Hey there! Happy Friday to you all and welcome. Today, I'm participating in Paper Crafts magazine's 12 Designer's of Christmas Blog Hop. I worked on the Holiday Cards & More, Vol. 5 issue mostly last year. I find it easier to create during the holiday season. Knowing that Paper Crafts will have special holiday issues and calls, I plan ahead and save projects specifically for thematic submissions. Holiday projects are really fun to create because it is the time of year when family and friends reunite and fellowship. Creating projects that portray loving thoughts is such a fulfilling past time. For this issue, I had fun selecting unique color combinations and holiday packaging. Cards are a major element of the holiday season; however, gift giving is a really close second. So, finding creative ways to package special gifts makes the entire experience just a tad more special for the recipient.
The Holiday Cards & More issue is amazing. You definitely will be inspired to create fabulous holiday cards, gift bags, tags, boxes, and more for all of your loved ones. From simple to intricate designs, there is something creative that shall inspire everyone in this issue. If you have not already picked up a copy of this issue, you can order it here.
Today, I'm sharing a special gift box made for this hop. I used Leslie Webster's template to create this gift box. It is a super easy pattern that any crafter can use to make one or multiple gift boxes. Fill boxes with special food treats, jewelry, or cute hair accessories. Make sure you check out the pattern here.
Don't forget to stop by the other designers in this hop. They also have special projects to share that will inspire you beyond belief. Additionally, you will have 14 chances to win a holiday collection package by leaving comments on all 12 designers' blogs, plus on the Paper Crafts Connections and Moxie Fab World blogs. All comments must be posted by Sunday, September 19 at 12:00 AM MDT. The grand prize winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 21 on the Paper Crafts Connection blog.
But, wait...there's more! One person who comments on my blog will win an issue of Holiday Cards & More! I'll share the winner (by random selection) on Tuesday, September 21.
- Trim kraft cardstock to 8"x8", then score at 2" on all sides.
- Assemble box bottom and set aside.
- Trim patterned paper to 7"x7", then score at 1.5" on all sides.
- Assemble box top.
- Add ribbon treatment.
- Adhere berry spray.
- Stamp sentiment, then die cut tag and tie with twine.
- Flocked Patterned Paper is perfect for gift packaging. The texture on the paper will be appreciated by the recipient and it shows very well. Give it a try!
- Floral Sprays are perfect ways to embellish projects, from cards to altered items. Check some artificial sprays at your local craft store and simply trim the stems.
Stamps :: Waltzingmouse Stamps - very vintage christmas
Ink :: Papertrey Ink - vintage cream
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - pure poppy, kraft
Patterned Paper :: Kaisercraft - tis the season collection (reindeer specialty paper)
Embellishments :: May Arts - ivory silk ribbon, twine; Michaels - berry spray
Tools :: Spellbinders - S3-148 tags trio, wizard; Scor-Pal - scoring tool
Box Size :: 4"L x 4"W x 2"D
Thanks so very much for stopping by today and for your comments. Please know you are appreciated! Good luck and have a great weekend.