Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge

It is time for a new challenge at Joan's Gardens.  This week we would like for you to decorate a box or container that can be used for a Christmas gift.   I have decorated a small box I had in my stash.  The size of this box is 3.5" square.  You can make and decorate your own box or decorate or recycle any type of box or container.   Please go over toJoan's Gardens to see all the rules for this week's challenge.

To decorate the top of the box I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix "Tattered Poinsettia" die.  After die cutting it, I used the Tim Holtz "Slight Alternations" stamp to add texture to to the petals.  Under the flower, I added the doily from the middle of the Cheery Lynn "Scandinavian Hearts" die.  I added Twinklets "Diamond Dust" on this doily.  Leaves from the Cheery Lynn "Rose Leaf Strip" were arranged under the poinsettia.  The white pine branches are from the Cheery Lynn Wreath Strip".  Gold beads were added in the center of the poinsettia.

Under the box I added the pretty Cheery Lynn "Sweetheart Frame".  To give it a lot of stability, I die cut two frames and glued them together before attaching them to the bottom of the box.  On the sides of the box I added the Cheery Lynn "Merry Christmas" sentiment.  All four sides have on part of the sentiment attached.

Joan and I are looking forward to seeing your creative ideas.  

Sizzix "Tattered Poinsettia (658261)
Poppy Stamps "Blooming Poinsettia" 861 (for green leaves)
Cheery Lynn "Sweetheart Frame" FRM 127
Cheery Lynn Merry Christmas Set (B186)
Cheery Lynn "Scandinavian Hearts" (DL155) doily from center of this set
Cheery Lynn "Wreath Strip" (B216)
Cheery Lynn "Rose Leaf Strip" (B241)
Tim Holtz   "Slight Alternations" stamp set (CMS060)  Stampers Anonymous
Twinklets Diamond Dust
Pop up glue dots
Glue N' Seal
Flower Tool Kit and Mat



Sheila - Ginger said...

Such a stunning box Selma...anyone would be thrilled to receive a gift in your's a gift in itself!

Love Sheila xx

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Glenda said...

Your box is stunning but I always expect beautiful things when I visit. Your talent grows more each day. This little box would be a gift in itself!

Olga said...

I totally agree with Glenda, you never cease to WOW us with your talent!

Memaw said...


This is truly beautiful, I love the way you make everything look so easy.
These little recycled boxes are a true hit when giving small(big) gifts. My family look forward to seeing what they get in a cute little box. this one would blow them away. TH Tattered poinsettia is a must have as well. Thank you for sharing. Love your work.

redwasher1 said...

Selma, your box is totally stunning!!! I so love this!!

Anja v K@@rten said...


I like what i saw ;-) Its very beautiful......
Greetings, Anja

Anja v K@@rten said...

Greetings, Anja

Anna Fearer said...

WOW! Love your box! Very beautiful


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