Friday, September 17, 2010

Paper Crafts HC&M vol 5 Blog Hop: 12 Designers of Christmas

Welcome to the 12 Designers of Christmas blog hop, brought to you from the fine folks at Paper Crafts Magazine.
This week Paper Crafts is celebrating the special issue, Holiday Cards & More vol 5, that just hit news stands.  This is the magazine issue that will get your creative juices started into creating some fabulous Christmas items, like cards, bags, tags, home decor and more!  What a better way to end this kick off week, than a blog hop with 12 never been seen before holiday projects.  Did any of you get the Go to Sketches special issue?  Well, you know how beautiful that issue what photographed?  That is exactly how HC&M vol 5 was photographed as well.  So each project really shines as you flip through this issue.  There really is something for everyone.  Cards, got them.  Bags, oh yes!  Gift ideas, so clever!  Tags, yep got those too!  Home decor, yep!  In one word this issue is awesome-sauce, it is my word for something beyond awesome.  Awesome with sauce on it, like chocolate sauce.  How can something awesome with chocolate sauce all over it be bad?  It can't.  
Do you have your copy yet?
(click on the cover, it will bring you to a site to purchase one)
Do you see that card in the right bottom hand corner?
That is MY card on the COVER!!!
Beyond elated is the way to describe the feeling.

Each designer was given a template, to create a never been seen before project.  I was given a template to make a box.   The box template I am recreating, is the Pink Holiday box (pg.88) by Leslie Webster.  To see that template head on over to the Paper Crafts Connection blog, they are sharing all three templates the designers are using today, with their readers. Scroll down below for the materials I used on my projects.

Make sure to go to each of the 12 designers blogs as well as the Paper Crafts Connection and Moxie Fab World blogs, and leave a comment.  Each blog has a give away!  So that is 14 chances to win!



Thanks to the handy dandy template I was given to use, this box was easy peasy to create.  Once my bottom & top part of the box were put together, it was time to fancy it up a bit.  I cut/embossed pretty glitter pattern paper from MME, using a Spellbinders Classic Lace Border Grand Borderabilities, and then glued it along the edge of the box (the top box).  I then adhered the same pattern paper to the top of the box.  To hide the crease, and because I love ribbon, I glued satin ribbon around the box.  Next, I stamped a music note label stamp (from GinaK) with memento ink onto kraft paper.   So after I stamped the image, I cut/embossed it with the Labels Sixteen, which coordinates perfectly with the stamp.  Is that not fabulous or what?!  Fabulous!!  Next, I distressed the edges a bit, then adhered the label to the top of the box using foam tape.  I have been holding on to this most beautiful package of Prima glittered holly pieces, so I took two of them, tied them together with satin ribbon, and adhered them to the label.  I realized I needed to add a sentiment, so I stamped a Merry Christmas sentiment (GinaK), then cut/embossed it using a Spellbinders Fancy Tags die template, distressed it a bit, added a few pearls & adhered it to the label using foam tape.  You cannot give away an empty box, so I also created some coordinating tags to go inside.  I hope you are enjoying this fun blog hop!  Don't forget to leave a comment to win.

Now I get to give away a copy of Holiday Cards & More Vol. 5.
Leave a comment answering this question:
What is your favorite Holiday tradition?
comments close Sunday Sept 19th at Midnight (MDT)
The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the Paper Crafts Connection Blog on Sept 21st
I will also announce who wins their own copy of HC&M on my blog on Tues.


Materials Used:
GinaK Designs stamps:  Lovely Labels 2 by Nina B. being released next week
Spellbinders S4-301 Labels sixteen
Spellbinders  S7-014 Classic Lace Border Grand Borderabilities
Spellbinders S4-235 Fancy Tags
Prima glittered holly
satin ribbon
My Minds Eye pattern paper
3L foam squares
kraft card stock
ivory card stock
Memento Ink
Distress ink
Kaiser Craft pearls

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Lindsay said...

This is one stellar project Latisha! I love it! Our favorite tradition is opening one gift on Christmas Eve!

Chris Cross said...

