Hello everyone, welcome to my Blog ! How has your December been ? I found this year just bolted away and in the busy-ness of everyday living, where did all the time go ?
Today I have a Gift Box which I hope you will like. This can be filled with candy, a small gift for someone special and even a Christmas decor for the home. Lately I seem to be really into soft colors and am totally loving the Bo Bunny Collection of Winter Wishes , a gorgeous, non-traditional blend of pale lilac, grey, cream and sweetest pinks.
I am a HUGE fan of Glitter Cardstock by both Kaiser Craft or American Crafts and you can see how the title Season’s Greetings sparkles and pops. Honestly this time of year, there is no such thing as too much sparkles !
What would Christmas projects be without Tim Holtz’s Idea-ology trinkets ? The designs are the wonderful mix of vintage and pretty.
If you are a Scrapper or Paper-Crafter in Singapore, current Sizzix and Scrapbook products are available from :
It’s the only store in Singapore with a comprehensive range of Sizzix products and Staff who demonstrate the use of the Big Shot machine and can explain the various dies. Myself and Stacy Koo are in-store Educators helming workshops that include the use of die-cuts, hopefully opening your imagination to the limitless possibilities of creating with them.
Here are the dies I used for this Gift Box, I’ve linked them to Sizzix US to give you an accurate information of what they are. Please call Made With Love Singapore to check for current stock : 6733 7630
To start, join the 2 die cut wall pieces of the Village Dwelling. The Bo Bunny paper had a Birch design that I lightly painted over with Distress Paint Shaded Lilac and Picket Fence to create a washed out feel I was aiming for.
Glue on the window frames dies cut from the Village Bungalow. I chose white cardstock to match the pale colours of the Bo Bunny paper.
Assemble the house and fold the tabs inwards. Adhere the roof pieces.
I like the gable die cut from the Village Gingerbread.
After attaching it, I decided it was too long and snipped the ends off.
Add the poles that support the front (as in the picture below).
The base was die-cut using a Blue Fern paper and adhered to the house. I wanted to angle the house a little on the base, just to make it look different.
This is how the fence was glued on to the sides of the base.
The Thinlits Label was cut into half and adhered to the front.
Originally I had wanted to add a title to the Label die cut but found the 4 inch top of the box too short for Season’s Greetings. After thinking about it for a few minutes, a solution hit me on how I could layer the words front and back, with Greetings on the outer edge of the box cover. This terrace effect is so interesting to look at ! The Idea-ology tiny fawn is such a cute, natural embellishment don’t you agree ?
The Box I created was 4 inches tall and 4 inches at the base the top. You can easily buy a small box or use one you already have. There are a few good YouTube videos on making simple Boxes from cardstock, you may like to watch one of them : HERE.
To finish the house, I added Clear Rock Candy Glitter, a Idea-ology Brush tree and Silver Velvet Ribbon.
This project was fun to put together. It was was a fascinating process adding the elements to fill out the final look to give an elegant polish to the Gift Box. I hope you will try this too, happy holidays everyone !!