Monday, April 2, 2012


Well it's April already!!
I swear that the time just flies by!!!
Today I have my projects for the

Our fabulous hostess this month is Ruby Montes and she has challenged us all to create

Baby Projects and/or Baby Gift Sets

Since the newest collection Princes & Princesses is filled with super-cute baby images the DT has used all of the NEW Collection for our project. You will want to drop over to the Challenge blog and see what everyone has done. Lots of inspiration!! I also hope you will find time to join us with our challenge this month!!

I decided to make little gift boxes for baby presents...
Here are my finished projects

I have made what is called pizza boxes. I have just made big ones instead of the sizes that you would find in most of the tutorials. My boxes both measure 9.5 x 6 by 2 deep. They are plenty big to put an outfit or a blanket in. I have made them out of poster board as 12 x 12 cardstock was not big enough for the size I wanted to make. tee hee hee They are also very sturdy made out of the poster board!!

This little sweetie is Baby Edwin. He is available at Magnolia-licious and is offered at a 10% discount right now! How cool is that? I colored him up with Copic markers and added stickles on the crown and the stars.. The papers that I have used are: Lost & Found, MME, Paper Pizazz, Daisy D's and Bazzill Cardstocks. Embellies used are: Queen & Co. pearls, We R Memory Keepers distressed resin words, rattle button, Paper Studio butterflies and I have hand drawn and cut the 3 stars, ribbon and lacing. I have popped some of the layers to give my little gift box a 3-d look. Tools used: I have sewing some of the layers and used my Spellbinders Round for around the image.

Then next up is my girl gift box...

Here is my girl themed gift box with Baby Tilda. She is available at Magnolia-licious and is offered at a 10% discount right now also! I have colored her with my copic markers and added stickles to her crown. Now look at the cute little Dragon paper that can be bought from Magnolia-licious. It is in the Princes and Princess Paper Pack. I have also used Bo Bunny and Melissa Frances and Bazzill cardstocks. Embellies used are: buttons, Queen & Co. pearls, paper flowers by Kaisercraft and Prima, ribbons,bakers thread, acrylic word and letters. The image is popped up on a big round button type thingy with ribbon pleated around it. Tools used: Flourish by Cheery Lynn, Sewing machine for some of the layers, and one of my favorite dies by Magnolia called Edwins Lace available at Magnolia-licious.

Challenges to enter my projects:
Simply Magnolia Challenge: Dies/Punches/Ribbon 
iCopic Challenge - For a Child
Creative Mondays -Anything but Card
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Dots and Stripes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun - No Easter cards

YES!! I used my Scor-pal to make my boxes!!
Here is a link for a mini pizza box. CLICK HERE or HERE
Please remember that mine are not to scale with the turtorial. I have made mine much bigger. (9.5 x 6 by 2)

THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY TODAY!!!I would love to hear what you think of my little gift boxes.
 Have I inspired you to join us this month???


Pysselbus said...

Ahhh!! It's totally breathtaking!!! Love it! I just got top try this as I have a present to give to my newborn nephew...

Wish you all the best!

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely adorable little box projects. There's so many little details to feast the eyes on.

Juls said...

wow these are just gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

Maria Therese said...

These boxes are goooorgeous! Happy Easter!

Jannie said...

Wowww Janiel these are absolutely gorgeous! Such a great projects!
I love the papers and all the details
Have a nice day!

Hugs Jannie

June Nelson said...

These are gorgeous Janiel just stunning xxxxx

Danielle said...

So so cute! I just LOVE these baby boxes Janiel - truly stunning and inspirational work!
Hugs, Danielle

sueincanada said...

Your baby boxes are adorable. You are such an inspiration.

Karen said...

All I can say is Wow! These are stunning!!! What a fabulous idea....and the work did an amazing job!!

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

So precoius, beautiful work, bye Mascha

Barb Hardeman said...

Janny, oh my dear heart! What BEEEEEE-utiful boxes you have made to put a baby outfit into! I would never have thought of using poster board for a larger sized item!!! So clever! Your sweet images are beautifully colored and they look so chubby and soft! Beautiful embellishments - love the ribbon treatment around Baby Tilda. Amazing job...XO Barb <><

Joann Burton said...

These are beautiful. I love your coloring and the larger size of these boxes. Great idea. joann sassy raggedy

Shelby said...

These are both just too stinkin cute! Love love the dragon paper for the girl's box...just perfect.


Shazza said...

these are adorable

Country Mouse said...

These are SOOO sweet!! I love them! What adorable creations! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft your Passion Challenges!
dt member

Riet said...

So beautiful Janiel,I love the images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Suzan L said...

HI Janiel, both of these baby boxes are so darling!! I love all the detail that you have added to them. I'm sure whoever receive them will keep some of their baby mementos in them. Have a wonderful day!! What a wonderful keepsake!

Suzi said...

