Sunday, December 12, 2010

Homemade Gift Box and Tag Collection

I am supposed to be at my SU! demonstrator's annual Stampers 10 club and Hostess Christmas party.  I am both a 2010 Stampers 10 member and a 2010 hostess, but due to the mixed blessings of this beautiful winter weather, I am sitting home... staring at the homemade gift I made for tonight's gift exchange instead of actually participating in the exchange itself.  After my DH and I ventured out this afternoon to finish the last of my Christmas shopping (he still has a few things left on his list ~ but I'm done!) and slid through almost every turn, we decided to stay home and stay safe tonight.  So after I finish this post, we are going to curl up on the couch and watch a Christmas movie while enjoying leftover Mickey birthday cake from my nephew's party yesterday.

Since I won't get to share my homemade gift with my fellow Stampers 10 ladies, I thought I would share it with you.  I covered a $1 recipe box from Michaels in beautiful DCWV Christmas paper (special thanks to Momo @ Made by Momo for the great tutorial!) and made a dozen Christmas tags to put inside using the Very Merry Tags cartridge.

The Box

♥ $1.00 Recipe Box from Michaels
♥ DCWV paper from The Christmas Combo Stack (JoAnn's)
♥ Dotted Scallop edge punch by ek Success
♥ Star cut from George and Basic Shapes using card stock from Recollections Spice Market value pack
♥ Button from Favorite Findings ~ Modern
♥ Merry Christmas ribbon from Michaels' Celebrate It Holiday Ribbon Bow-tique
The Tags
♥All Tags cut from Very Merry Tags
♥ Paper from DCWV and Recollections
♥ Bling from Recollections
♥ Stickles
♥ 1/8" ribbon from Michaels Celebrate It Holiday collection and Offray
♥ Pentel Sunburst White Gel Pen for stitching

Snowflake Tag 

Santa Stocking and Ice Skates Tags

* Challenges *
♥ Covered Box and Tags... Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #39 ~ Gifts Galore
♥ Snowflake Tag... Paper Playtime: Challenge #28 ~ Snowflakes
♥ Santa Stocking and Ice Skates... Gaby Abby Challenges with SEI: Week 9 ~ Glitter It Up

Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections

Super fun!! Great tags and love the box!


What a cool idea. Glad you decided to stay home in safety. No point in taking chances with your life. Love your box and tags. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Ladybug Designs

Very nice tags. I should make some--I know you can never have enough. Thanks for sharing with us at FCCB


I love, love tags, they all came out awesome! I love the box as well. I love the skate tag, fantastic!!


That is such a great idea! TFS!
XO ~ Amy Jo


All of these tags are great and I love the box too. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week.


OOh, your tags are beautiful, and I love the idea of putting them in the box. Thanks for joining us at FCCB:)

Luv Scrapping Together

Such a pretty box and the tags are Fantabulous! Thanks for joining in the fun at FCCB!


JD, PLEASE email me! You sent me an email and I've accidentally either deleted it or sorted it into a wrong folder because I can't find it and I need to talk to you! Janis


Thanks for the email so quickly! I emailed you back. Are you on Facebook?


I love the way this turned out! I just bought one of those boxes - you've just inspired me! Thanks for sharing with us at FCCB!

Rhonda Emery

super cute idea


WOW! You did amazing! This is beautiful! Great idea!


Great tags! Love how you covered the box. Love it.

Roberta: Mother of 3

I would love to have such a useful project with so many gift tags ready to go! Great job! Roberta @ The Papercrafting League!

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