Sunday, April 3, 2011

Welcome to the Neighborhood Gift Box

Todays creation is for the Celebrate The Occasion challenge. This weeks theme is "New House" and that brought to mind, for me, bringing a new neighbor a welcome basket. Wouldn't it be special if the basket itself was home made. Makes a thoughtful gift even that much better. You can fill it with goodies like cookies or bread or you could fill it with coupons to restaurants, phone numbers to utility companies, recommendations for doctors and dentists, etc.





The door was cut at 3 1/4" with real dial size on and both the topiary were cut at 2 1/2" with real dial size on from the Wild Card Cricut cartridge. The grass was cut at 1 1/4" and the tree at 3 1/2" from the Give A Hoot Cricut cartridge. I did the windows with my paper trimmer and a square punch.

Supplies used - cardstock - textured brown, black, two reds, two greens, yellow, grey, brown; small plastic bubble dot for door handle; square punch by Ek Success; tag from Staples Office Supply; pop dots; sentiment from Squiggle Fly, Wild Card and Give A Hoot Cricut cartridges

Thanks for looking!
I appreciate all your comments!

20 comments:

Mom said...

What a darling gift box ! A great way to say "Welcome" to a new neighbor and give a keepsake and a gift of goodies. Great crafting !

Debbie said...

This is great!!! It is such a nice idea and it looks so nice! I'm sure it will be appreciated!

http://debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

How cute, what a way to welcome a new neighbor, great idea!! You did a fantastic job on the challenge. Thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

Adrian said...

OMG! How great is this project! I would ove to get this box! Thanks for Celebrating the Occasion:)

girlia said...

Wow! such an awesome project. Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO

GiGi said...

Oh this is so cute! I love all the details on your house box! Thanks for playing at CTO!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

great idea! I want to my your neighbor!
liz :o)

Dilsaver Designs said...

I really love your project, it turned out wonderfully and what an awesome gift that would be to receive!! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Amy said...

Very creative!! I love that you decorated the sides (and back?) too!! So much detail -- I imagine the box would be gift enough -- a real keepsake!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion this week!! Hope you'll join us again for the next challenge!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

This is soo perfect!! Great job, it is amazing!
-Paper Panther cto dt
purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com

MyNeed2Craft said...

This is such a great idea. I do have to make something next week for a friends son who just got his first apartment. This just might be the perfect box for some home made cookies. :)
TFS!

cklopping said...

Anyone would love to receive such a cute welcome box! I love the details you put into it! You could even customize it to look like the neighbor's home (same paint color, flowers, trees that match their new home). Thank you for sharing!

Lisa said...

How fun! I love this! Thanks for playing along this week at CTO!

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Maquel said...

Esther!! This is such a cool project! I will have to save this post in my 'favorites' in case the need for it ever comes up!! Great job! Thanks for joining us at CTO!!

Maquel
http://papermaineiac.blogspot.com

Karen said...

I am SO moving into your neighborhood! ;-) Love it!

VICTORIA said...

Oh my gosh I love it. You did such a wonderful job on it. Stop by my blog i have an award for you. Victoria :)

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

What an awesome way to welcome a new neighbor! I would just love that if I were new in town! Thanks for playing along with us at CTO!

-Rayna
http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com

CraftyJAR said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Congrats on winning the Rock Princess Cart!
Judy

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Very nice and congrats on winning a chance to March cart...

Thanks for playing with CTO..

Ivette_DT

Mandi @ Southern Gnome said...

So glad I found this. We just had new neighbors move in and I was looking for an idea of something to make and take to them. Perfect!