Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Gift Box & Tag

Hello friends! It's a rainy day here in Puerto Rico, perfect for staying indoors and play around in my craft room.

Today I have a gift box and tag project that I will be entering in this week's Mod Squad ABC Challenge (Anything But a Card).

To make the box I used Stardream Metallic Lagoon card stock with it's beautiful sheen (surplus from my son's wedding invitations). Started with two 7-1/8" squares and scored it using The Ultimate Crafter's Companion box making section and quickly put it together.
I die cut and embossed the Poinsettia with Spellbinder's Layered Poinsettia  set on Shine Pearl card stock then sponged it with Gina K. Designs Blue Lagoon ink. Once it was all dry, I pinched the bracts to give form and dimension before layering and gluing. For the small "snowflakes" I cut the smallest layer and stamped it using Festive Poinsettia stamp set from JustRite also using the Blue Lagoon ink then adhered them to the box sides.

For the tag I first used Gina K's Christmas Joy stamp to make a background by repeatedly stamping "Love was born on Christmas" with Blue Lagoon ink. The MISTI is so helpful to align the stamp. I used the Festive Poinsettia stamp for the top layer. I first stamped off on a piece of scratch paper to get a lighter shade of the Blue Lagoon Ink, then stamped the smallest poinsettia. I stamped the To, From & Merry Christmas from the same stamp set with Gina K. Red Hot ink. I think this set came out very pretty. I used the jingle bells for the picture, but I think I'll add one to the tag.

List of materials used:
Stardream Mettalic Lagoon card stock
Shine Pearl White card stock
Spellbinder's Layered Poinsettia
JustRite Clear Festive Poinsettia stamp set
Gina K. Designs Blue Lagoon Premium Dye Ink Pad
Gina K. Designs Red Hot Premium Dye Ink Pad
Ribbon from my stash

I hope you liked my Anything But a Card project. Thank you for stopping by. 'Til next post.

Hugs & Blessings.

UPDATE: 10/19/2016


  1. Beautiful gift package! Love the pretty poinsettia!

  2. Sylvia, these are BEAUTIFUL! I love your color palette! The poinsettia theme is gorgeous! I also love the pop of reds on the tag! So Pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at href="">The Mod SquadChallenge Donna, Challenge Host.

    1. Thanks Donna for your lovely comments. Coming from a published lady, that's high praise and I truly appreciate it. The fact that my creation was randomly chosen as one of the Top 3 is sweet!

  3. This is just stunning, what an inspiration here. I will definitely be doing at least ONE package like this!!! And congrats, you got a shout out over at Mod Squad!!! You got picked as one of the top 3! Well deserved, I might add!

    1. Thanks Judy for always giving me such beautiful feedback, I appreciate it. This challenge was fun and these pretty boxes are even more fun to make. Happy it was chosen as on of the top 3.

  4. So very beautiful and congratulations on being picked a top three at the Mod Squad. Well deserved I think too!


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