Sneak Peek of the Holiday Variety

Hi there blog friends.  I think you’re gonna notice that I’m kind of on a box kick.  Something simply clicked last week and I’ve been playing.  You probably need to click over and see the die template I used because I came up with the weird idea to use it in a different way.  I used Spellbinders™ Square Petal Top Box upside down, to make just the top of my box instead of as my whole box.  Then I constructed a bottom (just like I did HERE).
Once I figured this out, I thought how much it extends the usability of this die.  If the original box was not large enough – look what you can do!  My box is 6″ tall and 2 3/4″ wide by 2 3/4″ deep.  Big smile.  I came upon the idea because I want to send someone a couple of my special K-cups (Keurig).  A full box of K-Cups – other than being a little bit pricey – has 12 – 18 cups; I want to put together a little sampler of the special holiday K-cups.  Making a little box like this, makes my K-Cup stash go a long way.

I’m using two new sets from Our Daily Bread Designs that are coming online on October 1st.  The first is a Christmas Music Background and the second is the Christmas Blessings sentiment.

To add a little bit of interest to the box I used Spellbinders™ Layered Poinsettia (love!!) for the focal piece on top.

For the petal sides, I used Spellbinders™ Tear Drop Circles underneath the petals and then to embellish I used Spellbinders™ Holly Motifs

Then for the card to accompany the gift, I used one of the left over cutouts as my main panel.  Lifting it with a double layer of  foam tape, I stamped underneath with my background stamp and stenciled through my poinsettia die template.  That is seriously one of the coolest things you can do with Spellbinders is use texture from the embossing and being able to stencil through it!!  I simply swiped over the holes in the stencil with a craft sponge that I tapped on my die based ink pad.  

Okay I think I’m officially in the Christmas mood!!  See, I told you yesterday that fall seems to fly right by!

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper: Bazzill, Neenah Classic Crest Cream
Ink:Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Barn Door Distress Ink, Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Memento Cocoa
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Square Petal Top Box, Spellbinders™ Layered Poinsettia, Spellbinders™ Tear Drop Circles, Spellbinders™ Holly Motifs, Seam Binding, Recollections Pearls, Foam Tape, Gold Pearls, Making Memories Button, corner rounder

It’s a rainy day here, and I’ve talked myself out of running any errands.  Shucks, looks like I have to go back to crafting!! (smirk)  Hope you’re doing what you want to do today!!

  • Shelly SchmidtSeptember 28, 2011 - 1:09 pm

    Wowzers- GORGEOUS!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim KramerSeptember 28, 2011 - 1:13 pm

    Love your beautiful creations….. and your amazing influence on me! Back to crafting it is!! ;)

    -Blessings Becca,
    Kim K.ReplyCancel

  • NancySeptember 28, 2011 - 1:16 pm

    Fabulous Becca; love that Spellbinders layered poinsettia.


  • Donna RSeptember 28, 2011 - 1:22 pm

    I love, love, love this. I think I have to go get the Spellbinders Poinsettia die right now. You enabler, you!ReplyCancel

  • Stella BoatmanSeptember 28, 2011 - 1:28 pm

    Lovely projects. Ditto on me having to go find the Spellbinders Poinsetti die also. Have a nice day crafting up more lovies.ReplyCancel

  • BridgetSeptember 28, 2011 - 1:35 pm

    OMGosh this is gorgeousReplyCancel

  • TinaSeptember 28, 2011 - 1:35 pm

    Absolutely Gorgeous – LOVE them both. The box is exquisite!ReplyCancel

  • Mary HSeptember 28, 2011 - 1:36 pm

    I am not ‘into’ boxes, but this one certainly makes me want to try. What a clever girl you are, to think of using this for a K-cup gift! If you belong to Costco or Sam’s Wholesale, they have better pricing (not as much variety though). Might extend the ‘pricier ones’ by combining the Club ones with the other varieties. I’m waiting on the Poinsettia and Holly motifs to ship from Marcos Papers. Got a few of the newer ones at our Stamp Convention this past weekend. I know I’ll get some great ideas from you in how to use them. (the Lace one I purchased just because I saw you demo it!) Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your rainy day. Naps are good breaks between card making. HugsReplyCancel

