The Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge inspiration photo is one of my favorites they posted this year. So many ideas come to mind, but sadly I only had today to work on a little something to share for the challenge. Luckily, I found a cute template for a gift card box on Pinterest, and I decided to combine it with the color scheme of today’s photo for my project.
I love the chalkboard look, especially for Christmas décor. Right away, last year’s holiday collections from Papertrey came to mind. I pulled out my Tinsel & Tags box and picked out the Sprigs stamp set since I needed a few leaves around my quilled poinsettia. The background patterned paper is also from this kit.
My sentiment is the from the Sparkle and Shine collection. I die cut the word three times and stacked it to make a chipboard-like embellishment (as a side note, I die cut the two lower layers in black and then the top layer of white so that I could color it with a Wink of Stella brush pen).
I used a coordinating stamp set to complete my sentiment and finished off my box with a bit of ribbon, bakers twine, and my quilled poinsettia and die leaves. If you don’t have the Twigs mini stamp set from last year, there are a few others on Papertrey’s site that will do just fine.
You can decorate the inside of this box just like you would a card. You can find the box instructions here, and dress it up any way you like – imagine what you could do for a birthday box!
I made a couple of adjustments to the template, though: I added a little square tab behind where the gift card is to push it forward when the box is opened, and I used a circle punch to punch a half circle out of the lid to make opening easier.
You can see the part of the lip where I punched at the top of the photo.
There is even a bit of space inside to add a few candies and chocolate with your gift card.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my entry for the Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!