November 11, 2008

A HOLIDAY KEEPSAKE BOX

Hi all!!! Whew!!! This was one HECTIC weekend, sheesh!! Our kids have the whole four days off with today being Veteran's Day (HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and so I had my nieces and nephews for the whole weekend - yep, they ate, played, slept here at my home all three of the last days!! Eeeek - I don't know how people with eight kids do it, I was pulling my hair out by this morning - LOL! But, they seemed to have a good time and we took them to see Madagascar II yesterday, which was a cute movie. Then, pizza afterward and home to their parents!! I need a vacation now, teehee!! Needless to say, my big plans to stamp all weekend went flying out the weekend and I will be stamping my heart out this weekend getting ready for the craft fair. So, let me share a project I was FINALLY able to complete: Remember, the garland I posted here? Well, I made a decorated box for it so that it can be stored once the holiday is over and not get destroyed. I made this for my upcoming craft fair so I am hoping it is a hit! That first picture is of the top of the box. I tried to keep to the same theme and color scheme as the actual garland and I must say, I am very happy with how it turned out! Here is a picture of the inside with the garland stored and the lid off - isn't it cute??!!! I used a template that I have for the box since it fits an A2 size card perfectly. Also, there is a super tutorial by Beate on Splitcoast on this box as well so check it out!! So, this is my project for today, I am so glad I finally got one done, lol!!! I will leave you with the recipe and I AM going to be stampin all day today so it will be a fun day and I will have some more fun stuff to share with you tomorrow! Till then - Happy Stampin!
Box Recipe:
Paper - Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Whisper White card stock, Patterns Prints Designer Series Paper
Inks - Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Stamps - Snow Swirled
Accessories - Alpine Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punches, Always Artichoke narrow grosgrain ribbon, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Felt Flurries, Earth Elements buttons and brads, paper piercer, mini glue dots, stampin' dimensionals

33 comments:

Bethany Paull said...

Great idea for the storage box. It and the garland are so lovely. Hope the craft fair goes well.

Suzanne said...

Great box and I love the garland thats goes in it.Good luck with the fair.Sue :o)

corinnesomerville said...

You did a beautiful job on the box !!! I was so excited to see Beate post this tutorial !!!! Your's rocks !!!!

Love ya and miss ya...

Dawn Easton said...

I can't wait to try this tutorial too...your box came out wonderfully!!!
It's Remembrance Day here in Canada so we are off today too...but I've got volunteer stuff to do outside the school in the fields...in SNOW now...ugh!
Have a fab day Alex!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful, Alex! What a great gift to receive! Hope you have fun at the craft fair!

Beate said...

Wonderful box and cards!
Hugs and smiles

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That is such a great idea!

Dani said...

What a fabulous idea! Beautiful box, I think I need to try one! :)

Lauren said...

Great idea Alex - this is so pretty. Good luck with the fair.

Chris said...

very cute box!! what a great gift idea!! 8 kids?? have you seen the freaks with 17 and one on the way?? i watch them on tlc all the time...they intrigue me...LOL

gina said...

Gorgeous keepsake box, the papers are lovely
Gina xxx

kathleenh said...

How cute! Love that the box matches the garland that goes in it!

Melissa said...

I SO have to make one of these......SOOOO cute!

M.

christie said...

Love the box! Such a great idea to put the garland in it.
I hope you recover from having additional kids for the weekend...I don't know how mom's of so many do it either...

Manna said...

Cool project! It'll make a wonderful Christmas gift!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your box and cards.

malieta said...

Alex you have it going on girl! I love your idea of making a storage box and it is beautiful! That DP is GORGEOUS and I love your embellishments!

All Pink girl said...

Stunning cards ,fabulous gift boxes ,realy stunning xxxx
huge thanks for stoping by ,hugs Dawnxxx

Marlou said...

Alex this is just gorgeous!!! beautiful work as always, hugzz xx

LuLu said...

Love the box and the garland that goes in it is gorgeous.

It's also Remembrance Day here in the UK but we don't get a day off ! !

pescbrico said...

this is a really great idea! :) I hope you will be ready for your craft fair :)
Have a great day

Diane said...

Looks awesome Alex!!! You are so creative and busy all the time!
Send me some of that energy will you,lol!!!

Erin... said...

Super cute! what a great idea!

Donna said...

how fun! I bet you feel a great sense of accomplishment, you should display it proudly *smile*

Angie Tieman said...

Whoa! I know some say eight is enough, but I say eight is tooooo many! I don't know how you made it! Love your box project, it turned out great!

Carolyn King said...

What an awesome storage box--it is so pretty too!

Happy Veterans Day to YOU. Thank you for your years of service.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very pretty!! Love it!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Soooo cute!!! Wonderful garland!!! I'm loving using my Scor-Pal to make boxes to give cards in as sets!!!

Nikki Bond said...

8 kids?!?...I can see why the weekend was so hectic! LOL Your box looks wonderful..Hope you have fun creating for your craft fair! {SMILES}

Rose Ann said...

I love your box and cards!! So awesome, girl!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

OOoo, such a cute gift idea! Love this Alex, thanks for sharing! :)

Melinda said...

Alex, You have done it again. I love it!!!! I'm so loving these colors Riding Hood Red and Garden Green, I have to confess I didn't like the Garden Green but after seeing it with Riding Hood Red, And your box of cards, Thanks for Sharing.... Happy Stampin!!!!

Katie said...

This is beautiful Alex. I hope the fair goes well

Katie
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