Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Crafty Secrets GOODIE Box . . .

Welcome back my friends!
Yesterday I promised to share another Crafty Secrets creation I made recently after I got my tree decorated ... well, as you can see, I didn't get back into my crafting cave last night ... one thing led to another and after decorating the tree, I decorated the mantle ... of course had to vacuum & clean everything before I could even start to decorate!  So I'm FINALLY here TODAY to share this cute project with you.

Before we get started, I wanted to remind you of the 12 Days of Christmas going on over at Shelly's Images!  I was your hostess yesterday and again today.  PLEASE pop over and Write A Letter to Santa (Day 3) and also check out the cute gift card holder tutorial I shared today (Day 4).  Oh of course you'll want to play along on Days 1 & 2 events ... then pop in each day for more fun games, tutorials, challenges & FREEBIES!!  I hope I'll see you there!

OKAY ... back to today's Crafty Secrets GOODIE BOX!

This is so much fun and with the new Crafty Secrets CDs and printable products, your creativity can go CRAZY!!!   For this cute little goodie box I have used the downloadable sheets called "Christmas Dolls & Accessories" for only $2.95!  What a deal!!

You really need to check out all the AMAZING digital papers & images available through Crafty Secrets!  All links will be listed at the end of this post but please be sure to check out their **NEW** online store called CRAFTY VINTAGE GIRL for all the digital printables/downloads that you've seen me create with over the past couple of weeks!

Here's a quick overview of how I made this cute little gift item.

I have these clear boxes for my card sets in both A2 size & A6 size.  For today's project, I have used the A6 size.  I have purchased these through clearbags.com ... they come in a variety of sizes.

I've printed & cut a piece of the Crafty Secrets design paper from the DP-07 Vintage Christmas Papers downloadable collection for my backing inside the box.  The cocoa packets, marshmallows and M&M's came from my pantry.

Now to start decorating the front of the box.  The first step is to print out the Christmas Doll & Accessories Sheet onto cardstock.  I use Picasa3 on my computer for photo manipulation ... it's free online & really easy to use.  Once I printed the sheets, I got busy with my Fiskars swivel craft knife and cut out the images I wanted to place on the front of my box.

For the lower background panels I first cut a a strip of white 12x12 paper and tore the edge to look like snow.  Next I layered various scraps of CS design paper I had laying around for earlier projects (including the left over piece of holly branch).  The ran a strip of red satin ribbon around the entire box and adhered in the back.
The cute little dog was adhered to the box then the little girl (which her jammies on) was POPPED UP to make it look like her doggie was standing by her side.  Lastly I placed the goodies in the box and VIOLA!  A tag & bow is all it needs to become a special little treat for someone special!

Isn't she just the CUTEST!  Takes me back to my childhood when my sisters & I used to play with cut out dress up dolls for hours!!!  What wonderful memories these images evoke for me!!

A few other challenges I'd like to share this creation with are:
Flourishes - An Altered Christmas
Scrap-Creations - Anything But A Card
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes (Bonus-Gift for Christmas)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas (Tip: never throw Christmas scraps away ... they are just perfect for this sort of project where you only need a few complimentary panels.)
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything But A Card
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes

Critter Sketch Challenge BlogAnything Goes Christmas
 Hooked on Crafts Challenge - Christmas
 House of Gilli - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
Totally Stampalicious - Anything But A Card
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - Anything Christmas
UnstampaBelles - Christmas (no stamps)
Anything But A Card Challenge #7Always Anything But A Card
The Cupcake Craftroom - Anything for Christmas
 Natalie & Amy Challenge - Christmas or Winter inspired 
Oozak - Anything Goes + RED
Unique Crafters Challenge Blog - All About Christmas 

That's it for me today!  I hope you've enjoyed this little goodie box tutorial and will give it a try!
Hubby is upstairs wrapping presents ... guess I'd better go give him a hand!

Thanks so much for stopping and as always!


  1. Hi Darlene, this is such adorable packaging I need to make them for my niece and nephew. In this same download set for $2.95 you also get a sheet with their Christmas tree and ornaments.
    Gee - you're really thinking outside the box with all your different crafty creations!
    Thanks for sharing

  2. I love this. What a great idea and so adorable...perfect for Christmas Eve. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today.

  3. wow my dear friend these are totally brilliant...i wouldnt mind receiving this at christmas fab and clever you,,,,,hug sassyxxx

  4. I love this terrific Christmas set and the fab images from Crafty Secrets. You're right Darlene, $2.95 is a deal. :) Thanks for sharing this with us at Top Tip Tuesday.

    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips. Good Luck!

  5. Hello Dar: so good to heard from you! Your creations are adorable like always!

    Thanks for your commemts on my blog....


  6. Cute Cute Cute! Such a darling idea, and fabulous gift. Love your homy colors and warm, festive feel!

  7. This is so adorable...love it....will have to go and visit their site as soon as I can find a minute...still shoppoing and haven't even started wrapping...

  8. Wow, this is so adorable, I love the final product and the fabulous design. Thanks for sharing the how to's. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  9. This just beautifully designed. Great colour choices and attention to detail. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  10. This is such a fantastic gift idea. Great fussy cutting. Thanks for joining in our Christmas challenge at Unstampabelles.

  11. so cute - great use of the crafty sheets ;-) thanks for joining in UnstampaBelles Christmas Challenge this month.

  12. Back with my DT hat on.
    Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  13. Mmmmmm, very nice box of goodies. Such a cute little girl and lovely design.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  14. This is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Bloggers Network.xxx

  15. What a great gift idea! So adorable. Thanks so much for joining us at Unique Crafters.

  16. OMG!!! Soo adorable & cute pic! I'm in awe!

  17. OMGosh this is too cute! What a sweet vintage image - makes you want to just pinch those cheeks! This is such a fun project! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

  18. So cute Darlene!! I love your image and how you created this adorable gift bag.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Have a fantastic day!! Hope you see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT


  19. I love this goodie box! What a great idea and i love you decorated it. Thanks for sharing with TTCRD this week.

  20. So cute. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  21. Wow Darlene - your goodie box is beautiful and the picture used is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrappin Corner and we hope you will join us again next week.

    Hugs and smiles

    Laine - DT Tammy's Scrappin Corner

    Love your blog too and am now your newest follower.

  22. How cute is this! Great tutorial too. Thanks for joining in all the fun at Unstampabelles this month for Christmas!

  23. Such an adorable image! Love the project. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week. Hope to see you again soon.

    Tammy's Scrapin' Corner DT

  24. Thanks for entering your stunning creation in our Christmas Challenge at Lexi's Creations hugs Susan x

  25. really cute xx great idea xx thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstampss x

  26. What a wonderful box! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Oozak challenges.

  27. This is adorable Darlene! Love your little fella on the box! Fabulous project! Thanks for joining us for our "Timeless Tuesday Challenge" at Flourishes!

  28. Gorgeous vintage image, fabulous Christmas project! Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

  29. This is a really lovely christmas project and I love that girlie and your fab tips about scrap leftovers. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for our final challenge this year. Bettina xx

  30. Lovely! I adore the rosy cheeks :) Thanks for entering at Unique Crafters!


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