  • BetsySeptember 28, 2011 - 1:40 pm

    Oh, Becca! You’re such an enabler! Now I want all those beautiful dies you used!!! I especially love the box you made ~ it’s gorgeous!
    Christmas will be here before we know it!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisSeptember 28, 2011 - 1:49 pm

    After seeing this beautiful card and wine carrier, I’m in the mood to start my holiday projects. Love the pretty papers used. I love how you distressed the edges on the carrier. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • TrinaSeptember 28, 2011 - 1:58 pm

    How awesome! I love the result of the stenciling!ReplyCancel

  • KathySeptember 28, 2011 - 2:05 pm

    Your box is to die for!!! Very nice card as well.ReplyCancel

  • Jean CSeptember 28, 2011 - 2:07 pm

    How cute! I love your box and card. Don’t you just love the Christmas music stamp! I can’t wait! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaSeptember 28, 2011 - 2:20 pm

    Beautiful box,what ever it’s used for! I love the music! I’ve been wanting a music stamp for quite a while. Don’t know if I’ll get a Christmas one or not! TFSReplyCancel

  • Robin GasserSeptember 28, 2011 - 2:28 pm

    Another great box! and the card is brilliant!!

  • JanetSeptember 28, 2011 - 2:31 pm

    You’re brilliant! And talented, absolutely beautiful and inspiring every time. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • DebraKSeptember 28, 2011 - 2:34 pm

    Just beautiful, Becca! Last year I created my own ‘purse box’ pattern for my daughters bridal shower to hold party gifts. What I did to make the box sturdier was to cut out color-coordinating craft foam for the inside bottom of the boxes. I cut it with my guillotine cutter and snugged it inside–worked fabulous and it also gave it a ‘cushy bottom’ and finished look. I’m so looking forward to seeing all your holiday projects to come…!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy MSeptember 28, 2011 - 3:18 pm

    This is one of your most fabulous ideas. Using the box for a top is brilliant. I love the way the box came out. I would love getting something in a box like that. Even an empty box would be welcome.ReplyCancel

  • Suzi YerkesSeptember 28, 2011 - 3:44 pm

    This is just amazing. You come up with the coolest ideas and make them beautiful AND you share your ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • JeanetteSeptember 28, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    Love, love it!!! I just love your beautiful joyful attitude too … you just make my day!!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn B.September 28, 2011 - 3:49 pm

    Wow, these are beautiful. Love the cut-out poinsettia card and the box is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing your creative talents.ReplyCancel

  • Marge R. (mer)September 28, 2011 - 3:56 pm

    Okay, you’re killin’ me here — don’t have any of the new release dies yet — I know — it totally stinks! Sooo want the 2 holly sets & now for sure that poinsettia which I wasn’t sure I NEEDed!!! Thanks, Becca! Your box is too clever and that card is sooo BEAUTIFUL!!! Sigh!!!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia St MartinSeptember 28, 2011 - 4:02 pm

    Love what you have created. Wonderful set.ReplyCancel

  • SusanSeptember 28, 2011 - 4:03 pm

    Wow Becca! Your projects are just stunning today!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanSeptember 28, 2011 - 4:05 pm

    How clever and amazing… creative and genius…..I love it…My Chirstmas list just keeps getting longer b/c of you…..LOL……thanks for sharing….ReplyCancel

  • Nancy SSeptember 28, 2011 - 4:07 pm

    Wow. Don’t care what the gift is inside the box when the box looks this great! Very impressive.ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceSeptember 28, 2011 - 4:14 pm

    This is gorgeous!! I”m so excited about this bundle I can’t wait to order it.ReplyCancel

  • BernieSeptember 28, 2011 - 4:16 pm

    WOW these are stunning! Ditto on me having to go find the Spellbinders Poinsetti die also. Have a nice day crafting. I’m off to do the same.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkSeptember 28, 2011 - 4:25 pm

    Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne CSeptember 28, 2011 - 4:28 pm

    Oh how gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing. DianneReplyCancel

