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~ Pretty Packaging ~

Good morning, Friends 🙂

Two posts in one day?~  I know.. I should have other things to do, but honestly, I am pretty much done!   I have four presents to wrap and one last minute card to make, then it’s party time!

I wanted to share a couple things with you that I have done over the last week but haven’t had time to blog.   First, I found this awesome recipe on Deb Felt’s blog (With A Stamp and a Song) ~ Peanut Butter Fudge Rounds!   My boys and I made these a few days ago and if I hadn’t set aside what I needed for these little gift boxes, they would all be gone!

Now, I had to alter the recipe slightly… it may be due to our high altitude.   When I was melting the chocolate, we added about 1/4 cup of milk and it worked perfectly.

I used the shipping tag box directions from the TLC a few weeks ago.   You can find it HERE.



The sentiments were computer generated and printed on very vanilla cardstock.


Here are the deets for these:

Stamps: (snowflake) from There She Goes’ Stick Together set

Colors: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Kay and Co. dp

Ink: Tim Holtz’ Antique Photo

Accessories: ribbon, embroidery thread, circle punches, oval punches, sticky tape, scoring blade, hole punches, dimensionals, corner rounder punch, wax paper, cellophane.


Now here is another project that I had posted to Splitcoaststampers a few days back.   I have received a ton of requests for the instructions, but didn’t want to post it as the recipients might see them, but I think I am safe now 😉

These monogrammed gift box/drawer sets were sooooooooo easy to make!   The cards are very simple and nearly flat!   I fit six cards and decorated envelopes in each drawer and there is still room for a nice pen and some postage, too!


I have the instructions in a word doc, so if you want them sent to you, just leave your e-mail address in the comments section and I will get them sent to you, asap!

ETA (7/7/10):  The overwhelming response that I received on this project was amazing.   So much, that invited me to create a tutorial for their site.   You can find the tutorial HERE.

 I apologize for not e-mailing instructions for the last few months, but the original tutorial document that was written became corrupted by a computer issue and I was not able to recreate it.



Here are my deets:

Stamps:  JustRite Monogram set (If you’re looking for JustRite sets, check out Sharon Johnson’s store!~ Stamp Simply~

Colors: (Laura’s) ~ White chipboard, Pacific Point and Pacific Point dp (Marci’s)~ Basic Black, Very Vanilla, DCWV flocked dp

Ink: Pacific Point and Versafine Black Onyx

Accessories: Ribbons, Oval punches, scoring blade, sticky tape, dimensionals, prima, circle punch, bling brads, black brads


Thanks for stopping by today!   If you are looking for the There She Goes’ blog hop post, please scroll now to the next post!



66 Responses to “~ Pretty Packaging ~”

  1. on 23 Dec 2009 at 07:32Deb

    Hi Holly! I’m so glad you’re lovin’ the PBFudge Rounds! It is a really easy delicious recipe that I’m thrilled to share! Love your little gift boxes!

    Those little drawers for your monogrammed sets are fabulous! I’m gonna have to try your tutorial!

  2. on 23 Dec 2009 at 07:54Anna Arthur

    Loved these box drawers and would love the directions. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  3. on 23 Dec 2009 at 08:02Jennifer

    I love that drawer. Thanks for sending instructions. Have a wonderful holiday…

  4. on 23 Dec 2009 at 08:06Rebekka

    These are fabulous, I just love these drawers and what wonderful colors.

  5. on 23 Dec 2009 at 09:33wilga

    it’s amazing!! Thanks for sending instructions.

    Chrstmas Greetings to you.

  6. on 23 Dec 2009 at 10:14Tam

    I would love to a copy of the tutorial for the monogramed box. It’s darling and would make such great gifts. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

  7. on 23 Dec 2009 at 10:25Kim P

    Oh my gosh, Holly, these are fantastic!! I NEED to learn how to do these boxes! That little drawer is amazing! Maybe if I started my gifts before November in 2010 I could get it figured out!! LOL!

  8. on 23 Dec 2009 at 11:55Sue Deane

    I love your box/drawers with stationary and the cards inside. I would love to have the instructions. Thank you for sharing.

  9. on 23 Dec 2009 at 11:56Marisa

    Good for your boys for baking 😀 What a wonderful little gift package to give out. The note boxes are fabulous. Just love the cream and black cards.

    Have a blessed Christmas celebrating the birth of Christ with family and friends and may His love, joy, peace and hope touch you in new way this Season. Blessings for a fabulous 2010 too!! (((hugs)))


  10. on 23 Dec 2009 at 13:44Lesley

    Holly, I’d love the instructions for the drawers. All of your projects are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talents and Merry Christmas to you and yours…

  11. on 23 Dec 2009 at 16:21Michele L.

    those boxes are cute!!!
    I’ll give u my addy if you have any extras! 😉


  12. on 23 Dec 2009 at 17:59Stephanie B

    I would live to have the instructions for your project. It is so very well done that before I read the text I was sure they were purchased boxes that you had merely decorated. Thanks for the blog!

