Thursday, September 25, 2008

{Papertrey Ink Blog Hop}



Well, I just got this in under the wire! I was reading Nichole's blog yesterday and she mentioned the Blog Hop and I knew I wanted to participate. I had to travel to a funeral today and I won't be home until around 7:30, so I knew I'd have to get something done last night and set it up to post. I was thrilled when I read what we were supposed to do for this because I have really needed to get on top of this gift giving thing! So, I made a box for this ornament that I found at Restoration Hardware. I bought enough to give to the kids teachers. I'll have to bake something, too---it's what I always do and they have come to expect it...not at all in a demanding way...they just love it. BUT, when I saw this ornament I couldn't pass it up. My sister and I cleaned out the whole store---it was so fun! You wouldn't believe what I paid for them---and it's my little secret, but let's just say it was a HUGE deal!

I don't think I'll use these colors for the actual gift box, but the box will be similar to this. Since I started after 9:00 last night I had to use what I had. I had NO plain 12 x 12 cardstock---none...how does that happen? Anyway, I wanted to use my new patterned paper from Papertrey and use my new yummy gold ribbon---this is why I bought it, BUT, I didn't have everything to make it like I wanted it, so I went with what I had.

I love this Fruitcake paper from Basic Grey's 2007 Christmas line. It's yummy. I used a 12 x 12 piece of that and scored it at 4" and 8", then turned the paper and scored it at the same places. I cut the sides up to the "square" in the middle (I didn't have time for a tutorial, but this is soooooo easy--you can figure it out!) Then I just folded it up and taped it with redline tape. I made the box top with an 8 x 8 piece of Pure Poppy and scored it at 2" and 6" on both sides. Then I folded and taped it as well. This part goes so fast.

I stamped the wreath from Rustic Branches on Kraft paper with Old Olive Ink. I added the berries in Pure Poppy. I added the ribbon and tag to the top---again in Old Olive and Pure Poppy on Kraft. I cut the tag and circles out using my Nestabilities Dies and my Cuttlebug---LOVE THAT THING!

Thanks so much for looking! Details are below~





Ornament Gift Box:
Stamps: Rustic Branches (PTI)
Paper: Fruitcake (Basic Grey), Pure Poppy, Kraft (PTI), Old Olive (SU!)
Ink: Old Olive (SU!), Pure Poppy (PTI)
Accessories: Dimensionals, Mini glue dots (SU), Pure Poppy Satin Ribbon (PTI), Tag punch, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities Dies (Spellbinders)

30 comments:

Scrapping Julie said...

that box would be perfect for lots of gift giving. great job

Lacey Stephens said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
~Lacey Stephens
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

Chris said...

great gift...love that box!!

Lori said...

What a pretty presentation for a gift! Thanks for sharing.

Etha said...

wonderful!! love your box and that ornament is super. So what did you say you paid for them? LOL

Jennifer Holmes said...

What a nice gift! And I love Restoration Hardware:)

cadnileb said...

Such a great idea and who wouldn't love it? And deals are even better! ;-)

Jessica said...

This is SUCH a great box for so many little gifts!

amber said...

Super job! This would make a great gift!

Deanna said...

This will make a beautiful gift!

Donelda said...

Yup, this is really pretty! Any body would love to receive such a beautiful gift packaged up so pretty!! Thanks for sharing

verna said...

Sweet! Very sweet.

Tracy said...

This is stunning!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Adorable gift idea!

Regan said...

Lovely gift!!!

Lizzie Jones said...

Your little box is so great! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara DeBose said...

love the box! and you must share your secret about where you picked up those ornaments!

Rebecca said...

Great project! Such an easy/wonderful gift idea!

Jeanne said...

What terrific packaging! I think with such detail and home baked goodies, I can see why the teachers look forward to having your children in their classes! Very cute! Love the ornament!

Radiogirl said...

This is nice. You made it seem so simple.

Debbie Olson said...

Clean and fresh design--grat job!

Gina Sisco said...

Love the idea!! Lucky teachers.

IamDerby said...

What a great idea! Love it.

travelingmama said...

This is so beautiful! I love your box!

Jenn said...

This looks so useful! Great use of the challenge.

Terri said...

Nice job on the box. The ornament will make a great gift too.

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Jak said...

this is a fabuklous xmas gift project, also a big bonus to find the bauble bargin.

Marge said...

Gorgeous gift packaging idea! It's all about the presentation!!!

Seth & Jill said...

Can you teach me how to be crafty?!?! :) I love all your creations!