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Candy Cane Inspiration

Scallop Envelope Box with Candy Canes

This little box is being entered in two challenges -

1. SUO Challenge #2 - That's Right we're Big Shots
2. The Lollipop Ladies Challenge #5 - Candy Stripes for Christmas and to use the Candy Cane Picture below for inspiration.

When I saw the candy canes, I immediately knew that I had to make another little punch art Candy Cane Mouse that I created last year for Christmas. I was wondering what to pop him on and saw the Big Shot Challenge at the SUO Blog and decided to make a Scallop Envelope Christmas Box and fill it up with a cellophane bag full of miniature Candy Canes.

You can find my FREE TUTORIAL for the mouse HERE. The only thing that I changed this time around was that I used the Butterfly Punch for his ears and the eyes were made from the Owl Punch.

The box is made from two scallop envelopes with a cardboard strip through the middle which measures 1 1/2 " X 7 3/4 " and is scored at 2 1/4" both ends.

Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Envelope Die, Big Shot, Medium Cellophane Bag, 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Ski Slope DSP (Retired), Slit Punch (retired), Butterfly, Wide Oval and Heart to Heart Punches, Two-Step Owl and Bird Punches, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Small Candy Canes

Thanks for stopping by,


Patrice said…
Your little mouse is too cute. The colours of your project are really striking and make you look!
So very sweet Bronwyn, especially that super cute mouse!

Thanks for playing along with us at The Lollipop Ladies!

:) Marcia
Deb said…
What a cute mouse!! Love the creativity with the punch art. Thanks for playing along at SUO Challenges. Please join us again.
Belinda said…
ohhh. this is super cute!
Liz Weber said…
Love this Scallop Envelope Box with Candy Canes Bronwyn, it's such a fun project, I can see me making one this year. Fab take on the Lollipop Ladies!
Chantelle said…
..ooh, very sweet - love the box you've made for the candy canes - such a fun project - thanks for playing along at the Lollipop Ladies.
Melissa Hortin said…
Gorgeous box Bronwyn. Love it! Love how the candy cane is sticking out of the box too. Thanks for joining us at The Lollipop Ladies. Mel xxx
Sammi said…
This is so gorgeous!! Thanks for joining in our Lollipop Ladies challenge!

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