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November 29, 2013

For You....Merry Christmas - Bloggers Challenge Button(s)

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with last weeks Give Thanks Challenge. This weeks challenge Button(s) - add a button or buttons to your project.  My project also fits the Ribbon Carousel Challenge #87.

For my project, I created a gift package using stamps from North Coast Creations, Artistic Outpost and Kitchen Sink Stamps along with Dies from Top Dog Dies and pattern paper from Our Daily Bread Designs.  One side of the box holds some Christmas Crack, the other side a stamped frame and small votive candle.

The handled gift box holder was created using Top Dog Dies Scallop Box Die (TW013) along with the Pocket Album Dies (TW010).  You'll find the tutorial below on how I used the dies to make the gift box holder.

Card Stock - Espresso, White
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Pattern Paper -Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas Paper Collection 2013
Dies: Top Dog Dies Scallop Box Die (TW013)/Pocket Album Dies (TW010)/Leafy Flourishes Die Set (TC016)/Wildflower Die (TC029)/Darby Doily & Tags Die Set (TC025)/Cherish Doilies & Tags Die Set(TC027)
Other - Scor-Tape, Prima Poinsettia, Vintage Brown Seam Binding, White Gel Pen, Glue Dots, Cello Bag, STAEDTLER Karat Watercolor Pencils, Big Shot

Die cut two box bottoms from Espresso card stock, and two top panels from pattern paper using the Scallop Die Box; die cut two pocket album panels of your choice using the Pocket Album Dies; cut pattern paper panels to layer on the sides of the box

Adhere pattern paper as shown, assemble boxes

Cut the scallop edges from the top of the box lid, sponge with Distress Ink and adhere to boxes as shown

Trim Pocket Album panels so that they are the width of the box

Using Spellbinder Dies, die cut ovals as shown to create handles

Adhere pattern paper to die cut panels.  Die cut the scroll from Espresso card stock using the Leafy Flourishes Die, adhere to pattern paper and trim.

Apply Scor-Tape to back side of one Pocket Album

Adhere second Pocket Album over taped panel

Apply Scor-Tape to box as shown, repeat with second box

Adhere Pocket album to box, adhere remaining box to Pocket Album

Decorate as desired

To embellish my gift box, I adhered Vintage Brown Seam Binding around the top of the boxes, and added a Prima Poinsettia and die cuts flourishes using Top Dog Dies Leafy Flourishes Die Set.  I added flowers to the scroll on the Pocket Album panels by die cutting the Wildflower Die from Cherry card stock and cutting the small flowers from the branch.  "Merry Christmas" (North Coast Creations) and "for you" (Kitchen Sink Stamps) are stamped in Cherry Cobbler and die cut using Top Dog Dies Cherish Doilies & Tags Die Set, then layered onto a pattern paper panel that was die cut using the Darby Doily & Tags Die Set.

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Button Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

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Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh, how cool is this!!! I need to get out my Die cutting machine! I love the die on the top as an accent and the gorgeous flower you added. Such a fun project!

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous project, and a great tutorial, thanks Lisa!
Alison xx

Lori said...

What a great gift idea! Love your creative use of the different dies to make the packaging.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Terrific gift box full of goodies

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