Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Christmas Carols Gift Box

Christmas Carols Box

Technique:  Papercrafting

a box to decorate
music paper
Distress Inks:
* Aged Mahogany
* Bundled Sage
* Vintage Photo
* Peeled Paint
acrylic paints
gold spray paint
crackle medium
fine sandpaper
600gsm card stock

Sizzix Big Shot
Tim Holtz Alterations
* Carved Ornaments
* Mini Flourish
paper distressing tool

This week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show is to Show a Flourish.

A few weeks ago the family had Domino Pizza delivered, and as soon as it was delivered I eyed the little dipper box on top and thought to myself,  "I can't wait to decorate that!"  The next day I went to my local Domino store and the kind manager there gave me a few brand new boxes for me to play with.  That's what I have used for this project.

Dominoes Box

The box has a lovely parchment colour to it so I chose a paper that complimented that.  I have used a scrap book paper with music, Kaisercraft I think it might be, any sheet music will do.  Cut strips for the sides and lid, distress the edges and ink with Vintage Photo and glue into position. 

Altered Box

Using the card stock as your base, cut two mini flourishes and one small carved ornament.  Spray the flourishes with gold paint.  Paint the carved ornament with red acrylic, and when dry ink with with Aged Mahogany and apply a coat of crackle medium.  Allow to dry thoroughly then sand lightly with fine sand paper and rub some gold acrylic paint into the cracks.

 The sentiment is by Tim Holtz, inked with Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint.

Christmas Carols Box


  1. Hi Morgan. Wow...what an amazing transformation!!! Your Christmas gift box is really wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  2. wow that is looking great morgan, great idea to.
    beautiful paper and decoration.

    greetings karin

  3. LOVE this, Morgan! I think I need to stop by Domino's ... lol
    Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!