Sunday, 20 November 2011

Bah Humbug boxes

The latest Bah Humbug challenge 45 is for a gift box - so I used my Sizzix pillowbox die from Stampin Up. This is  a disappointingly small die - ok for jewellery, but too small for the mini chocolate bars I wanted to use.  I did try folding the card before cutting it to get a longer box, then decided it was far easier to just cut 2 out of different cards and put them together. I trimmed the flaps from the red card, and cut the gold one in half before glueing the halves  behind the red one. The greeting from Chocolate Baroque was stamped on white card with black memento ink, coloured with promarkers  - the extra fine tip was a great help - cut out and glued on top.
 The second  pic shows 2 more pillow boxes, the smaller one is the original size, stamped with a lovely flowery pear stamp by Artemio and embossed with detail gold EP - I went over the design on the par with a white gel pen, as I didn't think it stood out enough - next time, I will stamp onto white card and cut it out! The second box is another extended one, with a flower made from glassine and baking parchment using the Tim Holtz tattered florals die - the leaves were punched using an EK punch.
The bottom pic is what I call a cheese slice box, made from 1/3 A4 piece of card. The reindeer was from a die - Marianne?- cut from white card, glittered and a gem on his nose. The trees are from a chocolate Baroque stamp.


  1. I remember looking everywhere for a pillow box bigger than one for a piece of jewellery a couple of years ago. I never did find one. You've made an excellent job of your extended ones though and all your boxes look really lovely. Love your glassine and baking parchment flower.

    Lesley Xx

  2. Beautiful boxes love the parchment flower


  3. These boxes are great and thanks for the brilliant idea of extending them to make a bigger one - I wouldn't have thought of that!!

  4. Oooooh Veronica as if we need an excuse to craft! You're a little clever clogs lol! Great idea for extending the pillow box to hold larger items. Love your triangle box too - they're very popular at the moment. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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  5. Lovely boxes. I have made bigger boxes the same shape. I used a template of a cd. I think it was one of Debbie Moores. If you want a copy just e mail with your address. Hugs x ChrisB

  6. Lovely boxes, what a great idea to make them bigger.

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