Friday, 2 December 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps Challenge...........



Things are starting to get busy here on the run up to Christmas which means little time for crafting but there's always time for an AnnaBelle Stamps challenge!

What a fun challenge Andrea has for us this week too, I'm looking forward to seeing your 'Christmas Handmade Gifts'.......hope you'll join in!

I have a couple of gift ideas to share today.


Starting with two little treat boxes to hang from the tree. Those who visit me often would know I love Birdhouses and these are just so sweet!  I'm adding some chocolate to mine so I have little gifts for people calling in over the Christmas break.


Both little boxes were cut from one sheet of A4 Kraft and a couple of 6" sheets of DSP for the shingles.  I used images from ABS Santa's Star cut out to decorate the snowflake stamped boxes. A small square of clear acetate will hold the goodies safe and sound inside!

I can't take credit for this sweet design  but I'm pleased to say they were made by a clever English paper crafter who very kindly shared.  Here's the link go take a look.

OK so what's wrapped inside the parcel?


First off the wrapping is beautiful tissue paper (coming soon) from ABS which I stamped with snowflakes.  Secured with ABS beautiful red/white twine adding a Kraft label to match. 



Undo the wrapping and you'll find this fabulous ABS kraft box which comes cut and scored ready to fold. The best part is there is no glue required so it's super quick to assemble which is just what we need this time of year.  I've kept the decoration simple this time just adding a doily with a stamped circle popped up on foam tape.  More snowflakes and what the camera hasn't really picked up is the glimmer from  Mister Huey's Calico shine.......so pretty!


Inside the box.....Four Birthday cards using the fabulous 'Squared Posies' from ABS. The perfect set for creating quick CAS cards! 



Sponging Ranger distress inks over opaque vanilla embossing..........my favourite way to use this set!
The image is off-set over some Prima Fairy Flora DP. I added some white dots to frame. Scored a 1inch border and stamped the Birthday sentiment from ABS 'Flowers With Love' adding 2 lime 6mm Sparkles to complete.

Hope this has given your a couple of ideas to make some quick gifts for your Christmas stash!  Go check in with the Belles who are sure to have more inspiration for you.

See you soon.........

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13 comments:

Patti J said...

What a great project! This must have taken you forever! I especially love the set of cards - beautifully done! Thanks for sharing :)

Kylie said...

WOW Sue, you have blown me away with your gorgeous creations!
I'm so in love with your sweet little birdhouses and I bet they look Awesome hanging from your tree and WOW, WOW, WOW with your beautiful card set, box and wrap, love it!!!

Hugs,
Kylie X

Lorraine said...

You have been busy Sue these are adorable, love the carton must have a go. Hugs xxx

The Other Patti Sue said...

Your little birdhouses are just a sweet as can be! I LOVE your boxed set.... so pretty!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous projects, Sue! What beautiful and creative designs!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The little bird houses are sweeter than can be! The card set is yummy, too!

Jan Hennings said...

Beautiful packaging...love the little milk cartons!

Selma said...

What a cute little gift for visitors. Those are the cutest little birdhouses. Your box and cards are fantastic.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi sue. :) Man oh man! I LOVE these!! and the brown wrapping reminds me of the movie "Sound of Music" where Julie Andrews sings "browwwwwn paperrr packages tied UP with string..." I would be excited to receive these. Terrific job!!

lostinpaper said...

Super 'sweet' chocolate filled birdhouses Sue! LoVe your wrapping and giftbox card set too, you really have gone all out!!

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous creations Sue! The little birdhouses are just awesome!

Juls said...

so many gorgeous makes! Love your little houses! Hugs Juls

Sue said...

so how do you find the time to make all these gorgeous gifts? please share!!!
they are absolutely amazing, the little bird houses are so clever! :)