|Graphic 45 Gift Box |
Hi friends, it's very ,very hot in Bangalore right now and I have not been crafting or blogging as my craft room with my computer is on the top floor of our house and it's literally a furnace there !!
But I had to make a Christmas themed project
for my DT post at the Rudolph Days Challenge
and so here I am burning the midnight oil [because it's slightly cooler at night]!!
|Graphic 45 Time to Flourish|
My crafty mojo has been near absent and to try and rectify it I went craft shopping and picked up my first Graphic 45
paper packs!! Woo Hooo am I in love or what!!!
I altered this box [ which housed chocolates gifted to us by a kind soul!] with my first Graphic 45
paper and added lots of my favorite elements including snow[ using whipped spackle
], cute birds, a chipboard candle stick and chipboard giftbox !
|Graphic 45 Gift Box |
Added a gorgeous fabric flower trim
[gifted to me by my crafter friend Remya] around the box decorated with cute penguins from the Debbie Mumm Harvest and Holiday paper stack.
Loved adding a metal clasp to the box and tiny snow laden ribbon roses.
|Graphic 45 Gift Box |
I am in love with the Spellbinders Magnolia die
and keep adding these handmade Magnolias to all my projects these days!!
|Handmade Flowers Spellbinders Magnolias |
Isn't the sparkle just awesome on this festive project? [achieved by spraying with E6000 spray glue
and dusting Dress my Craft sparkling dust
|Handmade Flowers Spellbinders Magnolias|
The "Deck the Halls" is an additional element from Graphic 45
and propped up on foam tape and dressed up with a gorgeous resin crown!
And now comes my absolute favorite part of this project...the glittering sparkling Cookie Cutter tree
cut from foam and shimmering white paper using a gorgeous Poppy Stamps die
gifted to me by the super generous Maureen the host of our Rudolph Days Challenge!
|Poppy Stamps Cookie Cutter Tree|
On opening the box..at first it looks like a regular box with handmade goodness inside!
I made some simple tags using Graphic 45 and Debbie Mumm papers and the Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Main Street Tags die
[ my favorite die for tags!]
|Shaped Box with Tags|
And hehe there are more magnolias and some gorgeous burlap sticker elements!
|Shaped Box with Tags|
On unlatching the clasp on the box....voila...the box swings open into a 3 tiered gift box! The box is sturdy enough to hold tags, decorative chipboard elements and chocolates!!
|Shaped Box with Tags|
I had so much fun altering this box and I think it was just right to get my mojo back! When I am feeling more clever...I will whip up a Tutorial for you!!What do you say my friends....?
|Christmas Box and Tags|
Supplies : Dies
: Poppy Stamps Pinpoint Main Street Tags , Poppy Stamps Cookie Cutter die. Spellbinders Magnolia die , Cheery Lynn Flourish 13 ,Heartfelt creations Classic Leaf Die
Papers : Debbie Mumm Harvest and Holiday , Graphics 45 Time to flourish , Dress my Craft Oriental Paper
Wow, this is so beautiful Sonia, a wonderful project.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous gift box and tags Sonia..lozReplyDelete
This is a beautiful project Sonia. You have put so much work into it. I love all the elements you added to the lid. Thanks for sharing it and I look forward to reading the tutorial some day. Kate xReplyDelete
Oh WOW! What an amazing project! So much detail and I love the magnolias. xxReplyDelete
Wow!!! You've definitely got your mojo back! Absolutely fantastic Christmas box and tags. There just too much gorgeousness to comment on. Your sparkly Magnolias are so beautiful, I'm not surprised you want to keep making them. You need to buy crafty goodies more often if it makes you create wonderful things like this decorated box! Debra xReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous Dr.Sonia. I just love itReplyDelete
Bee-utiful recycled decorated box & tags. Especially like the white fabric roses. Temps here have been cooler in the morn & hot in 80s by afternoon. We turned on our air conditioner in the house.ReplyDelete
WOW your sure got uour mojo back. So sorry to hear you have not been able to craft due to the heat. You really tunedd out one beautiful box. Love the papers and as aways your embellishing is stunning. The tags are totally awesome. Well done my friend.ReplyDelete
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Wow this is stunning ! I love the pattern of the box and the matching labels !ReplyDelete
Such terrific work, love the tiers. Graphic 45 papers are nice. I was just playing with some this arvo.ReplyDelete
Wow its Awesome !I was all in with the beautiful Christmas theme decorations ,but when it opens Floored !!Would love a tutorial :)ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the birds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
beautiful work :) love all the details, the sparkly flowers, the pretty tags, the xmas tree, everything looks wonderful and so festive!ReplyDelete
If this is what happens when your mojo is absent, I can only imagine in case of its presence! Because ithis is absolutely stunning Sonia! I loved the gift box and each element of it! :)ReplyDelete
Wow, what a gorgeous box in great colors...love the tags and all the details!ReplyDelete
A superb mixed media project Sonia and a super entry fr our challenge, many thanks for joining in our 'I sky' theme at Allsorts this week.ReplyDelete
Off to have a look at what you have made recently, sorry I don't get here often but health means I have to restrict my computer time.
