Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Brewtiful gift boxes

Hello lovely people,

I am so not going to complain that it's too hot because we have been waiting a long time for some Summer weather and I am going to enjoy it!
Plus it's a great excuse to eat ice cream...I LOVE ice cream :-)

It's never too hot to stop me drinking coffee though, as I love it even more than ice cream, which leads me on to my project today...

Pair of coffee themed gift boxes in bright colours

I worked out the template for this pair of gift boxes so that the top section is just slightly bigger than the bottom section.

I used a new die that Sue *insisted* that I bought a few weeks ago at the Dies to Die For pop-up shop...to be fair, I didn't need a lot of persuading!

It is really lovely, and includes dies to cut out the 3 small shapes to place behind the main die cut.
 I coloured each of these sections with Copics to match the papers as I didn't have any plain papers in the collection.

Pair of coffee themed gift boxes in bright colours

I used a sentiment from my new Greeting Farm stamp set as it was the perfect fit for the coffee theme.
Oh yes, and I used my new MISTI tool to make sure it was perfectly positioned - yay!

Pair of coffee themed gift boxes in bright colours

For the top I layered up circles with the top one on foam pads and just taped the ends of the cord inside the box lid.

Pair of coffee themed gift boxes in bright colours

I need to crack on with a big crafty project today so if you spot me snoozing in the garden instead, give me a poke!

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Card recipe;
DP: XOXO - American Crafts
Dies (from Dies to Die For): Stacked coffee mugs - Taylored Expressions, Circle stax - MFT Die-namics, Scalloped circles - Tonic studios
Sentiment: Brewtiful stamp set - The Greeting Farm
Cord: from stash


  1. Wow these are fabulous, love the papers so cheery :0) hugs Pops x

  2. Brilliant makes Kat.....love your bright zingy colour choices. Who wouldn't love to receive one of these full of goodies. Hope you have plenty of sun cream on today. It is reading 100 degrees on our patio...sublime to ridiculous..........I'd settle for a steady 75 to 80 for more than a couple of days!!

  3. Two fabulous boxes Kat, love the design and very pretty papers. I to am not complaining about the heat as I just love hot weather but they say it's going to break after today😢 Hugs Jennifer xx

  4. Hi Kat - I know for an absolute fact that these boxes are a-ma-zing! You are so inventive and I have no regrets about you buying that wonderful die! (-: .

    Total gorgeousness... (and so were the goodies inside)!

  5. Fantastic project Kat and I love the bright colours on your boxes..fabulous dies and fabulous way to hold gifts for someone inside..love them.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Great colours and loving those dies.

  7. Such lovely gift boxes and beautiful bright and fresh colours too. Tea cup dies and images are very popular at the moment, a great buy.

  8. Hey.... is that you snoozing in the garden there?? I have a big stick to poke you with all the way from Yorkshire!! LOL

    LOVE this wonderful gift box Kat.... you really are so clever when it comes to making the unusual.. and this is just WOW WOW WOW! Everything is so perfectly placed and beautifully cut.... you have such an eye for detail! Hope you enjoyed playing with your Misti too!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  9. ps... pink plus green....... equals fabulousness!! x

  10. Absolutely beautiful gift boxes Kat, I am so impressed xx

  11. Hi Kat, these are fantastic! I love those dies, I think I need them too lol!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  12. Ooh I love these Kat! What a perfect sentiment and those boxes are utterly fab! Love the wee pull cord on top, to lift the lid, it's all so well thought through and crafted. Well jel about the MISTI. I so want one, I have to save my pennies though, as to have one sent to NZ, is not cheap! But please tell more of how you find it, then I may just be able to justify the expense! LOL. Hope you get your big crafty adventure underway and got to enjoy some time in the garden too! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  13. Your boxes are fabulous, something very different, and I love the teacup die too!
    Janice x

  14. these are gorgeous and such a lovely idea - I'm a herbal tea girl so would just love if someone gave me one of these with my favourite teas (my son buys me tea box gifts instead of chocolates at Christmas - love the stuff!!) x

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