The boxes I bought from my local craft center , the oblong box is a good size with a hinged lid , and at £1.99 I thought very good value. I'm going to fill them with chocolates and give them as Christmas presents , the boxes of course can be brought out as decorations every Christmas.
The oblong box : features the Christmas rose paper , glitter ribbon from do craft , flowers, fancy button, holly berries and cones from hobby craft, fixed on with pinflair gel glue. I then sprayed with crafters companion stick and shine and sprinkled with a little fine gold glitter.
The hexagon box: features various papers from "Twelve Days Of Christmas " 12x12 papers from Graphic 45. Glued on with do craft tacky glue and the edges inked with a red chalk ink. The large flowers are made using Tim Holtz tattered floral die , I followed this wonderful video tutorial here, by a fabulous crafter I happened to stumble across on the web. They are so easy to make from this tutorial and they look so lovely made from Bazil paper/card.My leaves are a woodware punch , the lovely veining is achieved with a long thin tweezers , twisted like shown for the flower petals in the tutorial. I think this makes all the difference and use this Technique all the time now. My where a 3 pack from do craft. The burgundy flower is a dynamics rolled die and the dark green vine a Marianne die cut. The gold lace trim was found in my stash , think it was from hobby craft? The best way to attach this is with glue dots. I sprayed and glittered as with the other box.
Challenges entered : The hexagon box : crafting when we can : make your own flowers
Winter wonderland : use checks (checked paper on box and green flower)
Sparkles Christmas Challenge : anything but a card
Totally papercraft : no squares allowed
rose oblong box : 613 avenue : anything goes
Well rather a big post , especial after all this time , but I thought you would like to see my Christmas boxes and if you have that TimHoltz die, as lots of us have , please try the flowers with the great tutorial video.
Happy rafting , and try not to blow away in the windy UK.