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Creating Kindness Design Team - Guest Designer...

Good morning, I am so excited and privileged to be joining the Creating Kindness Design Team today as their Guest Designer.  I was so excited to be asked and even more excited when I found out the subject was to create a gift or gift packaging!

Now anyone that knows me, knows that this is probably my favourite thing to make.  I love nothing more than to create pretty packaging.  When I am out and about at the shops (not very often at the moment!), I am always on the look out for small items that I can gift to somebody just to say thank you or a simple hello.

So on a recent trip out I picked up a couple of small items which have inspired my packaging today.

Here is what I have made...

When I was creating this packaging I wanted it to be a Christmas gift but I also wanted it to be quite sophisticated and the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper just oozes sophistication with its beautiful copper tones running through it.  This is a returning paper from last year but it really is timeless and so pretty.

So, what's inside...

As you can see, it's a mini bottle of Prosecco with some seasonal chocolates alongside.  I thought this was a perfect little gift that I would be delighted to give to someone special.

I also recreated this packaging using some alternative papers from the Brightly Gleaming suite and this time in my favourite colour of all time, Pretty Peacock.

This is the box I recreated in my video to show you how it is made.

And here are the two together.

I really hope you like my project and may be inspired to give it a go.

Lou is up next who I know will have something lovely to share with you today, I cannot wait to see all the projects and have a go myself.  You can follow the hop by clicking on the next button below.

Thank you so much for dropping by and thank you once again to the Creating Kindness Design Team for your very kind invitation to join you as your Guest Designer for November, it has been amazing fun!

Happy Craftin'



Blog Hop Participants

1.       Jo Blackman - Guest Designer – UK - YOU ARE HERE

2.       Lou Kitzelman – Australia

3.       Marcy Denning – Canada

4.       Cheryll Miller – Australia

5.       Jay Soriano – UK

6.       Liz Yuille - UK


  1. Amazing gift packaging Jo! Thanks for joining the Creating Kindness Design Team this month. Jay xx

  2. Wow Jo! I would be so thrilled to get this amazing box as a gift, the decoration is fitting for the contents! A very special treat for a special person! xxx

  3. These are just so elegant Jo. Such a clever and beautiful design. Thanks so much for joining us as Guest Designer this month.

  4. Love this project Jo.

    Please can you give me the scoring measurements for the lid.

    Thank you


  5. Great box!! Love the idea and would love the written measurements. I have been making cards just over a year now and I enjoy learning, trying new things. Will be watching for more interesting projects. Thanks!

  6. Will this box hold a standard 750ml wine bottle? What are the measurements of the finished box? Thank you.