Friday, October 29, 2010

12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts - Day 2 ( Tower Chocolate Box )

Are You Ready to Become the Talk of All Your Friends with the Most Unique Set of Gifts They have Ever Seen?

On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true friend gave to me. You can check the 1st Day of Christmas post here. 

This Tower Gift Box is very versatile. Not only is it a beautiful way to show case your chocolate gifts, it is also a great gift packaging for wine, candles or cosmetics. The possibilities are endless.

In this project, I used an ordinary cardboard/ chipboard and covered it with Christmas Designer Paper. I embellished all panels with some stamps, chipboard and element stickers. 

The topper is a Kanzashi Fabric Flower. I will make the Kanzashi Flower kit available for purchase soon, so stay tuned.

Come back again tomorrow  for more of the 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts
Remember that the compilation tutorials and templates will be available on the 12th day. 

12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts - Click Here for the Tutorials

Thursday, October 28, 2010

12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts - Day 1 ( Japanese Chocolate Box)

Are You Ready to Become the Talk of All Your Friends with the Most Unique Set of Gifts They have Ever Seen?

Celebrate Christmas by giving your handmade Twelve days of Christmas  Gifts. You already know that Christmas is coming quickly and there is no better time make these handmade and personalized gifts than this month.

Starting today, I will be posting unique handmade Christmas gifts and gift boxes. The compilation tutorials and templates will be available on the 12th day.

On the first day of Christmas, my true friend gave to me.

A Japanese Chocolate Box!

You will learn to make a Japanese style box that will show case your Christmas goodies like handmade paper stationery, Christmas cards gift set, homemade cookies or chocolates. 

You will also learn this famous Japanese Fabric Folding called Kanzashi Flower. The Kanzashi flower kit will be available on my website for purchase soon. Please stay tuned for the released date. You will be able to create great  embellishments and wearable arts out of this kit. You can make barrette, brooch or head bands.

You can also use the Kanzashi flower as  Garland as shown on the photo above.

The box opens completely and makes your ordinary gifts extra ordinary. 

Come back tomorrow for more of the 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts.

12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts - Click Here for the Tutorials

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Easel Card with Drawer Box

As you know, I love 3D projects.The Easel Card with Drawer Box is one of those box projects that you don't wanna missed. When my MIL asked me to make a card for her friend. I simply thought of making her an Easel card. But when she told me that she will be giving her a bobbin  ( they are an avid Quilter ) I upgraded  my plan and decided to make an Easel Card with Drawer box instead.

There are 4 drawers on this box  and on top of it, I mounted the Easel Card. My MIL friend absolutely loved it! She said it is ridiculously CUTE~! 

Now, stay tuned for the tutorial. There will be more gift boxes to come. So please check back often and thanks a lot for stopping by. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hexagon Envelope

Here's my take to the Hexy Envy Challenge of the 3D Tuesday Group of Paper Craft Planet. You are supposed to create a gift out of the plain Hexagon Envelope. You can find the template here.

You can find my Hexagon Gift Box here. Give it a try and let me see what your creation out of this cool fun folds projects.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kanzashi Flower Wearable Arts

Kanzashi Flower Gift Box Topper

Here are some projects where I used the Kanzashi Flower Bloom. It is my first time to make fabric jewelry. I know I can do better but I want to show that I am not perfect. But, I am willing to learn and continue to grow so I am hoping that next time I do this project, it will be BETTER. I also made a  Kanzashi Flower Barrette, which you can also use as Gift Box Topper or Favor Box embellishment.

Kanzashi Fabric Bead Necklace

Please check the  Basic Tutorial on Kanzashi Flower on a previous posting.

Kanzashi Flower Barrette

Please check here for the box tutorial. Check My Store for DIY and " Ready Made"  gift boxes.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Icicle Box/ Cone Gift Box

This box has many names. It is called Icicle Box or Carrot Box, other call it Cone Box. Whatever you call it, this versatile little box is perfect for Christmas and any other occasion. It can be use as Wedding Favors or Christmas ornaments

I used this Icicle Box as Christmas Ornaments. It really stands out on the Christmas tree. It can hold candies or other treats and use as festive party favors. 

The Icicle Box is very easy to make, whatever theme you wish, just make sure to score the along the fold lines to give you a clean edge and finished look to the box. You can decorate your box depending on what theme or purpose you may want to use them.

You may find the Icicle Box Template here. If you do not have time to Do-It-Yourself, You can check My Store for ready made ones.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Unique Holiday Gift Boxes- Spook-tacular Gallery

Here's my entries for the SPOOK-tacular Gallery Challenge of Paper Crafts Magazine. Project must be frightfully cards, tags and treat containers. So I make Unique Holiday Boxes as my project entries. I made Halloween Cake Box, A coffin Box, a Triangular Halloween Gift Box, Milk Carton Box and Acetate Box. And, I also make a Halloween door hanger. I really had a blast making these spooky paper crafts.

If you like to have the templates or tutorials for the boxes, please leave comment below.

Thanks a lot for stopping by and have a Happy Halloween!

SPOOK-tacular Gallery 

Halloween Cake Box

Halloween Coffin Box

Halloween Acetate Gift Box

Halloween Door Hangers

Halloween Milk Carton Box

Monday, October 4, 2010

Side-Step Card Tutorial

I just got my new  Cuttlebug.  Here's my first entry to the Cuttlebug Challenge this week. I used the Side-Step Card Technique. The tutorial is provided here

The Cuttlebug Challenge requiring to use the following colors; Pink, Green and Red. Of course, you have to incorporate the use of  the Cuttlebug.

My camera is acting up, please bear the poor resolution of the pictures.