Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas in July with the Rose's

Here we are at the last Sunday of July, and that means it's time for our Roses to strut their stuff.  This month Connie Rose has asked us to create a Christmas project that is anything but a card.  I have noticed that many blogs are in full swing with Christmas projects, already.  Here at Lakeside Stamping, we are easing in to it slowly.  Maybe it is the heat?


Anyway, I tried to give it a good go.  I started with some nice Lipstick Red Pure Luxury card stock and my Inky Antics treat box stamp X3-10189-X.  You must stamp 2 to complete the box and I did this with Frost White pigment ink from ColorBox.  I then cut out both pieces, scored on the lines, folded and taped the box together with Scor-Tape.

I stamped the box with a small starburst stick stamp from Judith using the Frost White.  I had purchased some adhesive holiday borders today from the Queen & Co booth at a local convention.  I decided to use the pine trees to edge things out.  There are 2 layers of classic oval Nestabilities on the front and back.  These were cut from a deep green and a mottled dp form DCWV.  I found some holiday chipboards in my stash and after adding a large pearl to my closer, the handle was decorated with some red Tulle and a felt snowflake.

See what a good girl I have been to actually produce uneaten Christmas chocolate!  This box will be great for candy, money, or even a special piece of  jewelry!

Please remember to visit the other sweet roses in our bouquet!

Olga
Connie
Betty
Kym

Have a marvelous Sunday!

11 comments:

Sue W said...

This is such a pretty little gift bag Mary Anne! Love the image too. Like you I'm finding it hard to get into Christmas just yet but it's getting closer!!! You have a few things ahead before you can think Christmas thought ....right!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Yummy!!! What a great treat box, love this and I can see all kinds of fun treats in there with that cute image and color. Now for the chocolates, for me it is one for the box one for me, one for the box, one for me :) Have a great day!

Betty Benton said...

Wonderful box -- love that little closure with the pearl and the popped up stocking! I unpacked a tin the other day that had some Christmas Kisses in it; great find!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Isn't this just darling... perfect little gift bag! You are being sooooo good... I don't think I could leave those yummy little kisses alone (0=

Olga said...

Absloutely gorgeous!!! I could sit and eat some b=good ole candy right about now LOL.............

Becky said...

What a gorgeous gift bag. I agree with Patti, I would be eating those kisses. :)

Carol L said...

Merry Christmas! This is such a cute little box, and I love your will power in not eating the chocolate! LOL Nice job on the challenge!

Payne Holler Cards said...

just adorable - now EAT that chocolate LOL
oops no wait! you have a dress for a wedding coming up....and that chocolate is from Christmas...wait until after the weekend and then dive into some Dove's bite size pieces (-:
now that's what I'm talkin about LOL

JD said...

So cute, nicely done. I'm having a hard time even thinking about making Christmas cards with all these terrible hot days we have been having...smile...

Kerrie said...

OMG... this is just gorgeous... hummm you should eat the chocolates, before someone else does!

Kerrie said...

OOps back again, my little box's would fit a gift card, but are are really for lollies!.....I will find the link and send to you. kezzie x