Anything but a card challenge!

Zoe November 24, 2010 3

Hi Everyone,

We’re back with another FUN challenge where we let our hair down and get creative!! With Christmas only a few weeks away we thought it would be fun to have an Anything but a Card challenge! So you could make some gift boxes, presents or even gift tags!

To get your juices flowing the Make it Crafty ladies have been very busy creating quite a diverse array of gift boxes and gifts to share with you. I just hope they have packaged em up and sent them to me for Chrissie. Heeheee  🙂

So let’s get inspired!!


Just want to shout out a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Jill who’s daughter has just had a baby. I hope you are having a wonderful time in America Jill and getting lots of snuggly cuddles. 🙂

Jill created this set of draws by modifying a tutorial she found at splitcoaststampers.
She created the scene on top using the Hilly Lane Landscape, Old Oak Tree, Whimsical Mushroom and Boot House


Beccy created these gorgeous Twisted top Gift boxes! They are so cool and perfect for some yummy baked goods!

Beccy incorporated Cheeky Santa (available in digi & rubber!) and Sapphire Sitting Fairy


Sandy created this stunningly elegant gift box with the adorable Jolly Santa on top.
I just love the sparkly fluff on Santa’s trimmings!


Poor Mag had a little bit of an accident last week and her hands are in quite a bit of pain.
However she wanted to make sure she would have something to share with you today and she created this gorgeous little gift box.
I have some great prices on Flowers and Nestabilities for decorating your gift boxes at the moment!


Shiela made this fabulous cookie box with Cheery Santa (available in digi and rubber!). How cute is the sentiment on the window too!!
I just hope they’ll safely make their way to Australia without getting squished during the journey. heehee


OK so Annika claims it isn’t a card… I rolled my eyes but she jumped up and down announcing it was a ‘Shadow Box’ heehee
I can see some shadows I guess…
Annika came up with yet another original, incorporating Aussie Santa with the Gingerbread House.
Annika – I’m pretty sure he’s feeling a tad COLD!!!


Carisa took the plunge and created the Wishing Well Kit I designed and decorated with a festive spirit and the new Sapphire Holly Fairy.
I just looove the snow caps and that distressed paint!!
Wouldn’t this make an adorable gift for Chrissie or even a decoration for the Christmas table?


Barbara also took the plunge to play with the Wishing Well Kit and I am so excited that she decorated it with designer papers!
(first time I have seen the wishing well covered in paper :))
I love the white edging and pretty butterflies! Another gorgeous gift for Chrissie!


Maria took on the challenge of decorating the Wishing Well Kit and she was quite nervous as it was her first 3D project.
I just love how pretty it turned out and can just imagine how nice it would be for as part of a wedding gift or baby shower.

In the spirit of Christmas, this challenge there will be THREE winners each winning a Wishing Well Kit.

The kit comes flat with ALL the pieces cut out and marked along with instructions to assemble.
AND once assembled you can turn the handle and the bucket will lift up or down.

Challenge Requirements!

The challenge is: Make ANYTHING but a card!

Entries close 7th December

Please make sure that your entry is NEW. No back-linking please.

Please link to this challenge page in your post (your entry will be disqualified if I see no link)

TWO entries MAX! Any additional entries will be removed.

You are welcome to combine with other challenges

For those who do not have a blog I recommend joining our Learning Community where you can upload your entry to the gallery and then link to the page from here to enter.

Thanks for dropping by and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Happy crafting


Zoe xxoo


  1. Bettina November 24, 2010 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    just recently found you and i just have to say: wonderful,beautiful, amazing projects. i looove that wisching well, gotta have one. hugs

  2. Patrica Stewart November 25, 2010 at 3:30 am - Reply

    The Team made awesome projects very inspiring. Thanks for the chance I have added my banner for the challenge.

  3. KimberleyG November 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Those are some very lovely entries. Great job ladies!
    Congrats on the new grandbaby Jill!

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