Sunday 29 July 2012

Gift Box with a twist and brads

Hi everyone. Well, I have really stepped out of my comfort zone today. I have made something that ISN'T a card but was so fun to make and I would love to share it with you.

I was looking around my desk today. My very first purchase from Stampin' Up (after my starter kit) included the Petal Double Punch. Has anyone out there got it? When I first saw it, I thought "What the....". It was quite a lot smaller than I thought it was going to be and I was then thinking "Why would anyone use this ruddy thing??"

So, onto Google I went. My search took me to Split Coast Stampers which I am a member of but since joining blog land, I hadn't really been there for a while. It was here that I saw a tutorial for an advent calendar. Now, I have modified mine a bit but the advent calendar is next on my to do list.

So, this project used both the Petal Punch Double AND the Simply Scored. Since I have hardly used my scoring board either, I decided I had to bite the bullet and give this a go.

Once I had the box assembled, I used the Petal Double Punch for all the little inserts. The stamps come from my Jolly Bingo Bits set that I haven't used so that was very exciting too!

This design is just awesome for an Advent Calendar. The tutorial shows the larger size as well and once you see the finished product there, you will be blown away. I haven't done all the extra bits and pieces but I decided I was happy with my end result.

With the little compartments, I felt I could use this as a gift box for treats, chocolates, lollies or even $1 or $2 coins. I'm sure there are plenty of other cool treats that could be popped in each box.

Now, I also wanted to create this project for the challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. The theme over there at the moment is - BRADS.

I don't use brads very often so when I saw that the Brads acted as the little compartment knobs, I thought YES!

You can find the challenge HERE

Thanks for looking and if you would like to have a look at the tutorial to make this little beauty, have a look HERE . Thanks heaps to Brenda for sharing her wonderful skills.


  1. Very clever use of brads and what a marvellous Christmas project! You will have a whale of a time filling up these boxes!

  2. Woohoo this is awesome. I don't go out of my comfort zone too often either, so you did good! Love this project.


  3. Such a fun, colorful project! I reckon lots of work and time behind this one, but the end result turned out SO great!

  4. Kylie - congrats to you for stepping out of your comfort zone - I'm so proud of you and I know how good that feels as that is why I started bloggind and joining challenges. Your project is absolutely fabulous!! I'm so glad that you joined us at 52CCT for the brad challenge this week!

  5. OH MY WORD, this is GORGEOUS, Kylie!!! I saw that punch and couldn't figure out anything to do with it, either, and so I haven't gotten it--but look what you've made!!! I ADORE this--the bright colors are so cheerful and the project as a whole is incredibly darling! Thank you so much for sharing with us at 52CCT! ;)

  6. This is a FABULOUS use of brads and a brilliant Christmas project, LOVE LOVE LOVE it!Thank you for sharing it on 52 CCT this, do I have time to make one.......


  7. Kylie, this is a FABULOUS project - and perfect for our brads challenge! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at 52 {C}CT!
    Ruth x

  8. How cute is this!!!! I want to make one of these now, what a great idea! Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT this week!

  9. Congrats on your well deserved Top Honour. This box is terrific, I'm off to the tutorial now!


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