Hi Everyone - hope you're enjoying this wonderful Spring Season. I'm in Virginia and there's no doubt it's Spring here - with warmer temperatures (finally!), and especially with all the precious birds chirping and singing in my yard and at the feeders!
It's Audrey here, and I'm happy to share a few tips and photos on how to make a quick and easy gift box. This box works perfectly for hand-made cards or any other small gift items that will fit inside. I made a similar box last year and gave it to my Mom with a handmade necklace inside. For Christmas that year she gave me a gift, using the SAME beautiful box!! And she requested that I re-gift the box back to her at some point in the future. It is now our special little gift box - a gift in a gift, that keeps on giving.
To make this special box I started with two pieces of card stock - one for the Bottom, and one for the Top. The bottom (larger) piece is cut to 7-3/4" x 9", the top is cut to 6-7/8" x 8-1/8". The bottom piece is scored at 1-1/2" on all sides, the top (smaller) piece is scored at 1" on all sides. I punched a decorative border around the top piece of my box, then to create the folded corner pieces I made a cut along the score lines at each corner, then added score tape (see below):
|Box - Cut, Scored, Unasssembled|
Box - Assembled
Now I'm ready to decorate!! I'm going with a vanilla and black theme, so the only real color will be the sweet House Finch. I chose some fun black and vanilla papers, my new Spellbinders Border Die, and a couple of coordinating small oval dies to use for my box shown below:
|Papers, Dies and Stamp set used for this project|
|Google Photo with my Colored Image|
|Delicately Cut out Image|
I'm almost ready to decorate the box - just need a few more finishing touches, like sponging a little color around the sentiment and curvy border area, adding some foam tape for dimension, and of course adding the ribbon/bow to hold everything together! Below is another photo which includes some of other supplies I used (Distress Ink for sponging and Copics for coloring, etc.).
|Other Supplies Used|
At this point I added card stock behind the paper panels for strength and foam/dimensionals to define and separate the layers. The lace and ribbon are cut and ready - so now it's time for the fun part - seeing it all come together.
|Completed Box - Front View|
This last photo above shows the open box with the ribbon untied and a few hand made cards inside.
|Open Box showing Inside|
Here's the recipe for my project:
- ODBD Sing to the Lord Stamp Set
- My Minds Eye Paper Pack - The Station
- Spellbinders A2 Curved Borderabilities and Oval/Scallop Dies, MS Border Punch
- Black ink/Distress Inks for Sponging
- Copic Markers: E000, E07, E35 and E55, RV00, RV10, RV17, RV19, RV56 (Bird) / E000, RV00, RV04, RV10 (Flowers) / YG21, YG23, YG25 (Branch/leaves)
Thank you for stopping by - I hope this tutorial has inspired you in some way, and I hope you've enjoyed your time here today.
Blessings and Hugs!
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Have a blessed week!