JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop #3: Grand Gift Box

Welcome to JustRite Stampers’ newest Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops #3!   Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite Design Team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps!  So mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 9am Central for great Christmas gift, card & project ideas, starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog!

My heart sings every time I figure out a nifty gift-y item that I can make for my crafty girlfriends.  You know we usually buy the trinkets we want for ourselves so what can you get a girl?  A notepad, a journal, a little bag with treats — I’m always hoping I can find something a little bit different, something that person won’t get for themselves.  So one of my go to gifts this year at Christmas is going to be flowers.  The ones that I’m including are ready to use or they can be spruced up with some pearls or a pretty brad.  You can use these on cards or on the top of a box or decoration of an altered item.  I hunt through the craft store for really low profile flowers, nice ones,  and every once in a while I hit the jackpot.  Aren’t those flowers gorgeous.  I think they’ll be a pleasant surprise and they remind me of a box of chocolates, but these don’t have any calories, ha-ha!! 

I think the box is about as fun as those gorgeous flowers.  When my Spellbinders Grand Labels One arrived, I knew it would be the perfect size for a box – a grand box :-)    I cut an outside with design paper and an inside with design paper using the Grand Labels One die template.  In between both of those I sandwiched a Grand Label One cut from a heavy 130 lb cardstock.  I did the same with the bottom.  For the sides of the box I glued a folded strip of paper into a stand up hollow square, scored on one side then attached that hollowed out square to the top.  I followed the same procedure for the bottom.  For the inside of the bottom, I scored an insert and some cross pieces to hold the flowers. 

Then came embellishing the top of the box – since my box is big it makes for a huge palette on top to place elements.  I wanted a rather large yet elegant saying so I reached for my JustRite Christmas Nested Sentiments and Verse.  Once stamped and cut with Spellbinders Labels Seventeen, I matted yet on another larger size of Labels Seventeen – twice.  The bow was glued in place while the top was being constructed and then last of all I embellished with my favorite curlicues from Spellbinders Fanciful Holiday

Just to give you an idea of size I’ve taken a picture of the box next to the largest template for the regular Spellbinders Labels One.  So, using the Grand Labels one, you can see that I graduate to a huge box.  The finished box size is 7" wide x 7" tall and 2 1/2" deep.   The JustRite Nested Sentiments are just the right size!!

Project Recipe:
Stamps: JustRite Stampers – Christmas Nested Sentiments and Verse
Paper:  K & Company
Ink:  Ancient Page  – Bordeaux
Accessories:  Spellbinders Grand Labels One, Spellbinders Labels Seventeen, Spellbinders Fanciful Holiday, Pearls, Ribbon, Scalloped Velvet

Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous Christmas projects they have for you on the hop today!

JustRite Inspiration Blog
Debbie Olson
Becca Feeken
Sharon Harnist
Jeanne Streiff 
Michele Kovack
Mona Pendleton
Heidi Blankenship
Beate Johns 
Sankari Wegman
Selma Stevenson
Kellie Fortin
Angela Barkhouse
Pam Imholz
Kazan Clark
Liz Weber
Stephanie Kraft

  • Donna RinckelSeptember 22, 2010 - 9:28 am

    Gorgeous box! The new Spellbinders open a new world don’t they? How cool is it to make your own boxes for larger projects. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • ColleenSeptember 22, 2010 - 9:31 am

    WOW! What a pretty box you created and oh, soooooo very clever.ReplyCancel

  • Marge R.September 22, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Simply AMAZING box, Becca!!! I dream of one day owning the Grand Calibur & some Grands dies!!!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie KraftSeptember 22, 2010 - 9:44 am

    What a lovely box, Becca! The flowers are a wonderful gift and the packaging is just exquisite!ReplyCancel

  • Christy Farneth-KerrSeptember 22, 2010 - 9:48 am

    OMGsh this is so cool:)ReplyCancel

  • luvglitztooSeptember 22, 2010 - 9:52 am

    This is just gorgeous. Everyone will be thrilled to get this gift.


  • EdnaSeptember 22, 2010 - 10:01 am

    This is beautiful. Wish I was on your Christmas gift list!!ReplyCancel

  • NormaSeptember 22, 2010 - 10:07 am

    I absolutely love it your brain must be in high gear all
    of the time to come up with these awesome ideas.
    So cool.ReplyCancel

  • EileenSeptember 22, 2010 - 10:15 am

    what a beautiful box Becca…..anybody would be so pleased to receive one of these as a gift. Well done as usual!

