Taylor is hosting a Blog hop today. We all decorated one of her Perfect Package Card Boxes.  I love how sturdy those boxes are and that they are collapsible.

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I am a bit stuck on the Laundry Line paper from My Mind’s Eye lately. It’s so pretty and it sparkles!!!  A 4 1/2″ x 6 1/8″  piece of Tenny Wishes paperwas stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of sponged Chocolate chip cardstock. The 1 3/4″ x 6 1/8″ piece of Proud print paper was stitched to a slightly wider piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that had been punched with a Martha Stewart Border punch. Ivory Satin ribbon from May Arts was tied around the strip before it was taped to the card box front.

The image is from Taylor’s Christmas Blessings. It was stamped in Espresso Adirondack ink on Vanilla cardstock twice. I cut the inner image out of one  of the images, sponged it with Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo Distress ink and brushed it with Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint.

I colored the frame of the other image with Copic Marker G82 and covered it with Crystal Effect. It was layered on a Chocolate Chip scalloped rectangle cut and embossed with Nestabilities.  The sentiment is also from Christmas blessings. It was stamped in Espresso ink, cut out with a 1 3/8″ circle punch, sponged with Scattered Straw and Vintage photo and layered on a sponged Chocolate Chip scallop circle. To finish up the front, I inked up a Maya Road scroll with Espresso ink and added Clear Kaiser Rhinestones as well as Tiny Twinkles.


The back of the lid was layered matching the outside. On the inside of the box I created a spot for three Rocher chocolates, as well as a gift card holder. A matching card will be placed of the gift card.


The Chocolate Chip card base measures 4″ x 8 1/2″ and was folded in half. The rest of the card is pretty much the same as the box front. It looks a lot better IRL, but it was hard to photograph with all the Crystal Effect and Crackle Paint.

Please check out these blogs to see what the other girls created with these awesome boxes:

Alex Maldonado
Amy Rohl
Bev Gerard
Charmaine Ikach

Cindy Haffner
Debbie Olson

Donna Baker
Jami Sibley
Jen del Muro
Jen Tapler
Jenn Balcer
Jennifer Buck
Jessica Diedrich

Joan Ervin
Joanne Basile
Linda Duke
Lori Craig
Rose Anne Reynolds
Sankari Wegman
Sharon Harnist
Sherry Cheever

Taylor VanBruggen

Have a happy and safeBlack Friday! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

23 Responses to “Black Friday Blog Hop by Taylored Expressions”

  1. Oh Beate, your box turned out so stunningly elegant! I love all the attention to detail (and of course the chocolates!!).

  2. Gorgeous, Beate!!!

  3. wow! Beate, of course this is stunning….you made it! love the papers, your coloring and love the look of the crystal effects and crackle paint.

  4. Gorgeous Beate! Love the ideas of the candies and the gift card holder. AND I love the crackle on the image . . . gorgeous!

  5. OMG, Beate…this is sooo rich and elegant looking!!! Love how you sponged the background to create a glow around the nativity and the crackle and CE looks AWESOME!!!!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, Beate!! I love what you did with the Christmas Blessings set and how clever to make the box into a gift card/chocolate holder! Love it!

  7. gorgeous box & cards, Beate!

  8. Your box is absolutely GORGEOUS, Beate!! I love your card and goodies inside as well!!

  9. WOW, your box is just stunning Beate!! I LOVE this stamp set, and the colors you used are beyond gorgeous!!

  10. Absolutley gorgeous! So elegant! Love what you did with the inside too – so perfect for a gift card!

  11. This is beautiful! LOVe that MME paper and how you added the chocolates!

  12. what a great idea to use the box for candy and a card…. it is absolutly beautiful!

  13. This is a gorgeous box, I love the embellishments and paper that you chose.

  14. Beautiful, Beate! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Hugs!

  15. What a lovely box!! Wonderful thank you for sharing… Love your blog!

  16. Your altered box is my favourite. I love your creations.

  17. THis is just GORGEOUS, Beate! LOVE it! And the chocolates and PF Chang gift card. . .what a fabulous “extra”! Gorgeous work, my friend!

  18. I can understand why you are stuck on that gorgeous paper. Your box and cards are so elegant! And the candy adds the perfect touch. Gorgeous work.

  19. This is just BEYOND Stunning Beate! There is NOTHING you cannot do! I ADORE this!

  20. Love this, ’69 sister! In fact, I loved it so much, I went to order more boxes to specifically use your idea for gift card giving season, but unfortunately, TE is sold out!

    Happy Holidays!

  21. Beate!! This is breath-taking! The nativity image is so beautifully done. Love the box!

  22. I just LOVE how you really made the nativity the focal point with the distress ink & the clear rock candy distress paint. I’m sure it looks more awesome in person. That image is a must have in any stampers’ collection!

  23. […] Creating for this hop caused to me to go back and look at some of my previous creations and I wanted to share one of those with you today too.  You can find it here. […]

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