Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas Configurations

Hi friends! I'm back with more layering stencil inspiration and another give away!! 
Yes, I'm giving away 2 Harlequin Layering Stencil by Stampers Anonymous too! Just leave a comment for a chance to WIN! 


I think these would make great gifts for the holidays or a lovely decoration in your home.


Cut four papers for the sides of your configurations box 1 3/4" x 5 1/2". 

Cover all the edges using the Merriment Tissue Tape. Start at the corners then work the outer edge.

Now add the Tissue Tape to the front face.

Cut a paper for the backing 5" x 5". 

Add Tissue tape to the back edge.

Cut the Paper for lining the box inside to 8 1/4" x 8 1/4". Score 1 5/8" from all four sides. 

Cut on the score line and create a tab as shown. 

Add Glue 'N Seal to the bottom of the box and adhere paper to the box. 

Cut a backing paper 5" x 5" for the back of the box . I like to use the 6" x 6" paper because they have a smaller print. Die cut or cut a circle for a mask. Lay the paper in the center.

Carefully lay the Harlequin Layering Stencil over the backing paper. 

Using a Ink Blending Tool with foam, color the Harlequin with Fired Brick Distress Paint. 

Color the other side in the same fashion. 

Before the paint dries pour Rock Candy Distress Glitter over. Pour off the excess. 

Color the edges with Fired Brick Distress paint. 

Lay the Harlequin Layering Stencil on the side of the box. Using a Blending Tool and Fired Brick Distress Paint pounce the color through the stencil. Add Rock Candy Distress Dry Glitter before the paint dries. 

For the Mini Lantern installation cut the corner of the box for the wire to go through. 

Foam tape the Mini Lantern to the back of the box.

Run wire behind the backing paper and through the corner to the back of the box.

Add died Woodlands, mini die cut Reindeer, Mirrored Stars, Red and Cream Trimmings and Striped Paper String. 

For the outer lid, paint the edges with Fired Brick Distress Paint and add Rock Candy Distress Glitter before the paint dries. Let dry. Adhere Christmas Word Band and a large Mirrored Star. 

Velcro the battery pack to the back. 
I love how the stenciling added a silhouette in the background. 

My good friend Paula Cheney is also sharing another project today on her blog. And you should check out Tim's card.  

Leave a comment and I have 2 Harlequin Layering Stencils to give away. I'll be back on Monday to announce the winners!! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Richele




70 comments:

  1. Love the configuration box, and love the stencil!
    Thanks for the inspiation, have i nice weekend!

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  2. Your configuration box is so pretty, love it. I would love to win one of these stencils, thanks so much for the chance.

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  3. I love this configuration box! I've wanted to try making one of my own, and yours gives me some great ideas to work with. The stenciled background looks perfect with all the other elements you used. I can't wait to get my hands on the new stencils. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Wow! this looks amazing! Love all the details, and thanks for the chance to win

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  5. Your Christmas box is stunning. Your easy to follow instructions as always are so helpful. Thank you for the chance to win!
    Lynda Beazley

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  6. Another beauty Richele! I really need to do some decor pieces!!
    TFS

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  7. I love your holiday configurations! They are so bright and fun. Looking forward to trying out the stencils some day.

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  8. This turned out really nice. The step by step photos are great!

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  9. Amazing, I would love a chance to win a stencil.
    Shirley K

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  10. Love how you just turned Pink into the new christmas color!!
    An amazing configuration box filled with so many great ideas :)

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  11. What a great Christmas project! No way I can get this done for this year but I'm flagging it for 2014 :-D

    Sally

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  12. It's so beautiful! I love that size of configuration box and anything Christmas!

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  13. Great scenery! Like in the winter fairy-tale... :)

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  14. What a darling scene you created! I love the light in there!

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  15. Your shadow box is lovely. I love the stenciling and and papers. And the scene is perfect for the holidays. Beautiful!

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  16. this is really cute. The stencil adds depth to the papers. Add the thought of dying the trees makes so much sense to me!!!

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  17. WOW girlfriend! This is absolutely gorgeous! :)

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  18. Great inspiration, thanks for the chance to win

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  19. This is such a festive shadow box and it puts me in the holiday mood! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win! *Karen*

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  20. Great tutorial! LOVE the stencil! I am thinking this looks like a great project for my ATC group Christmas gift exchange next month!

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  21. you are so amazing! how do you come up with these things?
    thanks for the inspiration and step by step!
    Sandra ltb

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  22. Loving everything done w/the stencils. Thx for the chance as they were all sold out at my fav shop today.

