' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Personalised gift

Saturday 13 August 2022

Personalised gift

For my second inspiration make for our Country View Challenge, where the theme chosen by the lovely Monika is Birthday (card or gift), I made a keyring tag and a box to present it with. 

The box is actually quite small, 7x5x2 cms (approximately 2"x2"3/4x3/4"), just big enough for the gift. 
This is a matchbox style made out of sturdy cardstock and decorated with scraps of paper. 
You can find a matchox die by Tim Holtz here

Enough with the box, if you came from the Country View Challenges blog you will be on tenterhooks to see what is inside!!!  so there you are: 

I have used thin pieces of leather, offcuts of the materials used for the hardcovers of books as "standard leather" and some thick pleather would require steel rules dies to be cut properly.  
Or you could fake it with embossed cardstock, Tim Holtz has designed a fabulous 3D folder this year... 

Since I was using thin dies my tag needs a core of a flexible but tough material and I used a bit of my Grunge Paper (Ideology), sadly retired, for my first die-cut. 
I then die-cut 2 more of the tag shape from the thin leather (for the front and back of the Grunge Paper tag) and die-cut the initials from one of them.  
Then I die cut just the letters from a contrasting piece of leather.

The only thing left to do is assemble the layers, add an eyelet and the keyring mechanism (mine was recycled).

You can vary the shapes, circles, hearts, birds and more are all suitable..., decorate the back as well as the front (reverse the colours for example), change the materials stiffened (or painted) fabric would also work... let your imagination run wild!  

Over to you now, have a look at what the DT made on the Country View Challenge blog and link up your project to the challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield    I am entering the Allsorts challenge.


  1. I was rather hoping as I read down that we would see what was inside!! It makes for a lovely gift.

    B x

  2. A lovely gift, thank you for sharing it at Allsorts this week.

  3. Great gift and cute box to put it in. Thanks so much for joining us this fortnight at Allsorts challenge.
    Pauline xx

  4. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts.

  5. What a gorgeous little tag gift. I've just realised I'm not getting emails anymore when you post something. Will have to check out what's happened. xxx

    1. That's interesting as I'm having a similar problem though not with Craftyfield, it's strange what goes on xXx

  6. I love both of your gifts, Christine!!! The box and the keychain look fantastic!!! Have a great weekend!!! xx

  7. Wow, what an fabulous gift! Those offcuts of leather look amazing and I love how you put them together - perfectly presented too in the little box 😊. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a lovely weekend! Hugs Jo x

  8. How lovely it would be to receive something like that. Great idea for a gift. love them x Angela x