Baking lots of holidays goodies is my favorite. Love to do it and only let myself indulge once a year in the process!

Amy said...

Love the labels on that box! My favorite holiday tradition is going out Christmas Eve to look at all the lights around the neighborhood.

Karen said...

I love how you used scalloped paper for the lid sides and it looks so elegant too.

tape said...

That is so pretty! My fave tradition is having Christmas glögg while watching the declaration of Christmas peace (a Finnish thing) on the telly.

craftymom205 said...

Great box. I have a copy of this mag and it is great.

Angela said...

Your box is so cute! Love the scallops. My fave tradition is decorating the tree while watching old Christmas cartoons :)

Ohhh Snap said...

Getting coupons from my daughter. I've got a collection to scrap from the yesrs past.

jennifer mitten said...

This is just gorgeous - favorite holiday tradition - sneaking down to open the stocking before the parents wake up!:-)

Diane said...

Beautiful gift idea!!! Favorite holiday tradition is (was) buying my children one new special ornament a year, it was fun to see how they changed from the very first one to now....ornaments are just about my favorite! Congrats for making the cover...only in "my" dreams...lol!!!

Karen said...

Truly a stunning box, and the tags are great as well.

mommyabbytommy said...

My favorite tradition is that my children and I unwrap one Christmas book each night before Christmas, it's our version of an advent calendar. It is so much fun to see what book will be read every night.

Samantha said...

Going to watch Santa come into town on the antique fire truck. My kids loved it and though they are grown now, I get a kick out of watching the little kids' faces and hearing the Girl Scout choir and chatting with all the people I know in town.

Luana said...

My favorite tradition is opening a gift on Christmas Eve with my mom.:)

Kelly said...

Just lovely, Latisha! One of our favorite traditions is kicking off the holiday season by watching "It's a Wonderful Life".

Connie said...

This is so pretty. Just lovely with so much detail. Favorite holiday tradition is stockings in the morning on our bed!!!

Yelowflower said...

getting together with the family and having a fun game of ornament exchange.

AGohl said...

Beautiful project!

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Anonymous said...

Sweet box!
My favorite Christmas tradition is making and sending holiday cards to family and friends.
Sue

Sue Ann said...

Beautiful ....... Beautiful ...... Beautiful!!!

Alyssa B said...

pretty box and a wonderful giveaway!

andie said...

my fav tradition is watching the kids open one present on christmas eve. it is so fun to watch them go around the tree trying to decide *the one*.

beautiful project! all of you ladies are sooooo talented! xoxo andie...

Amber said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is reading the Christmas story out the Bible before opening presents!! Beautiful box!

Marcie S. said...

Love it! What a nice Christmas project- I can't wait to try and make a box of my own!

Bonnie said...

LOVE the box. the paper choice with that "lace" edge and the ribbon...just the right touch but then you are the professional....
My favorite tradition is making a big brunch for my family after we open gifts.

Ellie A. said...

For us it has to be the buying of new P.J's to wear on Christmas eve. I love to see my kids in their new p.j's w/big smiles Christmas morning.

kathy/North Carolina said...

Fabulous! I love the whole vintagey vibe in this project, and what a brilliant idea to make little gift tags inside a gift box!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Fabulous! I love the whole vintagey vibe in this project, and what a brilliant idea to make little gift tags inside a gift box!

Kristin said...

Lovin the labels! I love that we take turns opening presents, that way everyone gets to see the reactions to their gifts.

Barbara said...

I like making ornaments and trimming the tree.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful box and tag set! I love all the die cuts and other beautiful details! My favorite holiday tradition is trimming the tree then sitting in front of the fire and watching them both glow!

Scrappywonder said...

love the shabby vintage style of your box & tags!! tfs, R ;)

Jenny McGee said...

Great project. Thanks for a chance to win.

Jenny McGee said...

Great project. Thanks for a chance to win.

Shanon said...

My favorite holiday tradition growing up was spending every Christmas with my grandparents. Now that I moved away I think my fave traditions are the ones I am creating with my girls...A big bowl of popcorn while we watch some Christmas classics like Rudolph or Charlie Browns Christmas.

