Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Home for Christmas gift box


Yep, it’s me again and, as you may have guessed, I’m cramming… trying to get all my Christmassy posts done before The Big Day on Friday!

This one was hastily thrown together yesterday morning as we needed a nicely packaged gift in a hurry.  Talk about cheating! The gift tag was already made, from Monica’s retreat (they were supposed to be hanging ornaments, but I liked them better as gift tags) and the box was created with the Gift Box Punch Board. 

To make this box, I used 12”x12” paper and the largest measurement on the board. However, after messing up my first effort, I realised that there is an error on the board - not sure if this is on everybody’s metric measurements but tells you to score the diagonal at XL when actually it should be L. If this means nothing to you, ignore it and just get on with your life. But if it rings any sort of a bell, please do check and let me know. 

As the box contains a batch of Rocky Road, not noted for its lightweight nature, I strengthened the box inside with Real Red cardstock, adding a layer of chipboard underneath the bottom piece for extra rigidity. 

To finish off, I really was running out of time – and festive supplies – so I simply tied a bow around the top. 

Talking of The Big Day, guess who has their own show on Radio Derby on Christmas Day? Who else could it be? My Mum and her friend, Jean, have been given two whole hours to themselves – they’re even listed in the Christmas Radio Times! Mum’s being very cagey about the show’s content, and I honestly can’t imagine what to expect so we’ll just have to wait and see. 




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1 comment:

  1. Happy Christmas! I must get a link to that show please!!!

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