Our Challenge for you at LHOSM this week is ‘Spots or Stripes’ I’ve been really enjoying building 3D projects lately so thought I would create a gift box for a friend who is off to France for 12 months.  I’ve gone with a Paris theme and created a decorative gift box for some chocolates. I’ve included the Eiffel Tower in keeping with my Paris theme and some sweet Tilda’s from the Bon Voyage collection. There are lots of photos so you can see all the details.

This is what I came up with:

lhosm front view

For a closer look:

inside closeup 2

And another:

inide tilda closeup 2

The little bow at the back has a passport charm:


The gorgeous paper is from Fab Scraps called Travel Culture. The Eiffel Tower cutting file is available from the Silhouette store

eiffel tower

The top of the box looks like this:

top view

For a closer look:

farewell tilda closeup 2

And another:

farewell tilda

My Tildas are  stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Copic Express Card and coloured with Copic Sketch Markers. The Copics used are as follows: skin: E11, E00, E000, R20 hair: E47, E44, E43, E42, E40 clothes: W5, W3, W1, W00, C5, C3, C1, C00, B99, B95, R39, R37

The sides are created from acetate and reinforced with wooden skewers to hold the weight of the lid. The base hides two boxes of chocolates that slide out like drawers


We are sponsored by the wonderful Live and Love Crafts who will offer an awesome prize to the lucky Challenge winner so pop on over to LHOSM and have a look at the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT and why not have a try at our ‘Spots or Stripes’  Challenge for a chance to win a terrific prize

One last look:

inide tilda closeup

Stamps: Magnolia Postcard, Farewell Tilda and Tilda On The Loose, Lucy’s Stamps Bon Voyage
Paper: Fab Scraps Travel Culture
Cardstock: SU Night Of Navy and Basic Grey
Ink: SU Sahara Sand and Night Of Navy
Accessories: Magnolia Doohickey Swirl, Marianne Designs LR0270, SU Oval Framelits, WOC Roses, Martha Stewart Lace Border and Leaf Punch, Twine, Ribbon, Passport Charm, Kaiser Pearls, PVA Glue, Sponge Dauber, Acetate, 2 Thick Wooden Skewers, White Acrylic Paint, Sharp Scissors

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

Marvellous Magnolia Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge R for Roses
Brown Sugar Anything Goes
Creative Corner Anything But a Card
Stampin For the Weekend Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Charm Us
2 Sisters Anything Goes
As You Like It Fav Not A Card and why (love to create 3D Gift boxes)