Shanon said...

My favorite holiday tradition growing up was spending every Christmas with my grandparents. Now that I moved away I think my fave traditions are the ones I am creating with my girls...A big bowl of popcorn while we watch some Christmas classics like Rudolph or Charlie Browns Christmas.

smahrty said...

my fave holiday tradition is baking cookies with the kids. They love cutting out and decorating them, fun to watch their creativity. Cute box, love the scalloped/cut out border.

Janet L. said...

Cute box, I love the plaid and the tag. My favorite holiday tradition is attending the Christmas Eve services at my church. I'm the church organist and it's a special, special night of wonder!

liliput said...

what an adorable box! "Noche Buena" is my fave Christmas tradition. It's a Christmas tradition were the Family all gather and meet at 12 midnight of 25th dec. and share wonderful food feast and gifts! (It's like a Thanksgiving dinner).

Christina said...

What a lovely gift box! I can't wait to try this pattern. My favorite holiday tradition is filling the stockings. I love finding little trinkets throughout the year and storing them for Christmas. It's so much fun pulling everything out on Christmas Eve, because by then I've forgotten what I bought!

artfulwhimsies said...

Making a gingerbread house with my daughter!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Gorgeous box!
My favorite holiday tradition is when our family sings Christmas songs on Christmas Eve by the tree.. very special!

Vickie said...

My favorite tradition is letting my children (even now and they are grown) shake their presents to try to guess what's in the box. :-) Makes us all laugh.

Jennie said...

Eeks, love these TAGS!!!!! My favorite holiday tradition..oh that is hard. I love making Sugar Cookies with the kids.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty box! Love those tags and the great colors... the decoration is perfect! :o)

Cheryl said...

Love your box! My favorite tradition is hopping in the car after dinner all during the season to seek out Christmas lights in the neighborhood.

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful box Latisha! love the colors and wonderful floral sticks you put on the top!

my favorite holiday tradition has to be baking the cookies that only get made at this time of year - and the wonderful smells wafting through the house - it always reminds me of my childhood!

Migdalia Roman said...

Vintage!!!! love it!!!!

marlene said...

My favorite tradition is having my now grown family at my house for brunch. I make the same breakfast casserole and other foods that I have for years. Even the little ones look forward to it!

Hannah said...

Love the home-spun look overall! what a sweet box - and the holly berries add just the right touch!

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Darla said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is going caroling. Gorgeous box!

Pam said...

Love the modern twist but keeping the traditional feel! My favorite tradition is baking Peanut Butter Blossom cookies.

Dru said...

This is pretty, earthy, and beautifully traditional!! My favorite tradition is taking out all my treasured ornaments one by one, looking at and touching each one, and then carefully placing it on our Christmas tree.

Joy Briggs said...

My favorite tradition is ... on Christmas morning my parents hide all the stockings (all five) in crazy places and we then have to find them. (I think it was a ploy to get an hour more of sleep!) My dad has taped one to the bottom side of the dining room table, stuffed them in the deepest places of the couch, inside the refrigerator... you get the idea! We are still doing this ... I am 29 and the youngest in our family of 5 is 18. This year we will add 2 stockings for my children! Crazy fun!

Kelly Boettcher said...

My favorite holiday tradition is opening one gift on Christmas Eve... and it is always PJs!

saday said...

This box filled with tags is great! I love to stamp!

judybob3 said...

Just being with family...........I don't need anything else. :)

Legojenta said...

Must I really choose one? I would have to say decorating our home and decorating the christmas-tree =)

scarthur said...

Gorgeous project! I love to decorate our christmas tree since it is something we do during the holidays with just our family. Baking is a close second! :)

Jamie said...

This is so cute! I love the tags.

Pamm said...

Trimming the real tree with all of the ornaments I have collected over the years, while Christmas music(Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, etc) plays in the background while drinking hot spiced tea!!!

Ally said...

Adorable box! One of my favorite holiday traditions is digging out all of our different menorahs, tons of memories!

kathy e said...

Absolutely gorgeous box!!!

catnap said...

