October 23, 2018


I have a non-card project for you today. It's a cute little treat box created from last year's Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. This year's DSP, found on page 29 of the Holiday Catalog, is just as beautiful, maybe even more so as it features colors on two sides rather than just the one-sided DSP that this pack is. Either way, this paper makes lovely boxes. Very crisp. Very impressive.

My final box, measuring 1 1/2" x 2 1/4", and 3/4" deep, is just the perfect size to fit . . . you guessed it: NUGGETS. Two of 'em!

I know I could have gone the traditional route of wrapping the Nuggets in the DSP. But the gold foil that the Nuggets were already wearing echoed the foil of the snowflakes and belly band that I opted to leave them sans DSP.

I made the belly band -- I LOVE belly bands! They are so cute and useful! -- was made from something kinda weird.

You see, recently I had put together a Stampin' Up! card kit that featured these lovely shiny pieces of gold foil paper that were meant to line the envelopes. Who cares about LINING THE ENVELOPES? People throw them out!

So I hung onto all my little sheets of gold for use in a much better project, where they can actually be appreciated.

The belly band itself, as well as the pretty snowflake cut with the die from Seasonal Layers Thinlits, page 219 of the Annual Catalog, were both created using this luscious gold foil paper. With a Basic Rhinestone mounted in the center of the snowflake, it complemented the DSP of the box by combining gold and the silver look of the rhinestone.

This little box is a Linda Original.. I'm so proud of myself when, after wasting many pieces of cardstock and lots of trial and error, I am able to figure out how to make something three dimensional. Whew.

There are a lot of papercrafters out there who seem to have no problem whatsoever managing to figure out the dimensions, scores, etc., to make a successful package. There are so many videos out there to follow. I wish I had some of that innate creativity. I'm just happy when I can come up with something simple like this -- without watching a video!

Do you ever create anything like a box, gift bag, pouch, or something similar? Do you find it difficult? Share your experience(s) with us!



  1. So pretty and elegant! I'm hoping to get back to papercrafting now that the weather is getting colder. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJs!

  2. its beautiful my friend. You always make such pretty things BIG Hugs!

  3. What a gorgeous little gift box, Linda! You have done a beautiful job. This is perfect for giving sweet little gifts at holiday time. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week. Have a great week ahead!

    1. Thank you so much, April! What a deliciously sweet thing to say!