Hi there friends and followers.
We are getting close...! I hope you are relaxed and ready to celebrate Christmas...lol. Here in Norway the big day is tomorrow, on December 24th. We'll start the day with the kids opening a small present or two and some candy from the Christmas stocking. The cookies and milk we'll put out for Santa tonight, will probably be gone...wonder where? lol. Around 11 a.m we'l be going to the cemetery to meet up with the rest of our family to light candles on the graves of our family members who have passed away. After exchanging gifts with the ones that wont be celebrating with us in the evening, we go home to cook! The kids will watch the traditional Christmas cartoons and tv-movies while dinner is getting ready. Then we'll dress up and have a HUGE meal together. And when we are all so full we can't hardly breathe... we will finally open the presents Santa brought and put under the tree during the night:) That's Christmas eve at my house!
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Today I want to show you one of the gift boxes i made as a Christmas present, this one is for a very sweet and talented blogging friend.
I made the box with my score pal, I punched the edges on the lid with a Martha Steward punch before I glued it together The papers are from the Maja Design It's Christmas time Collection, I used sheets from the 6x6 paper pad. from . The corner dies is from La la land crafts.
All the edges are distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink- walnut stain.
I added white Shabby Seam Binding on the sides and as a bow. The flowers are white Chrysanthemums and the cream berries from Kort og Godt. The red berries are the Redly Magnolia Vintage Berries. The pins I used (oh I love those pins!) are the Vintage Pearl Pins, The Vintage Trinklet Heart Pins and the Trinket Mini Heart Pins by Maya Road and I also used cheese cloth. The pearls are a piece of the Pearl Spray.
I used thick white embossing powder on the edges to create that snowy look. I masked the Magnolia Swing stamp with an older sitting Tilda image. For the diecut I used Pion papers (Guardian Angel) and a spellbinder die. The snowflakes are Mangolia Doohickey's. The Magnolias are colored with copic markers.
I filled it with some crafting- goodies for my friend, I hope she likes it!
I would like to enter the following challenges with my box:
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge: #8 Use two or more stamps (the Tilda and the swing)
Tilda's Town: #32 SomethingChristmas
Simply Magnolia: Gift box challenge
Thanks for stopping by today,
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas- time!
Lots of love and crafty hugs,