Love all the embellies on this box - it would be a keeper for sure if I received it. Have to say that I've always loved the Christmas Eve service best of all; a peaceful time after all the hustle and bustle.

Belinda said...

Wow, this is so lovely! Love the tags you put inside and the fun sprig on the outside and the fun colors!

Betty Wright said...

Congratulations on being a "Cover Girl" Latisha! Your treat box is fabulous and the colors and detailing beautiful! Awesome work and designs!

Agata said...

This is one of a great box! SO elegant, everything is perfectly in place! I love the tradition in our great-grand-mother's house: small kids are going upstairs with lit candles and everybody's singing Silent night...

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fabulous prohect, Tisha! My favorite holiday tradition is simply the whole family get together to celebrate.

Lan said...

So elegant and beautiful! I see some spellbinders going on my christmas wishlist!

Michele said...

My favorite holiday tradition was started last year! Everyone who was here for Christmas let me put in my journal what they are most thankful for. What a sweet and precious gift. I will most definitely be keeping that tradition!

Kalyber said...

beautiful. what a great gift. I have so many traditions it's hard to pick my favorite whether its baking or decorating or crafting gifts they all have the same soundtrack of traditional and not so traditional Christmas music so I will say MUSIC.

Donna Sue said...

My favorite tradition is baking all the Christmas goodies!Thanks for the chance to win!!

Jan Garber said...

Definately cooking and baking all those delicious holiday treats ! And your box looks good enough to eat! Love the colors and the sprig of goodies!

Stephanie Smith said...

I love the glitter accents on the box. I am a bling kinda girl.

Stephanie Smith said...

I love the glitter accents on the box. I am a bling kinda girl.

{VICKI} said...

I love baking cookies for santa with my son!

{VICKI} said...

I love baking cookies for santa with my son!

ArlaMo said...

I have two favorites - our Christmas Eve dinner of fondue and Prime rib and making gingerbread houses every year with my children. thanks for the chance!

tlgirl353 said...

Fabulous project- I need to get going-LOL. I am so glad you shared your talent with us.
My favorite Christmas tradition is "Oplatki". These wafers are like Communion wafers, but are not consecrated. They are usually rectangular in shape and embossed with Christmas images.
Family members and friends break off a small piece of the opłatek wafer and give it to one another along with a blessing. Breaking off and exchanging part of opłatek with someone is symbol of forgiveness between two people and is meant to remind participants of the importance of Christmas, God, and family.

Lillian Child said...

What a DARLING box! I love using kraft paper in my projects too. Our favorite holiday family tradition would have to be stockings. My kids are in their 30's and we STILL exchange stockings. Every year we try to come up with new and fun things to put in them (handmade slippers, silly toys, ornaments, a special candy bar, etc.) and then on Christmas morning after our holiday meal we exchange them and the laughter and giggles begin.

Lillian Child said...

What a DARLING box! I love using kraft paper in my projects too. Our favorite holiday family tradition would have to be stockings. My kids are in their 30's and we STILL exchange stockings. Every year we try to come up with new and fun things to put in them (handmade slippers, silly toys, ornaments, a special candy bar, etc.) and then on Christmas morning after our holiday meal we exchange them and the laughter and giggles begin.

Lillian Child said...

What a DARLING box! I love using kraft paper in my projects too. Our favorite holiday family tradition would have to be stockings. My kids are in their 30's and we STILL exchange stockings. Every year we try to come up with new and fun things to put in them (handmade slippers, silly toys, ornaments, a special candy bar, etc.) and then on Christmas morning after our holiday meal we exchange them and the laughter and giggles begin.

MelissaS said...

so cute! I love the coordinating tags and the paper you used on the box top.

Fifi said...

Fabby project, I love peeling potatoes on christmas eve catching up with my mother, a silly thing I know

Fifi said...

Fabby project, I love peeling potatoes on christmas eve catching up with my mother, a silly thing I know

Ronnie said...

Love this box! It is so classy. One of my fav Christmas traditions is making candy with my family.

Carol said...

