Oct 19 2011

October 2011 Tour de Freaks

It's time!!!  It is the monthly Tour de Freaks brought to you by the Control Freak Swappers!  As usual, we have a wonderful lineup of blogs for you to tour…only 11 stops this month, so it won't take you long at all!  This month's theme is Wrap it Up!  Boxes, bags & bows for your holiday gift giving.  You've probably arrived from Lisa Martz's blog…weren't her projects FUN…love that elegant stocking! 


I have two boxes for you to see…both are complete different!  First the more "elegant" one!



This one reminds me of a wine box, but…of course…much smaller.  It might fit a small personal sized bottle of wine or Bailey's, though!  lol!  It is quick and easy to put together, too.  I took a regular 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock, score it at 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2 & 10 on the long side and 2 1/2 on the short side.  Cut slits up on the score lines to the cross line and remove the small tab.  Add Sticky Strip Adhesive to the long tab and put it together.  Fold up the bottom and adhere.  Oh, before you put it together, I added the Holly Berry Designer Paper on each of the sides.



The lid is the Scallop Square, scored at 7/8" all around.  I embossed it with the Snow Burst Impressions Folder.  Again, cut up the score lines on opposite sides, fold in the tabs to form the lid.  I punched holes in the sides of the box with the Crop A Dile, then fed the ribbon thru the sides and up around the top of the lid to tie a knot.  You'd have to untie and pull out the ribbon to get to the goodies inside, but that just makes it a little more special…takes more time to savor the anticipation of what is inside!  lol!  The tag I made with the Oval Frame Folder out of Wild Wasabi and cut it out.  I inked up the stamp from Pines & Poinsettias with my Stampin' Write Markers, stamped on Very Vanilla, then punched with the Extra Large Oval and adhered it inside the frame.  I stamped Christmas with Early Espresso on Real Red and cut out the banner, the placed it at the bottom of the oval.  I used the Crop a Dile to punch a hole at the top, then tied it on the bow with Bakers Twine.


My next one is whimsical…I hope you can tell that it is a ELF hat…and not a Jester Hat.  I added the Jingle Bells because they just seemed like SO much fun on this little box made from the Petal Cone and Perfect Pennants Dies!  It was REALLY easy to put together, too.  I had the idea in my head for a while…I'm amazed that it worked out like I thought it would!  lol!



I used the Petal Cone Die, one in Poppy Parade and one in Lucky Limeade and put them together, folding the bottom flaps together to hold anything inside (see photo below.)  Then I cut six of the medium size pennants from Perfect Pennants Die, three in Poppy Parade and three in Lucky Limeade.  I adhered them with Sticky Strip to the base of the Petal Cone, curling the tops outward.  I added the Jingle Bells with Mini Glue Dots.  Here is the bottom of the Petal Cone Elf Hat box.



I think they would be FUN party favors sitting at everyone's place setting for the holidays!


Hope you enjoyed my two box projects today!  Continue on the Blog Tour with the FABULOUS Mary Brown at StamperCamper's Corner I know you will LOVE her projects using the Winter Wishes Stitched Felt!


14 People have left comments on this post

Oct 19, 2011 - 08:10:20
Rose Kerry said:

OMG your box is beautiful and that Elf hat is adorable, fabulous work.

Oct 20, 2011 - 07:10:22

WOW, love your boxes especially the ELF Hat it is so cool. Thanks for sharing

Oct 20, 2011 - 08:10:50
Robin said:

That elf hat is STINKIN' CUTE!  And I am glad you told me that box was small, because it has a lot of presence-I thought it was bigger!  Love the scallop square lid.  Great idea!

Oct 20, 2011 - 08:10:47
Dale Morin said:

Oh, I love the elf's hat.  I am on vacation but as soon as I get home I am making one of these.  TFS

Oct 20, 2011 - 10:10:25
Karen said:

How cute and clever!  This would be great for those that have Mardi Gras parties, too.

Oct 20, 2011 - 10:10:05
Alison xx said:

Oh my this elf had is amazing. I love your colour combo, so fun. A xx

Oct 20, 2011 - 10:10:43
Susan said:

you are amazing!!

Oct 20, 2011 - 12:10:50

Cute elf hat!  Thanks for sharing!

Oct 20, 2011 - 01:10:11
Carol Carriveau said:

Great box and love the colors – so bright and pretty (thanks for the instructions!).   The jester's hat is wonderful – so fun for a kid's birthday part or any celebration.    TFS!

Oct 20, 2011 - 06:10:34
Toni Murphy said:

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pc box!!!!

Oct 20, 2011 - 07:10:06
Maggie Jones said:

I love yours the best of all.  We need , I need to get together.  I am finally ready to get out and do stuff.  Do you have classes that are not on line?  I am from Stampin' Friends.  Your boxes are really the best.

Oct 20, 2011 - 10:10:46
Terry Schultz said:

Can that hat get any cuter???

Oct 21, 2011 - 03:10:00
Lorri said:

Stopped me in my tracks! AWESOME PROJECTS CONNIE!!!!

Nov 8, 2011 - 11:11:46
Andrea Holmstrom said:

LOVE the elf hat.  Too cute.  Nice work!!