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9.17.2010

Paper Crafts Magazine Presents: The 12 Designers of Christmas Blog Hop


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.

Teri Anderson

Betsy Veldman

Latisha Yoast

Maren Benedict

Heidi Van Laar

Jessica Witty

Anabelle O’Malley

Kim Kesti

Sarah Martina Parker

Windy Robinson

Kimberly Crawford


Instructions
  1. Trim kraft cardstock to 8"x8", then score at 2" on all sides.
  2. Assemble box bottom and set aside.
  3. Trim patterned paper to 7"x7", then score at 1.5" on all sides.
  4. Assemble box top.
  5. Add ribbon treatment.
  6. Adhere berry spray.
  7. Stamp sentiment, then die cut tag and tie with twine.
Tips & Tricks
  • 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.

Supplies

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.

410 comments:

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Vanessa said...

Your box is amazing and I am so honored to be mentioned on your blog, Ashley! But I don't deserve this honor, I didn't create this pattern - only the gift bag pattern and the gingerbread man tag pattern is made by me. Again, your box is gorgeous, I love your work! Vanessa x

Benga said...

very elegant box! I love flock, really classy texture!

Chris Cross said...

Your box is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing your talent!

tape said...

This is just gorgeous, I love it!

Amy said...

Such an elegant gift box! Love it!

Karen said...

lovely, elegant projoect....

creative patti said...

As always super elegant!!! Congrats and keep it coming, thanks for all the details on how to make all your cards and projects.
pattig161@yahoo.com

craftymom205 said...

Love the box. Already have a copy of this mag. Haven't made it all the way through yet.

Angela said...

Your box is beautiful! I LOVE that flocked paper...thanks for sharing!

jennifer mitten said...

Wow - what a gorgeous box!

Diane said...

Beautiful.....love the colors and design!!! Would love to try and make one of these...thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

So elegant; just gorgeous!

mommyabbytommy said...

I love tutorials! And especially ones on how to make boxes. Your box is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

Luana said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the colors.TFS.

Samantha said...

I love the classic, classy look this has. And it seems "do-able", not too complicated. Thanks

Kelly said...

So pretty, Ashley! Love the flocked paper and little spray of berries.

Connie said...

Beautiful box! I love the brown and red- ohhhhhhh so pretty and definitely a color combination I will be using this year on my cards!

Yelowflower said...

very very nice...love the paper you used.

andie said...

i LOVE this box! it's so elegant feeling, but that tag gives it just the right combination of vintage with the style of those letters. gorgeous! xoxo andie...

Susie said...

Very classy and beautiful box. You always know how to add such lovely embellishments.

Alyssa B said...

Beautiful card! And a great giveaway!

Bonnie said...

The paper you picked is amazing. Makes a very elegant and beautiful box.

Sue Ann said...

OH MY this box is AMAZING and the flocked PP is just perfect. This is top style all the way ...... this one is for sure bookmarked for me.

Amber said...

This is beautiful!!

Marcie S. said...

So lovely! Very elegant and pretty!

Barbara said...

Your box is so pretty with the flocked paper. What a wonderful gift.

Ellie A. said...

Oh the flock on that paper is so beautiful. Love it.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your gift box is absolutely beautiful! I love the elegant patterned paper and the sprig of holly!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Sooooooo elegant! I just LOVE it!

Kristin said...

So pretty and simple!

Shanon said...

Gorgeous and sophisticated box! I love it.

Scrappywonder said...

LOVE the box, so rich & traditional! TFS, R ;)

Jenny McGee said...

Your box is so pretty and festive. Great colors too. Thanks for sharing.

Janet L. said...

Such a pretty elegant gift box, Ashley. I really like it.

smahrty said...

beautiful box! Thanks for the tips too.

Catherine Doucette said...

Ashley~ just beautiful!!

Christina said...

So gorgeous and elegant! I love the big bow dressed with berries!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty box. Love the paper and the cute tag. :o)

Cheryl said...

So pretty! Just the box would be a a gift, but I could definitely see that holding the kinds of thing I like to get for my sister--jewelry or pampering products.

artfulwhimsies said...

thats an elegant box!!! and so pretty~

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh you make this look so easy!!!
Love your elegant style!

