Thursday, 1 December 2016

Anything But a Card at Sparkles Christmas

With Christmas getting closer and closer, we thought that this month for Sparkles Christmas you might like to have a change from sharing your Christmas cards with us - so we'd like to see anything BUT a card. It could be wrapping paper, a tag, a gift box or gift wrapping - as long as it's festive we want to see it!

We have a prize for the winner, a set of stamps and gems from our very own Caz, who works so hard to run this blog (and several others!).

I decided to make a gift box.  I used a sheet of card from an old Kanban kit I bought from QVC some years ago, and followed the "milk carton" instructions in one of the Hougie crafts books to assemble the box. I finished it with a tag cut and embossed with a Spellbinders die and snowflakes cut with a magazine freebie die.


  1. Such a stunning box/carton. Anyone would be over the moon to receive such a beautifully made piece. Love it dearie. Hugs xxx

  2. Beautiful milk carton and love the silver embellishments
    carol x

  3. Jane, This is a great gift box! So, you found some instructions online?! I need to take a look for those. So many blog posts use dies. It's nice to see a box made with some old-fashioned cutting and scoring. :)


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