Monday, December 26, 2022

Gift Boxes

 Hello friends! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. Ours was great! We went up to Salmon Arm to visit my mother-in-law in the morning. She was very surprised that we came by as she wasn't expecting us. We didn't want to make any promises before Christmas with the conditions of the highways lately so it was wonderful that we were able to see her.

Then we went to my daughter and son-in-law's for Christmas dinner and presents for the little one. She was very excited about the new toys but didn't care too much about unwrapping presents. She is definitely a very loved and lucky little girl! I will share some pictures from our day once I get them from my daughter. 

So for today's card, I know I promised no more Christmas cards but technically this is not a Christmas card. I had some friends over last week and one of my friends made everyone a cute little gift box like the one I will be sharing. It had mini candy canes and chocolate in it. I thought it was a great idea so I decided to make some for everyone at Christmas dinner. Unfortunately for me, I bought mini candy canes that were much bigger than the ones that my friend used so I had to do the math to create the gift boxes bigger rather than just duplicate the one that she made. 

Here is the box I made:

I used Basic White Thick cardstock to create the box and the larger piece attached to the back. I added a piece of DSP from the Painted Christmas DSP pack that I matted with a piece of Real Red cardstock. This was added to the top of the backing panel. Before assembling the box, I used a die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies to cut a window out of the front of the box. One thing that my friend mentioned when she was making her boxes is that it was not so easy to get the window centered on the front panel. I purposely placed my window biased to the right side so this wouldn't be an issue.

I stamped my sentiment from the Framed & Festive stamp set on Basic White cardstock using Real Red ink. I cut it out using a stitched banner die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set. I used the next larger banner die to cut out a banner from some Real Red cardstock. I matted my sentiment on this banner and added this to the top of the gift box.

I used some small dies from the Mistletoe Dies set to cut out some mistletoe and berries. I used Garden Green cardstock for the mistletoe and Real Red for the berries. I added adhesive sheets to the cardstock so it would be easier to adhere to the box. I added my mistletoe to the front of the box, beside the window.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this gift box. I will definitely be making more of these. They were fun and easy (once I figured out the math) to make.

Stay well and keep creating!


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