Sunday, August 14, 2016

Christmas Treats

Well, here it is the middle of August, already!  So that means it's time for some mid-month inspiration from Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  As always, we are a month-long anything Christmas related goes challenge.  This month, I decided to create something other than a card.  It's a really cute treat box/gift card holder combination.  I created it following this tutorial that I found on Pinterest.
Here is a photo of the gift card holder part of the box:
It is a really great way to add a little something extra to giving a gift card.  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this month.  It's time to get working on those Christmas cards and this is the perfect reason to do so.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Noel"
Dies: Spellbinders "Layered Poinsettias"; MFT "Blueprints 13" banner used as the window die
Marvy Uchida 1/14 inch circle punch

Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. #376--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #98--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #290--anything goes
Fab N Funky Challenges--Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas--anything but a card
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps--anything goes ( and I used the sketch)

Simon Says Stamp Monday--contain yourself
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #242--anything goes with snippets (the patterned papers were all scraps and the flower was cut from  a piece of partial card stock that was on my desk)
One Stitch At A Time #268--boxes & bags
Time Out Challenge #63--holidays with the optional twist of no stamping
Crafting Musketeers #46--anything but a card
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Dragons Lair--Christmas in July


15 comments:

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely project, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for a super mid-month design inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for August. xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous giftcard/box Heather! I love this! the whole design is fabulous, this is a perfect gift idea, maybe pop a pair of christmas socks in the box and then a gift card to go and buy something to go with them ;-) I am going to have to make one of these for Sean! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Di said...

What a clever gift holder Heather - and so beautifully decorated too. Well done for a great idea.

Great to see you in the Playground, I had a day off yesterday so am catching up now with commenting :)

Hugs

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous gift card Heather thank you for joining us on this fortnight's challenge over on
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge
Dianne xx
HJCC DT

Aunty Sue said...

Fabulous card and thanks for sharing with us at Craft hope you will join us again for our new challenge Thursday. Good luck in the draw.
Aunty Sue DT

Jill Vickers said...

Great idea for a card - I love that it holds a gift card but you can also put something in the box! The patterned papers you chose are so fun and festive too. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out! Jill

Brenda said...

What a treat it would be to get this lovely Christmas box! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

Lisa Kind said...

What a fun way to give a gift card! This is so cute! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Thank you for joining us at OSAAT with your gorgeous Christmas treat box. Perfect colours of the season.
Jennie DT T xx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely card/gift box. Thanks for playing along with us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge this time for our ABC (Anything but a card) challenge. Good luck.
Lynn, HJ DT

Neva Zver said...

Fabulous....love the colour tones and the design is gorgeous... Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge. Good luck . Neva

Barbiedi said...

what a great idea, thanks for taking part in the Dragons Lair Designs Challenge.

Helen said...

Great project - love your design.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

Helen x
(DT)

Pippa said...

Great idea for making gift cards a bit special. I may even have a go myself sometime. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragons Lair Designs. Pippa DT