Wow! Janiel, your creations are always amazing and these two adorable boxes are no different. Your attention to all the little bits that create a beautiful project are awe inspiring. Love these to bits.
Suzi x

Paula said...

Ok, first the boxes are just adorable..from the images to the embellies, they are gorgeous. BUT the genius idea of using poster board to make a large pizza box style, well that's just too freakin' it :)

Rebekah said...

Goodness janny these are both so wonderful fab inspiration hugs Rebekah xx

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful pizza boxes and I love the way you make them in bigger size. Beautiful coloring and designs on them. Those layering pieces and dies looks precious together :o)

missstamper said...

Wow! What fabulous boxes!

Candy said...

Hi Janiel,
WOW! Wonderful gift boxes for baby.
Magnificently decorated and coloured :o)
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Candy

Chris said...

I think these are just amazing! I love the colors you used on the images. The skin is perfect! Your work is always a feast for the eyes!


Michele said...

these pizza boxes are great! thank you for joining the "anything goes" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

sara said...

awww how cute are these !! so sweet janiel love them both thanks so much for joining us at simply magnolia this week
hugs sara x x

Sheri said...

Not one, but TWO!! Oh my goodness Janiel! You are so darn talented!! Thank you for joining us at iCopic! :)

Elle said...

What a great idea to use poster board for your ADORABLE pizza boxes! The only thing missing is the scoring measurements for the larger size box for those of us that are numbers illiterate!

Angela said...

Wow wow wow! Gorgeous creations Janiel! Lovely colors and sweet images you used here. Wonderful my friend! hugs, Angela

Grenouille Greetings said...

Makes me want to have a baby! Of course I'm a bit old for that but my these are adorable! Isn't poster board kind of stiff? How on earth did you fold the boxes? Beautiful, beautiful work! Big hugs, Lesley

~Michelle~ said...

These are beyond adorable! SO sweet...and Gorgeous coloring!
Thanks for sharing your creations on the iCopic Challenge! :)

Michelle said...

Hi Janiel

Wow, your goreous gift boxes are just adorable!! A real gift in themselves.

I have featured your boxes on my Pink Paper Paradise facebook page.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Patti Jo said...

Love your boxes Janiel!!! What a terrific idea to make larger boxes out of poster board so larger items fit in them! They are both so adorable and love your coloring!!! Love the designs!

Shirley-anne said...

Simply amazing project .So beautifully created boxes. Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Lily Anuska said...

Hi Janie. I like both. Wonderful details and papers. I like the sentiment baby on the baby Edvin box. I wish you a nice week and Happy Easter. Lily

Kim Bell said...

Hi, Janiel
Love the baby boxes. OMW. Everything is so nice a detailed. I saw you on MIM. Also I am a subscriber of your emails daily.

Kelly Neis said...

Janiel your boxes are so beautiful and a tasteful keepsake that can be used as a decoration for the babies room. The sentiment on the boy box is really adorable with him. Aren't these new babies cute and versatile.

Norma said...

WOW WOW WOW, Janiel, these jaw dropping fabulous. Perfect choices of colour scheme, DP's and image for each gift box. Your colouring as always is fantastic. Really terrific job on both. I can't pick a fave--love them both.

Karin Schuring said...

Hi Janiel,

These boxes are a gift itself! They are great and so wonderful cuddly! I almost wish I was pregnant hahah! Hugs, Karin

Teresa said...

Janny these are so beautiful. xx

Hazel said...


Such incredible boxes - truly stunning and break taking I love them.

Take care

Hazel x

Paul said...

Oh my goodness, you have put in so much work into these. Worth every hard working minute. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look. I’m enjoying looking at all the amazing inspiration.
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♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

OH Janiel you always have so much cuteness pouring out of here!

This is brilliant and how you combined them to match the DP is adorable beyond words.



♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...



XO Ruby

Kat said...

Gorgeous boxes Janiel, what a lovely idea for a gift.

Take care,

Kat xx

earthspirit927 said...

Absolutely Beautiful Project:) Thank you for joining us this week for Craft Your Passion Challenges Dot & Stripes Challenge.

Melissa, DT

Diamond Doll said...

Wow Janiel these are just beautiful and the images are so sweet i love them.
Trish (-:

Danielle said...

Wow Janiel, these are just wonderful,Love all the little details on each. and the nice paper you selected. Hugs.

Cordine said...

These are gorgeous!

Andrea said...

What a nice Set - love both - so great color and Design - wonderful!
Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
big hug

Cheryl said...

I just love boxes, and these are beautiful. I've never thought of using poster board--great idea! Great coloring on those cute little images! Whoever receives a gift in these boxes will probably enjoy the box more than the gift inside!!! ;)

Mary Lou said...

OMGosh these baby boxes are DYNAMITE!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!!!!!! What a brilliant idea!!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Utterly amazing boxes - how very clever you are x
((hugs)) Suzie