Friday, 8 July 2011

christmas gifts anyone?

Hello and happy friday friends!
Before I tell you a bit about my project I have to apologize for the bad pictures. My camera was playing up with me and I wasn´t able to get one single good picture. So, it´s not your eyes - it´s my bad pictures!

Okay, I know, there´s still plenty of time till christmas. But don´t we say this each and every year - only to be surprised a bit later that christmas is just around the corner? So, the earlier we start the better, right?

I made a little gift box today. It isn´t filled yet, sorry. ;o)
The box has the shape of a milk carton. And of course I had to use

All Wrapped Up

for this.
I am not sure if she is going to wrap or unwrap this gift - I guess I like both ideas.

Christmas gifts belong under a tree so I cut one using a Marianne D die, added a little garland and some glitter. And there is that big golden star that just has to sit on the top.

I made a hole through all the layers on top, put the thread all around the box and through the hole on top. This holds the box closed without having to use glue. I also added a little golden bell here.

And as some decoration I added a golden poinsettia flower and some christmas greetings.

For the coloring I went with these markers:

Okay, now I only need to figure out what to put in the box and who to give it to... But I still have plenty of time, right? ;o)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


  1. How lovely! Adorable project. Love how the tree is made as well.
    Love n hugs

  2. Kruemel I love this. A super idea.

  3. It is gorgeous Kathrin. Love the image and pretty details.

  4. Brilliant idea and I do love the image.xx

  5. cute project but arrghhh don't want to think about Christmas yet.......... :0)

  6. I love that tree & your decoration of it. The colours are just wonderful in this & I love that velevety satiny feel you've given her jumper. the lilac on the packages works beautifully too. The bell with the kraft twine is a lovely idea & I particularly like the placing of those gold elements.
    This just thrilled me to see.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Wow, Kathrin, that is a gorgeous box. Love your coloring and the doily behind the image is lovely.