Thursday, 21 November 2013

CCT Anything But A Card

The challenge at CCT this week is Anything but a Card. I have decorated a gift box which I got from Stampin Up with an old Magnolia Santa stamp. I think this is my favourite Christmas stamp and I use it every year. The DP is retired Stampin Up and I have distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.I coloured the image with Distress Inks and also edged the die cut circle with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I have also added some Fran-tage to the image.
 I have decorated the sides of the box with some hessian and lace and added a small tag which I cut with a Tim Holtz sizzix die. The message on the tag was stamped with a set of alphabet stamps which I got from the NEC about 5 years ago, they were a bargain at £1 for the set. This is the first time I've used them but I'm sure they will get lots more use now. The little jingle bells are from Ebay.

I really enjoyed decorating the box and am hoping to do a few more for Christmas pressies.

I am also entering this into this weeks Magnolia Down Under Challenge which is Jingles Bells and the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge which is Vintage or Shabby Chic.


Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful box!

Stella said...

Hi Andrea
Lovely little box.I can remember you buying the alphabet stamps and what a bargain they were ! Thanks for the catalogue in the post today. xx

Lori said...

Such a great little project, love seeing Santa dressed in green, thanks for joining us this week at MDUC, good luck!

debby4000 said...

What a fabulous gift box.

Stempelhexe said...

Gorgeous all your details! Thank you so much for joining us at LHoSM this week.


Deb said...

this is so gorgeous, I love that stamp too! Love the way you decorated the box, will make a fabulous gift whatever you put inside!