Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December Art with Heart Challenge

It's time for the December Art with Heart Challenge over at Eileen Hull's blog. The theme this month is Holiday Traditions and we want to see your projects! You can have a chance to win the Loaf Pan Die from Eileen's fabulous new Vintage Kitchen line. I used the Cookie Box Die to make a fancy gift box that doubles as a decor piece! I'm going to use it as a gift box for jewelry:

These boxes are really easy to put together and can be used for so many things! I think this one is a perfect base for my Christmas Tree. Here are some other views:

back view

The lid is hinged and pops right open so you can stash the gift:

But wait, there's more! I'm doubling up this project with the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #17 – Woodlands & Tinsel Twine. This Cookie Box was just begging to have a Woodlands decorated tree put on it. (Truly a match made in heaven!) Linda over at Studio L3 has been hosting these fun challenges based on the techniques found in Tim Holtz's book (this one is on page 60). Go check it out for some serious inspiration. 

This also fits the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge#7 Tic Tac Toe. I covered many of the categories with this one… Star, Patterned paper, Ribbon (tinsel twine) – Die, Stamps, Ribbon – Star, Glitter, Die. This is a fun challenge, be sure to check it out.

So here you have it, three great challenges you can participate in! 

Dies Used: 
Eileen Hull - Cookie Box (Sizzix
Packages & Bows (Sizzix) 

Other supplies:
Tim Holtz Mirrored Stars
Tim Holtz Ice Skates
Tim Holtz Woodlands Tree Lot
Tim Holtz Metallic Trimmings
Tim Holtz stamps - Christmas Nostalgia, Reindeer Flight
Sizzles matboard
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Distress Spray Stain - Peeled Paint, Barn Door

Simon Says Stamp and Sizzix links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also says thanks!)


  1. oh my Lisa! my tree has buttons too ^.^ looks like we are on the same page here! hehe! Adore your project very festive and colorful ^.^

  2. Ohhhh wow I love this! The stamping looks awesome on the cookie die. The tree as a topper is amazing. Soooo cute :)

  3. Lisa this is such a clever idea- I love that you can use it to hold something but it is also beautiful as an art piece. Adding a tree to the Cookie Box = genius!

  4. What a brilliant approach to the CC3C, Lisa! This is a darling (and ingenious) bit of holiday magic. Well done, and thanks for sharing it with us!


  5. So very cute. I love the little storage box under the tree...

  6. What a fabulous home decor piece and I love the hidden box beneath!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  7. That's the cutest gift box ever! What a clever way to use the tree... I love it. Thanks for joining in at CC3C, Lisa!

  8. Cute ickle tree and love that ickle box... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge again x

  9. Great piece Lisa! Love the idea of the cookie box die as the base.Karen.x

  10. Totally adorable! LOVE the buttons!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Woodlands and Tinsel Twine challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  11. What an adorable Christmas jewelry box. The buttons are so cute and colorful. I love how many ways you made TicTacToe! Thanks for joining us again at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  12. what a fun project! love how the whole lid is that great christmas tree! Thank you so much (again!) for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


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