Thursday, November 6, 2008

Card Box


On the seventh week before Christmas
my ICE Chicks gave to me…
a box full of Bella’s for you to see!


I have to say I think this is my favorite of all my holiday projects this year. I have had so much fun making these! You can find great and detailed instructions on how to make your own Card Box from the original artist (I wish I could claim to be so creative!) at http://jackietopa.typepad.com/Stationary.pdf

Here is the box closed. makes a cute gift all by itself no need for wrapping paper!

Pull off the lid and opens up a whole stationary kit to go! There’s a place for everything here… a pen, a notepad to keep birthdays or addresses in, a mini pocket to hold stamps, the back pocket holds standard size cards and envelopes, the front pockets can hold many things; here I used them to hold an array of mini note cards and some matching gift tags.


Is this not just the cutest thing???

Then I had an idea…


How about a box to hold some pre stamped Bella’s, sentiments, embellishments, and basic cards ready to be adorned with the perfect Bella and saying for any occasion that arises for the need of a card!


A Pocket full of Bella's


The recipient can embellish their finished card with some coordinating ribbon from thse cute tags. Another idea would be to include some mini colored pencils to color the Bellas with inside this pocket.


a mini pocket with several setiments to choose from for any occasion.


Notebook & matching pen


Everything the Build-A-Bella Box holds. Including Cards ready to be adorned with Bella & a fun tag with instructions for the recipient.
Have fun, as you can see you can be creative with your box. The pockets can hold a multitude of things. How about a gift wrapping box, with the essentials such as mini scissors, curling ribbon, gift tags and cards? Or a teachers survival box with a persoanlized notepad, "Good Job" stickers, and a stash of emergency chocolate? If you come up with a creative twist on this card box let me know... post a comment!
Enjoy!
***HeatheR***

20 comments:

Danni said...

Wow!! That is so cute!! Just love the bella idea....adorable!!

Courtney said...

Heather!! This is SOOO cute! Great job.

Michelle-a-bella said...

What an AWESOME idea! Thank you so much for sharing! Great job!

LeAnne said...

This is possibily the cutest gift idea I have seen in a ling time. I love the Bella Card kit idea. Thanks for sharing.

Jaime said...

Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I'm in looove with your blog! You have soooo many gorgeous things..and your pictures look so great! This was my first visit to your blog and I'm impressed! I will be a frequent visitor! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work...and Happy Friday!!!!

lifesabeach32940 said...

WOW!! Both of your projects are beautiful!! This is also my first time to your blog, and I know that I will be visiting regularly!!

Could you share the name of the paper you used in both of your stationary projects?

Thanks again for the inspiration!!



Judy
lifesabeach32940@cfl.rr.com

Susan said...

what an amazing idea! Wow! Now, that's a gift that I'd love to receive!

Debby said...

Heather you are amazing. What a fabulous project!

Ice Escape said...

The Bella set used American Crafts Paper from the Everyday line. And the pink/blak box used 3 Bugs in a Rug, Tickeled Pink line. HTH!

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments- a girl loves flattery!

***HeatheR***

Jenn said...

Wow! Heather, you never cease to amaze me! I might have to attempt to make one of these -- LOVE the idea of the survival kit for teachers... Maybe if I started them now they'd be ready for Christmas...
Thanks again for sharing your talent with us!!!

Mae said...

What a wonderful idea. Perfect gift set!!! Love it.

butterfly843 said...

Love this! This will be perfect for christmas gifts!

Christi said...

What a fantastic idea!! Wow!!!

Candy said...

What a fantastic idea. So many thing you can make for this box would be one beautiful gift. Thank you so much for sharing!

Gayle said...

This is an awesome idea! I think I just found the gift for the people in my life that have everything. I know they don't have this!

Tara said...

Ummm, I'm officially placing my order for a build a bella since I have no stamps myself. Please prepare one ASAP. you know where to deliver it to. amen.

Melzie said...

How fabulous!! Thanks for the link!!!! Love them!! Especially the build a bella- LOL!! I can't find them here, but I love them!

April said...

That is freaking awesome! Love it Heather!!

dylansmommy said...

What a awesome idea! I would love to have one of these!

apigonfire said...

too cute! I can't wait to make up a few for Christmas gifts! (hopefully time doesn't escape me though! :))
I loved meeting you ladies at the Idaho Center show!
You are exceptionally talented! I am definately putting a down payment for the "get-away" for my aunt and I. After the holidays! :)
~Kendra