  13. on 24 Dec 2009 at 05:40Kittie

    What a great project, Holly! I would love to have the instructions. [email protected]

  14. on 24 Dec 2009 at 05:48Jana Z

    What a beautiful gift! I would love to make something like this for my friends too, and would really appreciate it if you could forward me the instructions. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

  15. on 24 Dec 2009 at 06:15Jean Rowell

    I’m with everyone else here. I just love box….please forward me the instruction also.

    Merry Christmas.

  16. on 24 Dec 2009 at 09:50Cathy Weber

    I love your gift cards and the drawer box. Please send me the instructions. Thanks. Merry Christmas

  17. on 24 Dec 2009 at 16:05Tema

    Your stationarydrawer box loo.ks beautiful . If you could be so kind as to send me the instructions, I’d love to try & make them.Thanks & Happy Holidays to you.

  18. on 25 Dec 2009 at 18:41Mary K.

    OH, what a cute drawer with note set! Yes, I would love the directions! thank you.

  19. on 26 Dec 2009 at 16:57annheidel

    Oh, please send me the directions! These are adorable. 🙂

  20. on 27 Dec 2009 at 07:15Pam V

    I finally have a little time now that Christmas is over and am enjoying a few minutes with Splitcoast this morning and stumbled across your drawer, love it. I would appreciate a copy of the instructions, great idea for a last minute gift. Your blog is now in my favorites list. Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year to you and yours.

  21. on 28 Dec 2009 at 17:01Loni

    Holly, I’d love the instructions for the box with drawers. Sooo cute! Thanks, sweetie!

  22. on 29 Dec 2009 at 07:52Sue Wills

    I have just found this blog and am very thrilled you are so talented and I will get nothing done for the next several hours I know! Thank you for sharing your talents. Could I please have the word doc on the pretty packaging box, I think that is what it is called …….Thanks Again Sue

  23. on 30 Dec 2009 at 23:21Pam

    Happy New Year Holly!

    I’d love the directions.


    [email protected]

  24. on 01 Jan 2010 at 03:43Claire

    Hi I love your blog it’s so creative.
    I would love the directions as well please.
    Thank you so much
    and Have the Happiest New Years


  25. on 01 Jan 2010 at 16:43Alice

    Your gift box/drawer set is so beautiful and so professionally made. I would dearly love to have the instructions to have a try. Many, many thanks – and I wish you and yours a very Happy New year.

  26. on 03 Jan 2010 at 17:42Angela

    This little box/drawer is adorable. I would love to get the instructions if you are still willing to share.
    [email protected]


  27. on 03 Jan 2010 at 20:14Beth M.

    Wow! I love your gift-box-with-a-drawer for card sets and would be happy to receive the directions if they’re still available! Thanks for sharing so many beautiful things with us on your blog.

  28. on 06 Jan 2010 at 21:44Sue

    Your gift box with a drawer is fabulous! I have 5 sisters and promised them that I would make card/box sets for each of them. I would be so very appreciative if you would email the directions to me. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas on your blog… are definitely a very talented lady!

  29. on 07 Jan 2010 at 17:20Jennifer

    These are awesome! These would be great gifts! I would love the instructions. You have an awesome website! TFS!!

  30. on 12 Jan 2010 at 04:46Jan

    Good morning Holly! This is my first time viewing your website and it is awesome. I would love the directions for your monogrammed box and gift cards. I just love them. Thanks again Holly, and I will be checking your website frequently.

  31. on 15 Jan 2010 at 14:05Linda S.

    This is ADORABLE! I would love the directions! Thanks!!!

  32. on 15 Jan 2010 at 19:48Connie N

    Holly – Your monogrammed gift box and cards are lovely. They would make wonderful Mother’s Day gifts. Could you email the instructions to me? Thank so much.

  33. on 17 Jan 2010 at 00:06Dani

    WOW – these are absolutely beautiful. Could you please email me the instructions.

    Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

    Your website has now gone into my Favourites

    Northern Territory, Australia

  34. on 17 Jan 2010 at 13:07CJ

    I just stumbled upon your site and saw this adorable set. I would love the directions on how you made the box. TIA.

    My email is [email protected]

  35. on 20 Jan 2010 at 13:48Joni

    Wow, your card sets are beautiful, I would love the instructions. Email: [email protected]

  36. on 20 Jan 2010 at 23:24Lisa

    What a beautiful idea!
    Could you send me the tutorial/instructions please?
    [email protected]

  37. on 24 Jan 2010 at 06:54Jobee

    I have just been browsing through your gorgeous blog, soo much inspiration here.. I love it and will visit often.

    I would love a copy of the instructions for these drawers.

    I hope you get my email addy attached with this message, if not please let me know and I will send it to you


  38. on 24 Jan 2010 at 12:53Kristen

    This is AWESOME!!! The recipient of this darling project has to be over joyed!!! I would love to have the directions for this!

