Saturday, December 5, 2009

Holiday Boxes 2009

So here's this year's Christmas loot.  I've done tins the past 2 years, which were wildly popular and pretty easy to do.  But this year, I saw these boxes and just wanted to do them.  Not sure if I really thought cutting out 30-ish of them was gonna be a big party or what, but I got it done.  I just did little bits at a time and then it didn't seem so bad.  I don't plan on doing a bunch of gifts next year, because right now good chunk of them is for teachers at the elementary school and this is my last year there.  Some of them who have become my friends will still be getting stuff, but whatever I do, I will probably be going back to tins.  Just not sure what I was thinking.  Looking back now, I can't believe I did all that work.  Gonna have to have my head checked out.

K, just so my mom doesn't think I went through 20 million steps for these boxes, lemme just break it down.  The box itself is one piece, with the cutest little tucked in flap.  I traced them (cuz i didn't want printer lines on the inside - picky picky, i know), cut them out, scored them & put them together. The decorative paper is just cut out and slapped on the box (the shape for this is included with the template).  I added the eyelets on the sides, pulled the ribbon through them, then made little tags for the front of the boxes.  That's it.  Hmm, ok, reading that over, it does sound a little tedious, but I did it over a couple of weeks, so really not bad.  Gee, I can't tell if I'm encouraging you or discouraging you to try it.  Yeah, I'm scattered. It must be close to Christmas.  Don't even get me started on shopping for the girls!  No, I'm not ready.

Alright, now we've arrived at the good part.  Yes, friends, it's the chocolate.  This is the chocolatey center everyone waits for.  K, so it's just kisses and not some fancy European truffles, but let me just say that this stuff gets people excited!  And here's hoping that the packaging isn't so attractive to people this time that they don't wanna eat the chocolate.  Come on, people. Go nuts. Eat the candy!

Stamps: Ornamental Christmas (Verve), Ink: Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel, Pure Poppy (PTI), Versafine Onyx Black, Paper: Vintage Cream, Rustic Vintage Cream, Kraft, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel, Pure Poppy (PTI), Merry Moments DSP (SU!), Accessories: oval punches (SU!), eyelets (Making Memories), Tucked Away template & ribbons (PTI)


Anonymous said...

Without a doubt, far too much work for me, but when you do a bit at a time (how do you eat an elephant?), not so bad. Besides, they all look so wonderful I know everyone will go awwww and just know there is something fabulous inside! Which, hopefully, they will actually eat. I'm sure they will -- with the tins, the decorative covers on the chocolate were part of the design. With these -- hey, no problem!
Bestest Mom Ever

Anonymous said...

Those boxes have GOT to be the cutest things in the world! And, I agree with your mom, sounds like too much work. At least you know everyone will appreciate all the time and labor that was put into them.

Your Favorite Aunt

Susan Raihala said...

FAB boxes!!!!!

Angie said...

Very Nice ! You are so creative !!
I can almost smell the chocolate,now :o)

Rachel said...

I'm in love.
You know I make homemade truffles and candies every year for Christmas? They'd fit *beautifully* in those boxes! You and I could make the awesomest gifts together ever, if we lived just a tiny bit closer....


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