Jennie said...

What an elegant box and just hte perfect bit of holly!

Liz said...

Your box is so elegant! I love the large bow and berries tucked in!

Migdalia Roman said...

Super Chick!!!! or Shick!!!!! whatever.. extremely elegant!!!

stamp500 said...

I would love to drool over this publication.

Pam said...

Gorgeous! Very sophisticated!

Hannah said...

That box is just so elegant- the holly berries and the large bow add just the right touch!

saday said...

Very elegant box. Some Godiva chocolates would be a nice addition to the box...yummy!

Dru said...

This is so beautiful and elegant!

Kelly Boettcher said...

WOW! This is so elegant!

Karen said...

I love the richness and elegance of this box. Perfect for that little something from Tiffany's right?

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Oh my, this is so gorgeous and elegant! It's beautiful! WOW!

Jamie said...

This is a fabulous box!!

judybob3 said...

This is so gorgeous!! Thanks!

cyndel2112 said...

beautiful!

Legojenta said...

Beautiful box! Thanks for sharing =)

catnap said...

The flocked patterned paper with the big satin bow gives your box a really elegant look. Love it.

Pamm said...

Your work, as always, is soooo elegant! And I also loved your blog for bobbies card! Elegant and ca-ute!

scarthur said...

This is gorgeous! Love all of the little touches that make the box simply stunning!

kathy e said...

Love your box--it's absolutely stunning!

Ally said...

Such an elegant little box! The berry sprig is just the right touch!

Belinda said...

Wow, absolutely stunning! Love the berry sprig on top!

ArlaMo said...

Gorgeous box! Love the elegance of the flocked paper. Thanks for the chance.

Jan Garber said...

This is the answer when you have a small but very special gift! I lvoe it! I plan to make several just to keep around this holiday!

Agata said...

So very elegant! Love the colors, the paper and embellishments!

Kalyber said...

wow is that beautiful, so elegant. and the floral spray is the perfect touch

DonnaSue said...

Gor-ge-ous box!! Love it!

{VICKI} said...

Very Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Wow, this box is so elegant & classy! Love your work, Ashley!

Stephanie Smith said...

Love the elegent look of this box.

Lillian Child said...

I've never tried the flocked papers before, but this is so gorgeous and the red berries on top really add to the overall festive feel ... fabulous project!

Nancy L. said...

Really pretty!!

Michele said...

Elegant - very nice!

MelissaS said...

fabulous - I LOVE the flocked paper and your gorgeous ribbon :)

Tammy said...

So elegant...beautiful!

Fifi said...

Your box is so classy and elegant, the paper is really lovely

Carol said...

Fabulous box. Love the color!

Ronnie said...

This is such a beautiful box!

sharon g said...

I love how you used different paper for the bottom and top. And I like that the floral spray has a contrasting color-RED. It really makes it pop. Great job.

Kathleen said...

This box is so elegant. Gorgeous. NOTE TO SELF: Get flocked paper.

tlgirl353 said...

Stunning! Should I send you my home address? LOL

Rachel said...

This box is so beautiful and elegant. That flocked paper is awesome! I would LOVE a copy of the new Holiday Cards and More to get the wonderful inspiration I need for my holiday cards. Thanks for the chance to win!
~Rachel in Sacramento

Latisha said...

Ashley,
Your gift box is so stunning, and that beautiful ribbon and ivy give it that extra special touch :)
hugs
latisha

lenainwonderland said...

That is just gorgeous! SO elegant...LOVE

Nancy B said...

Your gift box is absolutely elegant! Loving all the inspiration.

Kim said...

Very elegant! It needs something stunning and shiney inside! Perhaps if I make one and leave for my husband to fill??

Beth said...

Gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Beautifully elegant box!!

crittercrafts said...

I love the elegant box.

Helen F. said...

Oh My! Ashley, this gift box is so beautiful~you wouldn't even have to put anything inside if you gave it to me :o)

Romaine said...

This is beautiful and classy!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful!!!

Renee said...

So elegant! Don't you just love the brown, cream and red color combo? It's one of my favorites and I use it a lot, you did a fabulous job!

Bobbi-Lynn said...

