Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Anything Vintage Christmas Box

Happy Wednesday.  I hope this post finds you well.  I have been busy this week, trying to complete a few more items for this week's Arts & Craft Fair @ Presbyterian Hospital, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  While I was surfing the internet for some inspiration, I stumbled upon two different websites that are hosting vintage holiday challenges.  And so, I just HAD to create something for the challenges. I needed a break, and to recharge my mojo, so here we go!
Sugar Creek Hollow, has a #39 vintage Christmas challenge currently running.  They ask, 'We want you to make vintage or shabby chic Christmas cards or other paper-crafted projects that feature vintage Christmas images.'
Ok, I can do that.  I used a vintage tag that I purchased as a download.
Tuesday Alchemy, has a #42 anything goes challenge currently running.  They ask, 'Christmas will be arriving here very soon.  Since the season is a busy one, we are keeping it simply for you.  It's Anything Goes! You decided the challenge.  Create ANY handmade, new project you'd like and share it with us.'
Ok, I can do that.  I need to make a gift box for an upcoming holiday event.

here is what I created:

Here is what I used:
I made the box with Cherry Cobbler card stock from Stampin' Up!  Its the same box I made for my daughter's baby reveal baby shower, earlier this year (here)  I also made this box for a Valentine's Day gift (here).  I purchased the pdf for the directions and pattern for this box from My Time Made Easy.
I wanted to decorate the top of the box, so I used some pattern papers I already had on hand.  The Christmas pattern paper is Festive from Authentique.  The text paper is Twas the Night from Amuse Studio.    For my vintage image, I used a vintage tag that I had purchased earlier this month, I reduced their size before printing to 70%.  I purchased the holiday cheer tags from Iralamija Shop @ Etsy.  She does some very pretty, vintage-style, digital collage paper crafts.   I did stamp on the tag.  I wanted to put something in the open space, so I stamped, 'Merry & Bright' in basic black classic ink.  The stamp is from a set, Signature Christmas, from Paper Trey Ink.  
I also added two snowflake buttons at opposite corners of the box front.  I wrapped some crinkled seam binding I had purchased from Prairie Bird Boutique @ Etsy.  This pretty green is in the Old Fashioned Christmas bundle.  You will receive 15 yards.
You know me, I HAD to add a button.  And so I did.  On top of the bow.  The button is from Paper Trey Ink.  The tiny tag that is tied to the button, is actually part of a stamp. Pretty clever, huh?  The stamp set is Winter Post  from Stampin' Up!.  But hold on, this stamp set is retired.  Sorry.  I kept it because I just love the images and the sentiments.  The 'date' is actually from the post mark stamp in this set.  I punched the date out with the jewelry tag punch from Stampin' Up!.
I filled the box with some holiday peppermint pretzels.  What a cute little 'thank you' gift for our holiday party. 
I hope you have been inspired to continue creating your hand made Christmas items, or inspired to start.  Either way, I hope you have enjoyed the photos.  Let me know what you would put inside these little boxes.  Their dimensions are kind of small:  3 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/4".  Actually a gift card fits nicely in the bottom, and I could always add a chocolate truffle or two {smile}.

Happy Crafting! hugs, Sharon W.


Words and Pictures said...

Beautiful vintage Christmas project... love the papers you've used! Peppermint pretzels sound yummy, and it would also be a lovely gift box for a gift voucher or card. Thanks for your visit!
Alison x

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, what a gorgeous Christmas box, Sharon! Love the cute image, the snowflakes and the bow! Hugs

Lisa Minckler said...

ADORABLE!! I'm not sure which I love more, the box or the yummies inside..LOL. Such a thoughtful and beautiful gift. :)

Cec said...

Terrific vintage package for the goodies inside. Lucky the recipient. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Daniele said...

wow srummy box and yummy contents so glad you joined us at Sugar Xreek Hollow this week

Heather said...

I love how this Vintage Christmas packaging came out!! It is beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!