Tuesday, November 8, 2011


The Paper Players # 71 challenge brought to you by the fabulous Anne Marie was so much fun! If you've never been to Anne Marie's blog....well.....you have to! So I guess I'm suggesting (strongly!!!) that you play along with this challenge and check out the other DT members (I promise, you won't be dissappointed, these girls are amazing!) This is what Anne Marie is calling out for ~ I think I can do this?

I saw this one day as I was strolling through blogland and knew I wanted to recreate this altered milk carton. Another one of my many favorite blogs is Elaine's, she is so creative and I love to pop in on her, here is where I found my inspiration, and she also put together a fabulous youtube tutorial! So let's get busy..... as you can see, I can't create a gift box without a matching card 
~ and this one is just a sweet litte 3 x 3...super fun to create ~

In following the recipe, my 3 patterened papers are from the Candy Cane Christmas found in last years Holiday Mini and then created my third patterned paper by stamping some snow flakes onto my Cherry Cobbler CS (tone on tone)....I hope that counts girls? My 2 ribbons are my Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and Bakers Twine! My punches are the Doily & Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punches, Jewelry Tag, Stocking Builder & Petite Pennant punches (all a MUST have!) and my sprinkle of glitter are the centers of each flower and the toe of each stocking as well as the tiny bells hanging off of each stockings!

~ Here is a peek of the inside of my card as well as a different angle of my gift box ~

I sure hope you enjoy your little visit with me today and I hope you have an opportunity to play along with the girls from The Paper Players....if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to drop me a line ~ happy stampin' and enjoy your day!

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!

  • Stamps: Serene Snowflake, Christmas Greetings, Pennant Parade, Tiny Tags 
  • Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Candy Cane Christmas, Silver Glitter Paper  
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green 
  • Acc:  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Bakers Twine, Doily Triple Layer, Blossom Bouquet, Jewelry Tag, Stocking Builder & Petite Pennant Punch


  1. Adorable card and gift box my friend. I love the tag and sweet stocking combined with the pennant punch (love that it looks like a Christmas tree). Love that candy cane paper. I have to go check out this tutorial. Hope all is well there:)

  2. Absolutely fabulous, Denise! The gift box is beautiful! The tiny tag on the card is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  3. Oh, this is sweet!!! You won't believe it, but I just made one of these little boxes; it is sitting on my desk, undecorated, and I was wondering how I would remedy that, and here I find one right in front of my nose on your blog, all jazzed up! Thanks!!! :D Thanks for playing with us this week at the Paper Players! I may just CASE your ideas!

  4. Beautiful Christmas project. Love how you decorated it. Thank's for Playing at The Paper Players this week.

  5. Yup, Denise you sure did a beautiful job cooking up this recipe, indeed! What fun and festive holiday box. I love all of the fun details you added. I especially like those little bells hanging off the stockings. I love that idea! Thank you so very much for playing along with my recipe challenge and for the very sweet shout out. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week! Have a great day! *(hugs)*

  6. Love both of these...very pretty! Fabulous job on the little details. I am so lovin' those bells ;) Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

  7. Hi Denise,
    Wow, you have created such an amazing project, I love your paper choices and the festive feel! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  8. What a great project Denise! The milk carton box is fantastic and your embellishments are so fun and festive! Love that you made a matching gift card too--so sweet! Thanks for the sweet comments and for joining us at The Paper Players!

  9. Denise, I LOVED doing this gift box and card! It was sooo beautiful and fun to make and a great evening!!
    Cheryl peters


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