Baking lots of holidays goodies is my favorite tradition. All relatives and friends expect baked goods from my house. I love to do it and gives me great pleasure in pleasing everyone. Great project and thanks for the chance to win.

sharon g said...

My favorite holiday tradition is making goody boxes for friends and neighbors. I've been doing it for about 20 years. But the last few years I've been making the boxes special, too.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful box. Love those labels! My favorite holiday tradition is having my annual holiday card making brunch where I get together with my stampin' friends and we make our Christmas Cards and gift tags.

tampatha said...

wow! this is gorgeous!
my favorite holiday tradition is helping my mom cook the big dinner! it's some bonding time in the kitchen!
-tammy L

lenainwonderland said...

Gorgeous box! My fave holiday tradition is decorating the tree and the house. I just love decorating =)

Marisa said...

Gorgeous box and tags! A favorite holiday tradition is making sugar and gingerbread cookies with my kids, decorating them and then taking a lot of them up to the firehall on Christmas day for the firemen that have to work that day.

crittercrafts said...

My favorite holiday tradition is going with my family on Christmas Eve to look at Christmas lights.

Beth said...

I have two friends that play Santa on Christmas eve and invite me to drive along with them all around the city. I love it!

Romaine said...

Many are baking faves: gingerbread, pfefferneusse and almond roca! I love the layers!

Bobbi-Lynn said...

That is so elegant!!

Renee said...

Beautiful! I could see homemade candies tucked away inside, just like Godiva!
And my favorite tradition started a few years ago when I got tired of never really being able to celebrate with just my hubby and kids; rush here, rush there! So I'm selfish and claimed Christmas Eve as our night, no one else allowed. I cook a huge turkey dinner(my only turkey of the year) and then we all get into our jammies and open our gifts from each other, watch A Christmas Story, read "Twas the Night Before Christmas, and then send the kiddies to bed, while my hubby and I clean up because as we tell our kids "Santa doesn't visit a dirty house". Provides a perfect cover for us being up later.

Debbie said...

Love your tags! Fabulous project!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

We don't really have a tradition. But what I do every year is get Christmas jammies for my kiddos that they get to open on Christmas Eve to wear to bed that night. Works great if you want to colour coordinate for Christmas pics the next day... ;)

Love your tag box, it's so pretty!

Vicki
vwizniuk at pris dot ca

debm said...

Very pretty!! My favourite Christmas tradition is decorating the house!

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

So very cute!

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

So very cute!

Iris Pistor said...

Latisha, I love your Box the colors are just wonderful. Love the Tags as well. My favorite Tradition on Christmas is, to go to the Cemetery, find a Grave which is most deserted and put a Candle arrangement on it. Makes me feel good too.

Anja said...

lovely box!
My favorite tradition is to eat the greatest meals of my mother together with the hole family

Anja said...

lovely box!
My favorite tradition is to eat the greatest meals of my mother together with the hole family

Pat said...

It would be Christmas eve when we gather as a family to attend church and then share a wonderful evening of fun. Great project!

CindyP said...

Latisha I'm loving your scrappy style. What a beautiful gift in and of itself.

silvia said...

Pretty box!! LOVE the tags!! My favorite Cristmas tradition is trimming the tree. Each year every family member gets a Christmas ornament pertaining to interests or vacations the previous year. Our tree is a continuing storybook of memories.

Glenda said...

My favourite is a conference call we have with my family every Christmas day - we are all spread apart geographically so it works well.

Fab project - love the tags!

marianne-g said...

Who wouldn't love to get that present.

Julia said...

I love to bake cookies for my friends and family.

Rhiannon said...

beautiful box, Latisha! as for my fave holiday tradition...Christmas Morning...stockings loaded with fun stuffs, gift opening and tasty breakfast to top it all off!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

How cute! My favorite holiday tradition is stockings.

ChocolateDrop said...

great box... love special gift boxes! love the colors!

ChocolateDrop said...

great box... love special gift boxes! love the colors!

see mary stamp said...

My favorite holiday tradition is baking Christmas cookies.

Lisa H. said...

