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Look at that!

Last night I arrived home to find a lovely little surprise, these little boxes.
Now on the surface I admit there isn't a lot to get excited about but these are special boxes. Some time ago I saw a gift box in this shape and wanted one, well they were quite expensive to buy and often I wanted to just put a little inexpensive thank you gift in it. I also wanted to decorate it myself. So I decided to make a template myself after all I can craft so it wouldn't be hard would it? Wrong, I can't tell you how many templates I made, how many tears I cried and how many times I wanted to give up. I'm an IT trainer and document author by trade who likes crafting so this was a bit of a challenge. Many hours of work were invested into creating a card stock template and I made a little box up using some of Craftwork Cards Christmas papers. I also made this one for my friend to give his wife a present in when they had their baby. When Sue saw it, she loved the little box and I suggested it might be an idea to produce some boxes for sale. This means I've known about them coming for a little while but finally they've arrived. I have to say they are lovely, they just fit together perfectly, cut from the beautiful stardust card stock with a really lovely weight. I feel like a proud parent. Here are a few samples that I made up, my favourite is the Halloween one.

I've used glimmer mists, stamped , heat embossed and coloured with my Copics on them, all have turned out without any problems. If you are stamping on them use a permanent ink like Staz on. Although they are not on the Cratwork Cards website at the moment I'm sure if you contact them and ask for the accessorise gift boxes at a bargain £5.50 for 5 boxes they will get them to you. They are approx 2.5" tall by 4.75" wide when they are made up ( the bit that holds the present).


Lynda said…
These are fabulous Kathy - you've done a great job!

Love Lynda xxx
Lynda said…
Hi Kathy it's me again. Just wanted to let you know there's a little something on my blog for you.

Love Lynda xxx
Karen said…
ooo I love what you have done with these boxes!!! I had a load last year & made them into an advent thingy!!!

Thank you for taking part in the challenge again XXX

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