Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge: Gift Box

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The 2016 Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge inspiration photo is one of my favorites they posted this year. So many ideas come to mind, but sadly I only had today to work on a little something to share for the challenge.

Luckily, I found a cute template for a gift card box on Pinterest, and I decided to combine it with the color scheme of today’s photo for my project.

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge Inspiration Photo

I love the chalkboard look, especially for Christmas décor. Right away, last year’s holiday collections from Papertrey came to mind.

I pulled out my Tinsel & Tags box and picked out the Sprigs stamp set since I needed a few leaves around my quilled poinsettia. The background patterned paper is also from this kit.

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge

My sentiment is the from the Sparkle and Shine collection. I die cut the word three times and stacked it to make a chipboard-like embellishment (as a side note, I die cut the two lower layers in black and then the top layer of white so that I could color it with a Wink of Stella brush pen).

Then, I used a coordinating stamp set to complete my sentiment and finished off my box with a bit of ribbon, bakers twine, and my quilled poinsettia and leaves.

If you don’t have the Twigs mini stamp set from last year, there are a few others on Papertrey’s site that will do just fine.

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge

You can decorate the inside of this box just like you would a card. The box instructions here, and you can dress it up any way you like – imagine what you could do for a birthday box!

I made a couple of adjustments to the template, though: I added a little square tab behind where the gift card is to push it forward when the box is opened,  and I used a circle punch to punch a half circle out of the lid to make opening easier.

You can see the part of the lip where I punched at the top of the photo.

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge

There is even a bit of space inside to add a few candies and chocolate with your gift card.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my entry for the Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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    1. Oh me too, Diana! I think over half the Silhouette designs I bought are different boxes (or envelopes). Ya gotta have great containers 🙂

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