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Art with Heart Blog Hop: Boxes and Gift Bags

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The Art With Heart Team are back with another inspirational Blog Hop. This month we are featuring Gift Bags and Boxes, just in time for the Christmas gift giving season. The bags and boxes featured are all made using current Stampin’ Up! products and any of our wonderful team members are happy to help you with the supplies you will need to reproduce these beautiful projects.

If you’re already hopping, then you just came to me from the talented, Tina Gillespie. If you’re just joining, great! Use the “next” button at the end of my post to hop all the way around. Blog Hops are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post there is a link to the next one. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

On Saturday 16 November I attended OnStage in Sydney, an event for demonstrators only,  and I created this box for my dear friend Cathy, who picked me up from the airport and allowed me to stay with her and her family on the north shore for 2 nights. We have become wonderful friends through our love of Stampin’ Up! over the last few years and I knew her love for Haigh’s Chocolates, so I wanted to get some for her as a thank you!


I knew it had to be fairly large to fit a couple of packs of chocolates inside, so I started with the base of the box. I placed it on the Simply Scored and placed one pack of the chocolates in the centre to see where the scorelines needed the be. I used a piece of the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper, 12″ x 11¼” and scored each side at 3¾”. Cut as shown below and add Tear N Tape.

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The lid is a piece of Silver Foil, 6¾” x 7½” and scored on all 4 sides at 1½”. I love the Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon and it coordinated perfectly with the blues of this project and I know Cathy loves these colours too!

My next project is a Twist N Close Box, inspired by Sam Hammond, UK. I love how this closes up, it is so clever. I’ve used the Daisy Lane Bundle (pg.23 of Annual Catalogue) to decorate it with the Woven Threads DSP.

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Here’s what it looks like open and closed from the top view. I plan on sharing these in my 2020 classes.

A full list of products can be found at the end of this post.

Now it’s time to follow the blog hop to our next participant, the lovely, Kathryn Mangelsdorf.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below.

  1. Rachel Palmieri 

  2. Sharon Davern

  3. Rebecca Jacovou

  4. Kathryn Ruddick

  5. Catherine Proctor

  6. Vicki Boucher

  7. Andrea Sargent

  8. Sujatha Harding

  9. Rachel Woollard

  10. Tina Gillespie 

  11. Kate Morgan

  12. Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Happy Hopping!

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10 thoughts on “Art with Heart Blog Hop: Boxes and Gift Bags”

  1. So love your boxes Kate. Love your use of the specialty DSP for the box and filling it with Haighs chocolates – an extra special gift for a special friend. I also love your twist n close box. I’ve been wanting to make one for a while – your inspiring me to give it a go. Thanks special lady. 💖

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  2. Kate I was so thrilled to receive your gorgeous box full of goodies and I have already repurposed it to gift a very special mug to my son, thank you so much! Your twist top project is new to me and looks great – I need to try this one too xx

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  3. Great projects Kate, I bet Cathy loved her box and I love the card that you used for it and that ribbon is gorgeous! The twist n close top box is new to me. I like it a lot. I bet your class ladies will love making it!

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