Nail File Boxes - Santa's Workshop

Nail File Boxes featuring Santa’s Workshop by Stampin’ Up – 2018 Holiday Catalog

By PaperedChef, September 29, 2018

Nail File Boxes - Santa's Workshop



Cut a 6” by 3.5” piece of the Santa’s Workshop designer series paper for the longer nail file or a 6.5” by 3.5” dsp for the shorter nail file. Score at 1”, 1.25”, 2.25”, 2.5” and then fold along the score lines. Use the 3/4″ Circle Punch to punch a half circle in the front of the box. Cut a 3 5/8” by 1” piece of dsp to use for the belly band. Fold it around the box but don’t score it so that you can slip it onto the place you want it, depending upon your embellishments. Use rolling adhesive to secure the box and band and glue to secure the bottom of the box. In the video, I show how I use mini clamps for holding the bottom of the boxes together while they dry. Tie a 10″ piece of Baker’s Twine into a bow. Stamp the embellishments from the Candy Cane Season stamp set. Add other embellishments using foam adhesives. Most of the embellishments for this project were cut out using the Brother ScanNCut. See Cutting out Patterned Paper using the Brother ScanNCut – Santa’s Workshop by Stampin’ Up!

Nail File Boxes featuring Santa's Workshop

Product List: 

Santa's Workshop 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper

Signs Of Santa Photopolymer Stamp Set

Candy Cane Season Photopolymer Bundle

Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad

Crushed Curry Baker's Twine

Twine Baker's Whisper White

Stampin' Dimensionals

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

3/4" Circle Punch

Stampin' Trimmer

Check out my ScanNCut courses

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  1. Helen says:

    Awesome. I’ll be making a bunch of these for the ladies in my card playing group.

  2. Rhonda says:

    Where did you get your files?

  3. PaperedChef says:

    Thanks Helen, I know they will love the personal gifts because these are very useful.
    Rhonda, I get the nail files at all kinds of stores but I think the best deal is to buy them by the bag at Big Lots. At most, they should only be $1 each if you get them at a Five and Below store, Dollar Tree or other store. You can find them at beauty supply stores too. Because I have been making these for many years, I am always on the lookout for them year-round.

  4. Barbara Comfort says:

    Nice change of pace. Do they hold more than one or is there a way to make them wider to hold a clue, however, one is nice. I will have to see what Christmas paper I have to use on these. Nice work!

  5. PaperedChef says:

    Hi Barbara, yes, you can make them wider. I would add a quarter inch on each side for each extra nail file. If you make the boxes too think, you wouldn’t be able to “pinch” the bottom shut but it would still work. Thanks for your comment.

  6. Vicky Griffith says:

    Love these. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Melanie says:

    Papere chef,Want to try this.What is the name of the scoring/cutting machine you use?

  8. Papered Chef says:

    Melanie, I just saw your question. Missed it before. I use the Stampin’ Trimmer and it scores too. Here is the link to my store where you can get it.

  9. Roberta Lopez says:

    Can I ask how much you charge for these at your craft show? I have such a difficult time pricing things. I want to try these for a craft show this fall. I needed something new to try.
    Thank you

  10. Papered Chef says:

    I would charge $3 typically for these. It depends on how much you are purchasing your supplies for, your table cost, etc. No less than $2 and no more than $4.

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