Friday, 8 December 2017

Christmas Pines Octagon for JAI #389

It's Friday and as the song's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas :-) The shopping centres are full of people and sales and the postman is delivering most days. And it's so lovely to see the decorations up in all the windows and gardens!

This week at Just Add Ink we have a fabulously festive Inspiration Photo for you suggested by Kelly. Christmas parcels, neutrals and pine branches and gum many things to kick start your crafting this week! Our lovely design team have created such beautiful projects to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment and pop on over and hopefully join us :-)

I was inspired to step outside of my usual colourful card routine and created an Octagon box using the colours and pine branches from the photo. This time of year gift packaging is another fun thing to create and so I decided to try a different shape too!! I started with a 15.5 cm square piece of card and then centred my 9cm in length octagon and went from there, scoring 3 cm from each edge all the way around. Every second tab has the corners folded in on both sides to create neat edges. I will add a tutorial if people are interested - just leave a comment to let me know.

These boxes can hold a number of things and can turn a gift card into a more substantial gift.

The ribbon belly band holds the box closed as well as being a base for all the other layers of decorations.

Card stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Garden Green, Gold Foil
Inks: Garden Green
Stamps: Merriest Wishes (Retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, Merriest Tag Framelits,  Pinecone Framelits, Striped Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, Jute Twine, Green Sprigs, Red and White Twine (retired)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the fabulous inspiration from our lovely design team and I look forward to seeing what you will create inspired by this beautiful photo too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much Marlena 😊

  2. Oh, lovely Jan. I love your Octagonal box - and decorated beautifully too. D x

  3. This is absolutely delightful Jan! Such a sweet size and beautifully decorated. xx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Jan. Such a sweetly decorated box and an awesomely fantastic way to give a gift card - Love it!

  5. What a clever unique box Jan! You dressed it up so beautifully too, I love the mix of ribbons and foliage - so classic! xxx

  6. You made your own box design - well, that's just too clever! Stunning project Jan with beautiful decoration! Kelly x