Saturday, November 14, 2009

Getting ready for a Magical Holiday!

Let's begin with the JustRite "It is Hip to be Square" Blog Hop! It's all happening this Tuesday, November 17. The JustRite Design Team will be hippin' and hoppin' with terrific creations! Be sure to mark you calendars! I will be sharing such a "sweet" idea! (that's a little hint! lol) To get in the holiday spirit waiting for Tuesday to arrive, I have this wonderful little gift box to share with you. This past summer, I went to Indiana and visited my friend, Joan Fricker, of Joan's Gardens. We made this darling box, and I've added some holiday finishes, all set for gift giving. I had such a great time on my day trip, met such lovely ladies...and the food! Oh MY! Thanks again, Joan! A peek of the inside bottom box. Perfect size for those seasonal Ghiradelli chocolates! Actually it is perfect for candy, cookies, ornaments, jewelry, get the idea! Joan had Cosmo Cricket papers to use complete with box instructions. I'll share the instructions at the end of this post! For the box lid, I decided to use my JustRite Christmas Joy set along with my JustRite wooden 1 3/4" x 2 5/16" oval stamper. JustRite is having a sale on ALL their Christmas sets...20% off! Just in time to get those gifts complete, or gift giving the sets themselves! I stamped my sentiment image with Memento London Fog and cut out using my 1 1/4" circle punch. My oval snowflake border was stamped with Papertreyink Fresh Snow ink and hand cut. After punching a yellow 1 3/8" circle, I rolled the edges in glue and then rolled in dazzling diamonds for a glittering snow effect. Martha Stewart punched snowflakes are also glue covered and sprinkled with dazzling diamonds. After all that magical sparkling, I decided to accent the box lid paper with dazzling diamonds too! It is so pretty in real life! Even though this paper is not technically holiday, I think it looks a bit frosty and perfect for a holiday gift! Stamped images and snowflakes are adhered using foam dimensionals.
Hope you are having a GREAT weekend...mark your calendars for Tuesday's JustRite BLOG HOP with the JustRite Design Team. Take good care, and thanks so much for stopping by today!
Joan Fricker BOX Instructions: The dimensions are given for the above box. Box measurements can certainly be altered to accommodate whatever contents you wish to place inside of box.
  • Cut box bottom paper 6 1/2" x 7 3/4"
  • Score paper 1 1/2" around all four sides
  • Cut each end at the score line to the next score line, removing a thin strip out of the slit (about two hairs thick!), otherwise you don't have room to bend the tabs.
  • Place tape on the right side of the paper (outside of the box and in the corners) because when you fold the box, this goes inside the box.
  • Cut box top paper 1/8" larger that bottom box paper. In this creation, 6 5/8" x 7 7/8"
  • Score the same as directed for box bottom
  • Embellish as desired! Enjoy!


lisa808 said...

Looking forward to the hop! Thanks for sharing the box directions.

Michele Kovack said...

Holy MOLY This beautiful!!! Love, love, love, all the glitz and glitter!!!