Monday, December 23, 2013

Poinsettia Book Gift Box PYC #11

I can't tell you how excited I am to share this project with you!  It is the perfect combination of gorgeous papers with wonderful SVG files.  Without further ado, here is my poinsettia book gift box...
 Don't you agree?  These papers were meant to be made into this book.  Honestly.  They are the from The Paper Parade and the collection is called Reflections Christmas by Echo park.  The chipboard embellishments are also part of that collection.  All of the SVG files in this project are from different collections from SVG Attic.  The book itself is from the Nevermore collection.  Yes, that is a Halloween set, but inspiration comes from all places, doesn't it?  The beautiful poinsettia is from Winter Wishes and the swirls are part of the card that is in the Mom's English Garden set.
On the poinsettia, I inked around all of the edges of the die cuts with brown chalk ink and slightly bent them in the middle to give the leaves and petals a more realistic look.  For the center I went around the outside of the circles with Platinum stickles and then added glossy accents to them.  I added self adhesive rhinestones to the swirls for a little bit of sparkle.
 To break up the binding, I used some simply red rumpled ribbon, chipboard embellishments and a key that was tied with twine.
 The best part is that the book is a gift box!  This is a view of book opened with a surprise inside!  I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I did making it.

Now head on over to Parade Your Crafts challenge blog and link up your Christmas/Winter projects for a chance to win a gift certificate to The Paper Parade!  Good Luck!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Entering here:
Dec 23 Scrappy Moms Stamps
Dec 25 Word Art Wednesday
Dec 25 DL ART Christmas
Dec 26 MFP Inspiration challenge (I was inspired by the colors in #1 and the patterns in #3)
Dec 27 The Squirrel and the Fox
Dec 27 Little Scrap Pieces
Dec 23 Pinspirational Photo Inspired - using red, white, green, cream

Challenge winner at Chalk-Ah-Lot-Cafe


  1. What a beautiful project. I love the poinsettia. Thank so much for sharing this beautiful project with us a Digi Darla this week. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Emily T, DT

  2. Your book gift box is fabulous. I love, love , love the papers. You did a great job designing it.
    Thanks, for joining us in the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.

  3. What a lovely book cover. Not at all like the ones we had to make out of brown paper bags in the fixities. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Advent Blessings of Hope, Peace and Joy,
    Carole Robb Bisson

  4. This is just beautiful. The papers are fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at {Pin}spirational Challenges this week!
    Tracey, DT {Pin}spirational Challenges

  5. Just look at all those rich, fabulous layers. You made this into such a gorgeous gift. Lovely, my friend. Thanks a bunch for sharing your art in our challenge. Your creations bless me and I thank you so much for stopping by to share!
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. What a fun book, I really like how it looks when it's open and when it's closed. I like that Echo Park paper too. In fact, I made a card of it myself. Great minds and all that lol.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  7. What a great idea I love it. Soooooo creative. Thank you for sharing it with us at ( Pin ) spirational challenge this week. Hugs Wynn DT xx

  8. First off 'Merry Christmas'.... Thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs Challenge No. 84 - Anything Goes.

    WOW WOW WOW What a wonderfully great gift box. I love that there is so much going on with this make with all the busy papers and layers and diecuts etc.... You would take so long taking it all in and appreciating the work gone into this.

    This is the last Challenge of the year, as well as the last 'weekly challenge'. As of the 7th January, we will be going to Monthly Challenges and I hope you will join in with plenty more of our challenges in 2014.

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

  9. This is super! Great design! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  10. Beth this is gorgeous with a wonderful mix of design papers. Love the layered poinsettia.
    Thank you so much for entering my 130,000 page view give away. Holding thumbs for you.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  11. Beautifully done, Beth! The papers do work very well! Thanks so much for leaving this delightful project on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  12. Fabulous gift box! that's gorgeous! thanks for sharing at Crafting by Designs this week! Mo x

  13. Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
    GDT 2 at Creative Chicks

  14. Lovely project. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  15. Thanks for joining us at {PIN}! Very pretty card!

  16. I really like that this book is a box. It is simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us in the 3 Girl JAM Holiday Gifts with ribbon challenge.

    Cheri - 3GJ DT Member

  17. Gorgeous box Beth! Love this fun gift idea!

    Thanks for sharing and playing along with the 3GJ Holiday Gifts w/Ribbon Challenge!

  18. Wow, gorgeous! This itself is a gift and keepsake!
    Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles!

  19. Stunning project. I love to see your latest creations using the SVG cuts. So many awesome cuts indeed. Thank you for linking up at Chalk ah Lot.

  20. COOL book gift box! Love the poinsettia!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

  21. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

  22. Beautiful card! I love your choice of Patterned paper. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Amy A.,DT

  23. Wow this is really stunning!!! Just love this what a great idea for a gift!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Melonheadz friends challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

  24. Gorgeous box! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  25. This is gorgeous Beth! Love that poinsettia! Thanks for linking up with 3 Girl JAM!

  26. thanks for joining us at Pile it on... we have started a new challenge - please go and check it out!
    Kimberly DT

  27. Gorgeous!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  28. That is just lovely!

    Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley.

    Susan x