Wednesday, 22 September 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge - T is for...

It's time for another ABC Christmas Challenge...Jayne is the host this time,and the theme couldn't be easier...

'T is for Tree'
Optional extra of buttons

We are sponsored for this challenge by the lovely Regina of The Cutting Cafe'.

The cutting cafe blinkie
Regina is kindly offering our winner any 3 sets from

Some of the design team are working with products from The Cutting Cafe'...and I chose a cute little pillow box template...which I printed directly on to the reverse of some BasicGrey 'Eskimo Kisses' papers. There's a little tree shaped aperture in the box, which I cut out using my craft knife (saving the tree shape to use later)...there were two templates in the set, one with the tree on the vertical, and the other on the horizontal...so I made one of each! Before I glued fixed the boxes together, I attached a piece of acetate over the aperture...to help keep the contents in place. I made a couple of matching tags using the tree shaped offcuts, and tags cut using a Sizzix die, then tied them around the boxed using garden twine. You're probably thinking...'where are the buttons?'...well, I did use some...I found some teeny tiny 'star' shaped buttons in my stash...and if you look really closely (if you click on the photo it should enlarge it), you'll find them on top of the trees on the tags.


Oh...and if you're wondering what's in the boxes...I couldn't find any sweets to fill them with for the photo, so I used galss nuggets! lol

I'm also going to enter these boxes into the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge...my top tip is to save all your scraps and offcuts...I used mine to decorate the matching tags.
    For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please visit the ABC Christmas Challenge.

    16 comments:

    hayward69 said...

    Great boxes you have created. Love the dp and the tree tags you have used.

    Jayne xx

    Claire x said...

    I love these - fabulous gift for sweets. Hugs, Claire x

    Wishcraft said...

    Fab little boxes, love them :o) Lisa x

    Lacey Stephens said...

    Fantastic project!! I am sure once you have some candy to fill these will, they will make a great Holiday treat!! :-)
    ~Lacey
    www.stampandcreate.com

    Anita said...

    Oh, these pillow boxes are so pretty. Love that you saved the tree cut-out for the tags.

    Uma said...

    fab parcels, perfect for sweeties as well as glass nuggets :)

    Lorraine A said...

    gorgeous boxes Helen :-) the papers and tags are fab :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

    Caroljenks said...

    Hi Helen,

    Gorgeous boxes - love the little windows.

    Thanks for sharing your 'scrap' tip with us over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

    Carol x

    Regina E said...

    how adorable i love it...perfect gifts for friends...hugs

    Donna said...

    What a great idea for little gifts. I loved the pillow boxes. I just wanted to stop by and say hello. I'm looking forward to getting to know you on the Cuttlebug Spot design team.

    Samantha said...

    Lovely present boxes what will you put in mine! tehehheee!! :0) Samantha x

    Maggie's Crafts said...

    Great tip! Thanks for sharing with us at Tip Top Tuesday at http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/

    Maggie xx

    Dawn said...

    These are adorable, love the colors and so useful.Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. this week

    Leanne said...

    Ooh I love these boxes - great tip to use scraps!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday - good luck!

    Hugs
    Leanne
    xx

    Pauline C said...

    Wow Helen these are really fab - brilliant for Christmas ... and if you find some chocs to put in them you know my address ;-)
    Hugs
    pauline x

    Fuzzy Slippers said...

    I so agree with and your tip! I try to keep all my scraps and they always come in handy. Thanks for sharing this tip with us at TTT this week! :)