Friday, November 11, 2016


As promised, this post has the directions for completing the Christmas Cookie Cutter Apron Box. I made this box as my 3D swap in Atlanta. It looks a lot harder than it actually is, so don't be scared to try it!  Here's pictures of the box and the written tutorial is at the end of this post:

I used the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set and the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. I purchased the miniature cookie cutters online. This would make a very cute Christmas gift.

The box is 6 3/4" high and 4" wide. It does involve some fussy-cutting - say what? I'm sure you expected no less from me!

The box is only 1" wide. It will fit about 3 or 4 of the larger cookie cutters if you happen to have those on hand instead of the miniature ones. 

Cute, yes? And here's a sneak peek of the 3D made by Cindy Brumbaugh ( We loved each other's 3Ds and when we were all asked to trade with someone, I turned around and there was Cindy! So exciting! I'll be featuring her 3D on my blog early next week.


Here's the list of supplies and general directions:

Candy Cane Christmas stamp set #142040
Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper #141981
Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Real ed 3/4" Stitched Ribbon #141984
Real Red Cardstock (1 1/4" sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" for box and circle)
Whisper White Cardstock (piece approximately 3" x 3" for sentiment
Miniature Cookie Cutters (approximately 5 or 6)
Cellophane Bag to hold miniature cookie cutters
Real Red ink
Hole punch
Dimensionals (pop-dots)
Scoring Tool
Stampin' Up! Trimmer

  •  Cut your sheet of Real Red cardstock (CS) to 7 3/4" x 11". 
  • Using your scoring tool or trimmer, with the paper in the landscape position, score at 1", 5", 6" and 10".
  • Turn the CS clockwise one turn. Score at 4 1/4", but only to the 1" score line.
  • Turn the paper clockwise again and score at 3 1/2", but only down to the 6" score line. Then score at 6 3/4" all the way down.
  • Here's what your paper should look like:

  • Cut the areas out as indicated in the picture below and fold on the score lines.

  • Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) 6 3/4" by 4". Place one on the front (as shown below) and one on the back.  

  • Cut another piece of DSP 6" by 3 1/4". Turn the box over and apply it as shown below.

  • Place tear tape or Fast Fuse on the box as shown. That's all the tape you'll need to make the box. 

Put the box together as shown:

  • To make the apron top, I took a piece of red cardstock (use the one you cut off above) 2 3/4" x 4". I used the oval thinlit from Delicate Ornament Thinlits to make this shape. You can also use the Layering Oval thinlits, or anything having a similar shape.
  • Mark the middle of the cardstock piece (see below) and place the thinlit in the desired spot.
  • With a pencil, mark the lines to be cut. 

  • Cut as shown below:

  • Place the template on the completed box and cut through all layers with your scissors.

  • To finish the box, punch two holes in the top for the ribbon (see above completed pictures). 
  • Knot the ribbon at each end on the back side of the box.
  • Cut a 2 1/2" scalloped circle from the Real Red CS.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the piece of Whisper White CS and adhere to the red scalloped circle.
  • Fussy-cut one mitten, gingerbread man, and star from the DSP and adhere to the circle.
  • Adhere the completed circle to the front of the box with dimensionals.
  • Fill the cellophane bag with miniature cookie cookies, tie a ribbon to close, and place in the box.
  • Voila! You're done.

I also made a video on how to construct this apron box. If you have trouble with the written directions, let me know. I will be uploading a video to YouTube within the next few days and I can send you the link. 

I hope you enjoyed todays very long post! Most of the supplies are available in my online store!

Happy Stamping!


  1. Oh Sandy! This is adorable! Thank you so much for the detailed instructions!

  2. Awesome Apron Box. Wish I'd had this template when I made my display board cards for Vancouver OnStage. Would have worked well for my tool apron. Thanks for sharing Sandy.

  3. Adorable! Did you say you had a video on making it? Could I get the link please? Thanks

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