Thursday, December 15, 2011

May Arts & G45 Blog Hop - Multipurpose Holiday Window Gift Box

Hi All,  I have a very festive project I would like to share with you today. May Arts and Graphic 45 have come together for a week of blog hop. Lots of inspiring projects and prizes to win!  Be sure to leave comments both on the May Arts and Graphic 45 blogs for your chance to win some great stuff!!! 

Thursday Blog Hop Participants: 

May Arts
Jinky Kowalski - You are here

Graphic 45

I had a blast making this Multipurpose Holiday Window Box. My inspiration is a combination of my Window Gift Box and Chocolate Tower Box from my 12 Days of Christmas Crafts E-Book

The G45 Christmas Emporium line is perfect for this project. The patterns are very unique and it helps your creativity and imagination to work. Look at the floor, the inside and outside panel, and the cupcake wrapper.  It almost looks like a real thing. And of course, May Arts ribbons adorn this Holiday Gift Box to have a finished and more presentable look. I used May Arts leaves ribbon as an accent to my front door and I also made a Ribbon Wreath to decorate the inside part of the box. It's true that,  to create beautiful projects,  you must have beautiful supplies and materials like G45 papers + May Arts Ribbons.

When you are gifting, they always is all about the packaging! This ordinary cupcake looks extra-ordinary and anyone who receives such gift will feel extra special. 

All sides of Multipurpose Window Gift Box


Double Faced Satin ( Ribbon Wreath)
Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Christmas Tree 3D
CutFile - I modified Penny Duncan Cutfile

So, after eating the Cupcake, this Christmas Gift Box can also be used as a Christmas decoration. That's why I call this project a Multipurpose Holiday Window Gift Box

Look at my floor, does that not look like a real tile? That's from G45 Christmas Emporium Paper Pack. Also my 3D Christmas Tree, it does not need so much decoration because the G45 Christmas pattern paper is enough. Love it!

Oh, let's not forget the G45 Metal Hinges I used for my side panel to allow some movements. Love it too!

G45 Holiday Window Gift Box

I love to make 3D and Multi-Functional projects.  Thanks a lot for stopping by and hope I inspire you today! 

P.S. If you like what you see and want to win some May Arts & G45 goodies, please leave comments here

P.P.S. I love to read comments too, so please don't forget to leave some LOVE! tHANKS!



WOW, i'll say it again...WOW. I think you put more effort into that one project than I have put forth all year! It is stunning. I would love some step by step instructions. What did you use to make the tree? You can be sure that I now follow your blog, awesome inspiration. Thanks.


Wow what a Beautiful Wonderland!!! This tops the hop, it is a Magical Visit and what lovely designs. Thanks for sparking my energy level on this early morning coffee break.


Ladies, thanks for the sweet comments..I used Sizzix Bigz XL Die for the 3D Christmas Tree.


So much detail, love the ribbon wreath.


wow! That is incredible!
Sandra ltb


That is so cool! I love 3d and you nailed it! Thank you for sharing!

Sara T

Kathy creative! First time I have ever seen anything like this! Love that tree!

stamping sue

Very creative window box.
stamping sue

A Touch of Creativity

I love this project the tree is so cute.

Primitive Seasons

such a fantastic project. so unusual. and thaks for all the tips which will help if I get around to trying this. have a happy holiday.



This is a wonderful project and so practical. Two gifts in one. I love the colors you chose with that bright green sparking up the black. Thanks so much, Mary Werner


Very cool! I wish someone would send me one of these! :)

Betty Anne

Beautiful, I have never seen anything like it.


Fantastic project TFS!

Sheron N

Renee Collier

These would make great party favor treat boxes. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie - aka funhockeymom25

Very unique!!! No one else will be giving a gift in a cool package like that!!


Oh my, you do think outside the box. This project is gorgeous. And thank you for the tips and techniques. They will be helpful.


What an amazing project, just love the details.


Your creation is so beautiful and original. I love it. Have already sign up to receive Emails regarding your blog and store. Happy Holidays!


OK, that's just cool. And I love those ribbon wreaths.


This is out of the box alright. I love it. You sure can come up with the Ideas. Just love coming here.

Miriam Prantner

This is just amazing, so much detail. Love this! The little windows/doors/wreaths. Just looks fabulous. Thanks!


