Monday, October 13, 2008

Ornament and Gift Box

I stumbled across this (rare) scene last night -- my littlest two reading books in my daughter's bed. I had to grab the camera before the moment was gone...

Shortly after I took this picture, Lauren's feet got a bit too close to Ben and the silence was broken! It was nice while it lasted...
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Today I want to share this ornament and box I created using Stampin' Up! I Wish Scrappin' Pack. I LOVED this paper (kit) as soon as I saw it and (of course!) it was back ordered for a bit. The awesome paper and stickers in this pack made putting this little gift together a breeze!


Here is a picture of the box itself:

I created a super simple template for this box (I can post directions if you are interested---very easy!). I decorated it with stickers from the Scrappin' kit so it took NO TIME!

Here is a better view of the ornament:


This is one of those unfinished paper machie ornaments you can find for .99 cents at Hobby Lobby. I simply cut triangle pieces of the designer paper and adhered them onto the star using Modge Podge. After I glued the sections on, I sanded the edges a bit and then applied another layer of Modge Podge over the whole ornament.


Materials used: I Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit (Stampin' Up!); brads (Stampin' Up!); dimensionals (Stampin' Up!); paper machie star ornament (Hobby Lobby); sanding block (Stampin' Up!); Modge Podge; ribbon (Stampin' Up!).
Thanks for stopping by!

47 comments:

Colleen said...

Very cute, the paper is indeed pretty.

TxScrapAddict said...

Beautiful! Would love the directions on the box!!

Anonymous said...

What an elegant gift I am sure we would all love to receive. I like that you created the ornament and a way to present it. We are always looking for ways to package items because we all know it truly is all about the presentation. TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Summerthyme Studio said...

Cammie, that is just beautiful!!!!!!! What a pretty pretty creation. Love your punched snowman as well!!!!


Vicki

Marion said...

Cammie:
How pretty! Would love the instructions!!

Deb said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous Cammie and what a sweet moment of your adorable children caught on film!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a gorgeous box and ornament Cam!! And what an adorable picture of your youngest!! Both the gift box and little ones are a treasure!!

Anita C said...

The box and ornament are great!! I love that paper! You're kids are soooo cute. Don't you just love those precious moments when they enjoy each other ;) I can never get enough of those.....tehe.

Lori said...

Please post the directions!

thanks,
Lori

Lori said...

Please post the directions!

thanks,
Lori

Teresa said...

Love this....will have to make some myself...and would love to have the template.

Shirley said...

How cute and what a great remembrance gift! A real keepsake.

Shirley said...

Thanks for sharing with us the picture of your wonderful moment with your children. Another real keepsake.

Janine said...

FAbulous project!!!

Rita said...

Beautiful gift idea Carolyn! I luv the picture of the kids enjoying a quiet moment with each other!

Tonniece said...

Ahhh.... Used to love those quiet moments too. LOL Great pic.

Super box and ornament, lovin the pp too.

Happy Monday

Missy said...

This is absolutely adorable. I love it and it is a great project to do with the kids. TFS!!!

jules p said...

ohhh...those cute moments never last long enough-do they?!?! Mine(since they are older) do a little better with each other. But there are TIMES...yikes!

I love the basket and the star. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Kristie said...

This is just lovely Cammie...that star ornament is gorgeous!! I would love to see the template and instructions too...you can never have too many good box templates :)

Donna said...

Any instructions you want to post for us would be wonderful. This is one of the ways I am learning so much. I love this sharing community, I am so grateful to everyone with blogs.
Donna

Ila said...

What a Fabulous and Gorgeous gift box and ornament!!..and a Wonderful idea!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a great picture of the kids! Love your ornament and box - what a lovely gift that will make!
hugs, Jami

Christina said...

Your kids are too cute! I know what you mean by the silence... There hasn't been much of that around my house this week (sigh!). I love your gift box and star ornament! My first thought was that that you made the box and how well the papers matched the star you 'bought!' until I read that you made the star, too! Wow! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! I would love to see how you made it, too!

Rose Ann said...

What a fabulous ensemble!! I love it, Cammie!! Super cute pic of the kids too!!

Christina said...

Oh! And thank you for the link to my blog! :)

Kim said...

What an awesome picture of your children! So cute!
Love your ornament and box...it's gorgeous!!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Joanne said...

That is a great box - very cute. Can you share the measurements and instructions please? Appreciate it!

Dawn Easton said...

Lovely gift Carolyn! That paper is definitely a must have...can't wait for my order...lol!

Kelly said...

Cute pic of your kids. Funny how those moments can be so fleeting isn't it....I was enjoying watching my kids having fun together yesterday...until one of them made just the wrong move and everyone was mad. Goofy!

Your box and ornament are lovely! The star is sooo pretty!

Amy said...

Hey Cammie!

Your reading daughters pix is awesome--gotta have those feet in the air, draining all the blood to the brain!!

After seeing your cute ornament and box, I'm thinking I need to look at that kit again--darn U! ;)

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is SO cute! I love what you did with a 99cent ornament. You ROCK! :O)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Sweet scene Cammie. Love the box and ornaments..Cute

Heather said...

Cammie,
These are wonderful. I wish I could run off to Hobby Lobby right now and buy some to play with!

I love your Blog and your Creativity. I have read it off and on now for a couple of months.

My Grandma had Alzhiemers and I am an RN so I loved when you did the Alzhiemers card challenge and give away!

Also thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog today about my Christmas Ornaments I designed. It made my Day!

Heather

Devon said...

Just perfect! I love handmade ornaments!! I too love this DP, just haven't brought myself to actually cut it yet! :)

Shelly said...

I can so relate to those moments. But, my middle child just turned 13 yesterday so those sweet moments are about over. Anyway, love the ornament and box, gotta check out SU! a little close I guess.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Awww....what a truly special moment to capture......I know they're rare!!! LOL And what a gorgeous gift set.....I love the star....I'll have to pick some of those up!

Libby Hickson said...

What a sweet photo (and I know how that goes about it not lasting nearly long enough...!) And LOVE your project, now I need to go and get myself a star to decorate!! I came by tonight because I got my Paper Crafts magazine today and saw you in there as Stamping Royalty! YAY!!!! I was happy for you - but of course I *already knew* you were stamping royalty, it's about time the magazine figured that out!! :-)

Carolina said...

What an adorable gift...it all came together so nicely!

Great photo - just love photos where you can capture such tender moments!

Stampin Mindy said...

Very Pretty gift set. You have some great projects here on your blog!

Janet M said...

I love these colors together. Thanks for using them in such a great way to give the rest of inspiration!

Jessica said...

I love this ensemble! I love this Scrapping Kit too - thanks for the ideas!

Christina Fischer said...

What a fantastic set! I love the colors! That kit just might have to be on my next order!

Adorable pic of the kids, too! :)

dpkennedy said...

Simply gorgeous! I love your color choices!

stampmonkey said...

What a darling gift idea! You did a beautiful job on the ornament and box!! Are you sending it to me? lol

JAR said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I love the star idea and am off today to get some to make!

Beate said...

Wow! Fantastic ornament and matching box.
Hugs and smiles

Nancy said...

Cammie,

What a cute project! Nice idea for a techer or neighboor gift. I love to have the box template...pleeeaaase! I know you are busy so if you can ;) I also wanted to say that what you have done with the alzheimer charity is amazing! I am very inspired! I am running for Autism in Jan 2009 (will tell you about it later) anyhow have a great week...I am trying so hard to find motivation to post again...I don't know why is becoming so hard...busy, maybe depressed who knows I need to blog again though. Have a good one...it turned into a book LOL!