Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Days with Creations by AR - Day 3

From December 6th to the15th, the Creations by AR Design Team will be sharing ideas for presenting holiday gifts using templates from Creations by AR!  Every day for ten days, the Design Team  will bring inspiration to you with our holiday projects.

As a member of the Creations by AR Design Team - Today is my day!  And I'm excited to show you my Christmas version of the Gourmet Takeout Template!
 I used, I guess you might call them Victorian Christmas colors, of green, blue and maroon for my boxes.
The Christmas Season is such a busy time - and while I like to give gifts in special packaging I need them to work up fast and still pack a punch!  So,  I decided to decorate these boxes cleanly and simply - using the Layered Poinsettia die from Spellbinders cut in white card stock to make one poinsettia for each box.  I layered each piece of the flower with foam tape so it really pops up.
 I die cut the flowers and leaf, sponging the flower pieces with Ranger Antigue Linen and the leaf with Shabby Shutters, before taking them out of the dies - that highlighted the embossed detail.  The Merry Christmas is from the Ornate Ornaments set by Waltzingmouse and it's punched with the Key Tag Punch from Stampin' Up.
 This take out box template comes in two sizes - the small ones (green and maroon) are 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 2 1/2"
 The tall box measures 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" - and they cut out and go together quickly and easily! Adela designs the most wonderful accurate templates - I never have an issue with putting them together or having them 'fit' together the way they are supposed to. Both size boxes could hold all sorts of gift items.
 You can see here how nicely the cover flaps fold over with the handle piece coming up through the slots.  I just tied a simple knot in the gold ribbon  - I didn't want to stress over tying bows!!
I used papers by Prismatics that have a wonderfully subtle texture to them -  hopefully you can see that in the picture above.

 And now all the info you need to know about how to win templates!

Join us daily from 12/6 - 12/15 at our FaceBook Page or at our group on Paper Craft Planet
Each day Adela will post the link on FaceBook to the DT who is posting a project.

DAILY PRIZE GIVEAWAY: One winner each day will receive one template of their choice. The Daily Prize winner will be chosen from comments left on the designer's blog. Winners to be announced the following day on the AR FaceBook Page and AR Group on PCP.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: One random winner will be chosen to receive ONE TEMPLATE A MONTH FOR SIX MONTHS beginning January 2013! The Grand Prize Winner will be randomly chosen from comments left on the AR FaceBook Page and AR Group on PaperCraftsPlanet.  Winner to be announced December 16.

All winners will be announced on Face Book and PaperCraftPlanet linked above.

So leave your comment here for a chance to win today!

Tomorrow the incredibly talented  Lyn Bernatovich will be posting her Christmas Days project -  you won't want to miss it!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Ornante Ornaments
Paper:  Prismatics/Prism - razzleberry, green, blue, White - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx  Black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen and Shabby Shutters
Accessories:  gold ribbon - PTI, key tag punch - SU, layered poinsettia - Spellbinders, foam tape, Rhinestones - Kaiser.

69 comments:

Jak Heath said...

Stunning, love these treat boxes.

Donna said...

Lovely treat boxes! The colors are wonderful and the poinsettias are gorgeous! Great proejct!

Debbie Speijers said...

I love these boxes and especially the 'victorian' colors you have used, how nice to have something a little different from the normal xmas colors. Love your poinsettia's too, so much gorgeous detail.

Lynn said...

Those are such neat gift boxes, and I love those poinsettias :)

sandmar15 said...

Just love the colors. What a great favor for a speical ocassion.

andria said...

Gorgeous boxes, and love the idea that the templates are easy to follow and put together, which is fab when not much time till Xmas Yikes...thanks for sharing your project with us Julia have a fab weekend..

patti said...

I love the color of your boxes with the white poinsettias

disneylisa said...

Beautiful idea. I really should have some quick to put together boxes as mine seem to take forever.

Liana Miranda said...

Ficou lindo esse Projeto.

Parabéns !

Sue said...

Love your treat boxes!! Boy, your poinsettias are stunning!!! Greetings from Swakopmund Namibia AFRICA :-)

Caroline said...

These are gorgeous boxes beautifully decorated fabulous gift idea. Caroline xxx

ursula Uphof said...

Love your treat boxes Julia and the colours you used are beautiful. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Ursula

Back Porch Stamper said...

Beautiful boxes! I love how easily they seem to go together! The poinsettias are gorgeous on this project.

melissac said...

Beautiful boxes!! I live your color choices!!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

These little treat boxes are so fun and versatile for any project. The poinsettias add a beautiful touch to your project, Julia.

jenlynnie said...

love these boxes. i am definitely needing to make these.

Else49 said...

Beautiful! Just love the way you decorated the boxes with simplicity.

Tine said...

The poinsettia die-cuts give a fabulous finishing touch to such versatile gift boxes. Perfect for Christmas projects.
Tine :)

Judi Markel said...