    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • christiSeptember 22, 2010 - 10:19 am

    wow, i love that you gifted flowers. what a great idea.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon HarnistSeptember 22, 2010 - 10:21 am

    What a gorgeous GRAND box, Becca, and I love those beautiful confectionary flowers, LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda MillerSeptember 22, 2010 - 10:22 am

    What a lovely gift idea. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • AngelaSeptember 22, 2010 - 10:26 am

    beautiful box and beautiful flowers – great gift ideaReplyCancel

  • Tam HarperSeptember 22, 2010 - 10:29 am

    Beautiful project! Thanks for the inspirationReplyCancel

  • Rosemary B.September 22, 2010 - 10:57 am

    Oh My Word Becca, this is gorgeous! When I first heard about the grand nesties I was at a loss as to how I would use them, but this project is a great way! If your making extras, by all means you are more than welcome to send one my way, LOL (no seriously)! Hugs, Rosemary :)ReplyCancel

  • janeySeptember 22, 2010 - 11:30 am

    Lovely gift! I think the gift of the box is as charming as the flowers.


  • SuziSeptember 22, 2010 - 11:41 am

    After your last box like this, I ended up making a dozen for teachers that my daughter works with. I topped them with roses, and they loved them. I never thought to fill them with roses that they could use to decorate gifts, etc. Another brilliant idea! You rock, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Ginger GrahamSeptember 22, 2010 - 11:45 am

    Wow, this is such a gorgeous and elegant box! Great colors and I love the ribbon! Also, those flowers are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Agnieszka Trawi?skaSeptember 22, 2010 - 12:10 pm


  • Candy MillsSeptember 22, 2010 - 12:13 pm

    Becca this is a perfect gift. The box is one that I would treasure forever even without the beautiful flowers inside. Love the paper you have used and your gorgeous decorations.
    I didn’t order any of the Grand Spellbinder dies because I had no idea what I would use them for.
    You always have fantastic ideas!!ReplyCancel

  • stephanieSeptember 22, 2010 - 1:26 pm

    Wow this is absolutely lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Karen DSeptember 22, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    Your box is gorgeous. And who wouldn’t love to receive it as a gift. It’s amazing what you can do with the Spellbinder dyes – I love them. Thanks again for your daily inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • AlbertaSeptember 22, 2010 - 2:22 pm

    Oh Becca,

    Another beautiful creation. If only I had just a tiny bit of your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • CathySeptember 22, 2010 - 4:28 pm

    I love this. What a great gift idea!ReplyCancel

  • Bev R.September 22, 2010 - 4:56 pm

    Beautiful, simply beautiful. You are truly an inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • paulaSeptember 22, 2010 - 5:25 pm

    wow – gorgeous. Agree about the large label being suitable for a box… fantastic.

    Paula x x xReplyCancel

  • Stampin PamSeptember 22, 2010 - 5:33 pm

    Becca this is beyond fabulous – LOVE those flowers – DO you need my address??? *wink* what a great gift for a crafter – and a truly inspirational project. WOWWWWWWWWWWReplyCancel

  • BarbaraSeptember 22, 2010 - 5:46 pm

    The box is “beautiful” and gift of flowers is a splendid idea. Add me to the every growing list here of people who want to be on your Christmas list LOLReplyCancel

  • BarbaraSeptember 22, 2010 - 5:47 pm

    Oops ! That should have read ” ever growing” listReplyCancel

  • TatankySeptember 22, 2010 - 5:51 pm

    WOW !!! Becca this is a wonderful idea. I love it :D Would love to give it a go.ReplyCancel

  • PamSeptember 22, 2010 - 6:27 pm

    Hi Becca, are you positive you can’t adopt all of us and send us each one of these beautiful boxes with those stunning gorgeous roses. Once again another fabulous idea from very creative talented you.
    Thank you so much for sharing, if you decide to adopt us I know all of us will be happy to receive this exquisite gift. :) :)ReplyCancel

  • Mona L. PendletonSeptember 22, 2010 - 6:37 pm

    Stunning gift box Becca! Love the sentiment stamped in red!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleSeptember 22, 2010 - 6:47 pm

    What a pretty little box!ReplyCancel

  • MarcieSeptember 22, 2010 - 6:52 pm

    Love, love love this box you made. It is so gorgeous. Beautiful paper and your bow. I so want the grand calibur and dies. Just haven’t been able to justify the cost yet. Maybe Santa will take pitty on me and bring it to me. Well on to visit everyone elses great ideas as well. Thanks.

