Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Gift Box

Hi there!

As promised I said I would show you the gift box I've been working on.  I've taken pictures, but they're not the best quality - sorry!

Here's a couple of boxes I have with dividers and a few cards so far;

And here are a few of the cards that will be going into these boxes;

I hope my recipients like them.

Have a very Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Last Minute Handmade Gifts

Hi there!

For Christmas this year I'm working on making some gifts for some of my close familly and relatives.  I decided to make a bunch of different cards for them to use over the year.  This way they never need to worry about running out to buy a card at the last minute.  I did this a few years ago and it was a real hit with my best friend Sylvia.  She said that having the cards on hand to give to people at the office when they've been ill or have a birthday helped make her seem thoughtful.  Haha!  Silly Sylvia.  She's already thoughtful. :)

I grabbed some small cardboard gift boxes from the dollar store last week that are large enough to fit the typical handmade cards of 5-1/2" x 4-1/4".  At the moment I'm working fiercely on cards they'll like that I can fill those boxes up with.  I think the key is to keep them simple.  Here are some cards I've made so far;

Some cards they'll use may be;

Get Well
Thank You

I thought about Valentine's cards but I don't think they'd use them.  You could include them in your box if you're doing the same thing.  I've also made some tabs/dividers for the box so it's kept somewhat organized.  I made and named four tabs;

Get Well/Sympathy

I'll post a picture of the finished product soon.  I hope that covers it, and yes, I do see the irony of having 'Get Well' and 'Sympathy' cards stored together. ;)

Have a great holiday!