11.26.2011

Christmas Gift Blog Hop

Hey All! Hope your Thanksgiving was AWESOME!
Now...time to start the countdown to Christmas. YAY!
Thanks so much for stopping in today and joining us for the  2 Day Christmas Gift Blog Hop hosted by Becka from Creations with Becka .


You're gonna find lots of creative gifts that you can make for your friends, family, loved ones, co-workers, children's teachers, etc. 
If you came from the super talented Dana of Dana's Crafty Corner,  then you're in the right place.  If you just stopped by please start at the beginning with the crafty Becka at Creations with Becka .
I've made some super cute boxes to put candy in for the girls around the office. I think they will love 'em.
You can always use a piece of candy and since there are several ladies in the office it doesn't break the bank to get all of them a lil box of candy.


The patterned papers are from a DCWV Christmas Glitter Stack. The solid papers are from a Recollections assorted colors pack and some are Wal-mart standard cardstock.




The toboggin is cut at 4" from the Gingerbread cartridge. The picture frames are made from a Martha Stewart punch using the negative and positives.

The stamp is from a My Craft Spot set called 'Tis the Season. I won them from an awesomely talented crafty friend at My 3 E Scrapbooking . The santa clause is from Walmart in Studio G.





The penguin and the trees are cut at 3" from the Winter Frolic cartridge. The stocking is cut at 3" from the Gingerbread cartridge.

Here are some simple pics that show you how easy these boxes go together. I used an Elmer's tape runner and some Zip Dry paper glue.





Start with an 8 x 8" piece of cardstock of whatever paper you want to be the outer portion of the box. Score the paper at 2" all the way around. You can see the four places where you cut into the edges to make the corners.




Now whatever cardstock you want to be the liner of the box cut to be 8 x 8" and score in 2" all the way around. Cut out the 4 corners (4 small, outer squares).



Now flip over the liner paper. To the edges run the tape runner. Here I used some awesome crinkle ribbon from my stash. I have it from My Craft Spot and 3 Girl Jam . Both are great and I love 'em.




Now make the box. Flip the liner back over and place inside the patterned paper . I used some Zip glue to adhere the bottom and the sides.





I hope you like the boxes. I know my friends will. If something isn't real clear on how to make or you'd like some more detailed info...just drop me a comment with your email and I would be happy to walk you through a box.
Now it's time to get hopping. Please make sure you comment and each blog so you can win Becka's grand prize for the hop.

Since you made it this far....


*******OH YEAH! I got some CANDY!*******

You can win by doing the following...
1. Be a follower of my blog.
2. Leave me a comment letting me know you are a follower and what you think about my candy boxes.
3. Random Number Generator will pick the lucky winner on Monday, Nov. 28th and I'll let you know who it is ;0)
Be Blessed, Beckie

56 comments:

jessica said...

Beckie! These are awesome!! I know all the ladies will LOVE these :)
Thanks for the picture tutorial
and thanks for sharing!
jessica

JulieK said...

Super cute treat boxes!! Awesome tutorial. Your friends will love them!

Rachel W K said...

those are such a cute idea, i love the penguin one! you're right, everybody can use candy! thanks for the give away chance :)

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Thank you so much. This is the perfect idea for some of my family kid friends. Definitely making these. I love it!

angie ashuk said...

Awesome little boxes. Such a great idea!!!

Newbie2crafting said...

Wow, awesome little boxes, just love this idea.

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

Tonya said...

Cute boxes! I love that penguin cut, very cute and the addition of the crinkle ribbon is a nice touch!

lindaplus3 said...

your boxes are very very cute... great Christmas idea...i am alreadey a follower.... :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Happyscrapin said...

What a quick and simple gift idea, love your treat boxes! I am a follower and happy to be one!

plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

Tina said...

What a great idea to put the ribbon/edging on the tops of the gift boxes! Brilliant!
Thanks for sharing! I am a follower.
Tina
www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

kleinmaggie said...

Real cute!I like all four of them!Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Salido said...

Beckie,
These are a great idea for gift for the office. Thanks for the step by step instructions. I am a new follower and would love for you to visit my blog. I am having a giveaway.
Kathy
salido99 at msn dot com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Linda Harris said...

What a great box for so many things. Filling with candy and such for the mailman or paper carrier too. Thanks for sharing and am following!!! Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

Liz said...

these are adorable!

http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com

Cherie said...

Looks awesome!! I love that you lined the top with crinkle ribbon! It gives it that added umph!

cherie.goyer at gmail.com
http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

Rach83 said...

What a great idea with the ribbon. It just makes the boxes pop! Think I'll have to try that myself over the festive season. x

Cely said...

omigosh beckie! this is so stinkin cuuuute! and all my fave candies are in there! any recipient would love it! cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

Joann Hill said...

