Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Boxing clever this Christmas.

Good morning and how are you this Tuesday morning?
Today's weather forecast......A little cloudy here but dry and bright.
I don't know why I always start with the weather, I guess it is a very British thing to do.
Wouldn't you agree?

Another quick post from me today before heading into work.  Whilst at the crop recently I got out my Xcut pillow box die that I had purchased ages ago but never found the time to play with.
I decided to get ahead of the game and make a few small boxes up for the festive season, the only decision now is what to make to put in them?
Sweeties, jewelry, crochet flower?  Decisions, decisions.

I have used papers and bows by Craftwork cards Christmas.  I think the one on the left is my favourite, it is shouting out for a touch of sparkle.  I also have the Tim Holtz die for the pine cone somewhere, again unused, maybe that would look nice with these papers too?
As I was at the crop I had limited products so stuck with a simple bow and a bit of bling but you could really go to town dressing this little boxes up and they are so much quicker to make than doing by hand, which I have done in the past.
I also think you could add numbers on the front and make an Advent calendar too.
Ever suffer from lots of ideas and not the time to put into action?
That seems to be me all the time now.

On that note I guess I should sign off and head into work.  Enjoy your Tuesday folks, I hope you manage to find sometime to craft.

Before I go did you see this bombshell of an announcement yesterday?
The main man himself!
I can't decide whether it is good news or bad, what do you think?


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous little boxes, love the papers

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Lovely gift boxes Erika, they're perfect for your handmade pressies.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika, these a beautiful and what gorgeous papers yoy've used, love them.
Don't know what it means, it sort of reads contridictory somehow. Hope your day at work was a good one, Kate x

Di said...

Odd statement there about Tim Holtz - not sure what it really means, xx