Friday, December 17, 2010

Inkspirations Christmas Blog Hop



If you arrived from Lee-Anne's blog you are right on track.  If you happened upon the hop and want to see more, you can always go to the Inkspirations Challenge Blog for a complete list of participants and start from the beginning.

This week the Inkpirations Challenge Blog is hosting a Christmas Blog hop instead of a sketch or colour challenge in the hopes of providing you with some inspiration for Christmas gift ideas.

My first project is these coaster gift boxes.  I have a ton of coasters in my stash I haven't used for years, so it was high time to use them.  My daughter and I had a lot of fun working on these together.  The link to the SCS tutorial is here.


The boxes are filled with Lindt chocolates wrapped in cellophane with a multiple loop raffia bow and a die cut snowflake.  Needless to say, we could have probably made one more box if we hadn't eaten a few.....okay, more than a few....chocolates along the way LOL!  They will be gifted to my kids' teachers as a little something extra to the class gift.  They can either enjoy it themselves or use it as a hostess gift over the Christmas Season.

My second project is a Tissue Box cover.  A perfect little something to add to your bathroom at Christmas for a pop of colour and a great way to dress up your standard tissue box for Christmas.  The link to the SCS tutorial is here.

I used Sahara Sand for my base and then added this lovely Basic Grey Jovial DP to cover the box.  A bit of white trim for a little something and I called it a day as I didn't want to cover up the gorgeous poinsettias on the DP.  Not sure if I'll keep it and use it in my bathroom or give it away LOL!  Think I'll make another one so I don't have to decide :)



This will be the last Inkspiration Challenge of 2010 as we'll be taking a little break over Christmas.  The Inkspiration Challenges will resume on January 7, 2011 (boy does that feel weird typing that LOL!).  Thanks to all of you have played along with us this year and we look forward to seeing your creations next year!

Okay, I've kept you here long enough!  Now it's time to hop on over to Julie Leblanc's blog for some more inspiration.





What's In It?


Coaster Boxes:
Stamps: (SU) Seasons Sketches, All Year Cheer I
Paper:  Fancy Pants and American Crafts DP, Burgundy, Certainly Celery
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Cuttle Bug Snowflake Die, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Scalloped Square and Square Nesties, Crop-a-dile, 1/4" Moss Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/8" White Satin Ribbon, Raffia, Glue Dots, Zip Dry Glue, Dimensionals

Tissue Box Cover:
Paper:  Basic Grey Jovial DP, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  SU Border Punch, Nesties, Scor-Pal 

24 comments:

Jess said...

what fun on those coaster boxes!

Christine Blain said...

Lovely projects, Marisa. I particularly like the tissue boxes; what a special touch, for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Karen G said...

Hi Marisa, the coasters look great and I love the raffia bows. Also the tissue box is gorgeous, and I agree with you on the poinsettias, they are lovely!!

Karen G.

Sandra said...

Beautiful projects Marisa.

TannyP said...

What a fabulous trio of gift packaging, Marisa! Lindt? Yum! Those are perfect ideas for the teachers, who I'm sure will LOVE them!

Benzi said...

Super projects, Marisa! What fun crafting with your daughter and eating chocolates along the way. Love those tissue boxes with the beautiful poinsettias..awesome paper. All beautiful!

Darla said...

Your gift boxes are so pretty and I really like the idea of making a tissue box holder!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Marissa I love your coaster and tissue boxes. What a fantastic gift they would make. TFS!

DooDuhh said...

Just MARVELOUS!!!!! Both projects are beautiful! Love the tissue box! You couldn't have use anything better than the Basic Grey!!! What a fabulous idea to use unused coasters!!! Have a blessed holiday season! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Bridget said...

Love both your projects, the colours you have used on the tissue box are lovely, tfs xo

Vickie Z said...

Love the raffia/snowflakes on the chocolate boxes-they're adorable- I have a few of these coasters and I guess I need to get to work!! The tissue box is wonderful- the dp with those poinsettias is gorgeous!! Read on Maureen's blog about the dueling shepherd's last year... chuckled out loud!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a super gift idea! I would like one of these! I need some tissues on my desk ... and they do need to look pretty! (wink) Very pretty detail! Love the choccie boxes, too! Very elegant & delicious! Hugs xxaxx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Marisa, boy have you been busy, girl! These are great gifts. I especially like those tissue boxes. How very festive. :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Marisa these are awesome! Oh I love love the papers you used for the tissue covers... The treat boxes are darling. Beautiful gift ideas!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What terrific ABC projects! I adore that tissue box holder - beautiful paper!! I just happen to see your hop - so I am hopping on ward~~

Lee-Anne said...

Marisa, you've inspired me to dig out my 100 or so coasters and make something with them. I'm like you and haven't used them for ages. I love what you've done with them, love the papers and really love what's inside :) Perfect touch with the raffia and snowflakes too.
Love your tissue box cover too, thanks for the link to the tutorial. I love that you've let the papers take centre stage and the hint of the white scallop is just right.
Enjoy the last week before Christmas. Xx

Pat Jandacek said...

Lovely boxes, lovely gifts. The tissue box is beautiful, too, and makes a great gift.

Darlene said...

I love these coaster boxes - so pretty. What wonderful teacher gifts. I think you and your daughter did well to leave enough of those delicious chocolates to fill two boxes. Your tissue box is gorgeous. I love the paper and the border punch you used. Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects.

KimB said...

Hi Marisa,
I love the coaster boxes - they look wonderful dressed up with lots of bows and snowflake embellishment.
Kim

Beedubya said...

Very pretty boxes, Marisa! I love the packaged gifts! Great job!

xo B.

H2 :) said...

Both fantastic projects Marisa! It's so special that you made the coaster boxes with your daughter & that you both got to sample the contents along the way! Love the raffia ties & those lovely big snowflakes. Isn't it great to find a use for something that has been long forgotten?
The tissue box is a brilliant idea - what a perfect way to dress them up for Christmas! Love the crisp white scallop trim against the beautiful print. :)

Sue Kohler said...

FABULOUS projects Marisa!! what wonderful christmas gifts, you have certainly earned a chocolate or 3!! :)

Makeesha Byl said...

Oh Marisa, both of your projects are adorable! I love the covered tissue box, so festive, and the gift parcels are done up beautifully! Thanks for your inspiration, enjoy your break! Love Keesh x

Andrea Ewen said...

Holy Moly! These are AWESOME! Fabulous candy boxes with the raffia/snowflake...what a striking feature and that super-d-duper stitching on the side! Your kid's teachers must be AWESOME as well! And what cute tissue boxes! I'm gonna have to check out that tute on SCS. Great ideas, Marisa! So wonderfully creative!!