Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Blog Hop - Just in time for Christmas 2014

Needless to say, as soon as Karen posted about the holiday blog hop I knew that I had to be part of it, I guess I have to be part of everything but with the new kits that came out the week before Thanksgiving, it really was a no brainer for me to let Karen know that I was in!

Anyway - here is my offering.

Over the years of digital scrapbooking and card making and other digital activities, I have come across many many templates and projects which I have collected.  Here is just one of them.

This is a template for making a small box.  The base is 2.25" square and the height is 1.5" for each side.  The template makes the most adorable pyramid box which can hold some candy goodies or other goodies if you like.  

With the advent of our new Christmas kits I thought it would be very cool to make a little box up with a gift tag with the name of each of the people who are going to be celebrating Christmas with us this year.

So here you can see I have pulled in a background paper and added Mr. Gnome from the original Gnomes collection.  

At the same time I am creating tags with the names of all who will be at our Christmas dinner.

Now for the tag.  Opened up a new blank piece of paper and pulled in Mr. and Mrs. Gnome.

There are many different ways to make a tag now.  What I have done is found a good tag shape and used it as a mask to make the tag.

At this point I extended the length of the tag so that I had room to put names at the bottom.

Here you can see the tag in place with the box ready to print, cut, score, fold, fill and finish ready to enjoy.

Printed 6 copies.

Cut and scored each one and inked the edges of each tag and stamped each person's name using tiny alphabet stamps.

Filled each box with Hershey's Christmas kisses and added black waxed linen thread into the holes at the top of each peak.  Here is the first finished box, tag and all.

And all 6 finished boxes which will be used as place holders for our special Christmas dinner.

I do hope you have all enjoyed my entry into the Holiday blog hop.

Time to wish you all an extremely Merry Christmas and point you in the direction of the next stop.


  1. This way I like digital!! Your boxes are awesome, Annette. Merry Christmas to you and Mr. Wonderful from Raymond and me xx

  2. Thanks Hetty - Hope you and Raymond enjoy the Festival of Lights.

  3. Very cute - such a fun idea! I'm sure they will love them.
    Merry Christmas!!

  4. Annette! What a great little giftbox! Will you share? ♥

  5. This is a fantastic little gift box and the fact that it is digi hybrid makes it that much better!! Great job Annette! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

  6. Hi Annette! Love your box and tag! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  7. Oh wow, love your great gift boxes and tags, your digital mastery really makes them wonderful!

    1. Bless your heart Kay - thank you so much.

  8. Lovely placeholders - those boxes and tags are so cute!!

  9. Oh how cute. I just upgraded to PSE 13 (from PSE 6) and am getting a bit more comfortable with it. I'll have to put this on my "must try" list.

    1. Barbara you will find PSE13 much more versatile and there are a ton of tutorials out there on how to use all the features. Thanks so much for the love,

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    1. Bless you my dear - thank you so much and Happy Christmas to you and your hunny bunny.