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  23. That's a sweet decoration, and would be great size for decorating my desk at work! I really like how the stencil looks over the text. Thanks for sharing :)

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  24. love the scene in a box! great stencils!
    thanks
    Holly

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  25. this is awesome! Now I just have to make one as well :-) thanks for the great inspiration!

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  26. Loving everything done w/the stencils. Thx for the chance as they were all sold out at my fav shop today.

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  27. LOVE how you used the stencil in your Winter Wonderland project. This was really creative and I think it came out beautifully. Thank you for the chance to win the stencil as well!

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  28. What a cool project. That will surely be a keepsake for a long time. Your work is beautiful!

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  29. I love the Winter Wonderland box!!

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  30. You are so talented, thank you so much for sharing that talent with us.

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  31. What an awesome job with the stencils on your beautiful shadow box. The stencilling really makes it perfect...TFS

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  32. I can't get over that the harlequin stencil looks so good with xmas themes! Any way, you made it look great! A versatile one like that is must have.

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  33. Wonderful little scene. Love the stencil too. Thanks.

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  34. How beautiful!! Your stencil background adds the perfect touch! And I love the real light in your lantern!

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  35. That is the cutest thing ever! This would be such a fun project for my daughter and myself to do! Maybe thanksgiving weekend :)

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  36. Oh, this is adorable! So sweet, I love the idea to hide the lantern wire. The stenciling is gorgeous and the tree is beautiful, but I can't get over the lantern :)) I have to make one for each couple in my family... Can't wait!

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  37. How cute, Richele! Love the design, but especially that it lights up! It's going to look magical when the lights are dimmed!!

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  38. Oh wow Richele, another great configurations project, love this one. The papers are gorgeous and the stencil creates such a lovely background. Love the way you decorated the trees too and of course, the lantern is perfect! Thanks for the chance to win the stencil. Hugs, Anne x

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  39. Great project! I am all into the red and white this year! The two new stencils are so versatile - love the way you showcased it.

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  40. Oh my!!! I absolutely am in awe of this! I would love to create something wonderful like this for Xmas! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  41. What a beautiful piece of artwork!!!! Love it

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  42. Absolutely love this configurations box that you have made with the harlequin stencil and that lovely lantern. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  43. Great use of all the products, the lantern adds so much to the scene.

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  44. Love the bottle brush trees. The fade you did with the stencil looks great. Gives it a vintage feel.

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  45. You made this beautiful project look super easy! GORGEOUS! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  46. I love everything about this! Especially the trims on the trees. I need to make one of these for myself. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. My goodness ... I have a configurations box that's just screaming to be all glitzed up. Thanks for the ideas.

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  48. Richele, This is a gorgeous Box! I too love how you created the circle silhouette with the mask and stencil. Love all the distress glitter, as well. I am certain this is even more beautiful in person. Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway.

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  49. Oh what a great way to use them. I make boxes for Christmas gifts and now a new look. Thanks

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  50. If or should I say when I would make this I would love it so much I would not be able to give it away. It is gorgeous!

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  51. If or should I say when I would make this I would love it so much I would not be able to give it away. It is gorgeous!

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  52. This is absolutely fabulous! Loved with way you used the stencil and the light adds the finishing touch. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  53. Gorgeous box! Love the TH lamp and your design is perfect. Thank you for sharing!

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  54. What a fun project and great looking Christmastime decor for your home. Love it! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  55. This is sooooo cute, just love it.

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  56. Very clever the way you tucked that little lantern into this festive Christmas scene. These new layering stencils are wonderful for backgrounds such as this. I would love to win one. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  57. Love this! Just so gorgeous.

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  58. So sweet, the little lamp makes it look magical! I love the way you used a circle mask with the stencil , such great ideas you guys have come up with for using the layering stencils they are moving up to the top of my wish list x

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  59. First time I have seen anything like this. Thanks for sharing. Really enjoyed it.

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  60. WOW!!! LOVING your shadow Box!! Such a GREAT Idea!! I'd LOVE to try some of the stencils with glitter!! THANKS for sharing and for the chances to win!! Have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  61. I love the lantern...so sweet the way it sheds light on the deer....such a lovely piece, and Ilove the way you used the stencil. I just recently completed CC102 with Tim and discovered the joy of working with stencils. I'd love to win!

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  62. Love the gorgeous red and white with the green. Thank you for the chance to win. Harlequin is just so versatile. Loving the new additions to the layering stencils.

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  63. Love this little configurations box and the festive scene you created! I have a lantern and a couple of configurations laying around, so I am inspired! Thank you for a chance to win!

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  64. What a great shadow box! I can see a whole christmas tree with little scenes like this in it! Thanks for sharing!

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  65. Brilliant! Love all the red! The tutorial is fabulous too! Awesome scene here!

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