Stunning!!!!! Love you project!!!!!!!!!!! awwww!!!! Good luck!!!!! Patty Tanúz, DT Poppystamps! Kisses from México!ReplyDelete
Wow, this is absolutely stunning!! The box looks amazing!! You decorated it so beautifully!! I love the papers and the flower trim you used!! The tags are fabulous!! I hope it cools down there...I miss your projects, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)ReplyDelete
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Very pretty alterd box dr Sonia.. loved the tags a lot.. :)ReplyDelete
WOW WOW WOW, your mojo has returned with avengence, I absolutely LOVE it. So many details and ideas, you're a genius :)ReplyDelete
We have had rain, hail, sleet and snow all in less than 15 minutes today, thankfully strong sunshine inbetween, so I could do with your heat, at the moment I am sitting with the radiator on full heat beside me. LOL.
What a fantastic project Sonia! you box looks amazing with your fabulous decoration, gorgeous keepsake.ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps blog.
Hi Dr Sonia,ReplyDelete
Happy Rudolf Days.
oh my word this is a work of art and so gorgeously designed.
I love every single bit of it.
You are one very clever lady.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.
A brilliant creation, I think you have just about got everything Christmasy on here, so many fabulous embellishments.ReplyDelete
I saw this, this morning when I entered the RD challenge and was coming back tonight to comment but I am here for Allsorts.
Thank you for joining our 'I Spy' challenge this week at Allsorts.
its stunning box!ReplyDelete
Wow!! This is stunning Sonia. The magnolias are gorgeous!! I love the cardinals. The tags are lovely.ReplyDelete
Totally stunning box Sonia! What a lot of glorious detail and it looks rather like a fabulous Christmas cake! Brilliant work!ReplyDelete
Lovely to see you in the Playground!
oh my goodness, dr. sonia, this is beautiful! such attention to detail using some lovely and intricate dies and the glitter is fabulous! this would make a nice gift!ReplyDelete
Wow Dr. Sonia! You took my breath away! As if that box wasn't amazing enough.. the little tags inside.. a treasure to behold!ReplyDelete
This layered box is gorgeous. Oh my...my mind is racing with ideas of how to use it!ReplyDelete
I am goingto watch for the tutorial and give it a try. I think you should havea Mr Linky and let people link up their decorated boxes too! It would sure be fun to see what people created with their supplies.
Now I haveto find a three layered box...hmmmmm...
Thanks for being on my design team. Your creativity is so appreciated!
Me again...forgot to say that I hope you get some relief from the heat...ReplyDelete
Could you add a portable air conditioner to the craft room?
I am always hot so I have my craft room in the basement. It is lovely in the summer but I need slippers and a sweater in the winter!
Wow, wow, wow, this is stunning Dr Sonia, I love the gorgeous Graphic 45 papers that you've used on this fabulous project. I have a stack of boxes waiting for a makeover, I shall have to get on and do them.ReplyDelete
OMgoodness. at first glance i thought this was a yummy cake. Fantastic project and I love how the box opens up in three sections. no wonder you hung onto that one. hugs, TersaReplyDelete
Wow, this is just amazing, stunning and fabulous! Cara xReplyDelete
Fabulous project, lovely details.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m
When I saw the first picture I thought it was a beautiful Christmas cake . LOL you are just amazing my friendReplyDelete
Hope it cools off soonReplyDelete
Wow, it's just gorgous!! This box is a true surprise! Amazing decorations and tags!Fab flowers!!ReplyDelete
Wow! How cute, Sonia! At first glance, I wondered if it was a cake centerpiece! LOL a fabulous Christmasy project and so diverse, too! Thank you for showing the details and your expert explanations as well! hugs, deReplyDelete
This is amazing! Love the fun way it opens and those gorgeous tags!ReplyDelete
So sweet! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck.ReplyDelete
Beautiful project lots of gorgeous details.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'I Spy' challenge and good luck x Susan x
Gorgeous box! Looks awesome...ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous! Your attention to detail is what makes your projects so special. LOVE those magnolias! Hugs!ReplyDelete
Fabulous project..love those flowers..n paper looks awesome.ReplyDelete
Wow Sonia, such gorgeous details,the magnolias are adorable !! the box is such a wonderful gift in itself !!ReplyDelete
Fabulous project once againReplyDelete
OMGEE! Love, love, love!! This is fabulous and now I have to go purchase a box of chocolates that open like that, just awesome work Dr S! One clever lady you are xxReplyDelete
Love the style when the box opened in all 3 sections, so stunning! Love the Christmas theme elements with such beautiful papers and those stunning sparkly flowers too! You always come up with new ideas, love your creativity! :)ReplyDelete
Wow wow wow!!! Incredible Sonia! Love all the attention to detail & embellishments. It's absolutely fabulous! XReplyDelete
WOW! what an awesome project, and what a surprise inside!!! FABULOUS!!! xxxReplyDelete
Oh my! This is truly awesome! A wonderful Christmas box of delights and sparkle full of surprises! I adore it! xxxReplyDelete
What an absolutely gorgeous, detailed, Christmas box! LOVE! And the fact that it comes with those pretty, little tags makes it such a treasured gift! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Poppystamps!ReplyDelete
Amazing and gorgeous! Love all the details and everything! Your projects are full of awesomeness because they are loaded with such gorgeous embellishments and details and you arrange and unite everything perfectly!ReplyDelete
And absolutely I am in for the tutorial because you explain and showcase it beautifully!
I am totally in awe! What a fabulous recycling of a chocolates box!ReplyDelete
This creation is off the charts, seriously! The time you spent putting it together was worth every minute. The tags are lovely and everything looks amazing! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Awesome!!! It is easily understandable. I am an art craft teacher. Definitely, I will teach this to my students to celebrate coming Christmas. Thank you