Sunday, July 8, 2012

It's over 100 degrees and I'm dreaming of Christmas...Christmas in July!  I can not wait for the man in brown to come knocking at my door tomorrow with my Holiday Catalog pre-order items!!!  I was so bummed it wasn't delivered on Friday :(
To help keep my crafting mind occupied, I decided to play along with Connie and Mary's Week 3 Theme Challenge.  This past week there were some great projects made using the Simply Scrappin' Kits, which got me really excited to work some more on my boys' scrapbooks...big plans for my vacation next month!
The challenge this week was to use a new Big Shot item (such as the Framelits, Dies, Embossing Folders, etc).  I've been playing around with the larges die from the Apothecary Accents Framelits set and wanted to make a little gift/treat box.  This challenge got the creative juices flowing and this is what I came up with:


I had a really hard time getting a good pictures of this, but I hope you can see how I used the Framelit in this.  I cut out 4 Framelits and scored them across the second set of scallops to create the bottom of my box.  For the inner part of the box, I also scored on the opposite side at the second set of scallops to create the little envelope style flap.  I then wrapped the outer layer of the box around and secured with the brad used in the center of the flower.  (When I don't have two 6 year old boys patiently waiting to go swimming, I will put together some step by step pictures and tutorial)

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink ~ Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set ~ Snow Swirled
Other Supplies ~ Apothecary Accents Framelits (largest one), Fun Flowers Bigz L, Antique Brads

Be sure to watch for more Christmas projects coming this week...It's Christmas in July for my monthly stamp club and I've got lots of fun projects planned!

Stay cool and Happy Stamping!


  1. Adorable! I love little gifts for the holidays! I bet there is something yummy hiding inside! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  2. This is super cool. These would make adorable ornaments. You have opened my eyes to a whole new concept of gift packaging that can also be a touch of decor. Thanks for adding your amazing Big Shot creation to this week's challenge at Create with Connie and Mary. Smiles, Elizabeth

  3. Elizabeth, you just gave me a great idea! These would make fun ornaments to put on an Advent tree for my kids. Thanks for the great idea!
    Thank you to you too Melissa!

  4. Clever girl! What a cute little goodie container and beautiful flowers at the top! Thanks for playing with us this week!

  5. What a FUN use of this framelit...absolutely BRILLIANT!!! Thanks for joining the Create with Connie and Mary New Catalog Edition 2012 Big Shot Challenge!

  6. Love this little box with the flower on top! So many uses! Thanks for playing along with the Big Shot Challenge on Create with Connie and Mary New Catalog 2012 Saturday Challenge!

  7. What a fabulous box and great use of the framlit. The flower is so pretty. Thanks for joining the Saturday Challenge.