Monday, October 27, 2014

Christmas Gift Box

Hello Friends,
Today I have a Christmas Gift Box to show you, created with the beautiful Creative Expressions Craft Dies designed by Sue Wilson. This collection of Christmas dies is called Festive Collection. I absolutely love these dies, they are elegant and beautifully detailed.
For my American friends, you can also see the entire Festive Collection Here.

These are the Craft Dies by Sue Wilson used to make the Christmas Gift Box:

**NEW ** Sue Wilson Dies - Festive Collection - Framed Noel

      **NEW ** Sue Wilson Dies - Festive Collection - Classic Poinsettia       **NEW ** Sue Wilson Dies - Festive Collection - Mosaic Poinsettia

     **NEW ** Sue Wilson Dies - Festive Collection - Holly Accessory Kit     **NEW ** Sue Wilson Dies - Festive Collection - Holly Sprays


1. To make the 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" box base, cut one 14 1/2" x 8" piece of cream cardstock.
    Score the long side at 1/2", 4", 7 1/2" and 11".
    Score the short side at 4 1/2".

2. Cut in to the score line to make the bottom flaps of the box and side 1/2" seam. 
     Fold along the scored lines, glue the side seam in and bottom flaps to form box base.

3. For the lid, cut one 5 5/8" x 5 5/8" piece of cream cardstock. 
    Score at 1" along all 4 sides

4. Cut each corner up to the scored line as pictured below. 
    Fold and adhere all 4 tabs to form the box lid.

5. Using designer paper, cut four 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" pieces. Adhere to all 4 sides of box base. 

6. Using Framed Noel die, cut 4 pieces with cream cardstock. Adhere to all 4 sides of box.

7. Using designer paper, cut four 3 3/8" x 7/8" pieces. Adhere to all 4 sides of lid. 
    Cut one 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece and adhere to top of box lid. 

8. To make the flower, die cut the petals using Classic Poinsettia for the bottom layer and Mosaic Poinsettia for the top layer. Glue layers together, shape petals and adhere together with foam squares to form flower. 

9. Die cut leaves using Holly Accessory Kit and Holly Sprays sets. Glue leaves under Poinsettia and adhere to box lid. Embellish berries with Stickles. 


Sue Wilson Festive Collection, Creative Expressions, UK
Sue Wilson Festive Collection, Scrapy Land, USA
Craft Dies by Sue Wilson used in this project: Framed Noel, Classic Poinsettia, Mosaic Poinsettia, Holly Accessory Kit, Holly Sprays 

Other Supplies: 
Cream Metallic Cardstock, TPC Studio Timeless Christmas Paper Collection, Ranger Distress Ink Pads, Foam Squares, Stickles Xmas Red.

Be sure to visit Sue Wilson's Blog PartiCraft to see her beautiful projects. 

Thanks for Visiting! Hugs!



  1. Gorgeous Christmas box and I love those beautiful die cuts.

  2. Un progetto originale, una scatola bellissima fatta con materiali e sfumature di colore stupefacenti...un mega abbraccio Ada

  3. Truly Awesome, thank you for sharing and the great breakdown on how to achieve the making of the Box.
    Hugs from Sam xx

  4. Fantastic box, love Sue's Dies, thank you for sharing! xxx

  5. Love, love, love it. Your box is STUNNING?
    Thank you for all the details might just have to have a go.

    Patricia xx

  6. Hi, what a beautiful box, love Sue's dies. Lovely to see them used in this way. Thanks from across the pond. Lilian

  7. great box have just come from Sue Wilson's blog ,she has a link.great instructions ,Laura O

  8. Popped by from Sue's blog, love your creation, just stunning xx

  9. A really beautiful box. I wouldn't want to give it away! Love clear instructions too. Thank you.

  10. Wow !! Marisa, this Christmas gift box is stunning, I love the use of Sue's beautiful dies. Thank you for the brilliant tutorial, I will be trying this one.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Beautiful Marisa , lovely dies , thanks so much for the details !

  12. What a truly stunning box, you are very talented.

  13. Good morning Marisa,
    What a beautiful box you have made and just perfect to house a hand made gift for Christmas which would mean an awful lot more than a shop bought box and i doubt that you would find one of this outstanding beauty. I love seeing the things that you make with the various dies and papers that you find to use as you always do something way beyond the ordinary. Thank you for sharing both the beautiful box and how you made it with us,
    Crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil, Scotland)

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment!! Have a wonderful day! Hugs!!

  14. Hi Marisa
    Absolutely beautiful. You have shown Sue's dies off to great effect. Stunning!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  15. Marisa, I just love how you used these dies in your design. This box is just so lovely, perfect for gift giving at Christmas time.

  16. Hi Marisa, Oh wow this is such a beautiful box. Brilliant instructions, so simple to follow. I love the papers you have used too. Have got some! Sue dies are stunning aren't they and what a wonderful way you have used them xx Thank you so much Marisa for sharing xx Love Karen xx

  17. Hello Marisa
    Wow you have made such a beautiful gift box absolutely stunning and further enhanced by Sue Wilson's fantastic dies quite simply wonderful. Thank you for such a detailed tutorial I will be giving this a try.
    Margaret corgi owner

  18. Marisa. Your box is stunning, great use of those dies. Hazel x

  19. Hi Marisa
    What a truly lovely box - or gift! The box would be a gift with nothing inside it is so pretty. Thank you for the detailed instructions on how to make it. Will try to make it.
    The stepper card you made the other day I am going to use with children but not using your sunflowers as I had something else in mind more suited to children. So many thanks for the inspiration. I love Sue's Dies.
    God Bless, Love, Myra xx

    1. Thank you Myra!! Glad to hear that you'll be making one!!

  20. Gorgeous box - luv everything about it and thanks for the instructions - will have to try and have a go xx GailT xx

  21. Beautiful box, and love the tutorial. But where to you find the 14 inch wide card stock?to make the box. Most is 12x12. thanks so much

    1. Hello Pattie! Thanks for your comment! You can find the large sheets of Cardstock in Michael's or any art supply store. Hugs!

  22. Hello Marisa,
    Thank you so much for a great tutorial showing exactly how to measure, score and cut the box. Sue's dies finish it to perfection and you've done a wonderful job. Let's see what I can do!! love xxx

  23. thanks so much Marisa, for answering my question, never thought about that large. size. Love your creation of boxes. An thank you again too for checking my blog. I haven't posted for awhile had much work done here, so behind. will catch up very soon.
    BIG CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING PICKED AGAIN FOR HEART FELT CREATIONS DESIGN TEAM. You are a very creative lady. thanks so much for your tutorials on your wonderful creations.

  24. Hi Marisa. I have just popped over from Sue's blog. You have used Sue's gorgeous dies to make a beautiful box that will be treasured by whoever receives it, you wouldn't need to put anything in it! Take care.

  25. This is sooo beautiful! Love it!

  26. Better late than ever, but just had to add my admiration for your beAutiful box. She's dies are amazing and she is now a national treasure here in England, she us a very special lady. Your work is truly outstanding, may not comment very often but love to look. Rosemarie x

  27. This box is gorgeous! Such a wonderful use of the Noel die and great colours too. Thanks for the tutorial too.


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