Love this!! It is so gorgeous, you have inspired me!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

So elegant! Love it!

Vicki
vwizniuk at pris dot ca

debm said...

Absolutely gorgeous and very elegant!!!

Debbie said...

Your box is gorgeous! The colors are so rich and love the big bow!

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

I've always loved brown in Christmas decor. It's just so pretty!

Anja said...

this box is so beautifil! I love the big bow and the color combination

CindyP said...

Such a simple box to make, but what an elegant look! Beautiful!

Pat said...

Such an elegant looking gift box!

silvia said...

Beautiful gift box!!

Kelly Shea said...

What a gorgeous box! Thanks for sharing!

Glenda said...

Absolutely stunning! Great work!

Kelly Sas said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for giving the link to the template and your tips and tricks.

Rhiannon said...

stunning! love the holly berries...so festive and beautiful!

marianne-g said...

Lovely box and great instructions. Thanks.

Julia said...

Gorgeous!! Can't wait to try to make one for myself (and others, of course)!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Lovely box!

ChocolateDrop said...

How elegant...! Love it!

ChocolateDrop said...

How elegant...! Love it!

Toni G. said...

Oh Ashley, this is so elegant! I would love to have a bunch of these under my tree (I just wouldn't let anyone open them, hehe). Thanks for sharing.

see mary stamp said...

Your box is lovely.

gkwright said...

This box is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

carpediem said...

Such a gorgeous and elegant box! thanks for sharing! laura j

stlbarb said...

what an elegant box! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sarah said...

I adore the brown, cream, and red color combination. And the idea of using flocked paper for a gift box? Fabulous!

naturecoastcrafter said...

I really LOVE giving gifts in elegant packages--this is a beautiful presentation. Another idea for me.

Jaclyn Miller said...

Absolutely stunning pairing of colors and elements.

Lorraine said...

Your box is so lovely & elegant looking!

Tamara said...

What an elegant way to present a gift!

cheryl (clee') said...

Just lovely! I love the non-traditional colors.

Cristina said...

Gorgeous! But of course. Love that rich brown damask and your big ivory bow. Psyched that you were one of the participating designers in this!

Happy Stamper Bev said...

your box is ultra sophisticated...I love it and I especially love your directions and supply list..it is so great not to have to guess what the sizes are and how to do something...Thank you so muchfor sharing!!!

JulieHRR (Her Royal Rubberness) said...

.........THUD!!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very elegant looking! Thanks for sharing.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

This box is stunning! You always amaze me with your simple yet elegant designs. Love it!

Marla said...

This is beyond gorgeous! Love the patterned paper you used, and thanks for the tips!

melissa.flieg said...

Beautiful box. Love the brown flurish paper.

Harriet Skelly said...

Your box is elegant and gorgeous!

Jessica said...

What a lovely box! Very elegant! TFS

Erika M. said...

Your box is amazing - totally loving the fabulous blog hop!

Becky Dunham said...

I think this is the most beautiful "paper box" I have ever seen. I can't wait to try it with some of my favorite fancy papers! Thanks for sharing!

TracyJ said...

So elegant and gorgeous. Love the colors!

NancyK said...

A stunning and elegant gift bos - the contents would be the icing on the cake!

QC said...

Gorgeous. Your work is *so* stunning, I just oooh and aaaah every time I see something you've done!

Denise said...

Your gift box is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for the directions to make it!!! So appreciate it :)

Kelly Massman said...

Oh, your box is so elegant!

Nicky Hsu said...

Beautiful. I think I found my favor box for this year's party. Elegant and stunning. You are Queen of embellishment. Love it.

Emily Keaton said...

Such elegant gift packaging!!

Beth M said...

Oh this box is just beautiful! I love the designer paper on the top with the great ribbon and berries - perfection!

AHadley said...

So classy and elegant, I love your style!

Anne said...

Such a beautiful Christmas gift box. Thanks for the instructions!

Emily Branch said...

super beautiful box!! I love the design!!

Manhattan Mandie said...

What a beautiful box!!! I would love to give something so beautiful!

Meda said...

