A House of Cards

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Think outside the box...

Literally! With the holidays just around the corner, I decided to focus my blog project for Pink Paislee this month on Christmas gifting. If you are anything like me (and I am sure some of you are), you wait until the VERY last minute to get something together for the teacher, the bus driver, the mailman, etc. I am terrible about that. The bad thing is that when it is time to actually get something together, it is usually the night before and too late to go the store to buy a card or gift box/bag. So, I decided to show you how to get a little creative.

For the gift box, I used the clear container from one of my Winsome Chipboard packs. I just cut off the little hang tab, and decorated it with paper, a die-cut, and Borderlines clear sticker from the Mistletoe and Co. collection. I also added a little candy and ribbon, and it is all ready to go.

Since I was going with a clear packaging, I decided to make a matching card. I used the clear cover from one of the Winsome sticker books for the card base. Added paper, a rub-on, and canvas patch from the Mistletoe and Co. collection also. I cut the tree from the canvas patch out to use on the front of the card. (I am planning on using the frame of the patch on a later project. ;) ) I then added some ribbon and a gem to finish off the card.

Pink Paislee products used- Mistletoe and Co: North Pole, Reindeer Games, Patches, Borderlines, Press Ons, Punchouts

I hope you will keep this project in mind when you are looking to make up a quick little card and gift box for someone on your Christmas list. You really don't have to look any farther than your own scrapbook stash.

Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

Yup! I'm the same way! :-)

And oh how I need this Mistletoe line in my life. :-) Pink Paislee always brings the best!

Awesome project! Your work is incredible!

Maria Therese said...

beautiful ♥

cnelson said...

wow!! so fabulous!

Jana Eubank said...

I LOOOVE these projects! Working with a clear base is so much fun and of course your work is FLAWLESS!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sasha Farina said...

oh those are beautifully done Roree!! so so pretty!

Muffin said...

These are fabulous, I love the blue and brown - such a nice combination. Clearcards are so nice, I need to make more but I tend to forget..:)