Sunday, 30 December 2012

Do you remember.....


Hello Friends

Do you remember me making all these Christmas Trees using the Tim Holtz rosette dies?  Well, I was giving them as presents for various family and friends, but I wanted to make them a lickle schnazzy with their own custom made boxes instead of wrapping them with tissue paper.  

So a little fiddling with my Silhouette machine and some trial 'n' errors and these are what I came up with...

They were all cut from smooth white cardstock and then I placed DI re-inkers into mini misters with some water and perfect pearls.  I chose the colours of DI re-inkers and sprayed the boxes to match the trees which were going to be inside.  I then folded the boxes and inked the edges and then decorated the reverse with either Making Memories trees or glittered TH lamp posts. When I was spraying the boxes, I placed the card Snippets underneath the boxes I was spraying, so that they would pick up some of the ink.  Then using the SU tag stamps I stamped the tags using various DIs and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then punched the tags using the SU tag punch and stamped the word Joy using a Hero Arts stamp.  Another tag was cut to add the name of the recipient, some Snippets of ribbon and hey presto I had some swish looking tree boxes.  And a bonus is I can enter these into the Playground, assuming it is open!!

I have delayed posting these until after Christmas as I did not want any recipients seeing them before the day!

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas.  I cannot believe it is New Year's Eve tomorrow.  Has anyone got any plans to celebrate bringing the New Year?  

Thanks for popping by.  I know I have been a little quiet on the blogging front but it is Christmas.

Happy New Year to you all and thank you ALL for sharing my crafting fun and adventures throughout the year.




Suzilou said...

These are lovely, I admired your trees before and now they are even more lovely with their own personal gift bag :)

Spending New Year's Eve with family & friends, hope you have a good one and look forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations in 2013 :)

Happy new year to you & your family xx

Mrs A. said...

Wonderful. I spy the lamppost die and also the MB Christmas tree. Super duper my friend. Hugs and best wishes for a Happy New Year. How's me chook doing? Hugs Mrs A.

butterfly said...

Trees and gift boxes all absolutely fabulous! Love the range of colours... I'm sure they went down a storm with all the lucky recipients!

Blue skies... ah yes, I seized the hour - checked the weather forecast in advance (that's how obsessive I am about it all, I'm afraid), and it was right, to the hour! Apparently we have more sun due on Tuesday - am saving tags to photograph then!!

Hope you get plenty of blue skies, as well as anything else you wish for in 2013... Happy New Year!
Alison xx

scrappymo! said...

They look fabulous. You did a great job of presenting them!

We are having a few people over for New Years Eve. SIL and her hubby, 2 buddies of DH's and maybe my girlfriend. She just had surgery so maybe or maybe not...

WSee you in the New Year and I haven't forgotten...2013 will see me make your folded card!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sam,
Oh a very Happy Christmas indeed at Chez Hettie by the look of it!!!

.... and very clever creations "dem dere" bags! Love 'em!

...and off to bags some swings again as brought some Aussie sunshine for the playground you know??
Love and may God bless your 2013, Shaz in oz.x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Wauu, so lovely.
Love the trees and the gifts.
I wish you Happy New Year.
Tamara :)

karen said...

Your boxes are so pretty! How very clever of you to re-jig the pattern on the Silhouette and then also to spray them to match the tree inside!
Happy New Year to you my friend and I wish you all the happy crafting you could ever want for 2013!
xoxo Karen

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely trees and boxes, clever you! We are off to a party at the band room tonight, then lunch at Julia's tomorrow. Gonna have to pace myself ;)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - the contents are lovely and the boxes so wonderful. You are VERY clever!

Happy Happy Hogmanay my friend.

Sarn xxxx

Di said...

Coo, another brilliant make from you Sam -you clever little suasage!!

Of course the Playground is open - bring yer wellies and a piece of rope to tie yerself down though 'cos it's WILD outside.

Happy New Year - and a special stroke to me chook :) Hugs, Di xx

Sunshine Girl said...

These are lovely - hope you have a fabulous New Year!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Hettie Sam, can I just say, "Shut Up!" What amazing creations you've made to house your adorable trees! The bag is a gift all by itself!!

Irene said...

Oh my goodnes me what fabulous trees, and gorgeous bags. A brilliat idea.

Elizabeth said...

Just brilliant - love the colours. Elizabeth xx