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Welcome to the Creative Circle December Blog Hop – I’m so glad you are here!  So tell me, are you completely in love with Sandy’s project?  I know I always am!!!

This month we are working with a very unique box that Liz has created.  It’s both a box and a gift card holder – great timing with the Holidays upon us!  Traditionally, we make three cards to be enclosed in the boxes we work with.  This month, however, I decided to turn my box into a hostess gift with an accompanying card.  Here’s my project: 12-5-15A little background on my choice of color schemes.  Last week we had a doozy of a snow storm blow through.  We got about a foot of heavy, wet snow that piled high on everything that wasn’t shoveled.  That night, the temps dropped and hard froze everything.  As severe as mother nature sometimes is with us, she also shows us some pretty beautiful stuff, and the next morning the sky was impossibly blue and all the hard frozen snow was glistening in the sunlight.  White sparkle with blue sky is one of my favorite things about winter, and served as the inspiration of my project.  My box is made from Pool Party cardstock and has a layer of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, another layer of Pool Party cardstock, and a top layer of the snowflake motif from the Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. It’s accented with Whisper White 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Silver Cording Trim,  a Tea Lace Paper Doily, and a white-embossed Snowflake Element.

Here’s a closer look at the box: 12-5-15A





And then when you open it – not only does it have a place for a gift card, mine also contains some sweet treats!!  Perfect to bring with to one of the many holiday parties I will be attending this month.  The greeting on the inside is from the Versatile Christmas stamp set and the stamped snowflakes are from the Project Life Hello December 2015 set.  The corners were done with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch with some Rhinestones for 12-5-15B

The pattern for this box is available in Liz’ online store, and the video tutorial for assembly can be found here. The cut files are just $3.99 and you can use them with your e-cutter, or you can get them in a .pdf format to use as a template for manual cutting. Why not make some lovely gifts for your hostesses!

Oh! One last bit of eye candy… Liz gifted each of us with a cut file for some miniature boxes, and I built my own Advent Calendar with them. Of course, the Blue Snowflake theme was carried through this project. The DSP I used is, unfortunately, retired, but I thought it went well with today’s post! 12-5-15D


I didn’t give you much of a look at the matching card for today’s project, but if you’ll stop back next week, I’ll have more details for you!  Now, off you go to see what awaits you at Fran’s blog.  I hope you have a great weekend, and don’t forget to take some time off from all the holiday preparations to create something.  You’d be surprised at how much more productive you can be when you have a little mental vacation!!December 2015 Blog Hop Button






In case you get off track, here is the order of this month’s hop:


Barb    (you are here)




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