Thursday, November 7, 2013

Feeling Sketchy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Feeling Sketchy Design Team Christmas blog hop!

Hopefully you've found your way here from Danielle's blog,

But if you've only started here then you might want to start back at Feeling Sketchy .

 I'm so excited to share my Christmas Card and Box of Gift Cards project.


When I started this project I didn't really have anything definite in mind except that I wanted to make some gift cards, so that's where I began. I made twelve gift cards all together, three of each design. I cut white cardstock using Spellbinders - Long Scalloped Rectangles then folded in half to create gift tag. Using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder embossed just the top half of the tag.
The poinsettia topper was made using Spellbinders - Layered Poinsettia die and the holly swirl was made using Spellbinders - Holly Motifs die. Both the candy cane and stocking were cut using the Silhouette Cameo.
Next, I decided to make a box to hold them.
I am sure there are a million box templates somewhere on the internet but I could not find one that suited what I had in mind, so I came up with my own version. I put together a little step by step tutorial on how I made my box.
BASE (See template below)

1. Cut card to 15cm square
2. Score at 4cm on all 4 sides
3. Cut along score lines on each corner, just up to the first vertical score line. (See template below)
4. With the outside of the box facing you apply glue or tape to each of the 4 corners, parallel to the cuts.
5. Assemble base so that taped corners are inside the box.

LID (See template below)

1. Cut card to 12cm square
2. Score at 2.5cm on all 4 sides
3. (Optional) To emboss the lid using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder cut several layers of chipboard, 7cm square, to the thickness of a Cuttlebug "B" plate. (Or the appropriate thickness to suit your die cutting machine). See photos.

4. (Optional) Using a punch of your choice, I used a Martha Stewart punch, punch around all four sides. Don't worry too much about the corners as we will be cutting these off. See photo.

5. Assemble the lid in the same manner as the base.

I then decorated the lid using the large flower from Spellbinders - Layered Poinsettia dies. Added some bling for the flower centre and highlighted with glitter.

For my card I used the same Spellbinders - Layered Poinsettia die and Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. The "JOY" sentiment was cut using the Cuttlebug - Fancy Pants alphabet die. This was then layered onto a Spellbinders - Fancy Tags 2 die. Added some bling to flower centre and glitter to highlight.

Well I hope you enjoyed my first ever blog hop as a design team member and have a great day.

Now it's time to head back to Feeling Sketchy blog for a wonderful giveaway .



  1. This is beautiful Sharyn...such a lovely gift set. Fantastic directions!

  2. Sharyn I love your projects .Poinsettias are a favourite of mine,I've been using them in summer colours for my birthday cards.They always look amazing.I don't have an embossing machine so I buy my swiss dots card from the craft shop in a rainbow of colours.

  3. These cards are so lovely, especially with a matching box. Poinsettia's always remind me of Christmas.

  4. Lovely cards and box Sharyn. Thank you for the instructions

  5. Oh very pretty indeed Sharyn - you cannot go wrong with red and white, a true classic.

  6. Wow, (that's all I can say really...) Love red and white and all the embossing. Textured cards are the best. Thank you

  7. Oh wow! This is so gorgeous and elegant! Love it! What an awesome card box and card set!! :)

  8. What a Gorgeous box set. Love the mini's! Your flower and designs are stunning Sharyn! :o)

  9. OH wow Sharyn, these are GORGEOUS!! Love the white dry embossed bases, the red really pops off them. Lovely! :)

  10. These are so beautiful.. Love how they are so clean and beautiful.

  11. The white dots look so fresh and clean. I like your gift cards and the box is adorable.

  12. These are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the instructions on how to make the box. I'm sure anyone would love to receive these. TFS

  13. WOW they are gorgeous and stunning! I love the poinsettia :)

  14. Absolutely beautiful Sharyn...I really love all your matching projects. Thank you for the instructions, I will try to make these too!

  15. Beautiful creation.
    Love the poinsettia.
    Gr Elly


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