Monday, December 23, 2013

Poinsettia Book Gift Box with Beth

I can't tell you how excited I am to share this project with you!  It is the perfect combination of gorgeous papers with wonderful SVG files.  Without further ado, here is my poinsettia book gift box...
 Don't you agree?  These papers were meant to be made into this book.  Honestly.  They are the from The Paper Parade and the collection is called Reflections Christmas by Echo park.  The chipboard embellishments are also part of that collection.  All of the SVG files in this project are from different collections from SVG Attic.  The book itself is from the Nevermore collection.  Yes, that is a Halloween set, but inspiration comes from all places, doesn't it?  The beautiful poinsettia is from Winter Wishes and the swirls are part of the card that is in the Mom's English Garden set.
On the poinsettia, I inked around all of the edges of the die cuts and slightly bent them in the middle to give the leaves and petals a more realistic look.  For the center I went around the outside of the circles with Platinum stickles and then added glossy accents to them.  I added self adhesive rhinestones to the swirls for a little bit of sparkle.
 To break up the binding, I used some simply red rumpled ribbon, chipboard embellishments and a key that was tied with twine.
 The best part is that the book is a gift box!  This is a view of book opened with a surprise inside!  I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I did making it.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!
Beth's Beauties

Thursday, December 19, 2013

DVD Gift Box with Beth

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today I am sharing how easy it is to dress up a gift of a movie.  This Christmas, my boys are getting the movie "Planes" (Shhhh....don't tell them!).  Of course I could have just wrapped it in wrapping paper and called it good, but why settle for good when you can have great?  LOL!  I used the DVD gift box from the Stocking Stuff collection at SVG Attic.  I cut all the layers at the imported size and used Disney Cars papers for the whole project.
For the front I used the negative die cuts from the inside window but flipped one of them over to get the colors I wanted (my paper was double sided).  To get the blue to shadow the cream, I just cut the blue piece directly down the center and adhered it offset on both sides.  I inked all the edges of the cuts with brown chalk ink to add dimension.
This beautiful bow is from the Make A Wish set.  Doesn't it make the perfect bow for a package?  I also cut this at the imported size and it fit very well on this package.  Actually, this bow is one that you could make at any size and add it to add a very personal touch to your gifts even if they are wrapped with wrapping paper!
Last but not least, a peek at the details I added to the front, sequins, embroidery floss, and a tag.  This tag was from Holly's Holiday Boxes.
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I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Beth's Beauties

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Bread Gift Box with Beth

I love to give my neighbors something home-made for Christmas.  I know it is something that is very appreciated and I love making crafty things, so it is a win-win gift :)  This year I knew I wanted to make some kind of a bread to give, but couldn't decide on which one.  So I made the bread holder first using SVG Attic's Holly's Holiday Gift Boxes.  I finally decided to make Cinnamon Slice bread from the Rhodes website.  I will include the recipe below for anyone who is interested in trying it.  The bread gift box fits bread from a large 9"x5" loaf pan perfectly!
 I then made a tag using the rosette and tag layers from the gift card holder box in Holiday Cheer Gift Boxes.  I added another tag layer to the back of the rosette to write a little note on for my neighbors.  To finish it off, I wrapped the bread with rumpled ribbon, added twine to the tag and it was done!  I also used brown chalk ink to go around all of the corners and edges of the box.
Let me tell you, I made a loaf of this bread for my family as well and oh my is HEAVENLY!  I will be making it again very soon, but I'd better make more than one loaf because that was inhaled pretty fast LOL!

Here is the recipe for the bread:

Cinnamon Slice Bread  (originally from the Rhodes website)

1 loaf frozen bread dough, barely thawed
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

I just mixed milk and powdered sugar to get the consistency of glaze I wanted :)

Slice loaf into 24 thin pieces. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and mix well. Dip each dough piece in the melted butter and then in the cinnamon sugar. Line them up in a sprayed 9x5-inch loaf pan, each piece on it's edge, to make a loaf shape (I staggered mine from side to side so there was enough room in the pan). Cover and let double in size. Remove cover and bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes and then place on cooling rack. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over warm cinnamon slices.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Projects with Beth

December is upon us!  If you are like me, you may be scrambling to try to figure out what gifts to but loved ones, how to wrap them, what cards to give out, and the list goes on!  Relax...I am here to recap a few Christmas ideas that I made earlier this year and hopefully you will gain some inspiration from them. All of these projects were made using files from SVG Attic.

To find all the details on these projects, click on the name directly under the picture and that will take you to the specific blog post.  If you would like more Christmas ideas, go to the SVG Attic Christmas  page for more inspiration!  As always, if you make something from SVG Attic files, we would love for you to share it on our Facebook page.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!