  • LizSeptember 22, 2010 - 6:56 pm

    Gorgeous gift box idea Becca, love how you used those swirls, must remember that. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkSeptember 22, 2010 - 7:39 pm

    Amazing Paper Grace! God has blessed you with amazing talent. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekSeptember 22, 2010 - 8:25 pm

    You NEVER disappoint, Becca! Thanks for sharing your talents.ReplyCancel

  • RufusSeptember 22, 2010 - 9:06 pm

    Gorgeous, Becca! Somebody is going to be a very happy girl this Christmas!

  • MarilynSeptember 22, 2010 - 9:06 pm

    Beautiful! Love the box and the contents! What a special gift this will make.ReplyCancel

  • SelmaSeptember 22, 2010 - 9:35 pm

    Another amazing project. This is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • EdnaSeptember 23, 2010 - 12:40 am

    What a magnificent gift!! Lucky girl whoever gets that one!! This is beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Greta HallSeptember 23, 2010 - 12:42 am

    Holy Moly Girl!! Hope you are going to do a tutorial on this one. Please?!?ReplyCancel

  • LorieSeptember 23, 2010 - 12:44 am

    Love it, love it, love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy J (Wattle)September 23, 2010 - 1:02 am

    *GASP* Becca this is STUNNING!!!! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of those Grand Dies!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Angelina WesselsSeptember 23, 2010 - 2:37 am

    What a absolutely stunning box. Someone is going to be very lucky to receive this. You outdid yourself!ReplyCancel

  • emilySeptember 23, 2010 - 5:03 am

    The box and lid are so pretty…no matter what you put in for a gift, it’s already special!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)ReplyCancel

  • BeateSeptember 23, 2010 - 5:53 am

    Gorgeous box, Becca. Tease us a bit more. LOL I already know I “NEED” the Excalibur and the big dies. I can’t wait to order them. Awesome to know it will cut heavier cardstock no problem.
    Hugs and smilesReplyCancel

  • KellySeptember 23, 2010 - 6:19 am

    This is just gorgeous. The colours are so vibrant. The ribbon looks wonderful.


  • Cindy H.September 23, 2010 - 8:13 am

    Oh my goodness, this box is just so stunning!!! The script on the label is luscious! What a lovely and unique gift for your crafty friends – lucky friends!ReplyCancel

  • Mary LouSeptember 23, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Hi Becca~~this is brilliantly Beautiful!!!!!!
    Gorgeous size for gifts :)

  • Judy McMullenSeptember 23, 2010 - 12:42 pm

    Wow! What a gorgeous box! The recipient is sure to feel very blessed by this lovely gift!!

    Thanks for the info on how you created the box. How about creating a video tutorial for this project?ReplyCancel

  • MicheleSeptember 23, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    Gorgeous! I wish my brain was half as creative as yours!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaSeptember 23, 2010 - 4:51 pm

    WOW..this is gorgeous, and what a difference in size.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi BlankenshipSeptember 23, 2010 - 10:58 pm

    Beautiful!! Love the GRAND Box!! What a wonderful gift idea!!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 24, 2010 - 8:28 am

    I don’t know a girl that wouldn’t be totally thrilled with this gift, such a gorgeous presentation and lovely inside too :) Love the little curly cues on the top great embellishment!!ReplyCancel

  • cynthiaSeptember 24, 2010 - 1:34 pm

    This box is gorgeous! I expect no less from such a talented and inspirational artist. Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda WhiteSeptember 25, 2010 - 12:40 am

    Always enjoy your cards Becca, and all the neat ideas you come up with. Some of them are simple little things that we should think of, but don’t. And some of those little touches make such a difference on a card.

    Brenda WhiteReplyCancel

  • Brooke BassettSeptember 26, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    What a fantastic idea! I love it. It’s beautiful Becca. I know I would love to receive it as a gift. Beautiful.

  • MelSeptember 27, 2010 - 5:19 pm

    Just beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet GregorySeptember 27, 2010 - 7:03 pm

    Beautiful box. Love all the details!ReplyCancel

  • LorililacSeptember 30, 2010 - 7:31 am

    I’m so glad I’m on your mailing list!ReplyCancel