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Thursday, December 16, 2010

LOTS of Boxes!

This week Lindsay challenged her DT to find ways to package up Christmas/Holiday gifts. I fell in love with her Pretty Packaging Printable Templates that can be found HERE. She also has SVG Files for those who create with Cricut and SCAL and like programs!

I will warn you - this is going to be a long post! I have LOTS of pics! Specifically this Gift Card Holder/Gift Box that I used this week! Check out all the little gifts I could fit in it...
Here's the back of one I did. I used Chipboard stickers and Stickles for texture and sparkle!
Here is one I stuffed with Loose Leaf Tea! I used Martha Stewart Two Sided Holiday Paper.
If you are anything like me I like to trick people! in the past I have switched boxes on people to make them think they are getting one thing and they end up getting something totally different! For example...maybe take an old cereal or noodle box and fill it with something they wouldn't expect in a million years! Now that I am into paper crafting - this is even more fun! I noticed that my XM Roadie would fit in this box perfectly - so that's just one more packaging idea I have for you today!
Here is another pic of one of the fronts I did.
And the back again!
And these are awesome for smaller gifts as well! When I first started making these I was thinking Gift Card - but I haven't actually purchased my gift cards YET! Ooops! If you are using this template for gift cards you can also make it flat, too!
Here's another pic of the gum pack.
And so you can see the flap a little better!
And lookie here!!! What is this!? A TAPE!? Who listens to tapes anymore!? Well, I have two ideas here! One being 80s party or Retro Themed Gifts...think MIX TAPE! The other being...my parents...when recordable tapes first came about my father was in the military and dating my mother (during Vietnam). My mother, her mom, and his parents used to sit around the kitchen table and play cards and TAPE themselves having daily conversations, having fun, and, well, drinking, and then send the tapes to my Dad overseas! I thought this was not only a great gift idea for soldiers or students away at college but also for my parents to put those old tape in and label them for keepsakes even 35+ years later!
Here's a pic of the tape inside the package, too!
I just used this one template for today's project BUT...there are many that come in this set! Check 'em out! They are awesome and easy!
AND...If you missed the sale at Mygrafico.com last week, Lindsay is having a 25% off sale on everything in her mygrafico store through Saturday. Check out all the fun cutting files & templates in her store.

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Karin said...

How cute! Love your idea for an
80's retro party too!

Tamara Bennett said...

What a lot of great ideas! I love it!

Lindsay Weirich said...

great ideas today! love the tricky gifts! the tape idea is great!

Cindi said...

your boxes are great!! and look at all the fun things you have put in them!! great ideas

* Shaz * said...

Brilliant boxes thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge.

Cheryl said...

Very cute! I love your projects and the great ideas you shared. A retro 80's party sounds so fun! WHere is my frosty blue eye shadow and my aqua net?

Nannieflash said...

Wow fabulous pocket box and so pretty and useful. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge and bloghop. With hugs Shirleyxx

Charlene said...

Fun ideas!

1CardCreator said...

Very cute! I love that gum drop paper too! ~Diane

Margie said...

Love all of the ideas, thanks for sharing!