Make a Beautiful Box!

By | August 6, 2015

For Technique Thursday this week, I have an elegant gift box to share with you.  I absolutely adore the Gift Box Punch Board!  It’s my “go to” product when I’m wrapping small to medium sizes gifts.  I love the versatility of being able to make any size box (up to 4″ on each side) out of any paper I want.  It just makes wrapping so easy!  And, when I give out these boxes, my friends and family LOVE them.  They think I created this wonderful thing, when in it’s actually so easy.  Shh!  Keep my secret:)

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I don’t need to explain how to make the box, because Stampin’ Up! has a great video.  So, if you want to learn how to make one, just watch here:

I wanted to make a box measuring 4″ x 4″ X 2/2″, so based on the label on the front of the Gift Box Punch Board, I only needed a piece of paper measuring 10″ X 10″.  Since I used a piece of Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper, which is double sided, I had enough paper left over to lay on top of my Gift Bow BigZ L Die and cut out one big bow out of the reverse side of the paper!  Then, I just curled the bow pieces with a bone folder, and adhered them together with Fast Fuse.


For my tag, I used the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies.  There are two ways to use this framelit for the tag.  You can either place the straight edge of your paper along one end of the framelit, as shown below.


Or, you can cut out the whole framelit, and trim off one side, as shown below.


For my Very Vanilla tag, I used a Spritzer filled about 1/4 full of rubbing alcohol with 8 to 10 drops of Blushing Bride re-inker.  Then, I spritzed from one corner to give the tag a faded effect.  I love the way this came out!

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When my tag dried, I used a stamp from Watercolor Words for the greeting.  I inked up the stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, but before I stamped it, I brushed the stamp with clear water using an Aqua Painter.  This gives the stamped image a nice watercolored look.  I used the same method to stamp the flower with Blushing Bride ink on Very Vanilla card stock, and then cut it out.

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I just love the combination of this Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper with Blushing Bride.  When I first saw the Annual Catalog and all the projects on page 19, all those supplies went straight to the top of my wish list.  I think the Blushing Bride Sequin Trim is just gorgeous, and Metal Rimmed Pearls are super pretty accents as well.  They all just scream beauty and elegance to me.

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Supplies used on my project:

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Next time you need to wrap a pretty gift, try the Gift Box Punch Board!

Tami Hewlett


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