header.gif (12,818 bytes)

11.18.2010

Holiday Hoppin' Blog Hop



Welcome to the first day of the Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Holiday Hoppin’ Blog Hop! Spellbinders, along with their Cross Promotional Partners are showcasing their newest products just in time for your Holiday crafting and gift giving. Lots of creative ideas are in store, as well as prizes galore! Each participating company has generously donated towards the prize package listed on the Spellbinders Blog. A total of two identical prize packages, one for each day, November 18 and 19 will be given away! To enter, just leave a comment on a participating blog! Comments in the first 48 hours of the post are eligible. One commenter each day will be randomly selected as the winner. Winners will be announced on November 22, on the Spellbinders Blog!

Be sure to see all of tomorrow’s Holiday Hoppin’ blogs for inspiring projects and another chance to win!




Today, I am sharing a custom gift box using LF-126 Grand Classic Squares die templates. I used the squares to create a base for the box and also a lift-up lid. I also showed how the die templates can be used as a mat on the same project by die cutting a smaller grand classic square die template from patterned paper and stitching it on the box lid.


Here is a view of the box being opened. Check out those gold goodies!


Here is a view of the box from the side. Adding the square die templates creates the traditional chocolate box look.

View an interactive version here on YouTube or below.




Simply leave a comment on my blog to be eligible to win the Spellbinders Holiday Hoppin’ Prize Package! One winner will be chosen from all the comments on all the blogs participating today. Comments made in the first 48 hours of this post will be eligible to win. Winner’s names will be published on the Spellbinders Blog on November 22, and they will have 48 hours to reply to Spellbinders to claim the prizes.

Instructions
  1. Trim brown cardstock to 8.5" x 8.5", then score at 1-5/8" on all four sides. (Tip: When creating a box base, you may score on all sides at any height to determine the depth of your box, so less inches = shallow box and more inches = deeper box)
  2. Cut one of the short scored lines (1-5/8") on all four sides, then assemble box base. (Tip: Cutting one of the scored lines allows you to fold the box in and assemble)
  3. Die cut two squares from brown cardstock. Adhere one square die cut to the bottom of the box base.
  4. Die cut another smaller square from patterned paper, then stitch to other brown die cut square.
  5. Add twill tape and crochet ribbon.
  6. Die cut leaf, add stitching, then adhere to square. Add berry spray and button to ribbon knot.
  7. Die cut oval from patterned paper. Stamp border and sentiment, then pop off square die cut.
  8. Add buttons to embellish.
  9. Trim 5" x 1.5" brown cardstock strip, then score down the center. Adhere one side of the strip to the inside of the box, then adhere the other side to the square die cut (inside). This creates the joint for the box lid.
Supplies

Tools :: Spellbinders - LF-126 grand squares (die #3, #5), S4-112 classic ovals SM (die #5), S4-228 nested maple leaves (die #2), GC-001 grand calibur; Janome Sew Mini - sewing machine
Stamps :: Waltzingmouse Stamps - say it with style; Stamping Scrapping - beaded ovals
Embellishments :: Graphic 45 - crochet ribbon; May Arts - twine; Craft Supply - twill tape, thread; Heather Bailey - felt; Papertrey Ink - buttons; Michaels - berry spray
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - dark chocolate
Patterned Paper :: Kaisercraft - Dandy from Peach Keen collection
Ink :: Tsukineko - VersaFine vintage sepia; Ranger - tea dye
Adhesive :: 3L - foam adhesive

Thanks for hopping by! Take care and don't forget to check out the hop tomorrow...there will be more designers hopping!

799 comments:

1 – 200 of 799   Newer›   Newest»
~Lori Roop (loree2000 SCS) said...

I love this Ashley! Beautiful work!!

Maya said...

Such a wonderful giftbox!
Hugs from Maya

nicoleqmullen said...

Wow, I love this!

VictoriasCreativeCrafts said...

