Wednesday, 17 November 2010

DotCom Gift Shop Product Review - Christmas Boxes!

I was delighted to be contacted a few weeks ago and asked if I would review some products from The parcel I received contained the following.
A set of 6 brown paper boxes with ribbon, brown paper tags and yuletide deacoupage images. The largest box is 8 x 19 x 13cm and the smallest box is 5 x 8.5 x 6cm.

These boxes are going to be really useful, coming up to Christmas! So far I've decorated a 3 of them. I've been a bit pushed for time just lately, my 9 month old is keeping me very busy! (only reason I'm on here is because he's having nap!) So I still have 3 left to have a play with! I really like the look of the brown paper on the boxes, so I've tried to keep the design really simple by stamping some images on them and then I have simply edged the ribbon around the lid of the box.
The set also contains a huge back of very traditional images. Personally, they are not to my taste, but they would be great for making gift tags/embellishments. They are not really what I would consider to be decoupage images, only a few in the set had smaller matching images which when I tried to layer them, they didn't match up. They would be great to use as individual embellishments with foam pads though. This set is currently half price at only £2.95! A great buy! Well worth the money for the boxes alone!

I've used this Set of 6 vintage style christmas ribbons to decorate the boxes. These ribbons are absolutely gorgeous! The base is a cream twill and the colours and patterns are very traditional. Really luxurious! I really love them. Each ribbon approximately 150cm long. My favourites are the pale green stars and the mittens/stockings! And finally, a pack of 12 traditional christmas 3d stickers. These little stickers are really lovely, although I've not had a chance to make anything with them as yet. They are 3d stickers in the postage stamp style! They are embellished with glitter and a few adhesive stones. They would be great for making gift tags and cards with. They are a great mix of colours, with traditional reds and greens but also some pink and blues too.


Vicky said...

Wow, what a bargain Zoe!, the boxes look fab and I with you about decor, simple and stylish :o)
Might have to check them out lol!
hugs Vicky xx

Julie said...

These look great Zoe, I really like the Kraft with that minty green on the first one.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! What a fab pack of goodies! I love the boxes and the ribbons are just gorgeous. x

Jules said...

Hi Zoe

You have made those boxes look gorgeous .. .. I love them

Love Jules xx