Today I’d like to share a quick picture of the Christmas card I designed with the help of Serif Craft Artist digikits.
Christmas Card 2012
The digikit I used was called Season of Giving Bumper kit. It has the most wonderful classic images I associate with Christmas and you can alter the color ways of many of the elements to make it your own. I combined a number of images and altered them to create my own project design.
The best thing about digi crafting like this is that I was able to use the same layout and alter the size, so I used the same image on toppers for gift boxes and bags, you could even make the design really small for gift tags.
A great way to get a really coordinated, professional yet still personal look for your holiday gift wrapping.
Best wishes and see you soon
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Posted in Box, Paper Craft, Video Tutorial, tagged Cake Box, Daisy Trail, Favour Box, Gift Box, Holiday Projects, Seaon of Giving digikit, Serif Craft Artist, Small Gift Box on November 30, 2012 |
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Funds being over stretched as ever, I wanted a way to present a little gift to neighbours without it costing the earth. So I measured the size of a cake case and designed the box around that. This will also fit standard size individual mince pies so will be ideal for little treats for Christmas too. If you make handmade jewellery or want to give neighbours a few sweets to know they are thought of, these boxes are ideal.
Small Gift Box. Ideal for sweets cupcakes or mince pies ;)
You Will Need
- A4 cardstock 260 gsm or above. You can also use 12 x 12″ if you prefer
- Scoring board, I’m using a Scor It board.
- Steel Ruler
- Scoring Tool
- Cutting Mat
- Bone Folder
- PVA glue
- Brush or scrap of sturdy card (white or pearlised to prevent colour transfer)
- Decorative ribbon to co-ordinate with your card
- Topper of you choice (or you can emboss off cut card to decorate the panels of the box)
This is a simple project but it will be much easier to show you how to create it with a video.
Part 1: Card size and Score Lines
Part 2. Assembly and Finishing
In the film I was demonstrating with printer paper for high contrast. For your own box I’d advise cardstock of 250 gsm or above. The boxes look superb made in pearl cardstock such as Centura Pearl available from Crafters Companion.
If you have a cardstock friendly printer, why not design your own background patters with Craft Artist or your favorite crafting CD. For your first box, start with plain card, just to get the hang of where all the folds appear on the box. Once you know your way around use your favorite patterned card.
Christmas Gift Box; great for cupcakes & sweets
I used Serif; Craft Artist software and the digikit; Season of Giving to design the topper seen on the front of the box. Both are available from Daisy Trail.
Best wishes and thanks for reading see you soon
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