Monday, 29 December 2008

I {heart} boxes

As promised (although a bit later than planned), here are the boxes I've made this month. Once I started, it was hard to stop, as they're so easy & the results are so cute. Most were samples I made to show at my Christmas gifts class, some were little gifts. All the boxes use the same basic principles & were custom sized to fit the items inside. Anyway, get comfortable, as this is a looong post.

Wintergreen BoxesI really like the patterns & colours in the Wintergreen paper pack....(I know what you're thinking, anything with celery!). While some are Christmas themed, many can be used all year round. I used my yummy celery grosgrain & artichoke grosgrain too to finish them off.
Mini Card BoxThis is a set of 4 gift cards that fit into a little sliding lid box. The stamps are from Season of Joy & Many Merry Messages.Choccy Boxes
These are filled with Dove choccies sandwiched between punched square scallops (a new punch in the Summer Mini). The enjoy stamp is from 'Be Happy' & the merry greeting is from 'Merry Merry'.
Dashing Boxes

Choccy Explosion BoxThis little explosion box filled with 4 decorated choccies is one of my faves. I followed the pattern of the spotty paper to create the lid & made a celery explosion box base to match.Tiny Pizza Box
I followed the Dashing paper pattern again to work out the dimensions of this tiny pizza box , which is filled with Dove choccies & a Stampin' Up!® magnet from Convention.Season of Joy Pizza BoxThis was a larger pizza box filled with more dove choccies decorated with circle scallops.
Holiday Thyme Boxes
I had lots of Holiday Thyme paper left from last Christmas, which I really liked (ahhh memories of cranberry crisp....& did you know the prints in this pack are the same as Wintergreen?), so I made some boxes with it well as one more project I'll have to show you next time.
Holiday Thyme Pizza Box
Holiday Thyme Ink Pad Box
This is a larger rectangular version of a pizza box, which I made up to perfectly fit a Stampin' Up! ink pad. Phew, that was a lot of pics to add! If you'd like more information on anything here, just drop me an e-mail. I'll be back with one more & probably my favourite find of the season.
Back soon!


Wintergreen boxes:
Stamps: Season of Joy, Many Merry Messages, Merry Merry
Card/Paper: wintergreen designer paper, certainly celery, sage shadow, always artichoke & whisper white card
Ink: blue bayou, sage shadow, always artichoke
Accessories: ¾ in celery grosgrain, ¼ inch grosgrain – artichoke, celery, white, artichoke brads (Rich Regals pack)
Tools: punches – scallop circle, square scallop, 1 3/8 in & 1 ¼ in circles, horizontal slot
Dashing BoxesStamps: Season of Joy, Merry Merry, Priceless, Occasional Greetings
Card/Paper: Dashing designer paper, certainly celery, real red, old olive & very vanilla card
Ink: old olive & real red ink pads & markers, summer sun (marker)
Accessories: ¾ in vanilla grosgrain ¼ inch grosgrain – real red
Tools: punches – scallop circle, 1 3/8 in & 1 ¼ in circles

Holiday Thyme BoxesStamps: Occasional GreetingsCard/Paper: Holiday Thyme designer paper (retired), cranberry card (retired), old olive cardInk: old olive ink padAccessories: organdy ribbon (retired)Tools: punches – large & small tag, horizontal slot


Ramona Michaluk said...

Diane, these boxes are really beautiful. Love the Wintergreen ones - the box and the cards are so stylish. I like the explosion box too - fantastic idea.
Thanks for sharing - will definitely have to make some of these for gifts!
Hope you had a lovely Christmas and have a safe & happy start to the New Year!

Anonymous said...

Diane, all your boxes and their contents are soooo gorgeous. Have a great New Year.

Robyn Little

Anonymous said...

Wow! I just have to "try this at home". Those little pizza boxes are just crying out to be filled with chocolate pizza! Yumm

Dani Fender said...

These are great Di! I have all these ideas for the Mini Pizza Box but just haven't got to it. These out do any of my ideas though. Beautiful work! Love them! TFS!

Anonymous said...


These are AWESOME boxes!! Such a fun set to have!! You really did a great job on all of them!!


Anonymous said...

Hello Di!
Firstly, a very Merry Christmas to you & your loved ones. Secondly, I wish you a fantastic New Year. As for your boxes, they are all absolutely beautiful & I honestly can't decide on which is my favourite. Hope to catch up soon when all this festive craziness settles a little. Take care. Andrea.

Chrissie said...

I love ALL of these boxes!!!!! I am in the process of designing a class to make some of the pizza boxes! Will show you when I am done!

Jane Ettia Jones said...

oh my gosh Di i love the mini card box it's gorgeous i have to have one just like it