Monday, December 7, 2020

Cricut Die-lirious Holiday Season Boxes

 Welcome to my inspiration for the last Bitten By the Bug 2's challenge for 2020.  We are partnering with Double Trouble for a year end challenge  Any holiday project with a die cut qualifies but you get extra entries for using patterned papers and ribbons or bows. I created some holiday boxes to wrap up the giving season.

My first box is cut with my Cricut uses patterned paper and extra embellishments.  I dressed up the cut with a felt ribbon around the edge of the lid.  I backed the intricate tree cut with some fancy white paper and added pearls to the tree limbs. 

I used Anna's Holiday Home Decor for this one.  Check out my pearly additions.

My second box wasn't from a holiday image set but with the assist of a Christmas patterned paper stack it is magically a holiday gift box. I used the Cricut Box it Up cartridge. I edged the finish box with chalking ink.  I finished off the box with a manually die cut bow.  The red layer is a Cricut layer unlike the box above where I simply cut a square to add behind the cut.

My final box is shaped.  It did take a little more finesse to adhere but wasn't really hard.  I did have to think about the direction of the pattern with this one.  There were several papers that wouldn't work with this one.  Next time will be even better as this choice wasn't perfect but I was limited myself to the same paper stack.

I used the image set Holiday Gift Boxes.  I added the same felt ribbon but still wanted a little bit "more".  The winter white shiny eyelash fiber was the perfect final touch.

Cricut carts: Anna's Holiday Home Decor, Box it Up and Holiday Gift Boxes
Me & My Big Idea Noel Specialty paper stack
Tim Holtz Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die Bow-Tied
white textured, red and white specialty card stock
Recollection felt ribbon and fibers
Quick Quotes Midnight Confessions Powderpuff chalking ink
pearl gems

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget to play along with both Bitten By the Bug 2 and Double Trouble until January 4.  Thank you for stopping by



  1. This is such a beautiful gift box. I love the classic black and white and the pearls are such a pretty addition.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Christmas challenge!

    Enjoy the season!

    1. Thanks Evelyn, it is actually a dark forest green. Super pretty in person.

  2. These are beautiful gift boxes! I love all three of them and that eyelash ribbon was the perfect compliment to the stocking!!

  3. Alica, all your boxes are great!!! I especially like the second one that you shared with us at Double Trouble! Thank you for giving me a bit more courage to try boxes on my cutting machine!!! -Donna

  4. Wow, lots of unique gift boxes... beautiful. Thanks for sharing our challenge with your Team, so many participated even in the Twisted Sister's optional twist, appreciate it when designers take that extra option.

  5. Wow, all your boxes are great, so many good ideas for embellishing them. Thank you for partnering with us at Double Trouble!

  6. I love these boxes and the papers are so fun.

  7. What really pretty Christmas boxes, they will gifts extra special, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  8. It would be such fun to receive one of these beautiful boxes. Beautiful details on every one.

  9. Wow! These boxes are amazing! Those are going to be so much fun to give and will certainly create big smiles. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Double Trouble! :)

  10. Fabulous Christmas creations.
    Thank you so much for joining in the fun at Allsorts;-))m

  11. What a lovely project! Thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week.

  12. I love all of the boxes. So much fun!

  13. All your boxes are fabulous. They look like they took some time and planning. Thanks for joining us at International Art & Soul. Merry Christmas, Maggie DT

  14. What a beautiful and festive selection of boxes. Love the shapes and the beautiful papers you used. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round.
    Merry Christmas,
    Lena - DT

  15. Beautiful boxes, each one different. Thank you for sharing with us at Die Cut Divas :)

  16. Three fabulous gift boxes! Especially love all the pearl on the first one! So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas this month!! Linda Diva DT

  17. WOW, Wonderful boxes and that shaped box was such a surprise. WOW again. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas, Arlene, DT for Die Cut Divas.

  18. These stunning boxes are gorgeous.

    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Keep crafting!
    Lj xx
    Crafter's Castle

  19. Amazing gift boxes! I could see why some extra thinking was required for that shaped box. Many patterned papers wouldn't work so well! You've done a great job. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

    sue n.

  20. Beautiful gift boxes and so cleverly designed, too! Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #73.