  • Bonnie WeissSeptember 28, 2011 - 4:37 pm

    Well, your projects have certainly woken up my Christmas spirit and I can’t wait for the season to arrive, Becca. They are so typically beautiful and I’m sure will be well received. I have had the Spellbinder Poinsettia die in and out of my shopping basket so many times but after seeing what you did with it, it’s definitely coming home with me the very next chance I get.ReplyCancel

  • cynthia beynonSeptember 28, 2011 - 4:46 pm



  • michelle frasherSeptember 28, 2011 - 4:55 pm

    these are gorgeous. i just love poinsettias in any form or fashion and you’ve done them up grand here. thanx.ReplyCancel

  • FMSeptember 28, 2011 - 5:00 pm

    Gorgeous!!! So clever, Becca!! I just love your creativity and you are so willing to share it!! Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay LusnakSeptember 28, 2011 - 5:18 pm

    Everytime I check out your site, I’m totally blown away by how unique and beautiful your projects are. You have more talent in your little finger’s fingernail than I will ever have. I am one of your biggest fans! God gave you the talent and thank you for bring glory to HIM with your awesome cards and projects. It makes me want to sing Christmas praise songs – and I can’t sing.
    Kay in TulsaReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.September 28, 2011 - 5:25 pm

    This is gorgeous! I just got the email that my poinsettia die was shipped yesterday! I know what I’ll be doing with it.TFS.ReplyCancel

  • chaunSeptember 28, 2011 - 5:35 pm

    Wow! I love all your projects! You have been BUSY!
    Keep it up, girl!ReplyCancel

  • JenelleSeptember 28, 2011 - 5:56 pm

    You are just so clever, I love the way you think outside the square.ReplyCancel

  • Mary SteelySeptember 28, 2011 - 6:20 pm

    I check you site everyday. I just love the cardReplyCancel

  • JudySeptember 28, 2011 - 6:25 pm

    Your box and card are both INCREDIBLE! You come up with the niftiest ideas. I wonder how long it took you to make the box once you figured it all out?ReplyCancel

  • Deb HooperSeptember 28, 2011 - 6:50 pm

    Oh so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineSeptember 28, 2011 - 6:53 pm

    Gorgeously rich projects! I love the cut out card front!ReplyCancel

  • TeresaSeptember 28, 2011 - 7:40 pm

    Becca this is beautiful I love the idea tooReplyCancel

  • michelle bSeptember 28, 2011 - 8:22 pm

    I love that box! It’s gorgeous from top to bottom :-)ReplyCancel

  • Angela FehrSeptember 28, 2011 - 8:37 pm

    The box is beautiful, but there’s something about the card that blows me away. i think it’s the veins – as a watercolour painter, my favourite thing to pain is the little veins in leaves and flowers!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann C.September 28, 2011 - 8:57 pm

    Geesh Becca! You always do this to me. I resist buying practically every one of the new Spellbinders dies when they come out with a new release, and then you go and make really cool awesome cards and boxes out of two of the dies that I didn’t buy. Then I just “have” to have those dies too. I could save a lot of money by not visiting your blog everyday — but then I’d miss out on all that enjoyment I get by looking at your beautiful creations. Love this Christmas holly box and especially the poinsettia card!ReplyCancel

  • Robin BurgesonSeptember 28, 2011 - 9:28 pm

    Beautiful ideas! Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • janeySeptember 28, 2011 - 9:54 pm

    beautiful and so clever, Becca!! However, I am having the hardest time trying to figure out what how you embossed and stencil to get the ‘ribs’ of the flower. Any chance you might show us how you did that??


  • GinnySeptember 28, 2011 - 10:56 pm

    Imagine! Being stuck in the craft room because of the rain. Terrible. Just terrible. (Love your creations BTW.)ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaSeptember 29, 2011 - 12:00 am


  • EveleneSeptember 29, 2011 - 1:54 am

    What a brilliant and unique idea to use the dies for the box that came out very attractive and classic! Kudos again, Becca—you’re one great designer whose creativity is over and above the rest.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannSeptember 29, 2011 - 1:54 am

    Oh my goodness, you´ve just made another masterpiece Becca………again.
    I just love this and the way you made the cardfront from the cut outs is just awesome and the card too looks really awesome. You are truely amazing Becca and I just so love your work, and share your love for awesome boxes too.
    Have a wonderful day and look forward to see, what you come yp with here next now LOL.ReplyCancel

  • Iris FrankSeptember 29, 2011 - 2:25 am


    How beautiful! Your projects always have such depth. I check your blog all the time to see what brilliant idea you always manage to come up with.

