As well as cardmaking, I made items to present little additional gifts in to family members at Christmas, but many of the novelty boxes I made can be used all year round.
- Elegant Christmas Holly Parcel Lottery Wallet Card by Carol Clarke (In the past I’ve given gifts of Lotto tickets or scratchcards in an envelope with some Christmas stickers put on to decorate. I think that these wallet cards are a much nicer way to present them as a small, fun, gift. The ribbon and bow decoration make them look like a small parcel and makes them look like a special gift.)
- Elegant Christmas Holly Parcel Lottery Wallet Card by Carol Clarke (This is another version of the previous item, this time with red instead of gold ribbon. Hush! Don’t tell the family that they are all getting one [well all the family that are old enough, not the little boys]. Hope the recipients are lucky and feel like sharing with me. )
- Flower Fae Foxglove Toppers, Foxglove Backing Paper One and Flower Fae Foxglove Gatefold Insert by Rebecca Brindley (A nice assortment of matching items that make a lovely card. The main toppers are straight cut, although there are a small number of separate flower heads it you want to use them. You could even make a quick card base by just printing the backing paper straight onto a card.)
- LACE on GOLD BACKGROUND by Susan Murdoch (Don’t just think of using background designs as a part of cards – you can use them for other papercrafting projects such as this box I made to present handmade beaded jewellery as gifts.)
- Yellow Crown Imperial Toppers, Yellow Crown Imperial Backing Paper Two, and Yellow Crown Imperial Insert by Rebecca Brindley (The edge of the toppers are a bit in-and-out for cutting, but the edge is very forgiving and it isn’t obvious if you are not dead on the line cutting out. I think it looks nice when an edger paper punch was used on the backing paper.)
- Snowflakes on Cream Gradient by Karen Adair (Another easy to make box made using a backing sheet printed onto card.)
- Gold Stars Cracker Shaped Treat or Favour Box by Carol Clarke (These little boxes are great for packing up a little gift, such as a pair of earrings. Straight cutting only, and can be used at all times of year.)
- Gold Snowflakes Cracker Shaped Treat or Favour Box by Carol Clarke (This design may be a bit more Christmassy but could still be used for treats for a winter birthday party.)
- Polka Dots Handbag Shaped Treat or Favour Box sheet 1 by Carol Clarke (A lovely novelty way to present a gift to a young girl or teenager. Flowing lines to cut out and the hole between the handle and body of the handbag is large enough to push a scissors point in to cut if you can’t handle a craft knife.)
- Banana and chocolate floral and check money/voucher wallet by Sharon Poore (A nice way to present money, a gift voucher, or even a pair of earrings or chain necklace to somebody to make it extra special, and because of the colour scheme it could be used to present a garden centre gift voucher to a male gardener, it doesn’t just have to be used for gifts for females.)
You can see more of the cards Ive made using design sheets from CUP by clicking – here – then scroll down past the top box to see the cards.