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Nov 22, 2009

Christmas In the Old Country

Have you seen the latest Moxie Fab World challenge?!? I am a sucker when it comes to folk design. There's just something about it that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I found this AWESOME paper collection months ago by Kaiser Crafts (Mumma Bushka) and have been waiting for the perfect time to cut into it. One of the pages is full of large Matryoshka dolls and I wanted to use one of them for my focal point.

This project started out as a card... but then I spotted this cute packaging from Making Memories & I knew I had to utilize it. So... I dumped out the embellishments that it held and 'recycled' it to become a neat Christmas gift box.

Matryoshka Christmas Box

I did a lot of work to my doll to make her look Christmas-y and festive. First, I cut some patterned paper to fit her belly... and then I used Copics to change the color of the rest of her outfit. I wanted to try my hand at the latest Embellish challenge too... so I added eyelets to her belly. Jillibean Soup makes some really cute felt flower embellishments... so I used one to create a poinsettia for her head wrap. All of my patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Fa La La collection. The sentiment is from the Vintage Christmas Expressions set by CHF.

Thanks for checking out my 'Old Country' Christmas box! I hope you have a great Monday!!! :)


  1. I love this, Julie--I adore matryoshka dolls--they just make my heart happy! I need to find this paper--off to look!

  2. What a beautiful project! I have that same paper and just love it! Those dolls are so cute. :-)

    Betsy Veldman
    Paper Crafts Go-to Gal

  3. Hands down, cutest use of eyelets ever. I am not a huge fan of eyelets. They are like shoulder pads. They serve a purpose but getting them to look cool takes serious design talent. AND you HAVE it. I heart this box very much! The recipient will be smiling wide. Great project!

  4. so cute -- what a great use of the paper and the eyelets!!

  5. Hey Julie! Thanks for entering the Christmas in the Old Country challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

  6. Very cute box! I love it and admire the effort that you put into it!

  7. darling Julie :) Happy Thanksgiving

  8. Absolutely beautiful- excellent redo on the doll!

  9. Amazing, Julie! Thanks for taking on another Embellish challenge!

  10. Perfectly fabulous in every way!!!


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