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I love making boxes. There, I said it! I love making boxes because they are so quick and simple when you know what you are doing, and can really dress up a small gift. You can truly tailor it to the recipients tastes as well, so grab that trimmer and let’s get creating!
I went for a blue and white monochrome look for this project, and my inspiration was some paper from an early release Demonstrators get access to. It is one of the many perks I love about being a Demonstrator! The blue paper here is from the Heart and Home Designer Series Paper Pack, part of the new Heart and Home suite, available from 4th Jan 2022.
The box is made using Misty Moonlight card. Simply cut two pieces measuring 5″ x 5″ (13cm x 13cm) and score one of them at 3/4″ (2cm) on all four sides. This will be your box base. Then score the other at just under 3/4″ (2cm) on all four sides. This will be your box lid. I hear you ask “what is just under!!??” It is basically the width of a sheet of card, so about 1mm in metric. Just line it up at the measurement and then pull it back ever so slightly.
Use a punch to create a small notch in two sides of the box lid card and then fold and crease all of the score lines. Cut the corners to make flaps and then glue both the lid and the bases. My top tip – make sure your box goes together before you decorate it! Just pop the lid on and hope it has worked!
To decorate the front of the box take a piece of the DSP measuring 3 3/8″ (12.5cm) x 3 3/8″ (12.5cm). Stick this onto the box lid and then cut a piece of Misty Moonlight measuring 2 7/8″ (7.5cm) x 2 7/8″ (7.5cm). Onto this, layer a piece of woodgrain DSP (from the same pack) measuring 2 3/4″ (7cm) x 2 3/4″ (7cm), with a piece of Misty Moonlight ribbon wrapped around near the bottom. Stick the panel onto the front of the box and then decorate.
The decoration is made my stamping the flower stamp onto Shimmery White cardstock in Misty Moonlight. I then used my water painter and the ink pad to create a washed effect before die cutting it out and chopping it in half and gluing it onto the front of the panel. The sentiment is stamped (in Misty Moonlight!!) onto a scrap of Basic White measuring 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (2cm x 7cm) and is popped up on dimensionals over the ribbon. A couple of the Classic Matte Dots finish the front off nicely.
I also made a matching card and gift tag to go with the box, so everything co-ordinated and looks just beautiful. You could even make the tag a bookmark too – I think that is what I will be using mine for!
I hope that my Handmade Gift Packaging has inspired you to get that trimmer out and see what you can create…
Until next time, Happy Stamping xx
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