It's time to hop along with the SBTD December Blog Hop as we showcase this month's theme, Anything But a Card. This month I chose to create a fun gift giving idea featuring the Kraft Pillow Boxes (item #147018) in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. These wonderful premade boxes are perfect for making small gifts special with just a few extra touches.To decorate this sweet little gift box, I started by coloring the box using Garden Green Classic ink and sponging it all over to create a more festive look. I added a 3" x7 1/2" strip of the Real Red striped designer series paper, from the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (item #150432) from the 2019 Holiday Catalog, around the middle of the box for a fun Holiday look.
The focal image was created using a variety of circle die cuts. I die cut the largest scallop circle from Real Red cardstock and the smaller scallop circle from Very Vanilla cardstock using dies from the Layering Circles Dies (item #141705) and the medium circle from Garden Green cardstock using a die from the Stitched Shapes Dies (item #145372). I stamped the cute little Christmas chick from the Birds of A Feather stamp set (item #150571) onto the Very Vanilla scallop circle using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it in with Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Markers. To add a little texture, I added some Snowfall Accents Puff Paint (item #150691) to the chick's hat.
To create the sentiment, I die cut a small label using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies (item #149638) from Real Red cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Birds of A Feather stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed it using Silver Embossing Powder. I attached the sentiment label to the bottom of the circles using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
Using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, I attached the circle focal image to the designer series paper on the pillow box. To finish off the design, I added a bow created with the Real Red 3/8" Cotton Ribbon to the top of the circle, attaching it with Mini Glue Dots. I just love how the traditional Christmas colors look together and it gives this little gift box an old fashioned country feel.
I hope that you have enjoyed my Christmas gift box and I hope it inspires you to take a look a the wonderful premade treat boxes included in Stampin' Up!'s amazing catalogs. With just a little embellishing, you can create your own fun designs to create gifts for all seasons. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you.
Now it's time to visit Judi's blog and see what wonderful ideas she has to share with us this month. Please click on the Next button to visit her blog. I hope that you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. Please leave us a comment to let us know what you like about our projects.
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