Easy Window Sheet Curvy Keepsake Christmas Treat Box

Need a quick and easy gift? What about place settings or mini thank you presents for visitors at Christmas lunch/dinner?

This Window Sheet Curvy Keepsake Box should fit the bill.

Stampin' Up! Window Sheet (Acetate) Christmas Curvy Keepsake Box Filled With Mints | Easy and simple to make multiple of and give as gifts or use as place settings and thank yous | Created by Katie Legge httprachelleggestampinup.wordpress.comThis box is SUPER easy to make and doesn’t require many materials, making it the perfect treat box for Christmas. Continue reading for tips, tricks and other handy bits of information that will make it easy for you when you create your own Window Sheet Curvy Keepsake Treat Boxes.

It’s All In The Details

  • Mirrored Base. If you look closely, you’ll notice the inside base of the box is actually Silver Foil Paper. There are two reasons for this. The first is to cover up the Sticky Strip which is visible through the transparent Window Sheet (I’ve also added a square of Whisper White to the outside base of the box for the same reason). The second is to add a little bit of Holiday shine and sparkle – it’s Christmas after all!
  • Open Sesame. Ever opened up a handmade gift with a beautifully-tied bow on it only to find that you can’t do the bow back up? It’s impossible to get it to look like the original bow and the tails seemed to have shrunk an inch! Well, a clever customer of ours thought of the perfect solution (it’s so simple, I’m kicking myself that I hadn’t thought of it and done it earlier!). Instead of tying the ribbon through the handles of the box, tie the ribbon into a bow and attach to the side of the box with glue dots. By attaching the bow to the side of the box (not the handle) the box can be opened without having to untie the ribbon, meaning the bow you spent ages tying (well, mine take ages) stays intact. Using this trick, you’ll never have to worry about fumbling with too-short bits of ribbon, struggling to reproduce that perfect bow.
  • Suspended Snowflake. The box was looking a little plain with just the bow and lollies, but the simple addition of a gorgeous All Is Calm Snowflake embellishment is just enough bling to add interest and, to me, finishes the project off. These embellishments are so pretty, I imagine angels singing when I open the container of embellishments.
    All Is Calm Snowflake Embelishments 137383G
    To add the snowflake I’ve looped some silver 1/8″ ribbon through the top of the embellishment (use the piercing tool to help you poke the ribbon through the hole) and tied it in a knot which is then stuck under the bow with a glue dot. Easy peasy! You could just stick the snowflake directly on the box with a glue dot but I like having the snowflake suspended from the ribbon so it dangles and moves when you shake/twist the box.
  • Kool Treats. The finished size of the box is perfect for yummy lollies (candy) and even tiny toys if you’re worried about your little one’s two front teeth. I’ve filled this box with ‘Kool Mints’ as I couldn’t find any of those peppermint swirl lollies which had been my first preference as they look so Christmassy and festive. Another great thing about the size of the box is that it’s not too big, so if you’re making multiple to give out to family/friends/neighbours/teachers you don’t have to spend a fortune on treats to fill them all.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I’d love to see your Curvy Keepsake Christmas Treat Boxes.

Happy Stampin’ die-cutting 😉
Rachel and Katie Legge xx

P.S. Both the Real Red Satin Woven Ribbon and All Is Calm Snowflakes are on sale for 30% off on the Year-End Closeouts List, but are only while supplies last so you’ll want to get them ASAP while they’re still on sale and still available. Check out the full list as there is a heap of great products (including products from the current Holiday Catalogue) on sale for up to 80% off! Those are some MASSIVE savings. Hurry though, as the sales are only while supplies last.


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3 thoughts on “Easy Window Sheet Curvy Keepsake Christmas Treat Box

  1. How did you get the die to cut the window sheet (or rather how is window sheet different from acetate) as when I tried it wouldn’t cut through the acetate?

    • Hi Rhiannon, to get the Curvy Keepsake framelit die to cut the window sheet I just ran it through my Big Shot on the Magnetic Platform, sandwiched between two cutting plates. I think Window Sheet is a tiny bit thinner than acetate (making it easier to cut out on the Big Shot). Are you using Window Sheet? If not, the acetate you are using may be a bit too thick for the framelit. Try running the framelit with the acetate back and forth a few times (i.e. a few passes through the Big Shot) to see if that helps cut through it. If it still doesn’t cut all the way through try adding a shim (a piece of paper or cardstock) to see if that helps. Each Big Shot is calibrated differently and yours may need a little extra pressure (with the help of a shim) to cut cleanly through the acetate/window sheet. Hopefully that helps 🙂

      • Thanks Rachel. I have tried with acetate of different thicknesses and with a shim but I have a SU party soon so I’ll order some window sheet and see if that makes a difference. 🙂

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