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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Christmas Gift Box

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for my previous post.

With all of my shopping done, I have decided to begin working on the handmade Christmas gifts I need (it's about time, 'ya think!).  I needed a really pretty box to put a gift in for my best friend. Here's what I came up with:


I started with White cardstock (WalMart) and Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!). I stamped a large Snowflake on in White Craft ink (SU!) and then embossed with SU! White EP and heat embossed.


Don't you want to know what inside?? (Hint: Keep scrolling down!)


And, of course, I spritzed with Shimmer Mist (Champagne Shimmer Paint from SU! mixed with rubbing alcohol)! What would a project be without a little sparkle, I ask you? DULL, that's what! LOL

The matching tag was created in the same way as the box. And the ribbon is from JoAnns or Michaels (not sure which).

So, what is the box for, you ask? Well, I made my very first ever crocheted headband to give to my bff. Now, don't laugh! She's not going to wear it!! Long story short, she's a photographer. I knew she's been looking on-line at those cute hats and headbands with the big flowers, and I thought, "Hmmm...I could maybe make one of those!" So, I found a pattern for one and made it. And here it is:


I made my bff's headband adjustable, since she will be using it when she photographs different-sized children. 
There is a small hook on the back of the flower, which hooks onto the end of the headband at the needed length.


Here's a closeup of the flower:


Not bad for a first try! Now, I want to try a hat!! :-) You might say I'm hooked, lol. (Sorry, that was lame, I know.)

I'm entering my box in the following challenges:

*Scrap-Creations  -- Make it a Gift or Wrap (ends Dec 13)
*Bunny Zoe's Crafts -- Christmas...But Not a Card! (ends Dec 12)
*Craft Our Passion -- Anything Goes (ends Dec 13)
*Paper Playtime -- Snowflakes (ends Dec 13 - Winners drawn Dec 31)
*Paper Sundaes -- Gift it (ends Dec 11)
Valentines Monthly Challenge -- Snow (ends Dec 31)
*The Secret Crafters Challenge -- Christmas (ends Dec 10 - Winners drawn Dec 31)
*Pile It On -- Wrapping (ends Dec 31)
*Top Tip Tuesday -- Use Ribbon (ends Dec 13)

*smiles*
debbi

15 comments:

Janis said...

Oh my gosh how completely precious! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Dawn said...

Debbi this is just adorable- both the packaging and the gift are just so special. Now I know many ladies in their 40's wearing headbands with flowers so I wouldn't have been surprised if it was for her to wear! LOL
Thank you for joining us this week at
Craft Your Passion Challenges

Thank you for joining us this week at
TopTipTuesday
Hope to see you real soon.

Beate said...

Gorgeous box and headband! You did a wonderful job on both.
Hugs and smiles

downrightcrafty said...

wow a stunning Christmas Creation thank you for sharing it with us at the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx

Mina said...

wow stunning Debbi the wrapping is beautiful as is the headband...fantastic work...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

craftybunny said...

Your gift box is just fabulous and the headband is so pretty.Thnaks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness ...everyone is going to line up to be your friend with a home made gift like this!!!!!! So beautiful, festive and awesome!! Happy Holiday to you, Kathy

Tracy V. said...

Great Gift, love it all! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes, hope to see you back next week.
Tracy V

Helen said...

A gorgeous gift - love the box too!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC & Pile It On!
Helen x

Maria Matter said...

so lovely Debbi!!!
xxx

corinne said...

very nice. thank you very much for joining us on our blog. good luck !

Ann said...

Oh my, this is sweet! Love your handmade wrappings!

Peggy said...

Great box and I love the crochet ribbon and bow. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, gorgeous creation in fab colours, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Whisper said...

absolutely gorgeous and thanks for entering Valentines Challenge this month, Luv Sam x

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