Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Dream Theme Blog Hop - Small GIfts

Welcome from Renate Ecklmayr's blog in our Dream Theme International Blog Hop! Hope you are enjoying all the wonderful creations made so far.

As you probably know by now, today's theme is "small gifts". I decided to see if I could make a masculine small gift box. I went to find some small gift giving items one might give to a man (or older teenager) and found a small foam shaving canister, and a small masculine shampoo. I was thinking of a third item, but couldn't find one without running to several stores. So I left it at that.

Ever since I made my Pretty Pines Christmas card in Early Espresso and copper, I have loved the colour combination. So I thought this gift box would be the perfect opportunity to use it again.  The gift box measures 5 1/4"w x 3 1/2" d x1 7/8"h.

Behind the circle closure, or I should between the layers, is a magnet to help secure the box lid in position.

Here, in this next photo, you see the contents, with an empty little section. That section is for little treats, I just didn't have any on hand when taking the photos.

With everything out of the box, below, you can see the division of the box. If this would be a feminine version, you might want to place the largest oval die cut in silver, as a faux mirror, into the lid of the box. You can kind of see a bit of a gap in the front center where the lip of the box is; that is where the other magnet is placed.

When the items are used or placed somewhere else, this box would look lovely on any dresser, night stand, or even in the living room, to hold other items such as a watch,  money clip & cuff-links, or just some treats.

Now it's time check out what the talented Jennifer Pauli has created for your inspiration!

Check out any of these creatively talented ladies blogs!

Teneale Williams (Australia)
Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
Tracy May (UK)
Delphine Lorelli (France)
Amy Koenders (USA)
Renate Ecklmayr (Austria)
Sabrina Radeck (Canada)...that's me...
Jennifer Pauli (Germany)

Happy stamping & creating!

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Unknown said...

Ooh I love your box. It looks really rich and sumptuous. Fabulous!

Patrice said...

I love your little masculine gift box ;-) and the colour combination is just perfect.

Carolyn Dieleman said...

Inspired, Sabrina - one couldn't find a more tasteful masculine gift box in any store! I love it!

Janet Carey said...
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Janet Carey said...

Hi Sabrina, i am a hobby demo from Melbourne, Australia and subscribe to your blog. I just love this box and wonder if you would do a tutorial, or at least could I get all the measurements and cutting instructions for the box. This would make an excellent addition to my grandsons xmas presents. I hope this is possible. Thanks.

Delphine said...

What an elegant box! those trees are perfectly showcased and I like the idea of the little dividers so that everything is neat and tidy inside the box... great idea!