Here's what I made for today's post :)
I love giving away gift cards at Christmas time, it's just so easy. So I decided to add a little pizzazz to them this year by creating fun little boxes to give them in.
To create my box, I used The Boxer board from Crafter's Companion. I cut out two 5x7 inch pieces of card stock. Because I didn't need my boxes to be very deep, I scored all four side of the card stock on the second line of my Boxer board. Then I turned my boxer board around and did the same thing to the second piece of 5 x 7 inch card stock. By using the other side of the boxer board I had a lid that fit perfectly. I LOVE that there is no measuring involved in creating the lid. Then I just cut flaps out of each corner and adhered all the sides together. They are very quick and easy to make.
To design the top of the lid, I stamped a couple of holly images from Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Festive collection and colored them with my Spectrum Noir red and green pen sets and cut the images out. I used a Seasons Greetings stamp for the sentiment. It is also from the A Little Bit Festive collection. Isn't the lettering beautiful? These stamps will be available in the Crafter's Companion online store next week. I also sprayed the die cut with Gold Spray Sparkle Glitter Varnish to add a little sparkle to my project.
To complete the card, I layered the die cuts and holly on a piece of designer paper and adhered it to my lid. Now it's all ready for a gift card. I plan on making lots of these mini boxes in the next couple of months. It really is a great way to personalize a gift certificate or card.
I am entering my little gift box over in these challenges:
Christmas crafting challenge blog - Traditional Christmas colors
Anything Goes challenge blog - Early Christmas
Let's Create Anything but a card - Anything but a card
Papertake Weekly challenge - Anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Thanks so much for stopping by :)