WOW so delicate!!. Lovethe stitching. The colors are very pretty. GREAT JOB!!!

Gina said...

Ashley, my Anniversary is on Saturday as well, I love this . . . very Fallish!!! :)

Rochelle "RoSolow" Washington said...

I am in LOVE with the gift box...crafting in 5,4,3...

lynneatw said...

I love your project.

Deneen said...

Beautiful box, love the stitching!

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous! and so useful too.

ruth said...

That is beautiful! I think I may try to make one of those boxes today. :) Thank you so much for the instructions!

Lisette Morris said...

What a Lovely gift box. Beautiful!

Teri said...

Great job! What a wonderful gift.

Carol said...

WOW ... this is such a creative project ... the colors and embellishments are so rich looking. A lovely gift idea for many different occasions. Thanx for sharing your beautiful work.

Carol

Jan said...

Gorgeous gift box!

denise said...

What a great box! It sure looked like a card, it has so many details!

Eli said...

Simply beautiful :) I really like the box.

Erika said...

Stunning! Love your box. The stitching is fabulous. Love the buttons.

Karen Taylor said...

Stunning...as always! Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Meda said...

Your project looks fantastic! I can't wait to go see what the other designers have created.

judybob3 said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! :)

Sherry said...

Oh this is too cool thanks so much for sharing with us

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Beautiful Gift box:)

Wendy said...

Beautiful gift idea! I'm sure anyone would be amazed to hear that you created that from just paper!

GuikemaM said...

Love the box. What a great idea.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous gift box! Such wonderful details! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

Thanks for the instructions on your box. Beautiful.

Tanya said...

This is beautiful! Thank you so much for another wonderful video, please keep them coming!!

Jana said...

Beautiful. I am having a problem following the directions though. I'll take another look later and see if I can figure it out.

Cathie w said...

so pretty and eleagant


cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Wendy said...

Love, love, love this!!!! The colors are so rich and elegant! Great job!

Tinemor said...

Ohh... it just gorgeous!! Love all about it! Very nice DP..

naturecoastcrafter said...

I am really getting hyped up for the holidays now. I want to get busy stamping and creating. Your box put me over the top, I think. So beautiful.

Patty Williams said...

Omgosh..this is beyond beautiful ! I can see so many things in that beautiful box !

quiltindiva said...

I LOVE it! I thought it was the most beautiful card until I scrolled down and saw that it was a box! It is adorable.

Lindy said...

wonderful box! Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration!!

Liz in MO said...

Absolutely gorgeous~ love, love, love this. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Chookarooni said...

love this box - what creativity - would love to win!

Debby said...

OH my. This is wonderful. I love the colors you used. This is another project I am going to have to try.

Scrap Vamp said...

An amazing project! That box is gorgeous and I love all the details you put into it, like the stitching, buttons, and lace trim!

Vonnie said...

very nice!

hwrber3333 said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Barb A. said...

Awesome! Loved the box (and the contents lol).

Mary G. said...

This is just SO pretty! Love the 'homey' feel of it! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

ckmom78 said...

Gorgeous box..love it!!

Primitive Seasons said...

This is a fantastic project and so adaptable to any occasion. Just love it. It's a must try!

Mary

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous box. Thanks for the tutorial.

Karen said...

I love how simple yet elegant this card is! Love the colors AND design! Thanks for sharing!

Deanna & Robert said...

How very pretty--you are gooood! Thanks for sharing.

Sandy Knecht said...

Nice project and great gift ideas!

Michele said...

Very cool.

Belinda said...

So pretty! Love the simple elegance of the box!

Paper Bagley said...

Perfect gift for that person that has it all! Thanks, Tootsie

Sue said...

What a wonderful gift box

Natalie said...

Beautiful box! I can see the grand's are going to be a must have for me!! thanks for sharing your idea!

Lauren said...

Such a wonderful gift!

Lauren

Bonita said...

