Sunday, November 23, 2014


Hello friends, Today I have an exciting post to share with you all. I made a match box style gift box for Christmas. I followed the tutorial of Rachel's matchbox template and adjusted the measurements to suit my needs. (Picture heavy post)

The box measures 17*10*10.5 cm. I have used black card stock and DCWV paper for the outer cover of the box. I decorated the box using red foam roses and pearls. I created a window at the center and pasted a transparent plastic sheet so that the contents inside the box are visible.

For the inside drawer I have recycled the packaging material . Then I painted the outside of the box using black acrylics and used green pattern paper for the inside of the drawer.  Now what is inside the box?? Lets open it...

The box contains 5 tags, each conveying a message of the Santa Claus for Christmas which is Joy, peace, believe , hope and finally merry Christmas.  This month at CSCC we are celebrating Christmas. Its time for making "Christmas Tags". So this is what I made for my DT inspiration. Check out my post here.

Here is the close up of each tag:

For this tag I have used papers from DCWV paper stack. The flowers are handmade using six petal punch and cardstock. At the center of the flowers I have used Urad dal instead of pollen. 

For this tag I  created the background using distress inks and the lines are drawn using black ballpoint pen. The flowers are handmade and distressed using inks. 

In this tag I have used pattern paper from recollections for the background and the flowers are handmade using A4 paper and colored using watercolors. 

I stuck a piece of newspaper upon the card stock and applied pink and yellow alcohol inks. Then I embellished the tag using handmade flowers and die cuts. 

The last tag is made using glitter foam sheet and handmade spiral roses. The sentiment is handwritten. 

I arranged my tags into a decorative Christmas wall hanging conveying the messages of the festival. Am dedicating this post and this gift to my best friend Helen Catherine who is very special to me. She is my college friend and we used to spend lot of time together and have the taste in almost everything.  Merry Christmas Helen... My small dedication to you...

Here is the overall picture of the project. Hope you all like my match box with Christmas messages. Do join us at CSCC.

Submitting to
Lulupu challenge - " A gift set for festivals" - I made a Match box style gift box with Christmas tags in it.
The mirror crack'd - " Christmas decorations " - I have made a christmas tag wall hanging
The artistic stamper blog - "Christmas is coming" - I have made a gift and tags for christmas. I have used rubber stamping for the sentiments on each tag.
Dream valley challenge - "Anything goes"
Imaginations challenge  - "out of the box" - I have created a match box style gift box with christmas tags.
Craft hoaders anonymous challenge - " Box it up" - I have created a match box style gift box by recycling packaging materials.


  1. Fab box and beautiful tags Ramya..:)

  2. What a pretty box and tag set.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  3. Beautiful box and tags! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  4. Gorgeous Box and Tags...thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

  5. Lovely tags, Ramya. So thoughtful, you friend will definitely cherish it.

  6. What a wonderful box and lovely tags! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for this challenge!

  7. Your matchbox is awesome! A lot of work into creating the box and all your festive tags. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining and sharing over at Frilly and Funkie!

  8. What a wonderful project, beautifully designed and perfectly made! Your tag wall hanging is lovely and the box is so clever. Great gift idea for a friend. Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Frilly and Funkie!


  9. Beautifully decorated it !! It is a perfect gift set !!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Lulupu Gift challenge, Artistic stamper challenge and The Mirror Cracked challenge !!

  10. How lovely! Not only is your box so pretty you've made those tags with the beautiful flowers as well! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  11. What a gorgeously altered box and love those pretty tags. Wonderful creations. Really bright and beautiful!Thank you so much for participating in Lulupu Challenge#42- Gift set challenge!

  12. Wow !! its such a gorgeous box and each of your tags are really beautiful ..I am so impressed by the recycling you have have totally changed the look of that box..loved your idea !
    Thank you so much for playing along Lulupu challenge #42 and Best of luck :)

  13. Beautiful work Ramya and I love it. Thank you so much for joining us at Lulupu. Good luck! :)

  14. Beautiful project! Love the gift box and the tags are all gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  15. Beautiful box, love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  16. Gorgeous box... and adorable tags...Lots of work. Great recycling...
    Thank you for joining us at the Imaginations Online Challenge with this gorgeous creation.


  17. this is soooo cool!!! LOVE your box!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  18. That is a box of amazingness. That's a word, right?! What a bright and pretty set of tags. I love that you recycled that box! Wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!

  19. A very beautiful set of cards and lovely alteration of the box. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Lulupu


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