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~Christmas in a Box~

A Boxed christmas header

Anyone who has been in my studio knows that I have a little bit of everything and a whole bunch of somethings.  Egg cartons, pill bottles, recycled packaging… just a lot of desirable finds.

You probably know that I’m down to just a few days for the baby shower I’m hosting for my newest daughter in love, Kalika.  This is my first baby shower, but I’ve done parties and helped with a wedding or two.  I love love love party planning.  I’m a detail girl.

So one of the items I purchased for the shower came in a 4.25″ square acrylic box.  I loved it so much, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for today’s post.

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A boxed christmas R1

Now Sharon carries the clear boxes in several sizes in the store @ The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  You could use this same concept with any of those.

What I did was built my card INSIDE the box and decorated the outside.  It presents as a fun little shadowbox card.

Here it is with the insides pulled out.

A boxed Christmas unpacked

Even after I finished this, I thought of a couple ways to improve on the design, so I may be back with another version!

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A boxed christmas L2

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A boxed christmas top

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The lid opens with poinsettia intact.

A boxed christmas open

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Wonder of Christmas Sentiments
Kaisercraft – 6.5 x 6.5″ – Letters to Santa

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White cardstock

Spellbinders Nestabilities – Labels 20

Spellbinders – Layered Poinsettia

Memento Tuxedo black dye ink

1/4″ Seambinding – Dusty Olive

1/8″ Silk – olive

Prima – Say it in Crystals (swirls)

Kaisercraft – Rhinestones – Red

1/4″ ScorTape

Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

Original Bow Easy

I used recycled packaging from a recent purchase, however, the clear boxes seen here would also work:

Clear crystal boxes 5.5″ x 5.5″

Other:

Red cardstock
Green cardstock
Gold Nuvo Drops

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Thanks for stopping by!

~~ Holly ~~

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