Monday 26 December 2016

Boxing Day Boxes

Hi Bloggers.

Well my lie in yesterday morning went totally to pot. I forgot about the brass band! Every year on Christmas Day at 8am a Brass Band comes and plays on the corner by our house - only for about 2 minutes, just enough to wake everyone up! I can tell you, it puts me in a right good mood every time! I haven't a clue who they are or why they do it but it annoys me every time. I wouldn't mind if they did it a couple of hours later - not everyone has little ones and is up at that time.

Moan over! I realised yesterday that I hadn't posted any Spellbinders projects this month so before the month disappears, I thought I'd better fix that. Obviously, I didn't get much tidying done as I was getting cards made but there's always today! Nathan and I are off to see the new Star Wars movie later so I had better get a move on as I also need to start prepping for my next One Day Special on 5th January.

I have a couple of little boxes for you today. They're made using the Spellbinders Box Of Treats Special Occasions Die Set by Marisa Job.

The first one is made from a paper in Lisa Horton's Christmas Paper Pad -

It's a cute littel box - once made it measures approx 2 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" (plus flaps).

This is what the main die looks like -

If you cut and then emboss, the fold lines are scored.

Then, just fold, and glue the side panels and then thread some ribbon through the holes in the flap. Really easy!

I made a second one -

I used Phill Martin's Snowflakes Paper Pad for this one. I also used some of the other dies in the set. The sentiment is from the Justrite Christmas Mini Tags Stamp Set stamped using Cobalt Archival.

John Lockwood is launching a One Day Special on Hochanda today at 9am (change from usually launching at 8pm!) then also at 12noon, 4pm and 2 hours at 6pm. I have just 3 items from the shows on my website but I have popped a 10% discount on them. If you're interested, you can find them here. Offer applies till midnight tonight or while stocks last. Discount will be applied at checkout.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    I hope you have had a nice time and a good rest, sorry I did not comment yesterday. Thank you for all you do for us take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia, sorry your Lie in went to pot but I had to laugh expecting a lie in then a brass band starts playing, that's why theth only do it for 2 min to get away before you all try to strangle them.
    Your boxes are great super little dies.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Best laid schemes... Hope you enjoy Star Wars. Love the boxes.
    My family goes today, onto the other parents but I shan't half miss them especially my little granddaughters.

  4. Hi Julia. Sorry your lie-in didn't work out. Love the Spellbinders boxes, the favourably simple gift box appeared in my Xmas sticking yesterday so guess what I'm playing with today? The Star Wars film is fab, hope you and Nathan enjoy it. Sue xxx

  5. Hi Julia
    Love these gift boxes, must invest in the dies,they make a small gift look special.
    Jan x

  6. Lovely gift boxes, think I need this die!


  7. Good morning Julia today's projects are gorgeous. That is an amazing die set. Enjoy the film we really want to see that one. Not today though we are visiting more family. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Hi Julia
    Shame about the brass band, but I bet Nathan slept through it! Great boxes.
    The family are going to see the film on Wednesday, but I have very bad motion sickness and can't cope with action movies on the big screen so will have to wait for the blu-ray to be released (I'll be playing with my new dies instead). We played some great games yesterday, my mum can't draw which made for some challenges and much hilarity in one game.
    B xx

  9. What lovely die, love the box xx hazel

  10. Good morning Julia and crafters all,
    Happy Boxing Day.
    Yes the best laid plans always seem to go to pot!!!! Lovely box die and pretty papers.
    Enjoy Starwars movie with your son. My son bought his partner Starwars themed pressies
    as they are both fans.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  11. These boxes are really cute, Julia. Enjoy the film,

    Anne (Northampton)

  12. Morning Julia, oh you poor thing yesterday being woken by a brass band...........I would not have been very impressed either.

    love the box die, looks like another to add to my list.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  13. Good Morning Julia, Oh poor you at least you didnt get woken at 5am like my grandson did with his boys they were up and wanting to open the presents, it was a long day for him as both boys are not feeling the best. Beautiful boxes i love them both, I hope you manage a bit of clearing up before you and your son go of to the cinema, ive a feeling my hubby would love to go and see it to, he loves science fiction. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  14. Hi Julia
    Ooo how dare they wake you ,so inconsiderate and as you say not everyone needs to be awake so early.

    Beautiful papers and boxes Julia, so useful too.
    Elaine H X

  15. Lovely box Julia. Thank you for sharing this. Enjoy the film. Not my cup of tea I am afraid.

  16. Hello Julia.

    This looks like a very useful die, I was not aware that Spellbinders had made box dies until now. Thanks for sharing.

    Sorry you didn't get your lie in, enjoy your visit to the flicks, personally a Star Wars film would be my idea of Hell, lol.

    Best wishes

  17. Hi Julia. I am so sorry, but I did laugh at your Brass Band. My alarm was grandchildren, 6.45am. I am home now but I bet I will wake up early tomorrow naturally. Enjoy your film. SueL x

  18. Hi Julia, Love both boxes, very useful die.
    Hope you enjoy your time at the cinema with Nathan
    Marion S x

  19. Hi Julia, Brass Band? I would have killed them! Hope you enjoyed the cinema with Nathan. Love these boxes, really great dies. Something for my new year wishlist. Take care. Bx

  20. What a shame to have been woken up so early These boxes are very pretty


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