Monday, January 2, 2012

Valentine’s Gift Tower and Happy New Year!

Can you believe it is really 2012? I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s Day and that 2012 is your best year ever!

I love getting gift towers filled with cookies or candy and thought it would be fun to make a gift tower for a Valentine’s Day gift for a friend. My homemade tower will be filled with chocolate, cookies and cocoa packets.


To make the gift tower I used my new Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge. Did I mention this is my new favorite cartridge? This cart contains lots of amazing boxes and inserts that you can size to meet any of your needs. The square box and lid are on page 60. I used the lid with the scalloped edges and circle window and lined the lid with acetate. Unfortunately the cut out circle doesn’t show up in my photos but it is super cute! The first tower and lid is cut at 11 inches, the second at 10, and the smallest at 9 inches. I used double sided paper so the inside looked as nice as the outside.



All that is left is to line the boxes with tissue paper, fill and wrap like a package. These are an easy yet elegant gift that can be custom sized. Next time, I am going to try making a smaller jewelry tower.

Thanks for visiting and stay tuned for a fun new video combining jewelry making with card making!

21 comments:

joycemc57 said...

These boxes are very elegant! Great job. I love your choice of paper and would love to get some. Who makes the paper and what is the name of the line?

Donna said...

Love the boxes, beautiful papers. FANTASTIC Bow!

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Happy New Year Linda!

JuPooh65 said...

Beautiful!! I would LOVE to receive this as a gift! Great idea for next year Christmas gift giving!! Thanks for sharing it with us!! Now, I gotta go buy the sweet tooth cartridge. :D

jfarrell65@charter.net

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

That is just stunning! I agree with the previous posters, the paper is so pretty. Would love to know how you tied such an elegant bow. Thanks for sharing - really going to try this. This is something you could either dress up or dress down, so to speak, depending on the occasion - how fun is that?!

Cheryl said...

Wow! That's so pretty. I love the scalloped edges and your bow is fantastic! Happy New Year! ~Hugs, Cheryl

Crafting Katie said...

Beautiful job! I love that cartridge too, Linda, and you made your boxes so pretty! I love the tower look, and your bow is gorgeous!

Marilyn said...

OMG! That is so cute and what a great idea...looks like I will have to scope out this cart! Thank you for sharing...you've done an awesome job! Thank you for sharing and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

tndj said...

neat! Love the boxes. I will be giving it a try!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

These are awesome and you are such an enabler!! LOL!! I just went to the Cricut site and purchased this cartridge! Now you know if I have questions I'll be bugging YOU!! LOL!
GREAT job ... these are fabulous!!

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Carolyn said...

I really like the tower. I love that cartridge also, Very nice idea. I am going to do that. Thanks for sharing.

~ Lori ~ said...

Beautiful!

Pat N. said...

WOW, what beautiful boxes. They are exquisite! And the bow is out of this world! I'm in awe of your project.--Pat N.

Kate said...

This project is stunning, Linda! Your box tower is gorgeous and the bow is incredible!! I'd love to see a video of how you tied the ribbon like that (and reading above, I don't think I'm the only one). I'm so impressed!
I do hope that your health is now fully restored. All the best to you in 2012!

CREATIVE M said...

Amazing! Beautiful! Gorgeous!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Beautiful!

Carol said...

Gorgeous box tower! Love the paper its so elegant! TFS

Anonymous said...

Looks great but how did you tie that beautiful bow?

Momof4inArlington said...

I hope you'll get some real rest now that the holidays have passed! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous boxes! I am new to the E2 and Wrap it Up...Not to be a glutton, but I wish I had Sweet Tooth Boxes, too! I hope you have a happy healthy new year!

janet dycus said...

i love you tower of boxes i am going to try the boxes keep the good stuff coming

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Donna said...

Linda, Do you have to have a 24X12 mat to make boxes this large? Or are they are large as I think. You mentioned one lid is 11 inches. Is that the size before you fold it?

I would like to make my own boxes, but need one to fit photos at 3.5X5 and 5X7. Could this cartridge make boxes this size?

Thank you for any help. I'm new to Cricut and still trying to figure out which cartridges I would use.

Your work is beautiful and I can only dream that I may get as good as you someday.

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