Love your project, very cute and great gift ideas.

Kathi Silvia said...

Wow these are stunning! Love the poinsettias and the detail! Yes you can see the texture of the paper and it's lovely :)

craftymom205 said...

Love the boxes. The poinsettias are great.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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Marilyn said...

The treat boxes are stunning. I love your choice of colors and the poinsettas are beautiful. I had no idea Spellbinders had this die...will have to check it out. Thank you for a wonderful dose of motivation!

Maryann said...

Beautiful boxes, and I agree it is always nice with nice boxes for gifts, and especially if they´re fast to make like these. Beautiful work here again.

lucrocs2001 said...

These boxes are such a great idea for my cookie exchange and I just love your picture at the top of your blog:)

lucrocs2001 said...

These boxes are such a great idea for my cookie exchange and I just love your picture at the top of your blog:)

sue morris said...

Ooooh! These are so pretty!! I love the poinsettias. Adds the perfect touch. :)

happyscrapper said...

These look elegant with the fabulous white poinsettias. What a great way to share a yummy treat in.
Hugz,
Christine Garner

Patti J said...

Julia, these are beautiful. Love the poinsettia's, and your color choices are gorgeous for the holidays! Thanks for sharing!

MaryEllen said...

beautifully done love the colors and decorations

Blossomin' Crystal said...

Cute I would love to make that for halloween and christmas.

Debbie H said...

Beautiful gift idea!

Queball0321 said...

I love the idea of the boxes, I just normally buy bags and cover them with paper.

A Touch of SOL said...

TOO CUTE! I love these...PERFECT to have a cute gift with just as cute packaging
Marisol Gutierrez
atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

Diana said...

Wow, those boxes are awesome. Love them. A nice way to decorate the takout boxes. Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous boxes. I like how you sponged color on the poinsettia.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Julia! Love the elegant Poinsettias!

Kelly Sas said...

I love the design of these boxes - especially the top where the handle comes through! Beautifully decorated with those white poinsettias too.

Carol E said...

I just love the boxes, they are so pretty. Thanks for sharing them.

lynneatw said...

I love these boxes. They are so adorable.

Anna said...

Just beautiful!!!

Carmen Mitchell said...

Love these. Just was looking for some poincettias going to get it now! thanks for the inspiration and the great project inspiration

scrappymo! said...

Great job on the boxes...they are such a good idea. My youngest daughter works for the city...she used to work in an area of waste treatment...now she is at the parks dept. Both my girls have always been avid recyclers but now with the knowledge from her work, she is even more so. We hare gradually sewing gift bags for the little stocking gifts and making containers for her, similar to these so we can lay them flat to store and use from year to year.

Regina said...

the boxes are just adorable! The poinsettias make a beautiful Christmas accent.

CHARLOTTE said...

The boxes are beautiful!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are beautiful. I love the pretty poinsettias.

Cheryl Bux said...

These boxes are stunning! Creating your own packaging adds so much more to a gift.

paintedlady89 said...

fabulous!

Marilyn said...

Your project is so pretty! What a lovely way to present a gift.

Liz Lumsden said...

I would love to receive my take-out in one of these lovely boxes....gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

pb said...

Nice job on the boxes you can put the takeout in these boxes they are so pretty no one would want to open them to take out the presents.

Tam said...

I love these boxes they are so cute and I love love love the poinsettia flower it is so pretty. U done a fantastic job. TFS

Tam said...

I love these boxes they are so cute and I love love love the poinsettia flower it is so pretty. U done a fantastic job. TFS

MariLynn said...

These are gorgeous boxes.

Riet said...

This is so beautiful bags.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mary Roberson said...

Your gift boxes turned out beautifully. The texture of the cardstock is so rich looking-they really have a boutique look! Clever way to tie your ribbon too;)

Sandra Azzopardi said...

These are gorgeous boxes! Perfect for those little gifts not just at Christmas, but all year round!!

Axes DesigNs said...

Wow.. your boxes are so adorable!! I love how they look.. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Kruschke said...

Julia, the plain bright color to the boxes really make the poinsettas really "pop". How elegant they look!

Jana Eubank said...

Just stunning! I love how elegant these feel!

christi said...

love your coordinated boxes. so cute. great job on the poinsettias.

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Barbara said...

What beautifully elegant gift boxes these are! The poinsettias are a perfect touch of lushness.

Jayne said...

I Love the simple elegance of the finished boxes.
Jayne

mareda said...

I love the way these boxes fold over with the handle holding them in place. Great design

Anonymous said...

Those would look wondered under any Christmas tree.
Gloria

AnnaMu said...

I know I´m late but I just love the flowers on your boxes.

Andreea said...

What a great idea to use your snowflake designs. Love it!

Sue from Oregon said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Julia! Very Classy!

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