Wednesday 30 November 2011

Christmas box and Stampin' Up voucher

Over at the Make My Monday site there's a fabulous challenge to make a Christmas style box. What a great idea! I've been thinking about how to present my gift vouchers this year and a box is the very thing! Come and have a look:

The box has been made with the wonderfully rich Cherry Cobbler card stock and I stamped the panel that sits on top of the box with my lovely Autumn Days stamp set. There's a little bit of gold embossing too although it's not easy to see it in the photo - conditions are dreadful for photography here today!

The top panel is attached to the lid with dimensionals so a ribbon can pass under it and tie to one side. I've used the divine Cherry Cobbler seam binding - I can't get over the bows you can make with this! (I'm speaking as someone who can't tie a bow to save my life!) The finger indents in the lid were cut with my 3/4" circle punch.

And inside, nestling on a raised insert? Surely every crafter's idea of heaven... a voucher for a Stampin' Up shopping spree! I can make the voucher in any amount and you get the box for free - I can even personalise it for you! I bet you know someone who would love one of these - and if you'd like to be opening one yourself on Christmas day, it might be an idea to start hinting wildly now!

Supplies needed for the box:
Stamps: Autumn Days, Petite Pairs
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Other: Markers, gold embossing powder, heat tool, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, 3/4" circle punch, stamp-a-majig, scoring blade
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

Both of my boys were off school today, one with a dreadful cold, the other with a hacking cough. It's dark, wet, windy and altogether miserable outside and, frankly, hibernation is beginning to look like an attractive prospect...

But it's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow so, instead of curling up in a nest of warm blankets and sleeping the winter away, I'll be back with a super-fast Christmas card! Do pop in if you have a minute!



  1. Very pretty box! And what a great idea to put the vouchers in it....Whoever receives these will be a double treat!

  2. I do love boxes and what a treat for the recipient to find a shopping spree inside! I'm beginning to think that I must have the Autumn Days stamp set because it seems like it is so versatile!

  3. What a gorgeous box, love the design and the festive colour. Beautiful!

  4. Hello Vicky

    A wonderful box with such a rich colour and gorgeous ribbon.


  5. I think 'Autumn Days' is probably my most favourite stamp set ever. It's certainly one of the most versatile, as your beautiful Christmas box demonstrates.

  6. This is beautiful, Vicky - love the idea and being able to wrap a voucher is great x

  7. This is Christmas perfection ! A gorgeous box containing a Stampin' Up voucher; what more could a girl want !
    Jane x

  8. Absolutely GORGEOUS box. Love the colour and the stamping . . . AND the contents of course! LOL! xxx

  9. Vicky ....such an elegant box. I do admire your is so effective! Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge week after week!

  10. Vicky, your box is gorgeous - love the colours you've used.

  11. A really elegant box Vicky. That red card really is gorgeous and the stamped top panel just fabulous. A great holder for a gift voucher too.
    Hope your boys are better soon as there's not much worse than sick kids!
    Thanks for joining in again at MMM with your lovely creation.
    Fliss xx

  12. This is so pretty and elegant Vicky (love what's inside it too!!) - thanks for joining in again this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  13. Hi Vicky..this is a lovely, sophisticated box. the red card is a devine shade of red, love the name too:D as is the the Autumn days stamp. thank you for joining MMM.
    Suzi B xx
    Hope the boys are on the mend soon. x

  14. A very pretty box and an attractive way to give a voucher

  15. This is just fabulous Vicky and what a lovely present it would make. Looking forward to seeing you next week
    M x

  16. Fabulous gift Idea Vicky and beautifully crafted and for someone who cant tie a bow .........perfection. Hope the boys are feeling better soon.


  17. WOW Vicky what a great idea, love how you have done this and the colour is gorgeous, love your bow too :)

  18. They say the nicest presents come in the smallest packages don't they?? well I think this pretty box is a present in itself...It's perfect in every way aside from the surprise inside :)
    My two were off as well but only because of the strike!! Hopefully your getting the winter germs over and done with before Christmas!!
    Jenny x

  19. Super idea for presenting your vouchers. I love Cherry Cobbler too, it's such a rich velvety red. What a fab pressie. x

  20. Oh, Vicky! What an absolutely fabulous gift!!! A beautiful box AND a wonderful gift card is MY type of present! :) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  21. What a great idea Vicky i would love to recive a whole sack of them but its dream on for me har har Luv Sue x

  22. What a great box. Thanks for joining in again at Make My Monday.


  23. Gorgeous! Love the Cherry cobbler box. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog with kind words and for becoming a follower. Best, Yvonne

  24. A beautiful box Vicky and I'm sure there are a lot of ladies that would love to receive one!

  25. A beautiful box. Love the deep red colour, so Christmassy. Great idea for vouchers. Thanks for your continued support at MMM. Caz


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