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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 ;)

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
  • Scissors
  • 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)

Method

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

Options/Added Extras

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

Christmas Gift Box; great for cupcakes & sweets

Links

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

Billie :)

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Today I’m sharing a little Gift Box I created using Serif Craft Artist. They have pre made templates that you can decorate and print out.

Poinsettia and Music Gift Box

Poinsettia and Music Gift Box

The digikit I used to design this box’s embellishment is called ‘Season of Giving’ it is by Sahlin Studio and is my favorite because of its vintage styling. I like classic styles for Christmas.

If you have Serif Craft Artist in whichever format I highly recommend this digikit as I’ll be featuring more projects with elements designed with it in the coming weeks.

Links

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post a tutorial for how to create a gift box for your desk top calendar project. These videos I’ll show you how to create this box, which would also work well for other gifts.

Desktop Calendar Gift Set - Gift Box

Desktop Calendar Gift Set - Gift Box

You Will Need

  • Pearl Cardstock, or decorative papers
  • 6 x 6″ decorative cardstock
  • Scor It board (or scoring tool/ cutting mat and steel ruler)
  • PVA glue
  • Ribbon

Method

Part 1; Creating the Gift Box

Part 2; Decorating the Box



Optional Extra’s

  • Dimensional embellishments on the top of the box and calendar
  • Create your own decorative paper with your favourite techniques.
  • Add a handmade gift tag to complete the look

Links

Joanna Sheen. This is Joanna Sheen’s website, she has a selection of CDs you could use for your calendars

Joanna Sheen Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady CD. Direct link to the CD, which I used in the project.

Here are links to the earlier parts of the tutorials in this series.

  • Desktop Calendar This is the first part of the gift set tutorial series, where I created the calendar you see at the end of today’s video.
  • Greeting Card & Gift Tag – Desktop Calendar Gift set [coming soon].

 Be sure to check back here next Friday, this theme will continue in a tutorial series to make a complete gift set.

Hope you have enjoyed this project and give it a try. I’d love to hear your comments and see the results if you make one of these.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I’m sharing a sneeky peak of the Gift Box that will feature as a video demonstration on Friday.

Desktop Calendar Gift Set - Gift Box

Desktop Calendar Gift Set - Gift Box

 

Last week I created a Desktop Calendar, it will fit inside this gift box will make a beautiful way to present your calendar. Later in the series I’ll show you how to make a gift Card and tag to complete the set. Check back here next friday for the next installment.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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I saw Judi Watanibi make a Surprise Box with Flair over on www.tvweekly.com and have tweeked the idea a little to create a gift box.

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I was trying to work out how to show you this as a tutorial when I discovered Erin Michele over on You Tube wonderfully demonstrates just what I was trying to show you.

You can make this box in any size as long as there is about a 1 cm difference between your base and lid pieces of paper.

You Will Need

  • Two pieces of square card, scrapbook card is ideal.
  • The second piece of card needs to be 1cm smaller on two sides, than the first.
  • Pencil
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Steel ruler
  • Cutting mat

 

Method

Fold cut and assemble the base and lid of the box as shown in Erin’s video  http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=q3ROyc7iEZY&NR=1  and you will have a nice sturdy gift box.

Decorate to suit your project, I have added a medallion created from a rubber stamp and pierced a small hole in the centre of the lid to add a ribbon pull.

Links

Judi’s Surprise Box with Flair http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8571448044342828508#

Erin Michele channel on You Tube http://uk.youtube.com/user/erinmichele

This is another variation on the idea http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=410418

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie :)

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I am hoping to share a series of box/gift tutorials with you over the next few Friday’s. Today’s tutorial is based on a demo that I saw on Ideal World, demonstrated by Sara from a company called Crafter’s Companion. I have slightly adapted it for the sake of this tutorial, as the original required the use of a particular scoring board that their company sell, but not everyone has this board.

The finished box will look like this;

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You Will Need

  • A piece of decorative square card
  • A piece of colour coordinating ribbon
  • Steel Ruler
  • Scoring tool
  • Bone Folder
  • Crop-A-Dile or other hole punch
  • Optional extra; A scoring board such as a Scor It

 

Method

  • Score your card into thirds
  • Rotate the card 90 degrees and score into thirds again
  • On each of the corner squares score a diagonal line from the outer edge into the corner of the centre square. (This is shown with a dotted line in the picture below)

Your card will now look like this;

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  • Fold along all the lines and reinforce the folds using a bone folder.
  • Fold in the corner squares as shown in the picture below
Folding in the corners

Folding in the corners

  • Use the hole punch to punch a hole through both sides of the folded corner.

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Your box now looks like this;

Showing the holes in the corner squares

Showing the holes in the corner squares

  • Thread your chosen ribbon through the holes and draw the ends together. This pulls in the sides of the box, tie the ends of the ribbon into a bow.

Your finished box will look like this;

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I did not include measurements in the instructions as this box can be made in any size and the measurements of where to score will be in thirds relative to the paper size. However for those who would like the measurements for popular sizes of card

12 x 12 starting size of paper would be scored at 4″ and 8″

6 x 6″ starting size of paper would be scored at 2″ and 4″

 

If you are not near a craft store for decorative card you can use craft CDs that contain background papers and print on to A4 cardstock to create your base card, don’t forget to print on both sides of the card as both are visiable in the finished project. With a little trimming to get round non borderless printing from most home printers you would still be able to make a maximum of an 8″ square starting size of card.

The Smaller size of box made from a 6″ base card would make ideal individual boxes suitable for table settings.  I will show a smaller version later next month.

 

As ever any questions just leave me a comment, best wishes and thanks for reading. See you soon

Billie ;)

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