LOVE what you did with that box. it's gorgeous. and congrats on the cover-you rock!

lisa mosher said...

my favorite tradition is getting together with family to make christmas cookies, such a fun time thanks for a chance to win

Lisa H. said...

oh, wait, I forgot my answer....my fave holiday tradition has to be decorating the tree. LOVE re-living when and where we got each of our ornaments. My boys love hearing the stories year after year.

Toni G. said...

I love the tags on this box. Super cute! One of my favorite holiday traditions is buying my kids a new ordament each year and taking their picture in front of the tree on Christmas Eve.

gkwright said...

Thanks for sharing your project. Favorite tradition is spending Christmas eve with my inlaws. For 30 years I have watched our families grow as we all gather for a great meal, board games, laughs.

Jaclyn Miller said...

Those labels on top are such a great pairing together and add complete the box perfectly!

Cristina said...

This is so festive! My favorite holiday tradition is eating monkeybread and coffee on Christmas morning while we sit around in our pjs and open gifts. Very basic, but it can't be beat.

Sue G. said...

Every year I bake an Apple Pecan cake for all of my friends and family and for special people who did something to help me throughout the year. The baking of the cakes has become such a tradition that my sister, daughters and granddaughters all make sure they know when I am baking so that they can arrange to come over and help. It's a fun time for the girls in the family and we make memories to cherish forever.

carpediem said...

baking holiday cookies and packaging them up for gifts to friends and family!!! laura j

naturecoastcrafter said...

Latisha, first of all, your work on this box is amazing. Great inspiration. My favorite holiday tradition is that on Christmas day my husband and I spend the whole day together in a new place, exploring, walking around, just looking at decorations and creating stories about the families behind the decorated doors.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very pretty box. My fav holiday tradition is opening of gifts on Christmas morning - no cheating early!

Happy Stamper Bev said...

favorite holiday tradition is making my holiday cards...I spend the whole year searching for the absolutely perfect sentiment..I use 5 different ones for each set of 10 cards that I make and it brings me such joy when the recipient loves the sentiment inside the card...

stlbarb said...

This is just gorgeous. Love the little bit of glitter.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful box you created! My favorite tradition is getting & setting up the Christmas tree. I LOVE the smell. No artificial trees for me!

Jessica said...
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Kim said...

Your box is so cute! Our tradition, opening 1 gift on Christmas eve! Even the cats and puppy get one!

Jessica said...

What a lovely box. My favorite tradition is decorating for the holiday! I get to look thru all the old ornaments that my son's made through the years. Thanks for sharing.

Angela L. said...

Our family does a huge cookie exchange and I get to eat different types of cookies for weeks! Yum!

TracyJ said...

I so love this! One of my fav traditions is opening a gift on Christmas Eve - and it's always new pajamas for everyone.

Becky Dunham said...

What a great box! I love the holly label. Cute gift tags too! You are so right about giving away an empty box! Of course, this one is pretty enough by itself to just look at...

Erika M. said...

I just love your Christmas package. Favorite Christmas tradition would be Christmas eve when we have a family gathering at my parents - eat treats, drink cocoa, and read the Christmas story from the Bible.

Harriet Skelly said...

Beautifully decorated box! My favorite holiday tradition is inviting our best friends' family over to have potato latkes for Hanukkah and to open presents for Christmas and have cookies for dessert.

NancyK said...

Love the box Latisha! Our holiday tradition is driving around different areas of town looking at the lights on the houses.

Marla said...

Gorgeous gift box! My favorite holiday tradition is going to Phoenix, where it's nice and warm. We live in NYC but visit my parents almost every year and get to enjoy a sunny Christmas.

Stephanie R. said...

Cute box idea!! Thanks for sharing your talent.

QC said...

Wow, it's perfect! GORGEOUS!!

Denise said...

My favorite tradition is making sugar cookies w/ the kids. We do it from scratch and it's just a fun thing to do together while we talk about Christmas.

Kelly Massman said...
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Kelly Massman said...

Beautiful box! Favorite tradition is getting together with family!

theCook said...

