert into place inside of the card. I positioned it about 3/8” from the front of the card, but you can place it wherever you like it best. Press the insert flaps against the sides of the card base to adhere.

Charmies Box Card Tutorial : Step 10

Step 10 :

Experiment with where you want to place the “good luck” ticket piece before you attach it to the second card insert piece. I wanted mine to be at a bit of an angle, but you can angle yours however you’d like. The only thing that you’ll want to make sure of is that your finished card will still fit your envelope.

Charmies Box Card Tutorial : Step 11

Step 11 :

Attach the “good luck” ticket to the second card insert and position the insert inside your card in the same way as in Step 9. I placed the second insert pretty close to the first, about 1/4” or so behind it. Press the card flat to adhere the insert and to make sure that the ticket doesn’t stick out beyond the card too much if you’ve angled it.

Charmies Box Card Tutorial : Step 12

Step 12 :

Open the card to test its movement and to make sure that everything is properly positioned.

Aaaaand you’re finished!

Charmies Cereal Box Card

This post originally appeared on k.becca.

You’re the Cherry on Top Die Cut Handmade Card

You're the Cherry on Top Die Cut Handmade Card | k.becca #cardmaking #diecut #svg

I was all about the die cuts with this card! First, I made a simple background and cut it out with my Silhouette using the cherry and crosshatch patterns from the I Heart Ice Cream Patterned Papers set.  I attached the background to an A2 card with double-sided adhesive. Then, I cut out a piece of white cardstock (2″ x 4.25″) and embossed it with the Darice Wire Fence Embossing Folder to echo the crosshatch pattern in the background. I attached it to the card with dimensional foam adhesive and glued the die cut cherry and “You’re the Cherry on Top” phrase onto it.

Finally, I thought that the card needed little something more, so I used Glossy Accents on the cherry to make it shine. I can’t help myself sometimes with the Glossy Accents!

Neon Glitter Holiday Gift Tags

Neon Glitter Holiday Gift Tags

I am a total sucker for all things neon, and I could no longer resist picking up the Martha Stewart Crafts Neon Glitter pack that I’ve had my eye on for quite a while, so be prepared to see plenty of fluorescent paper goodies in the coming months because I am loving this glitter!

Neon Glitter

I just had to add a little bit of neon to my new Holiday Wishes Gift Tags, and the result is a set of merry and VERY bright tags that practically glow against black tissue wrapped boxes. There’s no doubt that any gift tagged with one of these babies will stand out among the other gifts under the tree. Have I mentioned that I love this glitter?

Supplies Used

Holiday Wishes Gift Tag Die Cuts
White Cardstock
Die Cutting Machine*
Tsukineko Essential Glue Pad
Martha Stewart Crafts Neon Glitter
Glitter Tray (Recollections brand from Michaels)
Black Tissue Paper
1/8″ White Satin Ribbon
Tape
Glue Pen or Marker (optional – for touch ups)

* I still use a Silhouette SD, which is no longer being manufactured as of the release of the Silhouette CAMEO.

Instructions

1. Using a die-cutting machine (a PDF file is also provided in the tag download for those of you who would like to cut out the tags by hand), cut the gift tags onto white cardstock.

2. Place a tag, right side up, onto a piece of scrap paper and use a glue pad to cover the entire front of the tag with a thin layer of glue. Immediately cover the tag with your choice of glitter (use a piece of paper or a glitter tray to catch the glitter that doesn’t stick to the tag). Tap off any excess glitter, set aside, and allow to dry for at least 15 minutes.

3. Thread ribbon, twine, or string through the tag loop and attach to your package.

Watch the Neon Glitter Holiday Gift Tags Video (or check it out on Youtube):