Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Traditions...Uptown Gift Box

Hello! As Christmas draws near, I'm sure you're busy with holiday festivities.
Every family has their own holiday traditions. Whether it's mailing holiday cards, baking cookies or hanging stockings, each of these traditions, bring us closer together. The theme this month for the Art With Heart Challenge is 'Holiday Traditions'. Remember driving Uptown to see the Holiday Light Displays? Those memories were my inspiration for my gift box. (Yes, It's a box!)
I used the Sizzix Scoreboards Canister die to create this fun and whimsical gift box. This die is part of the Vintage Kitchen Sizzix line by Eileen Hull. As you can see, these dies can be used for more than "Kitchen" projects.
Won't this make a cute gift box? Perfect for movie tickets or little trinkets.

I used one of the Sizzix Blocks/Cubes dies to create a cupola type structure for the building-box lid. The lid fits on the box perfectly. It was really easy to construct too. The hard part was deciding how to embellish it. The possibilities are endless! For this box, I used papers from this months Studio Calico kit.
The Art with Heart Challenge is a monthly celebration of creativity!  Each month the Inspiration Team will be showcasing our Art with Heart created with Eileen Hull’s innovative Sizzix dies. This month, the theme is Holiday Traditions! We invite you to play along with us and share YOUR art with heart!

We want this to be a place for everyone to create, inspire and share.  We would love to see what you can do with Eileen Hull’s fabulous products but this is not a requirement.  Use what ever products your artful “heart” desires.  Art is for everyone so come along and share your Art with Heart!

We want you all to create freely there are no rules here, just a few simple guidelines…

1.Create a new project following the Art with Heart Challenge Theme (however you interpret the theme) OR if you have created something that fits the theme previously create a new post with a photo and link to the original post.
2.Include a link to the current Art with Heart Challenge in your post so others can play along too!

3.When linking up your project please include a direct link to your post.

4.You are not required to use Eileen Hull Products in your projects.  However, those who do use Eileen Hull products will be given two entries into the prize draw.

What are your Holiday Traditions? There's still plenty of time to link your project. Need more inspiration? Be sure to check out Eileen's Blog. She's sharing new projects daily from other designers whose names you will recognize. They're amazing!

Happy Holidays!


  1. Oh wow this is a super fun and girly little gift box. Just adore the detail on the lid.
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  2. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwww! This is amazing!! I loveee the pink trim!!!!!!

  3. Oh Michelle- this is perfect! We did go and look at the lights in our little town at Christmas- love the vibe!

  4. Fantastic piece Michelle, love how,you have used the dies. The pink trim looks gorgeous combined with the papers. Tracy x

  5. Michelle, Michelle, Michelle HOLY MOLY! This is so fun, cute and amazing!
    I love what you did here!!!!!!

    clapping hands~standing ovation!

  6. Gosh. How cute is this! I love a gift box that is a gift in itself. :)

  7. Unbelievably FABULOUS gift box! It would look so good in my craft room! LOVE the papers, the cab, and the lace trim!

  8. Super cute gift ensemble Michelle! Love the cab and cityscape background! The tree on top is the icing on the cake! Happy Holidays!

  9. This is fabulous Michelle!!!!! LOVE the shape and the great idea of a taxi!! I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

  10. This is so stylish and elegant! Love it! I wanted to wish you and your loved ones a blessed and wonderful Christmas! A happy and healthy new year!

  11. oh this is amazing!! :) Merry Christmas!