An alternative to Christmas Crackers

Hello. I was at a superb Scottish Womens’ Institute show and craft fair yesterday and picked up on the growing trend to avoid the waste involved with Christmas Crackers. How often do you throw out the whole lot afterwards, including the “gift” inside? Instead, lots of people were looking for little gifts to put at […]

Super simple box

Hello. Yesterday I showed you a great way to start making cards, with a Stampin’ Up! All-Inclusive kit. Today I’d like to show you an easy way to make boxes like this one… Stampin’ Up! sell these cute little Clear Tiny Treat boxes that you can then simple decorate – easy peasy lemon squeezey! The […]

Birthday Box for a Yankee jar candle

Hello and happy Friday! Today I’d like to show you a rather large box that I made for a birthday gift of a Yankee candle… As this is quite a large candle it called for a large box that measures 3 & 1/4 inches square on the base and 4 inches tall. The dimensions meant […]

Boxing Day – fold flat box

Happy Boxing Day! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. I still feel full from our Christmas lunch but that’s not going to stop me treating myself with some of the fabulous chocolates I received as delicious gifts. As it’s Boxing Day I’ve escaped to my craft room to create this box, for even […]

Pencil gift boxes

I picked up a packet of 8 pencils with foam grips the other day and thought they would make neat little gifts for kids going to school.  As our school year has just finished and the kids have just started their holidays I must’ve been thinking pretty far ahead, for a change! Anyway, as I’d […]

Springtime Foil Box

I thought the card I showed yesterday needed a little gift box to match so here it is…. I used the same Springtime Foils speciality designer series paper as with yesterday’s birthday card and I used the measurements etc as I used in my blog post on 15 March 2018.  You can fit 4 Ferrero […]

Bottle Box

In today’s project I’m using some of the free Bubbles & Fizz paper from Sale-A-Bration. The paper made me think about beer bottle caps and inspired me to make a more masculine thank you gift than I normally make. Here’s what I conjured up… And of course it contains… Other beers are available – please […]

Pretty in Powder Pink

I have slowly fallen in love with Powder Pink. When it was launched as part of the 2017-2019 In Colors my eyes were immediately drawn to the bolder colours first, but now I love it! I used it as my base for these pretty boxes My decoration for the boxes comes from a Sale-A-Bration freebie; […]

Treat Yourself Box

After I made the Birthday card I shared with you all yesterday, I decided that the card needed a coordinating gift box.  And what better to put in a little gift box but chocolate? Yum! This box fits 4 Ferrero Rocher chocolates or you could squeeze in 8 tea lights instead if you preferred.  Chocolate […]