Wow! You really inspired me with this box.
Not that I don't know how to make one, but the colors, the damask pattern, cream base and red berries...i have all of these in my stash and what great Christmas gifts they could make, probably paired by a matching card.

Jennifer K said...

The brown damask is simply stunning!

Georgette S said...

Such a pretty and elegant box, look forward to making one for the teachers.

apron girls said...

I love your box with the damask flocked paper. It's so elegant. Great project.

Kristy said...

The box looks really elegant. It could be used at anytime Like that.

R said...

Just exquisite!

karahoward said...

Never know what to do with such wonderful paper - now I know! I love how you always give instructions. I'm sure it takes a little more time for you, but it makes it so much easier (and actually attainable) for us. Thanks!!

Cassie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
The embellishments and ribbon are perfection!!
=)

foursenuff said...

Love the box!!!

syrant said...

What a great and classic look. I love it!

Michelle said...

Just gorgeous!!

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful box!

fran h said...

Ashley
your box is just gorgeous!
I love the pattern paper you used it is simple but elegant.

Fran Heupel

Christi Snow said...

This is so gorgeous and elegant! I just love your style! smiles...

Frozenstamper said...

Great box! Love the papers and your berries!

Dee Tollaksen said...

Love the elegant style!

Kimba's Kreations said...

AWESOME BOX!!! So pretty!

Manasa said...

So elegant and what gorgeous colours !

Lin said...

Oh, this is so elegant! So far on this hop, I'm wanting to try everything :) Better start now, huh? Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

gberry14 said...

This box is so elegant!! A beautiful gift just by itself! Leesa Berry

Erica Hettwer said...

Gorgeous box! I love how elegant it looks!

Linda Beeson said...

The brown pattern for the box top is just plain amazing! How elegant.

onecraftymama said...

I just love all the texture jumping off the screen - I definitely have to try this with some flocked paper. Thanks for the chance to win!

Gina said...

your box is so classy. I love it!!

ntsisterz said...

So easy to remember the pattern formula for the box. The flocked paper adds elegance and beauty to the overall design!

Crestajune said...

So beautiful and elegant. Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie said...

How elegant! My MIL would love to get a gift in this box and so would I. Thanks for the inspiration !

KellyG said...

So elegant, love how you used the flocked paper!

NLR said...

This box is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Scrapbookdoll said...

Love your beautifull box

Angela said...

What an elegant box! Thanks for a chance to win some X'mas goodies.

Angela said...

What an elegant box! Thanks for a chance to win some X'mas goodies.

Lisa Condreay said...

Beautiful little box. Very classy look.

AGohl said...

Beautiful box! I really like the colors and patterns you used. They work perfectly together!

Amanda M said...

This box is such a classy little thing. I love it, and thanks so much for sharing!

Angela Fehr said...

Love the box and the cute little tag!

Meghann said...

Such a classy box! Thanks for the link to the template. That will surely come in handy!

Fiorella said...

So elegant! The inside gift will be more precious.

Anne Marie Gross said...

Such an elegant box! Thank you for sharing this lovely idea!

Jana said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Jeni said...

What a beautiful box! I love the sprig of berries tucked in the ribbon.

Madcap Frenzy (Morgaine to others) said...

This is so classy! I love it!

pcrusberg said...

What an elegent box. The ribbon is gorgeous. Thanks!

Tammy said...

Love this classy and elegant box! Thanks for sharing with us all!

mahuntington said...

Oh my, what a beautiful box. It's so elegant and too pretty to open.
Mary Ann

Geri said...

Your design is soooo elegant! What a nice gift this would make.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Stunning, as always so classy and elegant.

Beth said...

What a delightful project. I absolutely LOVE all of the Paper Crafts magazines--can't wait to buy this holiday issue!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Wow, Ashley! This box is incredibly elegant and perfect! Love it!

Anita Christine said...

great job..... so cute :)

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mtscrapgal said...

The box is so rich, classy and lucious, Ashley. As always you make such beautiful things for us. Thanks for a chance to win the great book.

Marionment said...

What a beautiful and classy box. Love it!!

NatQuebec said...

it's a wonderful box !

Jessica Wekenman said...

Wow! Your package is absolutely gorgeous! If I made that, I don't think I'd be able to give it away!

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