    Thank you for sharing!

  39. on 26 Jan 2010 at 17:58Cheryl

    Hi Holly,
    I love the idea of the drawer! What a great way to package a gift of cards. Can you email me the instructions?

    Thank ypu so much!

  40. on 27 Jan 2010 at 09:05Annette Gibney

    Is it too late to ask for the instructions to this fantastic gift set? I’m always looking for new ideas for gifts for special friends and this is perfect.

    Thank you very much,

  41. on 28 Jan 2010 at 13:33sally

    What a great gift idea (is it too early to plan for this xmas?) I too would love a copy of your instructions as i hope to make this for a friends birthday 🙂

    thank you for sharing

  42. on 02 Feb 2010 at 05:10Mary

    What a great idea! Can you email me the instructions?

    Kind regards,


  43. on 04 Feb 2010 at 03:24Sally

    Many thanks for sending me the instructions you are a star *

  44. on 07 Feb 2010 at 11:01LaurieJane

    I came to your site for this box, but all of your cards are just amazing!!

    I was hoping you could send me the directions for the drawer. I am making some cards for a friends birthday and would love to make this to to with them.

    Adding your site to my favorites. Very ispiring!!


  45. on 12 Feb 2010 at 05:14Judy Johnson

    Please email the instructions for gift box w/drawer.
    Just happened on your site – impressed! Snowed in so will have time to try to make this as a gift. Thank you.

  46. on 14 Feb 2010 at 13:20shelly

    just love eveything you post so creative could you please e-mail me the gift box w/ drawer instructions thanking you in advance

  47. on 15 Feb 2010 at 13:20shelly

    HI I ‘m #46 forgot my address [email protected] I am a big fan of you site

  48. on 17 Feb 2010 at 08:12jennie carlow

    Hi there,
    I’ve just discovered your blog and love your monogrammed gift box/drawer set. Is it too late to ask for the instructions??

  49. on 25 Feb 2010 at 21:32Bev Poultney

    Would really love to have the instructios for your monogrammed gift box/drawer sets , they are really gorgeous. I am a 3d package freak love them to bits.
    I am from the North Island of New Zealand. If possible could you
    email to [email protected]
    Please – thank you – you are so clever.

  50. on 01 Mar 2010 at 04:10Grethe

    I`m Grethe from Norway, and I would love to have the instructions for your monogrammed gift box/drawer set.
    Thank You !

  51. on 05 Mar 2010 at 08:05Carmen Garcia

    Hi I love these boxes . I would love to have the directions. Thanks

  52. on 27 Mar 2010 at 19:39Carrie

    These are amazing! I came to your blog just for the instructions but am loving all your stuff – you are so creative!

  53. on 28 Mar 2010 at 22:31D Juanita

    I love the Monogrammed gift box/drawer and would really like to receive the directions. ThankYou!!

  54. on 14 Apr 2010 at 21:41Trish

    Hi, i have just found your blog through Makeesha Byl’s site and i love these boxes. I would love the instructions. Your site is great – definately be putting you in my favourites list. Thanks!

  55. on 19 Apr 2010 at 11:40Barbara

    Hi Holly,
    I love your blog. It’s so inspiring. Can you please send me the instructions for your gift box/drawer.

    Thank You,

  56. on 20 Apr 2010 at 13:34Christine K

    Hi Holly,
    Would love to have the instructions for the monogrammed box set, please! You are fabulous and so creative. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!
    Ontario, Canada

  57. on 25 Apr 2010 at 09:18cheryl medico

    I love these monogrammed gift box/drawers. would you please send the instructions? Thank you for sharing!!


  58. on 08 May 2010 at 06:02Jo Weedon

    Thankyou for sharing this idea, I would love to case it, if you have the time to share, thankyou again..

  59. on 10 May 2010 at 00:20Tessie

    I love these little drawer boxes they are so pretty. I would love to have the instructions.

    Thank yo

  60. on 11 May 2010 at 03:16Sandra Carey

    Thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous little drawers. You are very talented.May I please have the instructions? Thank you from Sandra in Brisbane, Australia

  61. on 25 May 2010 at 18:42Darlene

    Love your boxes, would you please send the instructions.

    Thank you.

  62. on 15 Jun 2010 at 18:35D Juanita

    I love the monogrammed gift box/drawer sets it is just beautiful. I would love to have the instructions.

    Thank You

  63. on 06 Jul 2010 at 02:33Ailda

    I love the monogrammed gift box/drawer soooooooooo much!!!! They are really cute! >w<

  64. on 06 Jul 2010 at 02:34Ailda

    btw. Can I please have the instructions?

    Thanx 😀

  65. on 12 Jul 2010 at 01:18Isla

    What a beautiful project! Just wanted to ask how you achieved the gorgeous embossed decoration at the top of the card. Thanks for sharing.

  66. on 13 Jul 2010 at 07:07Sandy

    you truly do have Great ideas, love stopping by and seeing what you have done…..

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