A Special Hug For You

Hi everyone,

I am thrilled and excited to be showing you some of the products from the new Majestic Morning Collection and I decided to share with you another version of my Octagon Box that I originally made here.  This time I made it much shorter so I could be used as a gift box for some bath items or even chocolates!  As a big bonus purchase the Majestic Morning I Want It All Collection (IWIA 142) from January 8th – 15th 2014 and you will be entered to win all the Heartfelt Creations products release in 2014.   How great a deal is that!


and a closer look at the flowers


and finally what the inside looks like.


Products Used:

HCPC 3545 – Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3577 – Vintage Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3578 – Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3579 – Majestic Collage PreCut Set
HCD 736 – Classic Leaf Die
HCD 742 – Majestic Blooms Die
HCDP1 239 – Majestic Morning Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other products: White Card Stock. Sparkle, Modge Podge, Ribbon and Black Pearls from my stash, Distressed Ink, adhesive and die cutting machine.


Cut 2 pieces of card stock 8 1/2” x 3” and score on the long side at 2”, 4”, 6” and 8” marks then flip on the short edge and score at 1/2” mark.  These will be used for the base.  Next, cut 2 pieces of card stock 9” x 2 1/2” and score on the long side at 2 1/8”, 4 1/4”, 6 3/8” and 8 1/2” mark.  Then flip on the short edge and score at 1/2” mark.  These will be for the top.  Cut two – 5” Octagon’s to use as the top and bottom of the box and also cut the score marks on the long 1/2” flaps and glue then to the Octagons.  Finally, wrap the box with DP and decorate as desired.  Don’t forget to add a flower!  Everything looks better with a flower on it.  LOL

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

10 responses »

  1. Beautiful box Joann.Love love love the lace and flowers. Judy x


  2. What a beautiful and fun project. I see your playful nature coming through in the fun colors you chose for this very original project. I look forward each week to seeing what imaginative creation you will share with us next. It’s always a treat to visit!


  3. Absolutley gorgeous as always!!


  4. Beautiful decorating of the box, I am sure they were just as happy with box as all the goodies inside!!


  5. I’m so amazed by your talent. Do you have a PhD in Geometry? Your folding techniques are stunning.


  6. Beautiful ! Hugs xx


  7. Hello Miss Joann, what a gorgeous box, love the colors, the papers, the flowers are fabulous, lovely lace, it’s perfect, thanks for sharing, hope you have a fantastic year, ((( BIG HUGS ))) my friend


  8. Joann, you are one talented lady!! I love this gift box. Those flowers are so gorgeous with those bright colors, Stunning!


  9. what a wonderful idea to make the octagon box that can be used as a little present hamper. The colours are so bright and cheerful…what a lovely treat for someone to receive.


  10. What a gorgeous gift box! Love it!



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