Saturday, November 28, 2009

Just Us Girls #9

The challenge over at JUGS#9 this week is to make your best holiday gift box or bag made from a template. I didn't use a template for this box because I learned how to make a box for anything by reading Sharon Johnson's blog where she has a great tutorial for making boxes. I made this box using PTI white cardstock and decorated it with PTI dsp (hugs and thanks Silke) and ribbon, including a matching tag. Here are the cards that are going into the box. I used 3 different Sarah Kay images and coordinated the water coloring to match the cardstock. Each card has a different embossed top note die cut that color coordinates with the card base. I stamped the images on water color paper and colored them using Tombows, then cut them with a Nestabilities Labels 4. I added a little matching ribbon on each one too. The sentiments were done with a word window and a modern label punch, and each is different. I used a rolling Inkadinkado stamp for those. This set is going to my neighbor because she's such a thoughtful and kind person and we're extremely fortunate to have her (and her DH) living next door!
That's my best boxed gift so far this year, but I'm working on more, so hopefully I'll have more to share with you soon!
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for the fun challenge ladies!

14 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a Beautifully decorated gift box! Your purple bow with the little snowflake tag adds such a nice touch! All those cards to be put inside are adorable. Such a nice gift! Thank you for playing along with Just Us Girls template challenge!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful work, awesome gift.

LeAnne said...

Stunning! Wow, you have been BUSY! If only I had the discipline you do....my box is cut out, and that's all the farther I got today!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a lucky neighbor! Love the whole set and I would say she has to be lucky to have you as a neighbor as well!

Kristin Bueter said...

Carol, you are so sweet to make such a pretty gift box to house all of your gorgeous cards for your neighbor! This turned out beautifully! Love the clean lines and the pretty, detailed cards you added! GORGEOUS!!!

So glad you could play along this weekend and create your best gift box yet! LOVE it!! I'm sure your neighbor will be thrilled to receive it :0 Thanks for playing along with us...faithfully! Love your work ;] Next week is a fab sketch challenge hosted by Pam! Hope to see you then!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Wonderful gift box! THanks for sharing the tutorial link...this looks like a box that could be used for so many things. What sweet notecards you made...your neighbor is a lucky gal! THanks so much for playing along with the JUGs challenge!

JD said...

Lovely! What a great gift to give someone!

Stampin' Pam said...

CAROL this is a fun fun fun and adorable box - I love those papers from PTI and your cards are just as cute as can be! Thanks SO much for playing along with Just Us Girls - you rocked the challenge!!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a beautiful box and card set!! Your neighbor will be thrilled to receive such a wonderful gift.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my goodness?? This is incredible! I thought for sure this was one of the TE perfect package boxes...holy moly, you made it with PTI CS? Seriously, girl, amazing!

Love Love LOVE the cards on the inside, too. You colored them beautifully. You KNOW I love me some Sarah Kay.

Fantastic post!

Michelle said...

You DO make the most gorgeous boxes! And you know I love those Sarah Kay cards going in it! Beautiful work, my friend!!!

Andrea M said...

Lovely cards and gift box set! The box is beautifully decorated and the cards are colorful and so pretty :0 Great job

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous Set - Carol!!! Oh and I'm so happy to see you used the PTI DP...love it!!! All of your SK cards are sooo cute!!! Hugs ~S~

Lisa Kind said...

Beautiful box and the cards are fabulous! What a lucky person your neighbor is to receive this! Thanks for playing our JUGs challenge!