What a stunning box cover. Very beautiful. Thanks

Debra Pate said...

Your box looks fabulous!!!! I love everything about it. The buttons give it that extra festive look.

http://debrapate.blogspot.com

melminor said...

So gorgeous! I love making and altering boxes!

stlbarb said...

gorgeous.gorgeous.gorgeous.

Marion said...

This is a beautiful gift box. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Cheryl Valadez said...

Absolutely stunning! A wonderful gift for someone special!

sucor said...

Such a beautiful gift box! Thank you for sharing your tutorial. I'd love to try one!

craftysam said...

Fantastic gift box!

MA said...

Delicious! Love the colors. What a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

NormaJ said...

What a lovely keepsake, your box is.
Beautifully done and decorated too.

naneruth said...

A very cool box.

Nancy said...

WOW!! I am lost for words....well almost! Beautiful box! I will be using your recipe for this box in the future. Thank you for sharing!

Giovana said...

Ashley, this is awesome! The box is fantastic.

Stephanie said...

Love your design on the lid of the box...very pretty!

t_lockhart5 said...

Wow. Simply stunning box. I love all the details. Thanks so much for sharing the idea and the instructions. Tina L
stamper301@yahoo.com

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

This is beautiful! So elegant, I love it!

Cristina said...

Ashley, this is gorgeous!

Grandepuce said...

I love making boxes - thanks for sharing this beautiful box with us!

Davi said...

What a beautiful decorated lid. The rich colors and and embellies look awesome together!

Donna said...

That is darling!

Alice said...

OOOOOOOOOO! Absolutely LOVE that anniversary candy box -- wish I would have seen this BEFORE that 50th anniversary celebration I went to and struggled so to think of a gift idea! THANKS for sharing. I'll definitely be using this one.

Leigh M said...

What a great gift idea. Love it!

ona_i_ja said...

Ashley, your work is stunning.
Hugs from Poland
Agnieszka

Jenny Ward said...

This is so lovely and elegant! Beautifully crafted! Thanks for sharing!

Ara said...

Love that box, oh, and the candy that's inside yum!!! ;) Great work!!

paperpapier said...

totally awesome...!! The box look so pretty and elegant.

Janet said...

Great gift box love it !

creative patti said...

Beautiful as always.

Elaine A said...

What a gorgeous project Ashley! It is so beautiful, I love it!! And what a great idea for a gift.

Elaine Allen

Teresa said...

Gorgeous box.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just adore you're videos and this box is just too dreamy! Love it!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous gift box.

Liz said...

Beautiful box. So elegant.

Ellie A. said...

Jaw on the floor that box is AMAZING.. love it!

Adrienne said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!!!! I enjoy your creativity and LOVE Spellbinder's Nestabilities. Thanks.

The Bug said...

Lovely gift box! Thanks so much for the video too Great job. Thanks so much for sharing today! Hugs, Wini
wini@looneybugdesigns.com

klaston said...

What a beautiful box. Will have to try to make one. thanks!

Margarita Ybarra said...

your box is so beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Lesley from WI said...

Gorgeous! It amazes me how beautiful everyones projects are.

gale.sewell said...

what a beautiful anniversary card. I also like the other projects that you have on the blog (from previous days). You have used several of the spellbinder items they are really cute. Thanks for sharing.
Gale

shellybob said...

Awesome job. I just love the leaves and twill and colors!

Kay said...

Awesome project. Love the hinged top opening of this gift box.

Nancy said...

Beautiful box and there are all those great dies again, where have I been that I haven't noticed them before!

Shelley said...

great project! Love those types of things. Great for the last minute gift.

Cheri said...

OMGosh, Ashley! I just love that box. What a great gift idea.

Broni said...

This is so beautiful and elegant!

Traci M said...

This is so charming with the warm rich tones and added buttons and embellishments, a beautiful gift presentation piece!

NickelNook said...

