Monday, November 15, 2010

Time to wrap some presents!


Well, I wish that I could say that I had all of my Christmas shopping done and I was really ready to start wrapping - but that would be far from the truth! I haven't even bought the first present and really don't have any ideas on what I want to get people! But, for those of you who are more prepared than I am - your challenge at Karen's Doodles this week is to make a gift box.

I made my box using my Cricut and the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge. I combined several of Karen's images using Photoshop Elements 9 before printing them out on Cryogen white paper. You will recognize Santa Waving, but I also used the soon to be released Stone Fireplace, 2 stockings and the Candle centerpiece all from the Christmas Stockings set. It is so much fun being able to create a scene. The paper is Basic Grey's new Christmas line - Jovial. I added Polar White Flower Soft to all of the fur trim on Santa's coat and the stocking.

There are some really fun tutorials to make boxes, so now is a great time to try something new. Check all of the DT's fabulous inspiration to see what they came up with!

Challenges:
Creative Inspirations: Christmas
ABC - "H" Holidays
Lili of the Valley - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday: Anything goes
Stamp Something: Digi day
Totally Gorjuss: Traditional Christmas Colors
Crazy 4 Challenges: Christmas
Bunny Zoe's : Christmas, but not a card
Stamp and Create: Tis the Season

17 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Gini
A stunning box,
hugs Dianne xx :)

angelique (anlou) said...

hi hun
what a amazing tree
you did your best on this one
thanks for sharing
hugs angelique

Pops x said...

Really super sweet creation with a gorgeous image, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time big hugs Pops x x x

Renkata said...

Very creative project. FAB work!

Sprytebyrd said...

This is such a great box, Gini! Love the shape and your coloring is beautiful!
Hugs,
Dee

Basement gal said...

Wow that's cool. Love it. Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations.

joey said...

Gorgeous box Gini, love the shape
Joey.x

Renata van Miltenburg said...

This is soooo cool! Love the model of this box and I'm very jealous that you can handle photoshop so well ;) It is great how the image turnes out this way...love it!

Liefs, Renata KD NL

Linda Beeson said...

What a really adorable little project.

Annie said...

thank you for joining in with our anything goes challenge on CCT!
hugs, annie x

Sandy Hulsart said...

Gini, this is just the coolest box! I love that paper and you did a fabulous job combining Santa with the fireplace and stockings. What a wonderful gift box.

Julie said...

Super cute card! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!

Julie

Vintage Milly said...

Oh wow, love the creativity of this one, great work and a gorgeous creation, thanks for entering the Creative Inspirations Christmas Challenge, best of luck to you,
Em.x

Annika said...

Prettiest box ever! Fabulous colouring and layout and I love all your design elements, you really put your heart into your work. Thanks for playing at Stamp Something, hope to see you back next week!
Hugs
Annika

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just amazing hun the detail on this is just brilliant, bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,hugs cheryl xxx

Sue C said...

Fab box, the image is really lovely. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

jude said...

Gorgeous box and love the image hun.Lovely to see you thanks for taking time out to join in our challenge over at Creative Inspirations.Hope to see you Sunday
hugs judex