My favorite tradition is piling up all the presents on the table at Christmas lunch when all my family would gather. We can't even see the plates, knives and forks that are hidden beneath the presents! Then we open all presents before eating... and of course there is a fire in the chimney all the while!

Nicky Hsu said...

My favorite tradition is picking the Ornament. I get to pick a NEW one every year and it's all about me. I can recognize every single one of them.

Emily Keaton said...

Gorgeous gift box!! Love the colors :)

imastampin said...

What a beautiful box! I love it. My favorite holiday tradition is singing Christmas carols! I just love listening to Christmas music and singing along from Halloween on! lol

AHadley said...

Gorgeous gift box! I really love the shades of colors you used, just lovely.

Carolee Jones said...

baking all the goodies to share with my friends & family. Whether is put on a pretty platter or packaged up to give out as we go caroling, I LOVE the baking & presenting part of it..oh and the YUMMY smells too!
CJ=Homer, AK

Emily Branch said...

Great design!! I love this box!! My favorite holidaty tradition is going to the Christmas tree farm with my hubby and pet parrot and picking a tree. We then bring it home, drink egg nog, listen to Christmas music and decorate the tree that night!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Wow! What an elegant box. I love the way you embellished it too! Congrats on making the cover :)

Anne said...

I love your box and gift tag. Just beautiful. One of my favorite holiday traditions is making goodies with cute and unique packaging for my family and neighbors.

Jennifer K said...

Beautiful box! My favorite tradition is me getting up early while the house is still quiet, starting a pot of tea, putting the cinnamon rolls in the oven, setting up the video camera, turning on just a few lights, and waiting patiently for the chaos to begin. :)

Meda said...

All right, You have convinced me! I need to make some little boxes for Christmas.

Barb said...

My favourite tradition, one I started inadvertently in 1974, the baking of 4 loaves of German Stollen. A few hours after taking the last loaf out of the oven, our beautiful daughter was born early in the morning on Christmas Eve. We have had Stollen every Christmas morning since. Beautiful box and tag, Latisha.

Tamara said...

I love decorating the tree with my family and seeing all the kids' ornaments that we have made/collected through the years.

Kristy said...

Great idea!!! Love the tags!

Cassie said...

Your tags are amazing!
What a beautiful project!!
=)

Helen F. said...

Latisha, this is a stunning gift box and gorgeous tags! Beautifully done. I love having family and friends for Christmas Eve buffet.

foursenuff said...

very creative!!! My Holiday tradition is baking cookies with the kids!!

syrant said...

The music is my favorite tradition. Love the tags, too.

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful box! My favorite Christmas tradition is my boys piano recital. I love Christmas music and my son's playing it makes it even more special!

cheryl (clee') said...

Great gift idea with tags inside a matching box. My favorite Christmas tradition is opening gifts! That's because I love to buy or make gifts, wrap them in a different theme each year and then watch the recipients open them!

Dee Tollaksen said...

Great box, like a corsage on a gift!

Jarie said...

great box. TFS

I like to give and receive Christmas cards.

Janet

Christi Snow said...

Girl, you have a ROCKIN' style! Congratulations on the cover!!!

My favorite holiday tradition is our little family's Christmas Eve...dinner with just the four of us, followed by going out and looking at Christmas lights, opening up packages of new pj's and re-telling of the Christmas story. My absolute favorite night of the year. smiles...

Frozenstamper said...

Love the papers you used on your little box! Oh! That labels die is a must have!

My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve crab feed after church.

Kimba's Kreations said...

My favorite tradition is with my kids and we make cookies from scratch for Santa and then we watch A CHRISTMAS STORY over nd over again!

gberry14 said...

Amazing project! love this idea for the holidays!-L. Berry

onecraftymama said...

Only one favourite?? Then I pick writing the note to leave Santa with his cookies...the boys always make sure he knows where to find the carrots for the reindeer :)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Lin said...

So very pretty! A real standout!
My favorite tradition is putting up the tree! Though it's not a real one anymore (dh and I aren't strong enough to manhandle an 8 foot live tree home and set it up anymore since our boys left home!), I still love unpacking the ornaments, collected from our travels in our almost 40 years of marriage, and also many handmade ones, and placing them on the tree.

