Saturday, December 19, 2015

Box in a Bag for Christmas

Howdy.  I am enjoying getting some of my gifts wrapped with my personal special touch.  {smile}.  I needed a small box to hold a spice jar and a gift card to a local Spice Shoppe.  But, come on.  Would you expect a simple box coming from me?  I need to make it pretty, add some sparkle, and a snowflake or two.  Ok two!
I was looking at Pinterest this morning, and came across a 'box in a bag'.  Pretty interesting.  So, I did a search, and viola a lot of inspiration.  So I headed over to Splitcoast Stampers for their tutorial HERE.  I have never made one of these, and so I figure I'll give it a try.  
here is my bag-in-a-box:

a closer look at the snowflakes
I used a retired DSP from Stampin' Up!.  I selected this paper because the recipient loves blues and greens.  The box inside is made from Mint Macaroon card stock.  I added a scallop trim using the same mint macaroon card stock.  I also added a rick rack cut from silver glitter paper.  
For the center embellishment, I cut one medium snowflake cut from silver glitter paper, and one small snowflake from mint macaroon card stock.  For a pop of color, I added a red velvet blossom.  I just love the contrast.

I tied the 'bag' closed with Lagoon ribbon.  But, I wanted to jazz it up a bit, so I tied on aqua blue tulle ruffle, silver tinsel, and string of silver balls.  
This little cutie was fun to make, so I will most likely make a few more.  {smile}  I'll share with you what I create.  Enjoy your weekend!

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