Monday, December 12, 2011

inexpensive gift idea

Hei there.. today I would love to show you some wooden gift boxes I altered to give to some of my friends. They are already at their houses and iam able to show them on my blog now.
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These boxes are made from plain unfinished wood – so they take easily any kind of paint you can get them in the $1.00 bin I was earlier today at Michaels and noticed that they are now all marked down to .50 cents a piece.  I did alter them before with some Aridiondack paint dapper or the ones I show you today are even easier coated with some  Glimmer Mists. Once the box has completely dried, you can start stamping and decorating. I used on all of my boxes  a beautiful swirl stamp out of the Magnolia collection. (Memento ink worked fine) Than I traced or filled in the the lines with Stickles glue.
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To decorate the top I used mostly dies from Magnolia – this Bloomy tag die and THIS “Simple Tag” one Smile The flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts, Bells are from the dollar store. Other embellishments (large snowflake, gem border stickers, swirls and golden pine cones) are by Recollections found at Michaels as well.
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Stamps used are Holding Tilda – in Mini _ (did you know Sir Stampalot carries Mini stamps as well) and regular size – Sentiment 25 North pole is also by Magnolia and can found at Sir Stampalot.
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For those of you who were watching and willing to bid on Ebay on the Fundraiser items I was to list… iam so sorry.. I received this morning an email from Ebay. The site has certain rules which did not allow me to list the items.  I either had to take the listings down or they would permanently make changes to my Ebay account. Which would limit me to buy and sell in the future. There were all sorts of paragraphs listed in the message and it was kind of scary. I ‘m sorry for all the trouble Sad smile I did try my best. Again.. I would like to thank everyone who did try to help me and the family.
as always with love
Claudia

33 comments:

doris said...

OMG Claudia, deine Boxen sehen fantastisch aus!!

GLG Doris

Tanya said...

Oh these are beautiful!!

Zulma said...

This is a beautiful gift for anyone. Nice details and colors. TFS, hugs, Zulma

Hanneke said...

I am so sorry to hear that E-bay has given you trouble so you can't sell the items :s

These boxes look great! They make such nice gifts indeed, you can put so many different things in it. Hugs, Hanneke

Ani said...

These are gorgeous!
Hugs, Ani

Marie-Anne said...

The boxes are gorgeous.

I'm sorry to here that you had to take the listings down and that you can't raise money that way.

Marie-Anne

Catherine said...

These are simply beautiful...

www.boshobbyshop.nl said...

Wauw, wat mooi!!

Groetjes,
ANouk

Romaine said...

That is too bad about ebay; i thought that there could be fund-raisers as I have seen them in the past? I guess there are a bunch of rules to follow for it....
the boxes are lovely!

maiju said...

Wow, these are gorgeous.

Lorraine said...

Your creations are gorgeous, Claudia! Could you run the auction from your blog? I know some bloggers have been doing that for fundraising. Or does Etsy have rules against fundraisers? What a shame to have to shut it down in the middle.

Nicola said...

Gorgeous boxes Claudia, love all the finishing touches - so beautiful!
Sorry to hear ebay have given you a hard time - they should be ashamed - too many rules and regulations :(
Love Nicola xxx

Lori said...

I wonder if you repost the items on ebay but not as a fundraiser and people can announce on their blogs to go to ebay and see the listings.

Sandra said...

Hi, Oh how lovely they are! not only cards that you turn your hands to but these beautiful boxes your friends will love them:) Sandra H

Anita said...

These boxes are so gorgeous Claudia. I'm so sorry the fundraiser didn't work out.

Paula said...

I love these boxes (I can't tell you how many times I've picked them up at Michaels and put them back, LOL). But seeing what you have done, i want to run out and get them! This project is awesome!!!!

vickisunshine said...

These are simply beautiful. All that attention to detail. So pretty!
Hugs
Vick x

MILA25 said...

Miło by było dostać taki prezent . Śliczne . Pozdrawiam Mila :)

Danielle said...

Claudia, how beautiful, they look like treasure chest. gorgeous.

Kelly Schelske said...

These are gorgeous Claudia!

Rufus said...

These are gorgeous! I was just in Michael's today...not one of these boxes in sight. I'm sorry that the E-bay auction didn't work out, some of the item's already had some very nice bids on them! Hope you can work out something else.
R/

June Nelson said...

OMG claudia these are stunning, I love each of them and dont know how I cxould pick a favourite. O tried to go on your e bay too but there was nothing listed yesterdat huggies June xx

Becky said...

wow...These are gorgeous.. Each one is so stunning.

Sandra1968 said...

Wow, these are so super beautiful! Perfect pieces of art!

Lucy said...

These are so beautiful and inexpensive! TFS

Heidi said...

Your friends are incredibly lucky. These are brilliant. hugs heidi x

Denise Gutierrez said...

what a great idea! they look beautiful!

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Claudia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Martinas Welt said...

Wow Claudia, die sehen einfach nur wunderhübsch und total edel aus! Wahnsinn! Einfach toll!
Liebe Grüße
Martina

Lau W said...

Oh fantastic boxes, very nice work !
xxx

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Annchen said...

Du hast einfach immer wieder traumhafte Ideen, sehr sehr edel!

Annchen said...

Du hast einfach immer wieder traumhafte Ideen, sehr sehr edel!