Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Everything - AHSC #244

Instead of baking Christmas Cookies for my neighbors this year I decided to make a gift box and put a variety of some of my hand-made cards inside.  Here are three of the boxes that I made, and the rest are duplicates of these.  Luckily most of my cards have a card base and decorated on the inside so all I need to do is put my handmade signature on the back of each card, and hope they appreciate and have recipients for these cards.  

The design papers used were CTMH White Pines, a retired paper pack.  Had purchased another packet after the holidays and have periodically used during the last couple of years; however, after making (7) gift boxes it has pretty much depleted my supply, except for zip strips...and I will find a way to use them.  Because my cards have a lot of layering I was only able to squeeze in 8-9 cards with envelopes.  The Box depth is 1 1/4".  

I did make some cookies for our Family and our next door neighbor because she already has a good stash of cards...anise sugar cutouts and almond butter cookies.  

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Love to see you at this have until Sunday, December 31st to enter your project.

The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesday, so be sure to stop by to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team and other entrant inspirations for this challenge.

Don't wait for the DT post to create your us up with your artwork and stop by every Monday for new sketches. 

Also submitted to the following Challenges
Tuesday Morning Sketches "Anything Goes" 
Yay, I won Random Draw Prize #26 from TMS "The prize is Hampton Arts Stamp Tool and a pillow box punch board by We Are Memory Keepers."  
The Crafter's Café Challenge "Anything Christmas Related or Red, White and Green"  

CTMH Products Used Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     White Pines 
     Bottom of Box "Recollections Cardstock" White 110#
     Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched and Scalloped Oval Frames 
Stamp Set 
     S1510 Twinkle SOTM


Alyson Mayo said...

What a nice idea - and anyone can use handmade cards! I am sure everyone appreciates the work that you put into these packages :) Much as I know you love White Pines, I am sure you are glad to see it finally used up and can move onto new Christmas papers :)

Carol L said...

What a wonderful collection of pretty cards for giving and I'm sure anyone would appreciate having them to send to loved ones! The cookies look delicious too :) Thanks for playing along with the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge and good luck!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

I love how you used the AHSC sketch to create a 3D item! Fabulous idea and execution! Wishing you the best of health, happiness and creativity in the upcoming year.
:) Marie

Patti said...

You did a beautiful job on your boxes and I'm sure the recipients are going to LOVE them! White Pines was one of my all time fav CTMH papers. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches :) do come back soon ok!??

Debbie said...

This is a wonderful gift idea!! Your cookies look delicious, too!
Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes Challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

creationsnz said...

Great idea and a delightful treat. Thanks for joining us at the Crafters Café, CarolG