Wednesday, December 24, 2014

WOYWW 290--Making My Own Gift Boxes

 Merry Christmas Eve desker lovelies! I am barely making it to What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday hosted by Miss Julia. But I thought if she can take the time to do this linky party on Christmas Eve, I can certainly take a few minutes to link up and see what's going on with workdesks around the planet on the day before Chrstimas!

Do you make your own gift boxes? Because for the first time I can answer yes to that question. Woo hoo! Since I love making envelopes, I thought I would love making gift boxes, and months ago I had ordered the We R Memory Keepers gift box punch board from Amazon. And then it sat. And sat. And then it got put away and I almost couldn't find it! But now, here it is, and yesterday I had so much fun making little boxes, and it's so easy. I'm especially happy I can theme the paper I choose, which is scrapbook paper, to the recipient. My daughter writes, and so I used a Christmas paper with typewriters on it. My nephew plays the trumpet, and I happened to have Christmas trumpet paper. How cool is that! Now it's time to really clean up the desk (see the rest of the mess above), company's coming for Christmas Eve dinner. We're having turkey, ham, scalloped potatoes, spinach dip, bubble buns, green beans with bacon, cheesecake and more. So, yes, I'll be starting the new diet right after Christmas!! Happy Christmas everyone.

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch


  1. Ooh, the feast sounds wonderful!! Hope everyone enjoys it all :-)
    I'm so glad you like the tote, hope it lasts and carries lots of stuff! I love my hanging and the envelope too.
    Have a wonderful Christmas Day tomorrow, hope you are visited by Father Christmas!
    Hugs, LLJ 23 xxxx

  2. Wow, what a feast indeed. Happy Christmas, Sandy. Your gift boxes sound marvelous. Helen #5

  3. Great idea to make your own gift boxes, Sandy! It makes the packaging so much more personal, especially if it's reusable. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and I look forward to visiting your blog in 2015! zsuzsa #24

  4. Wonderful. I've resisted and resisted one of these boards, but I think you may be the last straw!!!
    I love the so called mess on your desk, it's so festive! your menu sounds wonderful, but I have No idea what a bubble bun is! Happy Christmas xxxx

  5. Working right to the end eh?.... the boxes look fab and such appropriate paper too.
    May your Christmas be merry and bright and full of good cheer.
    thanks for all your lovely comments throughout the year
    janet #9

  6. I love making my own bags and boxes. It just makes giving a gift more special. Merry Christmas April #36

  7. Hi Sandy. Those boxes are gorgeous and so personal too. Especially the trumpet one! How cool is that!
    Your Christmas eve dinner sounds delicious. We have Christmas eve dinner too. Here in Spain they eat as near to midnight as possible, consequently we didn't get home until 3 am. This morning we slept late and didn't fancy cooking another big dinner, so we had something simple and tomorrow we will cook a roast dinner. I say 'we' as my husband and I cook together. (he's a very good cook. I'm a lucky girl)
    I would wait until the new year before dieting if i were you. There are too many goodies still around....
    Enjoy the season,

  8. Yum! What a great feast! But you deserve it after all your industry with the box making, ha ha! Have a blessed Christmas from way over here in Manila! patsy

  9. Good for you, Sandy! I'm glad you found it and had so much fun making these adorable boxes all personalized for the recipients! How fun is that?! I'm sure your Christmas was merry!! Happy WOYWW to you, very late, and all good wishes for a wonderful new year!! Hugs, Darnell #49

  10. The boxes look lovely - great idea. Hope your Christmas went well. Hugs, Chris # 10