Your box is so beautiful! I really love the stitching on it! The video was fun too!...Nancy :o)

Miesje said...

What a great project - I love it!

snowbear said...

What a cute box idea!!! thanks for sharing.

Kevin & Cindy said...

Wow you did a beautiful job with
my stamps. Thank you for creating
such a beautiful project for us all to enjoy. Love the Video
Love your talent!

Trina said...

Great box. Thanks for the video and instructions.

Leslie's video said...

I just love what you have done! I really like the use of the spellbinders as it gives me new ideas for using the few that I have! Thank you

Arjanne said...

Love the little buttons on the card!

janey said...

I love the colors of this project. The addition of the berry spray was so clever!

Kerry--Momma K said...

Beautiful project. TFS
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

Yogi said...

what a beautifully decorated gift box. Love those colors too.

Alison H said...

This is a great box... What a sweet treat!

Jessica Wekenman said...

I just love your little box of goodies!!! I love the warmness of the colors and design!

Melinda said...

stunning!

*Michaela* said...

Yummy! Fantastic project and the use of chocolates :)

Larajc said...

what a sweet So creative!

Deb R said...

Thanks so much for the videao. It made this project so do-able.

iriseyes said...

Such a beautiful box, Ashley, and your stitching is flawless!

barnumsm said...

I really love this you did a great job.

Berit said...

Such a beautiful gift box!
Hugs from Berit

Sandy said...

Beautiful box...love your colours

Jennifer Moore said...

Gorgeous gift box! What a great idea.

Deb on the Web said...

What a fun box! I really like the stitched layers on the top- it adds such a nice touch! Thanks for sharing such a fun project- it is good to see 3-d projects!

Detra said...

Wow, I keep going from one project to another being more and more amazed. This is really beautiful. tfs.

connie said...

love the gift box and love how you always have a tutorial. thanks for sharing.

Ghanice said...

That box is to die for, just beautiful. Thank you for the video. jman4@comcast.net

Clare D. said...

I have a fashion design background and love any projects with sewing, fabric or notions on them. Add that to my new love, Spellbinders and I am so happy! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Sharon said...

Great project!

Lesley S said...

Super project, any mint toffees?

thanks

Lesley S

Sandy M said...

Love the beautiful box

Tina Gilliland said...

What a GORGEOUS box!!! LOVE it!!

Becky said...

Gorgeous box, and love what is inside. :)

Rita said...

OMGosh what a gorgeous box! Great gift idea!

very merry vintage style said...

I really like how you are using felt in these projects!

jordanbev5 said...

I love your holiday box, but especially that you gave all the directions! Thank you!

amsloc said...

That is amazing!

dmbennett said...

Beautiful Box. I love it and also your tutorial. Thanks for sharing your project.

Linda said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the anniversary box, thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent and thanks Spellbinders for the fabulouos give aways.

Maya said...

How sweet! I love that little box and those candys look yummy ;)

Louise said...

Love this box, thanks for the info

Yone said...

Gorgeous gift box ! Tks for sharing the project with us ! Hugs,Yone

Scrappin' Abz said...

Love the stitching you did! So many great ideas and now where to start on my own crafting!! Not enough time in a day :)

Loree said...

That is absolutely stunning!

ocean-dreamer said...

Very nice!

Angela said...

beautiful box!! Great presentation. TFS

Jane said...

Love all the wonderful projects!

Carol said...

How absolutely stunning. I keep thinking what a perfect hostess gift this would make. Beautiful work.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Linda Peterson said...

All I can say is "Wowww!". You are very talented. Thanks.

Clare H said...

Stunning box!!

Robyn Schaub said...

I love the idea of making my own boxes! Thanks for the tutorial!

Marcia said...

Great idea of a treat box!

apricotjam0826 said...

what a lovely work is! i love your design so much.
I have been insteresting in spellbinder. (actually i dont have ani machine like it) so Im considering to buy something. I just looked the website of spellbinder. it looks like very fit for me. thank you for sharing.

