Family Traditions Box

When I found this Samantha Walker Christmas paper I knew instantly what I wanted to create with it.  Growing up my grandmother gave out Christmas baskets filled to the brim with delicious baked treats and delightful candies.  Each family had their own basket and returned it after the goods were devoured.   I wanted to start this same tradition but with a twist.  My other grandmother always had us take a photo in front of the tree.  She kept the photos in a special box that was decorated with Christmas wrapping paper.  So here is where the twist comes in.  I purchased a bunch of  empty cigar boxes a while back with the intent on using them for something cool. I knew they could be easily upcycled.

Samantha Walker Paper Gift Box
Samantha Walker Paper Gift Box

I decided I would make a gift box for my little sister that would start out with a delicious bunch of goodies, their recipes and a photo.  The box is to keep and place all of her future photos in.  Or she could use it as a giant recipe box.  Plus it will look really cool when it is sitting out since it is so decorative.  I hope she really likes it and will make this a tradition of her own.

Samantha Walker Paper Gift Box whole box
Samantha Walker Paper Gift Box whole box

Materials: Samantha Walker Christmas Paper, die cuts and rubons by Creative Imaginations, Krylon Spray paint, Prism Cardstock, Clearsnap Ink, Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®, Sizzix Die Cuts

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About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website http://365daysofcrafts.com Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at gmail.com
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3 Responses to Family Traditions Box

  1. Kim says:

    I really like that box, Niki. Great use of the papers, and yes, it’s beautiful.

  2. Great use of a cigar box- I bet you sis loves it!

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