Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas Card Box

Good evening bloggers, i hope you are all well. Everyone ready for the jolly bloke coming to bring our pressies ? i am just about, going to get the fresh veg and last minute bits on Friday morning after a trip to sirstampalot for their 12hr sale :0) and then going to see my cousins little boy have breakfast with Santa. He is 2 and a half and is really into it all this year, and its for him that i made this card come box. It started off as a card but because i had already made him a Christmas card i decided to make it into a box to contain a few Christmas chocolates for a little surprise, i think he will like it.

I started off by colouring the image with pro markers, added glitter glue to the Santa hat and ribbon on a couple of the presents, and silver gel pen to the baubles. This was then mounted onto blue linen effect paper, then onto gold card and finally onto a blue linen effect card. I added a red ribbon bow, little gold bell and blue gem to the top corner just to give it a bit of dimension.
then came the idea to turn it into a box, so i set about making the bottom of the box, and covered it inside with red and gold paper and outside with red paper covered in gold circles. the paper wasn't from a Christmas pack but i thought the colours went well with the colours i had used to colour the digi. I made the top of the box a teenie bit bigger so it would slip over the bottom box, decorated with the same circular paper and added a thick red canvas type ribbon round the box, covered the join at the front with a matching bow, bell and gem as is on the card. Then i stuck the card to the top of the box with some blu tak so it can be removed and a new one added next year in case Aston wants to keep the box and re-use it for his Santa treats every year.

I think that's probably going to be my last post before the big day as things start to get a bit busy here from now on in, so i will wish you all a very
and a

Happy crafting my friends
Kate xxx

i would like to enter this into these challenges:


  1. Your Box is gorgeous! Good luck to you on DT.
    Hugs. Nataliya DT of SWTD

  2. Im in love with this box. Its beautiful. Thanks for entering our Design Team Call. Best wishes.


  3. Adorable! I'm sure he'll love it! Good luck on the design team call.

  4. Awwwwww this is so cute, I love the wee dragon. Brilliant project Kate. Lee xx

  5. This is gorgeous Kate, fab image, he's so cute...Merry Christmas.
    Wendy xx

  6. cute projekt=thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges

  7. The box is so cute. I wanna Santa brings one like that for me :-)
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!
    Merry Christmas!

  8. What a sweet box and a sweet gift idea! he's going to love all the chocolates! Thanks for playing along with Craft Your Passion 'Things with Wings' challenge!

  9. Wow what a beautiful and sweet Gift box. I would have loved to receive one like that. Great idea. Thanks for joining in Try it on Tuesday "Anything Goes" challenge. Have a wonderful holiday season. Angela

  10. Fab box, great colours and I adore that image. such a sweet gift.
    Becky x

  11. What a great idea - might need to copy that for my daughters birthday!


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