Erica Hettwer said...

Love this!! My favorite tradition is lying on the floor under the tree looking up at the Christmas lights. I used to do this as a little girl and thought it was so beautiful. Now, I have two little ones of my own to do this with! :)

BeeLinda said...

I love your box, total inspiration!
I think my favorite christmas tradition is going out the day after thanksgiving to get our tree and start decorating the house.

fran h said...

My favorite tradition are baking cookies to leave out for Santa!
I love your box just beautiful.

Fran Heupel

Michelle said...

I love all the goodies on the top of your box! My fave holiday tradition is opening presents with my parents on Christmas Eve after attending a candlelight service at church. Such great memories as a child...

Michelle said...

I love all the goodies on the top of your box! My fave holiday tradition is opening presents with my parents on Christmas Eve after attending a candlelight service at church. Such great memories as a child...

Gina said...

Love your design :) looks like a great project to try.

ntsisterz said...

I love to sing Christmas Carols in the car. It always amazes the other drivers that I "Wish Them A Merry Christmas", and I feel better for doing so!

Debbie said...

Love the tags and box! Our fav holiday tradition is bundling up and driving around looking at Christmas lights with the kids in the family the week of Christmas. We bring holiday cookies we made and some hot chocolate and sing carols along with the CD. Such great memories!

Debbie said...

Love the tags and box! Our fav holiday tradition is bundling up and driving around looking at Christmas lights with the kids in the family the week of Christmas. We bring holiday cookies we made and some hot chocolate and sing carols along with the CD. Such great memories!

KellyG said...

Love your box and the tags, so cool! My favorite tradition is going to cut down our tree, we always have so much fun!

Ngan R. said...

I love your card on the cover! It is gorgeous and I love your box project here also.

Anonymous said...

Your gift box is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for a chance to win.

Tanya

Scrapbookdoll said...

like your box, and i like to give gifts and the excitement to make or buy them ;-)

Angela C. said...

Lunch and dinner with family is our X'mas tradition. Nothing special but just spend time relatives and catch up.

Thanks for a chance to win some X'mas goodies.

Lisa Condreay said...

Your box is wonderful. I love the berries on the top. So super cute. Congratulations on making the cover of the magazine.

AGohl said...

Beautiful! Everything on this box goes perfectly together!

Meghann said...

SO pretty! I love those tags. My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree!

Anne Marie Gross said...

Very nice project,thank you for sharing it! My favorite tradition is simple ... just rotating out the everyday plates, bowls and mugs for our many sets of Christmas ware. Just eating off holiday plates for every meal is enough to put us all in the holiday spirit!

Anonymous said...

pretty! christine traversa

Amanda M said...

This is such a nice project. It reminds me of a highland Christmas. Our tradition is to get a brass ornament every year and engrave the year on it. Congrats on the cover!

Jana said...

Lovely box! Our favorite tradition is the arrival of our very own North Pole Elf (Fred)! He always shows up Thanksgiving night with Christmas jammies and other little goodies for the girls. He watches over them all month and reports back to Santa each night on their behavior. On their December birthdays, he brings a small present, and sometimes leaves notes to remind the girls to be good or Santa will bring coal. They are so excited to hunt for Fred each morning. Fred has even been known to knock over the Christmas tree on his flight back to our house!

Jeni said...

My favorite holiday tradition is going to Christmas Eve services with my family.

I love all of the elements on the top of your box. Very nice!

Madcap Frenzy (Morgaine to others) said...

My fav. tradition is: gift wrapping at the local mall on Christmas eve, and donating all the proceeds to a local charity. My mother and I have done that for years, and it has become a new favorite tradition of mine!
And I LOVE your little box. Too cute!

pcrusberg said...

What a pretty box! Love the colors. My fav tradition is church on Christmas eve. Thanks!

Tammy said...

Love watching It's a Wonderful Life! Love your traditional little box! Thanks for sharing with us all!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love Christmas cards... I love that folks who don't normally send snail mail actually motivate during the holidays...

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