Abby said...

Gorgeous gift box.. really stunning. Love the buttons :)

Joanne Walding said...

Just love this anniversary box! So simple yet it says so much. Thanks for sharing!

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

So dainty and beautiful. This gift box rocks!! TFS

pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Sheila H said...

Just gorgeous - thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

This box is fabulous - I love everything about it!

prunelle1350 said...

What a classic classy box. Thanks for sharing with us.
Christiane Richard

Olga said...

this is fantastic, thanks for the chance to win!!!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wowza- can I send you my home address? Love it!

Tina said...

Wow! This is so beauriful! Well done!
TFS!

Judi Markel said...

Love your box. I love 3D projects. Thanks for sharing.

ScrappingDeb said...

What a beautiful box. Love the stitching and lace

The Vannoy Family said...

Beautiful - and sooooo creative! You've inspired me! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

Tina said...

Fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial!

Keva said...

That is so gorgeous!!!

MrsK said...

Wow totally gorgeous!! Both inside and out its good enough to eat! hugz sal xx

SusanH said...

Great idea - love the giftbox!

Kathy H said...

Wonderful box...

Tabitha said...

Love this project. Love the buttons on your box. Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

Gulffire said...

Such a lovely, elegant gift! Good for jewelry, keepsakes. Thanks for sharing the idea AND the instructions for those of us better at building than designing!

Clickersister said...

This is so pretty. It makes you want to touch it! Great use of texture. Thanks!

ScrappinT said...

I love this box! Thanks for sharing this!

Kathy E. said...

Great gift box! I love the colors! Lovely work!

Denise said...

What an amazing gift boxes. I absolutely love it!

ElaineBC said...

What a great box to give a gift in. It looks so elegant.

Sue D said...

What a beautiful gift box!!

brenbramo said...

This is a great box! Love it.

Barb Hardeman said...

What a beautiful box! I have book marked you instructions. This is just delightful!

Nicole said...

Your box is lovely. What a great, quick cure for those who never seem to be able to get their cuts perfectly square. Thanks to Spellbinders and you for the chance to win!

DQ said...

Love the box, such a beautiful project.
Thanks for sharing

Jill said...

what a great project love your blog and all of your creations.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Ashley, what a gorgeous box! Looks so elegant!

Charlette Finley said...

What a wonderful Christmas box. Great idea for that special gift. Saved those instructions in my things to do folder! TFS

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful box..thanks for sharing.

Lindy said...

Such an elegant and classy gift box. Love the fall colors.

Jary said...

I love the colors you used to create the box. I struggle sometimes with anniversary cards-especially neutral ones. This is a great inspiration! I got my first "grand" spellbinder die set the other day and am in love already. I look forward to a chance to get more!!

Robbie said...

This is gorgeous!!

Luanne said...

Just beyond beautiful! Thank you for the instructions too. What a wonderful gift!! TFS!

Ruby Taylor said...

What a beautiful idea for a box filled with treats. I love the subtle colors you chose! Thanks for the video!!

Darla said...

Love the browns and fall colours. My favs. Love the box idea and thanks for the instructions.

Meghan said...

Wow...what a fun project.

npschmidt said...

what a great idea! Very nice

Cynthia said...

Love this gift box! Very elegant design.

Jennifer said...

Wow,this is lovely! Thanks you for the detailed instructions! This is so professional looking!
Warm Holiday wishes,
Jennifer

Auntie Em said...

Your giftbox is so pretty. I love the colourful buttons with the matching berries and the sweet lace and twill.
Thank you for sharing! :o)

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful box and I really like the stitching you used on it

jennifer d said...

what a cute gift idea. very unique

robindefender said...

So sweet! I love the effects of the little buttons and the twill.

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 799   Newer› Newest»
Blog Design: Girly by Design