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Nov 10, 2008

Kinkade Christmas Box

I've been saving some packaging from Target's Archer Farms line because I loved the unique shape! You know you're a seriously addicted paper crafter when you start saving food boxes. (insert rolling eyes) This week's CHF Chick's challenge was to make a Holiday Gift. I love packaging my gifts in creative ways & this box gave me my inspiration. :)

I took the box apart and used it as a template to cut my cardstock. After layering on some Cosmo Cricket paper & a Kinkade image that I colored... this box was totally transformed! To open the box, simply untie the ribbon!

I wanted to show you a close up of this image, but my camera is just not able to pick up the details. It's actually much clearer in person & soooo sparkley! I used Glossy Accents to cover the pond & it's so shiny and slick. (you're going to have to trust me on this one) :)

Make sure to check out the other designer's blogs to see some great holiday gift ideas!!!

- Julia
- Dawn
- Joanne
- Kim
- Jen

- 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' & 'Skaters Pond' Thomas Kinkade Stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms

- 'Versafine Vintage Sepia' Inkpad by Tsukineko

- Black, Candle Glow Medium, Tawny Dark, & Simply Smooth White Prism CS

Printed Paper:
- Oh Joy by Cosmo Cricket

- Glitter by Martha Stewart Crafts
- Glossy Accents by Ranger (used over pond)
- Copic Markers
- Corner punch by EK Success
- Black Brads by Joann Crafts
- Noteworthy Scallop Sheer Green Making Memories Ribbon
- Jumbo Eyelets by We R Memory Keepers
- Gold organdy ribbon (Michaels)
- Tags Nestabilities Die by Spellbinders


  1. I save a lot of junk...AHEM...I mean reusable containers and the like...but I never would have looked at this box and said...OH! I can make a Kinkade treasure out of this baby!

    YOU ARE AMAZING!!! I totally love this...and your coloring is off the charts!! WoW!!!

  2. Absolutely STUNNING!
    And loving this to iTunes!!

  3. Great project Julie! Love the sparkle and shimmer and the colouring looks great! I'm like Dawn, I save lots of "reusable containers" ;o)

  4. Oh my goodness - I LOVE this box! I followed the link from CHF's blog. I'm not sure HOW in the world I have missed your blog for so long, but I won't again! You do amazing work - that box and coloring are fabulous! And you must like birds *almost* as much as I do - hee! So you're good with me! See you again!

  5. BRILLIANT! Your box is stunning, amazing, fabulous, creative, genius, & I like it too!! I wish I were on your Christmas card list!!

  6. I do that too! Great job on coloring the image. It is one of my favorites.

  7. Oh my goodness! What a wonderful idea and I can so see you "rolling your eyes". :) Gorgeous project! :)

  8. That's some *serious* coloring. What a gorgeous job you did on it. I save stuff, too. It's good to be green. ;-)

  9. I tend to save things like that too :) Great project.


  10. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one that does that! WHEW! I'm normal. LOL!!

    This is so beautiful! I love these images but am afraid I could never make them come alive as other can.

  11. A beautiful gift box Julie, thank you so much for sharing it with us. Your image is colored beautifully!

  12. Your fablous, unbelieveable. What a great project. I love it. Cindy B.

  13. Again. Brilliant. You amaze me constantly. Beautiful.

  14. This colouring is insanely gorgeous and lifelike. How did you manage to capture such crisp, defined beautiful colouring? I have seen very few as amazing as this one.


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