Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Where Did That Week Go??

I can hardly believe it is almost a week since I posted anything on my blog - apologies.  However I've at last managed to find a bit of time to get into the craft room and make something for the  Make My Monday challenge  This week they are asking for ANYTHING BUT A CARD and CHRISTMAS THEMED so I decided to use one of the box 'blanks' which I bought recently at the Stampin' Up Extravaganza.  The boxes are made from sturdy kraft card and have an acetate sleeve which slides over to cover the contents (mine is empty at the moment) but they are food-safe so could contain some nice home-baked goodies perhaps or even some shop-bought ones which appear to be home made - not that I'd cheat like that LOL!!!  I've added some patterned paper with matching mat layer and die cut a selection of Marianne poinsettias using Centura Pearl card.  The embossed detail doesn't show up in the main photo but the close-up should give you an idea.


  1. I think these boxes are lovely your Christmas paper and your poinsettia..


  2. Delightful poinsettia - esp with the embossed detailing & the gold stamens. Super idea to have the cellophane cover too. White & red looks great with kraft.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. These boxes really enhance a present and your poinsettias are lovely Val. I won't tell if your cookies aren't homemade:)
    Val x

  4. very pretty box Val - will really have to get that poinsettia die, my one doesn't emboss, and the embossing really make a great effect

  5. I love your box Val, and a great Idea to make homemade goodies to fill as a gift.

    Sue x

  6. I think these boxes are great (and just won a couple at Crafty Bunch!). Those poinsettias are gorgeous.

  7. brilliant idea Val, make`s a lovely gift box.