Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Samantha Walker Creative Team December Blog Hop

Welcome to Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop! This month's theme is Holiday Gifts!

You should have arrived here from Aimee's blog. This month's giveaway is the Holiday Magic Clear Stamp Set!

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Now to my project. One of my favorite gifts is handmade cards. I am always on a lookout for creative packaging ideas as we all know that cute package sometimes is not less important than the gift itself.
That's why I got excited when I saw Samantha Walker A2 3D Stationary Box.

I chose pretty pink paper from Samantha Walker Giddy Up! Girl for Carta Bella.

You can make the whole box using only two sheets of 12x12 paper but I wanted to make the contrast panels from another pattern paper and added the third one. Here is the great tutorial by Samantha how to assembly the box. I will show you the modifications I made.

First I cut the box body and the cover flap from pink stripped paper.

The side of the box is cut from the second sheet of the same paper.

Next I wanted to decorate my box with lace edge. I opened Eyelet Scalloped Edge Card and used the knife tool to cut the lace edge off. I adjusted the width of the lace to 5.605" to be the same as the box.

I closed the shape by drawing the line on the top and grouping everything together.

I cut three copies of the laced edge and two more in smaller size to fit the sides of the box. I also cut the contrasting panels for the cover flap.


After the box was done I decided to make a tag using the free file that you can get by commenting on the posts in this blog hop.  

I resized the tree to be 4" high (don't forget to lock the aspect ratio), made a duplicate and deleted the circles from the second copy. I cut the top layer from patterned paper and the bottom from glitter cardstock. This little tag is enough to write a holiday wish on the back. 

All ready to be filled with handmade cards.

Thanks for stopping by today and during this year. I can hardly believe that 2013 is coming to an end. This is my last blog hop with Samantha Walker 2013 Creative Team. Looking back, it was a great year of learning and trying new things. Some of my most favorite projects were made for the blog hops. Here they are, all twelve of them.

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  1. Love the stationary box and the fun trim you put on it. The Christmas tree tag was the perfect finishing touch.

  2. Your box looks fantastic! Love the tag too!!

  3. Love your fabulous stationary box. The Christmas tree mad the perfect tag.

  4. Thanks so much for this idea. I'm going to be creating cards as gifts and I was looking for ideas on a presentation box and this is perfect.

  5. great idea - lots of fun!
    Sandra ltb

  6. This box is SO CUTE!!! I can see it being used for other things on a desk as well. It's precious!

  7. Such a cute box, how did I miss that. Love that paper line as well.

  8. Wow! What a pretty box...and so useful too! Lucky friends who get one of these...and thank you for the toot about how to add the details. TFS

  9. Love the box! Thanks for sharing.

  10. This little stationery box is adorable! Definitely going to get it!

  11. I am going to do this! Love this idea!

  12. Oooohhh! Love your box. Thank you for the details on how to recreate it. :-)

  13. Oh my gosh! I JUST bought this box yesterday to cut! It's on my to do project list today and so you're directions will help! Thank you! :)

  14. Very cute and fun
    box. Love the colors.
    Carla from Utah

  15. This box is gorgeous! Love your papers :)

  16. Love this. Thank you for the detailed pictures and the link to Samantha's instructions. THis is going on my wish list.

  17. Very pretty box. So useful too. thanks for the instructions. I hope to someday be able to do all of this fancy work - I'm still making friends with my Cameo.

  18. Cute cute cute.I love this cute box.Thanks for sharing:)

  19. Love that darling card box. So well done and what a great gift.

  20. I love the box! I wish I had a cameo so I could cut 12 x 12!