That was really interesting..

Gloria L.

That's impressive!


Very interest project. Lots to look at and eat too.


The project is fantastic!! Amazing work! Beautiful!

Vicki Marlin

Very interesting


this is so cute and wonderful--over the top!!!!!


I just love this idea! I love the tree.

Karen Bahit

You have done a wonderful project with so much more for me to learn... Love the ribbon wreath... GRAPHIC 45 IS THE BEST!!!

Thank you for sharing your talent with me..

May you have a Blessed Holiday Season!!



OMGosh there are so many things to take in on this fabulous window project. Very, very sweet.


Gorgeous and AMAZING!!! LOVE it!


I love this window, the hinges and the paper also.


This project is fantastic. I love all the different elements.


You holiday window box is out of this world! Stunning..all the details! Love it!

Sparkly Engineer

Outstanding as a gift box and beautiful as a decoration.


Great cupcake holder/gift box.
Christmas blessings,
Peggy Allen


wow what a cool project thanks for sharing!!

Fruit Jar Nicky



I don't know what to say! These projects are fantastic and so original and creative. I do have one question...can I have the cupcakes?



Wow!What an amazing presentation!

Carol B


Pretty cool project and that cupcake is making me hungry!!!


Oh my gosh, how amazing is your project? Wow, wow, wow. Love it and I could really use a cupcake right now. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com


It absolutely floors me how people come up with such cute ideas for using our sb are so clever!!


What a beautiful and creative way to share a cupcake!!

Julie in Edmonds

Wow. This is seriously fancy paper goodness.


Ms. Jinky , you blew me away ! GORGEOUS love the paper choice and your ribbon details, very creative project !

sharon g

Your projects are toooo cute.

Wanda H.

Love Love Love your blog, your projects are so pretty I could spend hours looking at all the gorgeous things you make and learning a thing or two. Thanks for the inspiration.

B. Poteraj

Those are so beautiful. Nice job.

Auntie Em

Wow, so many things to see with your project! The ribbon wreaths, the tree and garland, the sweet garland around the door and windows. Your work is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing! :)


Amazing, Jinky! I wish my brain worked like yours.


how stinking cute. I love it. So amazing. I wouldve never come up with something as amazing as your window box. absolutely genuis. happy holidays


Oh, what fabulous window gift boxes! Lots of work but so worth it.

Ella Conner

OH MY GOSH...I love this! Ok I'm going to get started real early next pretty!!!!

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play

awesome project. thanks for all the details!


Oh wow what a beautiful project, and so much work, you can tell all the work and time and love you put into this project


What a cute project - The devil is in the details and you are beautifully detailed.

Tammy B

Great project! Thanks for sharing!


Such a beautiful project. Love the cupcake and the tree in it! What a great idea.Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Mason

Very unique & multipurpose too! What a fun idea...


love it. :D


This is amazing would have never thought of this wow


These are amazing,all the detail and I love the cup cake one the best. Where do I get the tree pattern. All are awesome. Thank you for your hard work.


Unbelievably gorgeous...I love it!

Scossie Jane

A stunning project - who would have thought - I love it.... Hugs x


amazingly detailed projects. thank you for sharing.


Signed up for your newsletter. Looking forward to it! Your e-books are fab! Love this project. SO many details. Very unique.


It is that something!!!!
Wow this is gorgeous
I'm having so much bless to see all the project that all of you have been create. But your's ....Wow!!!!! no words.
Than you very much!!! It is yummy and stunning!!!!

Sharon L-S

Awesome project. I like that it can be repurposed after the initial use. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

Marianne Louise

I really like the christmas tree. Great 3d effect.
Thanks for sharing your project.


Scrappin Abby

Fantastic projects...very creative gift box idea...thanks for sharing :)


Love this little room in a box with all those details-the wreath, the hinges, that wonderful tree!

Vera Yates (Ling)

Look at all t hose fabulous details! Great projects.


Amazing! I think your box would make a beautiful battery operated tea light as well... very creative!
Crafty Holiday Hugs,


One of the most unique projects that I have ever seen. Hat's off to you for creativity!


OMGOSH how awesome!!! sooo happy I discovered your blog....sooo hate to leave to make dinner!lol


This is super nice and very impressive art.I have not seen like this before thank you for sharing.Inkjet Paper

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