One way and another I've not managed to get into the craft room much this week so today as I wasn't going out I decided I'd make a start on what I hope is a crafting weekend and make a little gift box for the Bah Humbug challenge. They were asking for a gift bag or box as a change from cards so I decided to go with an idea which I saw on Jo's Blog so I can't really claim it was my idea but I have made a variation of what she produced. Do go and take a look at her blog because there are some great tutorials on there for unusual items like this one.
I used the little milk carton Sizzix die from Stampin Up and cut a circular window from one of the sides and adhered a piece of vellum inside before making it up. The roof on mine was made from a strip of card embossed and corners rounded. The decoration on the little house was made using Pines and Poinsettias stamp set also from SU. This particular house has a flashing tea-light inside (battery of course - not the candle type) but you could of course use the box to hold a small gift. Unfortunately this doesn't show up particularly well on the photo which was taken using flash due to the light being poor this morning. Jo managed to get much better photographs of hers and I'll propbably try again when the light improves.