Hello there Peeps! Well I’m happy to say that the holiday season is upon us. Sadly that also means that winter is upon us. There is one way to combat the elements and that is with a winter survival box filled with essential supplies to get you through. For today’s project I’m turning that idea into a present by tucking all the supplies into a handcrafted gift box using the Carousel Christmas paper collection. Another great thing about this project is I’m re-purposing a box from the recycling bin hooray!!!
I think this combination of pinks and greens is shabby…but updated and fresh.
I’ve piled on the fussy cut images to create a nice full arrangement. Adding the layers with spacers helps to keep it from looking busy.
Painted and glittered chipboard snowflakes really adds a lovely texture and great detail.
Santa’s hat was glammed up with Sugar Glitter Paste…because glitter makes everything better : )
The sides and back are finished with the patterned papers.
Now it’s time to fill up the box. I’m adding tissues, sunblock, hand sanitizer, and a hydrating lip balm. This is a great gift for teachers or local postal peeps. I’ve created survival packs for the woman who directs traffic at the school during drop off and pick up times and she really appreciated the supplies. You could also fill the box with baked treats, a small gift, or gift card.
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G
BoBunny Supplies:Patterned Paper: Carousel Christmas- Magic,Noel, Floral, WonderDouble Dot: Sweet Pear VintageLaser Cut Chipboard: SnowflakesDies: MandalaBoBunny Glitter Paste: Sugar
Happy Sunday Paper Peeps! Today I’m sharing the second project that was created especially to be featured in CardMaker Magazine special Happy Holidays Edition. They requested a home decor item, a card and a gift box. I’ll bet you can guess what coming up in the next post lol. Anyhoo I’m using the beautiful patterned papers from Canvas Corp Brands Farmhouse Christmas along with ribbon trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and flowers from Petaloo.
You can see how this box coordinates with the canvas frame from the previous post. I used the Farmhouse Christmas Tags as a large label for the front and attached it by adding 4 silver eyelets to the corners and running twine through.
Still working from the Tags sheet I clipped out the snowflakes circles and added them to metal rimmed mailing tags and hung them on the ribbon handle with ball chain.
Lovely flowers from Petaloo to match the not so traditional colors of my canvas project. They are covering the top of the velcro closure to keep the contents of the box securely inside.
The inside of the box was finished with Black & Kraft Ribbon Stripe patterned paper. You can see on the lid how the ribbon handle is attached with eyelets to keep the ribbon from pulling through the paper.
This is a more personal way to present a gift card. I measured and there’s plenty of room inside for a small treat as well. Maybe a small wrapped cookie or tiny seasonal chocolates???
I’ve created a template for this box and you can find it as well as a complete supplies list in the special Happy Holidays Edition of CardMaker Magazine on craft store shelves now. I am told by my local peeps that you can also find it at Target and Meijer. Or wherever special interest publications are sold.
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G