Saturday, 14 November 2009

5 Challenges in 1 and another look at the boxes

The theme at Secret Crafter this week is '4 Seasons'. You can use all 4 or choose 1. I've made these WINTERY boxes using my latest purchase of the XL Box die. I told you to expect more of these didn't I!!! They are designed with my little cousins in mind and what they'd like too and so they also match Allsort's 'For a Child' challenge this week. They will obviously be filled with sweeties for the children before they are handed to them.

The Snowman one is made using a black textured base and navy SU card. The all the stamps and white ink are from Elzybells. The snowflakes and Snowman means that the box fits in with Cupcake Craft Challenge's theme of 'Snow Much Fun'.

Here's a close up of the Snowman. Being a Snowman (and a Robin in the next one), I think these boxes qualify for Charisma Cardz's 'Merry and Bright' theme.

Here's another variation using red and brown. The sentiment that come with this Elzybells set are great and match the images perfectly. It's been really well thought out. I bought a similar stamp from Elzybells before they were an online store which had the robin with messages around the outside but now that the clear set has been released, it can be mixed and matched with other saying and images - how cool is that!

Rather than using ribbon as an opener as I have done in the past, I've used my SU Tab Punch to cut a curve out of the side piece to make it easier to open.

Being as these are little gifts, they also fit into One Stop Crafts theme.

Why not join in with the challenges and hop on over to the Secret Crafter Blog, Allsorts, One Stop Craft, Charisma Cardz and Cupcake Craft for more details.


Debs said...

Hiya Paul
Love these boxes - the images and sentiments are perfect.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

scrapperjulia said...

Those gift boxes are really sweet and will make wonderful gifts for a child!

Jane Carroll said...

fabby boxes Paul

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Jacqui said...

Oh they are just fab Paul.. I have joined in the Allsorts.. your boxes are wonderful x

She said...

Hi Paul, what FAB boxes. Love them. :-) S xxx

Helen said...

These are fab!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Michelle Hessler said...

Nice boxes....what is the finished size on them?

brenda said...

Hello Paul

Don't apoloise for more boxes, they are fabolous adn every one a bit different. I could so with making some myself and might check out this scoreboard.

Thank you for joining in the fun at Allsorts this week.

B x

Sarah B said...

Love the boxes Paul, great idea to have the thumb slot at the side, didn't think of that, Hope you are well, Hugs Sarah B X

Paul said...

Hi Michelle,

The dimensions for these boxes are are:
3 and a half inches wide
4 and 3 quarters tall and
2 inches (well just over) deep.
It's quite a sizeable box and useful for so many things.

Hope that helps,

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Paul, lovely boxes with cute images,lovely gifts, thanks for your comments on my blog xx

Steph said...

fab gift boxes! Really great idea. Especially love the red one!

Simone said...

I love these boxes! Great job, Paul!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Paul, what cute little gift boxes. The images are adorable and the snowflakes are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Pam said...

Lovely little boxes Paul, I love these Elzybells stamps. Hugs Pam

Jules said...

Hi Paul

These little boxes are super cool! I love them!

The little snowman image is just so cute.

Thank your for playing along with Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

Love your boxes Paul! Good luck with the challenge over at Cupcake

Vee said...

Fabulous little boxes, just perfect for this weeks challenge. Thanks for playing with Charisma.
xx Vee

Caryn said...

Fabulous project Paul, thanks for sharing it at CCC this week.
Caryn xxx

Sheila said...

Great Boxes Paul, the kids will love 'em especially when they have their contnets in them too :).
Sheila xx

Sally said...

fabulous boxes. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

Wishcraft said...

Fab boxes - love the Elzybells images you've used :o) Lisa x

Crafty Dawn said...

Well First thank you to you for poppin by my little blog always love new visitors and a (male) how unusual but a lovely welcome to you.

Boy can you craft love these boxes and you can be sure I will be having another look round

Love Dawn xx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Paul

these are fab love the box shape and the elzybells images are gret fun

thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Claire M said...

Hi Paul, Thank you for the comments you left for me and for the award! I have finally updated my blog with it ( and there is something on there for you now!

I love the boxes you made! After seeing them I had to order a few Sizzix XL dies myself!


Kim Dellow said...

Hey Paul, love your boxes, what fab idea! Kim

Gro said...

Beautiful boxes.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts

debby4000 said...

Oh what fabulous gift boxes, they look very professional.