December 7, 2008

A new box

I was so dying to make this box since I saw Debbie's box that I was really excited when I got a chance! I wanted to make a gift of these Ghirardelli squares and decided that this kind of a box would be perfect. It fits 9 squares: 3 pieces in each of the 3 rows.

This was the first time I was making it all on my own: creating my own template, figuring out the dimensions, yadda yadda yadda; it does need some fine tuning for next time. Some things to change in future:

  1. I think a solid cardstock would look better than the printed one as it would bring out the colors in the Ghirardelli squares. In it's present state, it looks a little busy.
  2. I think 9 squares are too much to hold in the box. Maybe 6 would've been better.
  3. I should add some corner flaps to give it more stability.




The Penny black stamp is from the Penny black clear stamp set that I got from my parents as a birthday gift recently. Of course they have no clue about these stamp sets :); I just tell them I want to buy it on my b'day - so simple!. Oh and I also got a crop-a-dile for my b'day and JustRite stamp set (which is on its way) and whole lotta ribbon!

Oh and there is this card that I made recently which I simply love:


On this one I used a quit pattern. When my DH saw it, his first question was "why's that bird crying?" :)!


  • Stamp: Inkadinkado, penny black
  • CS and PP: DCWV and Bazzill
  • Prismacolor pencils, OMS, white gel pen, rhinestones, grosgrain ribbon, fiskars corner lace punch,cuttlebug textile folder, nestabilities


Tina said...

Your cards are awesome. I love the chocolate holder too.

Annapurna said...

Very nice! Love the candy box. May be use a solid card stock, but mat it with PP? It is pretty either way.

The blue and orange card is awesome.
Did you send them links to where you want to buy them from too :-)

Hope you are doing well.

Happy Holidays!!!