New follower!! Love the boxes, can't wait to make them! Thanks!!

Anna said...

such cute boxes! looks great
anna

Becca said...

Love the boxes. Very cute idea. I just became a follower :). I am very excited as this is my first blog.

Patricia said...

I'm a follower!

What a great idea for an affordable gift! Love the little boxes!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are super cute and yummy boxes! Perfect little gifts TFS!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Becky Dunham said...

These boxes are adorable Beckie - and so versatile - you can use this pattern year round! Thanks for sharing how you made these. I am already a follower of your fun blog. I am definitely going to try this!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Tracy said...

Your gift boxes are adorable!

Pixichick said...

I love the boxes. Especially the penguin one!

pattyk said...

Great boxes -I like the little hat one.millierose651@aol.com

cazz said...

I love these might make these for teachers gifts. Love the penquin one. Thank you.

Sam Pirkle said...

What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing and I'm sure the ladies at your office will love them.

Carla said...

Your candy boxes are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing and giving great instructions.


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Edwina said...

I love your boxes! They are so cute! I just love the crinkle ribbon on the edges of the liner. Thanks for the photos and great details on making the boxes. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

cazz said...

I am now a follower too forget to put with last comment but I had to come back for another look anyway.

Lady Fair said...

Very cute treat boxes, love the ribbon around the tops and the stitching and other details you added. Your co-workers will definitely appreciate all the work you put into these. I'm a new follower. lflinesatcomcastdotnet

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! Wish I worked at your office! LOL! Great gift ideal, I am sure the girls are going to love them!
jennyplace26@gmail.com

TeacherMom said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!! A great idea for all the folks at the office! Thanks for the inspiration! Lovin' the blog hop!
TeacherMom
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

gypsyrps said...

Those are adorable. Thanks for breaking down instructions so we can make them.

Val626 said...

I am a follower. I think I may borrow you box idea for the kids at christmas in my family. Great job

scrapperbecka said...

Beckie
Adorable candy boxes! This is such a great idea, I will have to make some of these for my office ladies. Thank you for joining the hop!
Becka

scrappinC said...

Your boxes are adorable. I am a new follower.
TFS!
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com
http://scrappinc.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Beckie, your boxes are adorable! What a great idea!!!! TFS

Lisa G
lkgra@hotmail.com
http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/

Suzy said...

Love your candy boxes! Mm! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

Sherrie K. said...

Beckie these candy boxes are perfecct for the girls at work. I may have to make some too:) TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Oh wow...lucky co-workers! These little boxes are just super adorable and all that candy looks fabulous! These are great gifts....love it!

Susan said...

I like the way you think Beckie! This will go over perfect at the office! The boxes you made are so cheerful and cute! TFS!

I'm a new follower!
Susan
cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

tremblayfam said...

already a follower! These boxes are just adorable! That ribbon really does the trick. I like the double layer and your instructions make it super easy!

DEBBIE ORR said...

These are really really cute!

Kards by Kathi said...

I love this idea of a box with candy for office workers. Although I am retired, I have alot of friends that I could give this to. Kudos to you and all the talented ladies on this hop.

Doris P. said...

I don't like the boxes.. I LOVE THEM!!! awesome!! hmm.. ideas - thank you! tfs :) Doris
parkernana5@ cox. net

Josie0602 said...

Love those boxes and your tip for adding the ribbon to the edges is fantastic!
Tracy
www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

These holiday boxes are simply A-DOOOORABLE, Beckie!!! I know I'd love to get one if I was in your office. How sweet of you to think of your "girls" with a special handmade gift. Your tutorial was brilliant, my friend. What can I say ... you're a GEM!!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Debc06 said...

Wow Love your boxes. I am a new follower thanks for Sharing inspiring.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

kimberly said...

great idea!!!!

thanks for sharing
i am a new follower

leokc34 at gmail dot com

Denise G said...

adorable box. Thanks for showing how you did it.

Peggy Sue said...

oooh I am so glad I found you!I am a follower now for sure!! I LOVE your projects and I love even more that you show how to do them!! Thanks for that! The boxes are a great idea for the girls in my office too!!
mrsroddy4@aol.com

Mary said...

Just signed up as a follower! Love these boxes, I'm sure your co workers are going to love them! TFS, Mary M
http://Mary-fortheloveofart.blogspot.com

McVic said...

oh cute!! Love the tutorial! great little gifts!
kacee

Dee Burns said...

Such a great idea and so cute. Love the way you made them and thanks for the tutorial.

Happy Holidays!
Dee B