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In today’s post a tutorial for how to create a gift box for your desk top calendar project. These videos I’ll show you how to create this box, which would also work well for other gifts.

Desktop Calendar Gift Set - Gift Box

Desktop Calendar Gift Set - Gift Box

You Will Need

  • Pearl Cardstock, or decorative papers
  • 6 x 6″ decorative cardstock
  • Scor It board (or scoring tool/ cutting mat and steel ruler)
  • PVA glue
  • Ribbon

Method

Part 1; Creating the Gift Box

Part 2; Decorating the Box



Optional Extra’s

  • Dimensional embellishments on the top of the box and calendar
  • Create your own decorative paper with your favourite techniques.
  • Add a handmade gift tag to complete the look

Links

Joanna Sheen. This is Joanna Sheen’s website, she has a selection of CDs you could use for your calendars

Joanna Sheen Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady CD. Direct link to the CD, which I used in the project.

Here are links to the earlier parts of the tutorials in this series.

  • Desktop Calendar This is the first part of the gift set tutorial series, where I created the calendar you see at the end of today’s video.
  • Greeting Card & Gift Tag – Desktop Calendar Gift set [coming soon].

 Be sure to check back here next Friday, this theme will continue in a tutorial series to make a complete gift set.

Hope you have enjoyed this project and give it a try. I’d love to hear your comments and see the results if you make one of these.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I’d like to share the latest page created for my advent calendar project.

Advent Calendar 2010; Day 3

Advent Calendar 2010; Day 3

Advent Calendar; Day 3

  • Stamps Used; Anna Griffin Clear stamps
  • Inks Used; Adirondack Bottle, Cranberry. Versafine; Onyx Black
  • Paint Used; Adirondack Acrylic Dabbers; Gold.  Twinkling H2Os, Stickles; Xmas Red
  • Cuttlebug Alphabet; Olivia

I’d love to see your results if you are making daily pages for a similar advent calendar. If you missed the tutorial at the start, here’s Part 1, which contained a download for how to create your calendar. Hope you like this project and will join me tomorrow for the next page.

Snow

Thought you might like to see some of our snow ;)

Our bin looking much like a pint of Guinnes hehehe

Our bin looking much like a pint of Guiness hehehe

Isn’t nature wonderful, look at the just one of our amazing  icicles!

Big icicle!

Big icicle, this is a whopper. over 3 foot long!

Don’t slam the doors, or Damocles the icicle will get you!

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I’d like to share the latest page created for my advent calendar project.

Advent Calendar 2010; Day 2

Advent Calendar 2010; Day 2

Advent Calendar; Day 2

  • Stamps Used; Anna Griffin Clear stamps
  • Inks Used; Adirondack dye ink; Cranberry and bottle. Versafine; Crimson
  • Paint used; Adirondack Acryic Dabbers; Gold
  • Cuttlebug Embossing folders borders
  • Cuttlebug Alphabet; Olivia

I’d love to see your results if you are making daily pages for a similar advent calendar. If you missed the tutorial at the start, here’s Part 1, which contained a download for how to create your calendar. Hope you like this project and will join me tomorrow for the next page.

Snow

The snow arrived BIG time yesterday, it has snowed constantly for 2 days now and we have a foot of snow out there. Will take a pic, when its safe to do so. Need to dig out the wild birds water bowl its totally burried. The feeders are very popular today with chaffinches, blue tits and great tits on there. The robbin and dunnock are looking hungry too.

If you have to travel, go careful and stay as warm as you can.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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I don’t know about you but I am hooked on Christmas stamps. Over the years I have collected LOADS, I seem unable to pass a snowflake stamp without buying it. As my recent tutorials have shown I’ve just got the hang of easel style of cards, and I thought I’d have a go at creating my own design of advent calendar. I’ve re-inforced the base and back of the easel with mat board to help it keep its strength for longer life and over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing the daily images I create for it.

Advent Calendar 2010; Day 1

Advent Calendar 2010; Day 1

After making a few pages I decided that I needed a box, to store the pages in, so I created a box to store them in. Having stamped the top of the box with holly stamps, my advent calendar looks kinda good resting on top of the box. Don’t you just love the timeless elegance of Anna Griffin stamps.

Advent Calendar 2010; Box to store additional pages/treats

Advent Calendar 2010; Box to store additional pages/treats

You could make an extra box, if you wanted this to be the kind of advent calendar with a daily treat for someone. But I wanted to get back to a simpler time when the changing image was enough of a gift. Call me old-fashioned and all that. I admit I don’t have classical religious stamps on my advent calendar, but they are seasonal images and I much prefer this sort of design than the awful chocolate filled calendars themed to TV shows and movie characters! {Sorry bit of a soap box moment, I do try not to get ranty on here! I’d rather share inspiration than a winge fest. OOPS!}

Advent Calendar; Day 1

  • Stamps Used; Rubber Stamp Tapestry; SH020024 Partridge in a Pear Tree
  • Inks Used; Ranger Adirondack; Bottle, Cranberry, Pesto. Versafine; Onyx Black
  • Paint; Adorondack Acrylic Dabber; Gold
  • Cuttlebug Alphabet; Olivia

Download a tutorial to create an Advent Calendar

Would you like to make your own calendar like this? Here is a downloadable tutorial for how the base easel was constructed.

Billie’s Advent Calendar Project

Join me each day for the next page in the series. If you make one of these, I’d love to see your results.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I’m sharing a sneeky peak of the Gift Box that will feature as a video demonstration on Friday.

Desktop Calendar Gift Set - Gift Box

Desktop Calendar Gift Set - Gift Box

 

Last week I created a Desktop Calendar, it will fit inside this gift box will make a beautiful way to present your calendar. Later in the series I’ll show you how to make a gift Card and tag to complete the set. Check back here next friday for the next installment.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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This month the theme for The Virtual Crafting Challenge was ‘D’. Here is my latest Distressed project. 

Distressed Box

Distressed Box

 

This humble box, is not quite what it seems. At first glance you would think this is a small metal box, aged and worn with time. It is in fact, a humble card box, the kind you can buy quite cheaply in craft stores. 

I coloured the box with many layers of paint using Acrylic Dabbers. The result, is a lot like the look of a very old metal tin. I am now on the look out for small stamps which show vintage labels as they would marry perfectly with this technique. 

Distressed Box

Distressing Goes Vintage

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie :)

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In today’s post, I’d like to share a picture of the latest Origami Gift Box, that I recently made. 

My second Origami Box. Decorated with Clarity Stamps

 

 

Products Used

  • Paper; Plain Pearl from The Paper Mill Shop
  • Ink; Brilliance Coffee Bean BD-54
  • Stamps; Clarity CLNC224-C Ornate Corner Small

 

For directions for folding the box, please refer to post Video Tutorial for Origami Box posted 26 February 2010. 

Links

Clarity Stamp Barbara Gray’s excellent rubber stamp company.

Graphicus also stock the two sizes of Ornate Corner stamps

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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