19 December 2012

Just Call Me MRS Clause! (part 1)

Hi All! I hope your holidays are shaping up nicely. It's a bit of loosely-controlled chaos here at the Hill Household, but we're getting there.

The Rose Blossoms had a Secret Santa gift exchange recently, so I thought I'd share what I sent to my gift-ee. (What does one call the recipient of a Secret Santa gift?!) It's a bit involved, so I think I'll make this a two-part post. (Who has time for a novella??)

Here's the gift:

My friend loves blush pink and La Belle Vie (and Hershey Almond Kisses), so that's what I decided to work with. (By the way, the La Belle Vie Workshop On The Go is retiring at the end of the year, so get it while you can!)

So let's start with the pink boxes. Here are some close-ups:

The boxes were cut using the Cricut Artiste Cartridge. The small box was cut at 4 inches and the larger bag was cut at 5 inches. I used La Belle Vie patterned paper and La Belle Vie mauve and pink cardstocks, all from the Workshop On The Go. The stickers are from the La Belle Vie My Stickease Assortment. I added Black Sparkle Flourishes, Pearl Opaque Adhesive Gems and stick pins from the Bling Assortment. I also used Silver Shimmer Trim and some 1/8-inch black satin ribbon for an extra touch. The button on the small box is also from the Bling Assortment. The roses and hearts were cut using Artiste. The mauve rose was cut at 1 1/2 inches and the pink was cut at 2 inches. I added some sparkles to the center. To round everything out, I added Black Tulle Ribbon. (I then, like a good Mrs Clause, filled both to the brim with Hershey Almond Kisses!)

I'll go ahead and show the outside of the stationery box today. We'll get to the inside tomorrow.

This box was created from LBV mauve paper, and covered in LBV pattern paper. (For a good tutorial on how to make this box, click here.) I added stickers from LBV My Stickease Assortment, Black Tulle Ribbon, Black Sparkle Flourishes, Pearl Opaques, and stick pins from the Bling Assortment. I added a little pink scalloped circle behind the "Paris" sticker to anchor the tulle. For the "Joie" element, I used 1/2-inch wide strips of tulle that I folded in half and attached to the back of the sticker. (By the way, everything is attached with hot glue and dimensional adhesives.) 

We'll open up the box and take a look tomorrow, so stay tuned....


  1. these boxes are gorgeous, Mrs. Claus! I can't wait to see the contents inside. Just ordered some LBV. It is the only paper I haven't tried from this book. Thought it would make lovely vintage-y Valentines.

  2. I was the lucky giftee to receive these beautiful gifts! I can't tell you how elegant and awesome they are. Thank you again Kim, I have them displayed on my crafting shelf where I look at them every day. I am so grateful to be part of such a wonderful talented team. All you girls are such a big part of my life and thank my lucky stars to be a part of it.

  3. Thanks for the sweet comments, ladies. We really do have an awesome team that's a whole lot of fun to be part of! :D