Box of chocolates?

Happy Wednesday, Lisa here with another creative project for you.

Today is a big day here in Winnipeg, the very first IKEA store is opening, so many are excited and I’m sure it’s going to be a mad house.  I think I’ll stay home and scrap instead! ;)

Over the weekend I was doing one of those not so loved but totally necessary jobs….cleaning my crafty space, yeah I know you all feel my pain!  But something good (aside from a clean space) did come out of it, I stumbled across an After Eight box from last season that I saved so I could get a little crafty and turn it into a pretty gift box! 

This is what the box looked like before…..


I added some Kraft Cardstock, then layered a piece of White Smoothies Cardstockwhich I had stamped & glittered using Ranger’s Sticky Embossing Powder & Glitter Ritz.  My stamp didn’t cover the full width of my cardstock so I added a little embossing detail using a Cuttlebug embossing strip, and finished it off with a strip of pattern paper. 

Then I embellished it up with a couple of Tim Holtz Sizzix dies.  The Tattered Poinsettia was made with White Vellum (see there are still uses for vellum), which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder for added dimension, and added a little Gold Embossing Powder to the edges.

Look at it now, you’d never know it was a repurposed After Eight chocolate box!!


 Now that the box is all decked out for the holidays it’s just waiting for me to fill it with some goodies for a special someone!!

Just remember before you throw something out to take a good look at it and think…….can I reuse this and make it beautiful?!

Have a great day, and for any of you Winnipegers brave enough to head to IKEA good luck!


Posted under Design Team Inspiration

This post was written by Lisa on November 28, 2012


Add a little something to your gift!

Hello everyone!!

Chelsea here with a little Christmas something to add to your gifts to give them the heartfelt touch…

I used some old chipboard tags and covered them in die cuts from Simply Stories Handmade Holiday, they were actually almost THE perfect size for the tags!!  If you have a die for your Sizzix or other similar cutting machine, you can just use those with regular patterned paper as well, they just wouldn’t have the sturdiness that the chipboard ones do.


Some stickles, and some burlap ribbon add some bling and some texture…


A beautiful Christmas-y flower softens up a more masculine paper….


And some buttons add depth and a little bit of fun!!!


Instead of buying those little peel ‘n’ stick labels, try your hand at making some homemade Christmas tags for your gifts this year!

Posted under Design Team Inspiration

This post was written by Chelsea on November 25, 2012

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