Monday, September 26, 2011

My Creative Time Monday Madness

Hope you had a great weekend, cuz like it or not, today is Monday! ;) Not to worry, the Creative Time team has some great projects to share with you to make your Monday a little brighter. My assignment was to use the All Around Christmas set.


In addition, I used the 'girl pennant' from the Build-a-Banner kit.

The project I'm sharing today is a Christmas theme mini explosion box. I LOVE making these adorable little boxes for small gifts for any occasion throughout the year. I used this same pattern to make 250 of them for my niece's wedding a couple of years ago. These little boxes measure 2 inches and are perfect for gifts of jewelry, a small toy or candy treat, and they fit beautifully in small hiding places. They are also great for stocking stuffers.  When I was a kid, my dad would hide small presents in the branches of the Christmas tree. It was so much fun to find them, I carried this tradition down to my own kids.


and they are easy to open too. Just take off the top and the box pops open on its own. Fun!




Here is a link to a previous post with instructions for how to make this little box. You'll be surprised just how quick and easy it is to make. You can easily become addicted so be careful when the ideas start flowing! LOL

Product List:
My Creative Time, All Around Christmas
My Creative Time, Build-a-Banner kit
My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found Christmas paper pad
Tim Holtz Distress inks, Fired Brick and Walnut Stain
Offray sheer ribbon

11 comments:

  1. So cute Shar! I've never done an explosion box before. I can't wait to try it.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  2. So sweet and elegant Shar. You are sooooo good to have done these for your niece!!! Thanks for the instructions. Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  3. Adorable exploding box, Shar! I'm going to have to try one of these!

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  4. This is perfect! I must try one! You have such awesome ideas my friend! hugs- Glora

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  5. love the banner as a tag! such a cute little box!

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  6. What a great idea and so much fun! Love your box and little tag!! Too cute!

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  7. Shar this is so cute... I would love to get a box like this one. Thanks for the directions....now I need to make one...lol
    You are so creative.
    hugs,jen

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  8. I love this box,Shar!! Love the papers you've used!! :)
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  9. Thanks for the reminder to do one of these...making a note :D Love that ribbon too.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  10. Very cool box, really like the colors!!!
    Puppy Hugs,

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Thanks for stopping by the studio. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments or email me directly. :) ♥ ~Shar

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