Thursday, July 5, 2018

Christmas In July Embellishment Box Swap

Good day to all my bloggy friends!
Happy Thursday!
For today's post I have a super fun project which I am SUPER excited to share with you all!
Not only because it is my 1st swap ever to participate but it is also my 1st embellishment box that I have ever made!! Yippeee!
Last month as I was viewing/commenting on a crafty friend's YouTube channel, I came across Ida. Ida @ Created To Create (HERE) YouTube channel was hosting a swap and I was one of the lucky ones to be accepted in this swap. 

Now on to my project......
Oh! Did I forget to mention that it was a Christmas In July Embellishment Box Swap?

(sorry about the blurry pictures)

 I sprayed the Krylon "Leaf  Green" hobby/craft paint to cover the outside portion of the small storage box which was purchased from the dollar tree. The festive papers are from the Craft Smith-Always Christmas paper pad.

To the center of the box, I created a shaker window. I used a scallop die, a happy holiday banner (Jolee's Boutique sticker) and filled it with Holly & Berries confetti. The pretty rhinestones are from the dollar tree.The red ribbon was from a gift basket that I had received from my birthday this past June 5th and the white flower was in my flower stash. Love the pretty white flower!

Here is a look at the inside of the embellishment box.
I placed small cupcake liners in each slot so that it would be easier to remove the items (I saw that idea on YouTube).

1st line: 
rhinestones, flowers, snowflakes/tiny clothespins, paperclip embellishments
2nd line:
Tiny rosettes, ribbon, holly & berries confetti, charms/washi tape
3rd line:
dew drops/skittles, 3 handmade embellishments, small bows

For this swap you needed to make 3 handmade embellishments. I made tiny stockings that can be used as an ornament or a tag! I used the Jolly Jingles dies set from Verve Stamps (no longer in business), glitter foam, holly & berries confetti, tissue paper (red) and the captions are from the Christmas Reflections kit from Lori Whitlock.

I also made the paperclip embellishments with the left over scraps.

For the bows I used polka dot vellum sheets and the Small Bow Dies from Pink & Main. By the is one of my favorite bow dies to use. So cute!

Thank you Ida not just for hosting this swap but for your wonderful inspiration, positive words (always), and for being such a beautiful & humble person. I love that!!
To visit Ida's channel click on the link below:

Entering my project to the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by.
I really appreciate the time you took to leave a comment.


  1. Wow, M, this is amazing!! You decorated the box so beautifully!! I love the papers and the shaker!! The flower is gorgeous!! And the inside is so fabulous!! I love that you used cupcake holders!! Your handmade embellishments are wonderful!! Whoever receives this will adore it!! So spectacular, my friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Millie, this is amazing!! Wow, you did an amazing job on your embellishment box. I love the festive paper and all the wonderful embellishments for inside! Super FUN idea and you did a GREAT job! Love this!
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

  3. What a festive decorated boxes Millie. Humm I can't see myself doing any Christmas projects yet, I'm not looking for it until maybe in November. LOL!

  4. Oh WOW!!!! These are all FABULOUS! LOVING the boxes and loving the little stockings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Oh WOW, this is so impressive! Way to go on your first swap! I've only swapped once, with a pocket letter, and it went very well. This is an awesome swap! I've been seeing these all over YouTube too! Yours is beautiful! Lucky swap partners!

  6. How fun!! You did a great job on your boxes!


  7. Hi Migdalia, a very pretty storage box for your embellishments. Love the tip to use cupcake pans to hold every thing together. Thank you for joining us at Crafting by Designs, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT

  8. Ooh, WOW Millie! What a Beautiful Christmas Box! You would never guess that it was your first one! I LOVE all the embellishments you created and the shaker element on the cover was creative and clever!!! Your Swap partner will Flip over this!!! It's Fantastic!!! Have a wonderful weekend!


  9. WOW, Migdalia!! What a AWESOME Christmas box!!! I love the shaker....... I love all the details!! I LOVE, LOVE this box!!! Have a wonderful day, my friend!!!

  10. WOWZER!!!!! how fun was this I wish I were there making these with you we would have so much fun this came out great I love all the little embellies you made and green of course. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JULY 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  11. What a fun idea. I love the way you embellished the box as well as the goodies inside. Thank you for joining the DL.ART July Linky Challenge,

  12. Oh my goodness what a wonderful creation and hand crafted embellishments. The whole presentation is just beautiful. I'm sure whoever swaps with you will be very pleased.

  13. What an adorable box!! And I love that you created a shaker element in the center! And whomever receives this will definitely enjoy all those fabulous embellishments! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack. Sorry I am soooooo late in commenting, life got busy for a while!


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