    Thank you so much for all that you give us! God bless you!
    Iris FrankReplyCancel

  • TammieSeptember 29, 2011 - 3:52 am

    Just when my cup overfloweth with my Becca FACS, you create something awesome and my spirits are raised. Thanks Dear Lady for sharing your gifts!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila-UKSeptember 29, 2011 - 3:52 am

    Oh what a wonderful creator you are Becca!! These are just fabulous!!

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • Nancy SchultzSeptember 29, 2011 - 5:50 am

    Becca this is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!ReplyCancel

  • AmandaMSeptember 29, 2011 - 6:08 am

    You’re work is the most inspiring. Thank you for always taking the time to share the inspiration with us!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RSeptember 29, 2011 - 8:24 am

    What a beautiful looking gift box and lovely card. I adore the poinsettia on both projects.ReplyCancel

  • CarolSeptember 29, 2011 - 8:47 am

    Love, love, love the ideas – card is my favoriteReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterSeptember 29, 2011 - 8:47 am

    Oh Wow you have out done yourself once again this is gorgeous, wonderful size, love the music sheet bottom and the decorating of the lid is out of this world, awesome job on the flower and your card is just Beautiful, what a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • FrancineSeptember 29, 2011 - 8:50 am

    This is a great start for the Chrismas craft. Oh la la… Beautiful Merci FrancineReplyCancel

  • LynnSeptember 29, 2011 - 8:58 am

    OH MY! This is easily the most gorgeous box and card I have ever seen!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.September 29, 2011 - 9:15 am

    Card and box are absolutely gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • BettySeptember 29, 2011 - 9:43 am

    WOW Becca! What an amazing project!ReplyCancel

  • IreneSeptember 29, 2011 - 2:37 pm

    The box is soooo cool but I am really excited about the technique that I learned with the card. What a great idea to emboss and ink the background! Can’t wait to put that to use!ReplyCancel

  • DonnaSeptember 29, 2011 - 3:17 pm

    Wonderfu gift set , love all you do!!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 29, 2011 - 7:34 pm

    I didn’t get this e-mail yesturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( LOVE your Christmas goodies!!!!!!!!! LOOK at that poinsettia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Bobbie TateSeptember 29, 2011 - 8:22 pm

    Hi Becca,
    You probably won’t remember me without a picture, but I’m one of your old stampin buddies from way back. I’m Connie’s sister. Do you now me now? If not, just email me and we can get re-acquainted. And if you don’t want to post all of this – that is fine with me.

    I’m so proud of you! What a beautiful site, and your cards are lovely. I can see that you have worked hard. You always did have a lot of talent. It’s good to see that you have done well. Talk to you later.

    Bobbie TateReplyCancel

  • kendellSeptember 30, 2011 - 8:27 am

    These are just awesome projects. TFS. Kindest regardsReplyCancel

  • dianeSeptember 30, 2011 - 7:36 pm

    WOW< WOW< WOW< Thank You Becca, this is so BEAUTIFUL,
    You are a wonderful person for shareing.
    God Bless You, DianeReplyCancel

  • Heather MillsSeptember 30, 2011 - 9:50 pm

    I love this card, Becca!!!! Love the idea of using the negative space from the cutout for the focal!! I just spotted this die on the spellbinders website this morning and was already admiring it. Now I NEED it! thanks for sharing all your fabulous creations and ideas. You are so inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • EileenOctober 3, 2011 - 6:11 am

    Outstanding work Becca!!!

    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • CandyOctober 3, 2011 - 9:52 am

    Oh my!ReplyCancel

  • AnneOctober 5, 2011 - 2:35 am

    How gorgeous are those!!!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • SweetOrange54October 15, 2011 - 12:26 pm

    ” stenciled through my poinsettia die template” — is there a tutorial on this, because I cant wrap my brain around it. How is it done? … I love the card and want to try this idea.
    Thank you (Becca, and anyone else who might have the answer)
    SweetOrange54 at GmailReplyCancel