Friday, November 10, 2017

Christmas box

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge and our sponsor for the week is The Cutting Cafe.

I was given the Round Box Template to work with.  It comes with the main box template, but also includes options for a taller box, a taller lid, a solid top and a top with a window.  So many options!  Here is what I created:
 I used the standard size box, the larger lid (though now that I'm thinking about it, that is probably really to be used with the taller box, but it worked for me.) with the window option.   I stamped a strip of white paper with the snowflakes and adhered the strip to the sides of the box before assembling everything.
 Since the lid comes down almost all the way to the bottom of the box, I didn't bother decorating the sides of the box, just the lid.  I finished off the top edges of the lid with some ribbon I had sitting on my desk.  I've had it forever, and finally managed to use it up!!  (I also used the last bit to tie a bow for the top.)  This box is surprisingly big.  My sister and I went shopping at an Outlet Mall on Monday and of course, we had to get some chocolate truffles at Lindt.  So, when I was looking for something to fill my box with, I thought of the truffles.  I think this box would fit 10 of them just about perfectly.  I had 7 (ate the other 3 already!) and there is plenty of room left.
 I think it would also be perfect for a small gift, maybe jewelry?  For the lid with the window, I used a piece of acetate recycled from some stamp packaging.  It allows you to peak inside to see the yummy treats.  But I think the box would be equally cute with a solid top.  I wanted to create a wreath-like look to the top of my box, so I added stamped and die cut snowflakes that match the ones I stamped on the sides of the lid.  Added a bow and some rhinestones and it's finished!

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool on Jo's blog. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date and the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until Nov 16th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Nov 20th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Stamps: PTI "Fab Flakes"
Dies: PTI "Fab  Flakes"
Template: The Cutting Cafe "Round Box" template

Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Craft Dee Bow-Z--anything goes with a handmade bow
Scor-pal #43--special gift packaging
Sparkles #82--more than 1 fold
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--candies, cookies, or gingerbread (mine holds candies)
CAS-ual Fridays #186--anything but a card
Incy Wincy--not a card
Creative Craft #99--buttons and/or bows (I used a bow)
Penny's #354--anything goes
Crafty Creations #354--anything goes
Merry Christmas #42--anything goes with the optional twist: snow


Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest creation ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "More than one fold " good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Diana said...

Oh wow! I just love boxes and purple! This is really a sweet gift to give!

Thank you for joining at our Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge
Looking forward to see you at the next challenge

Diana's Creations

Michelle W said...

How beautiful! Perfect for those Lindt chocolates! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous gift box, love the colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful Christmas project Heather, love the non traditional colour combination. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Billie A said...

Great box. Love the snowflakes and colors. I love the Lindt candy.. ha ha ha.. I love when crafters can use these templates and create. You are wonderful on your awesome gift box. So glad you shared at The Merry Christmas challenge

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MagsB said...

This is such a 'sweet' box, Heather!! I love the non-trad colours, so prtty! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B x

Lynne said...

Such a cute box and gorgeous colours too! Thank you for joining in at Sparkles Christmas challenge x

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Irit Shalom Designs said...

Pretty and cute altered box! Love the color purple a lot. Thanks for playing with our CAS-ual Fridays challenge and good luck!

lalkygirl said...

What a great altered box ... love the design
Thanks for join8ng us at Craftdeebowz and good luck
Tracey x

Sheryl said...

Great altered project and perfect for those little chocs.
Thanks for joining our Winter challenge at CRAFT this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Patti J said...

Hi Heather! I can't believe I've never noticed this round box it! Beautiful project, my friend! I'm guessing you have WAY more than one fold, with a round box! Well done, thanks for joining us at Scor-Pal!

Tracey T said...

A lovely little gift box - the colours are gorgeous. Thank you for playing along at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey

Karen C said...

This is so fab! Thanks for joining our “NOT A CARD” challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!
Karen C

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage :)

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Such a beautiful box..lovely color combi.. and what an awesome idea..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

Leslie said...

Love everything about this! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's "November Anything Goes" challenge!
Leslie, LTCCB DT
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Mary said...

Definitely more than one! I like what you have created. Making boxes is always fun. I've not attempted a round one. Thanks for entering the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

fusiafscrapping said...

This is beautiful, such a wonderful box - so pretty. Thank you so much for participating in our ‘More than one fold’ challenge at Scor-Pal!

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper