Friday, December 14, 2018

Ornament 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.

And here is my creation:
 I was given a really fun box file to work with called "Tall Box Set".  It comes with two different box options, one with window options and one without, a top and bottom, optional window frame element and a bunch of gift tags.  I chose the window option.  I used all four windows, but really you could easily use one, two, three or four!  It is really quite a large box: 2 1/2 inches square on the base and (I didn't measure) about 7 1/2 inches tall.  It holds a LOT of candy, and I think it would be amazing for a thin ornament.  But really you could put just about anything in it.
 I don't have an electronic cutting machine, so I have to use the PDF files and do it all by hand.  I cut out the templates with scissors and a craft knife and score all the score lines with my Scor-pal.  Since buffalo plaid seems to be a big thing right now, I decided to gift my box top and bottom a bit of a plaid dress up using black ink and a distressed stripe stamp from Papertrey Ink.  It took a bit of time, but I really like how it turned out.  I die cut 4 pine boughs and attached them to the box top for a bit of texture and interest.  I die cut the "ribbons" and ornaments from the same set and glued them directly onto the acetate window.  So, the pine boughs lift off with the top, but the ornaments stay in place.  I used some score tape adhesive sheets to cut out the ornaments so I could easily add glitter.  They are so gorgeous and sparkly in real life!
It needed some decoration for the top so I made my own bow out of ribbon: red satin and black and white dotted.  Some glue dots and hot glue hold it all together.

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 Dec. 21st by 12:00AM  (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Dec 23rd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Cutting File: The Cutting Cafe "Tall Box set"
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs ornament die set
Stamps: PaperTrey Ink "Distressed Stripes"

Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with handmade bow (mine is not a tied bow, but it is handmade and a bow)
Scor-pal #55--anything goes Christmas
Card Mania #111--Christmas
Die Cut Divas--winter
Power Poppy--something to give as a gift
Brown Sugar #285--December theme
ABC Christmas--Y is for your favorite things Z is for zero embellishments (I chose my favorite things: card stock, acrylic stamps, and dies)
Creative Inspirations--feeling festive
That's Crafty--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes holiday
Crafty Gals #180--anything goes: Christmas
Creative Moments #158--anything goes
Crimbo Crackers #173--anything goes
CAS-ual Fridays #214--inspiration photo
Creative Fingers #155--anything goes
Shopping Our Stash #384--'Tis the Season
Penny's Challenge #410--anything goes
Crafty Creations #380--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #495--anything goes


Joy Wilson said...

Oh my I love this cute project! I love love love it. Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
Hugs, Joy

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next time too!
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, a wonderful decoration, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xxx

Sam Squires - A Crafting Niche said...

Beautiful gift presentation box. Thank you for taking part in the "Love To Craft Challenge" for December. DT Sam x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous gift box-love the plaid and hanging baubles.Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
Carol DT x

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a stunning project. Thank you for joining us at Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog The theme is Anything Christmas Goes. Hugs Jackie DT

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Heather this is gorgeous!!!! I tell ya, you do an amazing job for not having an electronic machine! I have always been very mindful of this when sending you files from the Cutting Cafe as I never want to overwhelm you or give you projects that would take up too much time. I am always super impressed with what you come up with, each and every time!!! I absolutely LOVE Buffalo plaid and it's very popular right now! You did such an amazing job! Thank you!!

Amy Brown said...

Whoa, this is truly amazing!
Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays :)

Megan J said...

Hi Heather, a fabulous gift box and stunning that you made it without a digi cutting file. Love the colours and hanging decorations. Thank you for joining us at Crafting by Designs.. good luck in the prize draw.. Megan DT

Paper Scissors Glitter said...

Wow, I love this box, you are very creative. Thanks for entering this month's challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT

Sheryl said...

Wow I love this! Fab project!
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Arlene said...

Cutting this box by hand was an enormous effort. Whoever receives this wonderful box has to really appreciate it. It is so beautiful and well worth the effort. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Michelle Lupton said...

Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at CAS-ual Fridays :)

Creations by Shirl said...

Unique and well created! TFS it with BSChallenge~

Alina Florea said...

Such a beautiful box! Love the colors and the how everything just goes together! Thank you for entering our challenge at Brown Sugar and good luck! Alina DT

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great embossed background and nice bright border and wreath...beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Miss Emerald said...

Very beautiful creation and lovely design. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!