This idea was shared by the our dear stamping friend from PCMB and Two Peas , the late dear who moi. Sent to me by Lori on March 9, 2005. The directions are generic in order to accomodate various box sizes.
This simple box cover is constructed from heavy weight white cardstock. Begin with a 7" square to creating the lid. Scoring 1.25 inches in from other edge on all sides. Stamp as you desired. The tissue oval hole is made by using the tissue box as a template. To create the side of the lid cut one scoring seam on each corner and tape the short flap underneath the lid. The base wrap begins with 2- 5x11.5 pieces of cardstock. Wrap each piece on the outside of the box to create 2 side panels and to provide a seam allowance for taping underneath the other sheet's panel to connect all 4 panels together. Cut away excess and leave flat for stamping. Notes- some box panels on the same box are slightly different widths. This pattern does not cover the bottom of the box.
I layered blue distress ink to create a background for the falling snowflakes (CL Classic Christmas borders-new Hero Arts Winter catalogue). I consider the Three Snowy Trees stamps one on my very favorite HA stamps which I have enjoyed each year since 2000. I used liquid applique for the snow. Added lots of glitter on the snowy tree boughs.
I used 12 x12 gold metallic cardstock to make this votive box large enough to enjoy this collage stamp. I scored the paper in 4" blocks and cut away the corner squares all except for a tape allowance stripe broading each of the 4 panels by a 1/4 to 1/2 inch depending on the tape width. I stamped the image onto vellum with Nick Bantock's prussian blue dye ink and embossed in clear. I used metallic dabbers to paint the frame and embellished. The best part of all is I found a battery operated tealight candle-that flickers!...so this is safe around animals and children. This image is so beautiful on vellum-I need to go play more!