Paper Crafts magazine presents: 12 Designers of Christmas Blog Hop (9-17)

Hi everyone!

I’m tickled to be joining the Paper Crafts magazine crew for a blog hop today in celebration of Holiday Cards & More.

If you haven’t heard of the issue yet, here’s a briefer on it. It’s an all-new go-to guide of sorts of holiday cards, packages and other cool craft projects from Paper Crafts magazine. You can get it craft and book stores around the country. And you can find it online through the Paper Crafts online store by clicking here.

Twelve crafters (me, included) were challenged to make a project using one of the downloadable patterns from the special issue.

I was asked to make something with the box pattern from the cool gift box made by Leslie Webster. You can find the pattern here.

I went a little different direction that Leslie in making a traditional box. I made two boxes with her pattern. I stacked them together and decorated them up like a snowman!

Fun, huh?

If you make one like this, be sure to use buttons and not brads. I originally tried to use brads for the buttons on his chest. Let’s just say it didn’t quite work when it came to opening the bottom box. 😉

 I really wanted the bottom box to be functional so I could put candy in like I did with the top box. 🙂

Be sure to leave a comment for me today here on my blog. I’ll be giving someone picked at random a copy of Holiday Cards & More.

And be sure to leave one on the Paper Crafts blog and the Moxie Fab World blog, as well as on the blogs of each of the other crafters taking part in today’s hop.







Kim K.





That’s because the Paper Crafts editors will pick someone at random from all the comments made along the hop to receive 12 Christmas collections of paper crafting goodies! Woooooo! 🙂

That’s all for now.

Be back again soon.

494 thoughts on “Paper Crafts magazine presents: 12 Designers of Christmas Blog Hop (9-17)

  1. I love blog hops! They are so inspiring. What a great way to start. I LOVE the snowman. I will definitely book mark this for future reference.

  2. I love this idea! My husband loves to bake, so I could definitely see us teaming up on some office and neighbor gifts.

  3. ADOR-A-BLE! So cute and doesn’t look difficult. I think the guys at the office would like these full of candy for Christmas!

  4. I love how making a snowman is so undefined! The possibilities are endless! The boxes on yours makes this perfect for gifting either gender … too cute!

  5. That is sooooo cute! You are such a clever crafter–I never seem to think up these out-of-the box ideas. Love your blog.

  6. Too cute for words. This looks like it would be so much fun to play with as a crafts project, at any age from kids to grandmothers.

  7. Ahhh….you are definitely getting me in the Christmas mood! He’s so cute…and functional! Gotta love that in a snow….man!

  8. Who wouldn’t love to receive a box of candy? The snowman is really cute–nice to put on your desk at work, so co-workers can enjoy, too.

  9. That snowman is so cute! I would LOVE a copy of the new Holiday Cards and More to get the wonderful inspiration I need for my holiday cards. Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~Rachel in Sacramento

  10. Absolutely adorable!!! The receiver will have a huge smile on their face when they get it – not to mention enjoy the goodies inside!

  11. I love the snowman box. I should make some to give to my friends–if I have the time (I work a lot and go to school). But I know that they would love the box and the candy…

  12. oh my goodness! what a stinkin’ cute idea 🙂 would be great for my friends so they could “share” with their families…maybe! thanks for sharing!!

  13. I totally love snowmen, so of course I totally LOVE what you did!! I can’t wait to try your snowman boxes idea out. thanks so much for the ideas!

  14. The snowman box is adorable, but I found a lot of things on your blog that I love. I’m definitely coming back here 🙂

    Thanks for the opportunity to win free stuff!!!

  15. Great box! Reminds me of the snowman “kit” I gave for gifts one year. If I’d packaged it in a snowman box that would have been even “cooler” 🙂

  16. Snowmen are one of my Christmas favorites. You can’t go wrong with a cute snowman gift box full of yummy candies. This is a really cute idea. Great Job!

  17. Oh I love this idea!!! I love snowmen and have several friends that do too. I can see making a bunch to give away to my Bunko group as a Christmas gift and for teachers and neighbors, etc. How exciting!! Thanks for the cute idea!

  18. This is so cute. Great for kids and party favor. Thanks for the tips, not to use brads. I was thinking of it until I read your suggestion. Save me a lot of trouble for sure.

  19. I love the idea of making the snowman functional!!! Such a cute twist on the box pattern – I can’t wait to try it for myself!

  20. WOW..he is adorable. We are doing a Snow Party for my granddaughter’s 8th Birthday Party in early December….we live where it doesn’t snow so we are having some artificial snow brought in. It was her idea because she collects snowmen of all things 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration…now I know what the kids treat boxes will be at the party 🙂

  21. Oh this is so cute! I have one person in mind who is head over heels for anything with a snowman so I might be “borrowing” your idea for her gift. Thanks for sharing!

  22. How clever to use two boxes for the sweet snow man. Thanks for the chance to win the Christmas book. I would love to have one.

  23. This will be great to make for all my grand children for christmas, birthday’s ,holleween, and on and on how great are the ways you can use the combination of the two boxes.You went out of the box on this one

  24. OMG!!! What a darling snowman gift box…..the face is absolutely precious and I love how you used the gingham fabric scrap!!!!!

  25. What a cute little snowman box and double the fun with goodies in each one!!! Thanks for the tip with the buttons…I like them better then brads anyways 🙂

  26. I just love this idea!! Snowmen are the cutest and this box idea is so perfect!!! Great job and thank you for the inspiration!

  27. What a cute holiday project. I love the idea of putting candy in the box, but I would love to make one for my mantle.

  28. Wow! So many ideas and such an amazing gift to win! I’d love to be the winner of this early Christmas gift!

  29. HOW AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing you cute box!! Love it thanks also for the chance to win!! Have a GREAT WEEKEND!! =)
    Larissa Heskett

  30. Your blog is my first one to visit today but I am pretty sure your project will be my favorite! Snowmen are my favorite. Thank you so much for the heads up on brads! I am a brad person so I would have tried that as well.


  31. OH MY – this is just TOO CUTE FOR WORDS!!!! Will definitely have to try to make one of these for my sister (her last name is SNOW!!!). Thanks for sharing!

  32. What a fun project and a perfect gift for neighbors, teachers and those last minute extra surprises. All of the designer’s projects are terrific!

  33. This project is SO CUTE! My friend Julie is a scrapper too and she loves snowmen. Think I just found her Christmas gift!

  34. This gift box made me recall when our kids were little & they’d get “carried away” with something & we’d jokingly say, “Stop having so much fun!!!” Of course, they’d giggle & have even MORE fun then. I just love this & my favorite part is Mr. Snowman’s earmuffs!!!

  35. This snowman is genius! Love the idea of stacking two boxes like a snowman is stacked snowballs. Thanks for the inspiration!

  36. What a darling snowman! Great idea! Our whole family room is always for the snowmen during the holidays. Will have to make this one.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

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