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Another versatile and fun use for your papers: Tooth Fairy box and flower tutorial

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  by Liz Gaze, social media manager, creator of beautiful cards, wife and mom.

Remember the anticipation when you lost a tooth of a visit from the tooth fairy? I used to just slip my tooth under my pillow wrapped in tissue but I would have LOVED to have a special box to use. These boxes make great gifts to give your children or grandchildren and would be fabulous sellers for fundraisers! Just follow these simple steps below and have fun creating lots of these boxes too.


Step 1: You will need to cut the following:

2 x card fronts from the paper pad. Die cut the fairy from one of them and then cut the centre piece from the other. (For the front of the box)

1 x piece of the dark blue paper 3 14/16" x 5 2/16" and another one 3 14/16" x 1" (For the outer spine and back of the box)

2 x 10" x 1" pieces of dark blue paper from the pad and two pattern strips the same size (For the sides of the box)

2 x 3 14/16" x 5 2/16" and one 3 14/16" x 1" papers (For the inside of the outer of the box.)

2 x 1" x 4 15/16" and 2 x 1" x 3 11/16" patterned strips. (For the inside of the box)

1 x 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" (For the base of the box)

1 x Piece of paper 3 14/16" x 2 " to create a pocket. (I cut the pattern from base of one of the 6" x 6" pieces of paper.

1 x Piece of white card 8 14/16" x 5 1/4"

1 x Piece of white card 7" x 5 3/4"

Step 2: Glitter all the patterns on the papers and leave to dry.

Step 3: Score the 8 14/16" x 5 1/4" piece of card at 3 15/16" and 4 15/16". This will make the outer cover for the box.

Step 4: Score at 1" on all sides of the 7" x 5 3/4" piece of card. This will make the box base.

Step 5: Cut into the scored corners to create tabs.

Fold along all the score lines and adhere the tabs to the sides to create a box base.

Step 6: Take two pieces of ribbon 10" long and adhere one to each side of the outer cover.

Step 7: Cover the outer wrap piece of card with papers both sides.

For the front use the card front you cut the fairy from and then cut the inner section from the other card front and adhere on top of the other with 3D pads. Also adhere the die cut fairy with 3D foam pads.

Step 8: Cover the inside and outer of the box base.

Step 9: Adhere the box base to the right hand side of the box outer so when closed the card front is on the top of the box base.

Now all that is left to do is decorate your box!

To make the flowers and leaves:

Step 1: Stamp the flowers and leaves in white ink on vellum and heat emboss using white embossing powder.

Step 2: Turn the vellum over and ink on the back with the Colorbox Dark Peony ink and die cut.

TIP: To avoid any ink transferring to your cutting mat on your die cutting machine use a paper shim to place the coloured side down on.

Step 3: Gently shape the tips of the petals.

Step 4: Turn the flower over and gently press in the centre so the petals raise upwards.

TIP: Don't worry if some of the white embossing comes off your flowers and leaves, this can happen when working with vellum.

Step 5: Colour the back of the leaves with the Memento Bamboo Leaves ink and then die cut.

Step 6: Adhere your flowers and leaves to your box along with some sentiments cut from the Wildwood Cottage paper pad.

These boxes can be made for any gift, if you are putting something larger inside remember to not put flowers inside the box too! They would be perfect for some chocolates for Mother's Day!

TIP: To make a deeper box make the spine of the cover wider and the sides of the box deeper too. Eg, a 2" depth will need a 2" spine of the cover and sides of the box at 2" rather than the 1" used in this tutorial. It's easily adapted! Just have fun and remember we would LOVE to see what you make too! Share your projects with us on our Facebook page.


Wildwood Cottage Paper Collection

Wildwood Cottage Darlings Die

Wildwood Florals Die

Wildwood Florals Cling Stamp Set

Hot Mama Prills

Embossing Powder - White

ColorBox Pigment Ink Pad - Frost White

ColorBox Fuild Chalk Ink Pad - Dark Peony

Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Vellum Paper - 10 Sheets

Other supplies: Ribbon, 3D foam pads, heat gun, score board


Comments Policy

I love how you embossed the leaves and flowers. Good idea I'm going to try it. Beautifully awesome fairy box. Please post more ideas!
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:41 AM
Beautiful !!!!!
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:43 AM
Beautiful card!!!!!
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:53 AM
I love this. I am sure all young children would love to have a tooth fairy box, such a brilliant idea and totally stunning, such a pretty collection.
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:17 AM
Aww so Cute my daughters would LOVE this! I have to make some!
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 04:31 AM
Hi... I live in the U.K. Do you post to the U.K. I have quite a few Heartfelt dies and two stamps. I really need more but can;t always get what I want here. It is frustrating watching all your visits and not being able to purchase the items you use. I must confess heartfelt is the best tutorial so easy to follow. I have a very small business making cards and love it. Thank you for Heartfelt anf hoping that I can purchase more.
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 04:35 AM

TRACY Heartfelt Creations
Hi Anne, We do ship to the UK. You can see the shipping charges before you place your order. You would then have the shipping options and rates.. Have a wonderful day!
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:42 AM

Hi Anne, create and craft is available in the UK. I have been ordering from them for over a year. Great customer service, and fast shipping. Have fun
Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:21 AM
love the flowers and all the papers. can you please advise why you have to stamp then die cut as I was curious as to why couldnt just cut the flowers out by hand if this is at all possible.
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 04:37 AM

TRACY Heartfelt Creations
Hi Tina, You could absolutely stamp and then fussy cut out the images! The dies are for convenience and for those that do not enjoy fussy cutting (like me, I am sorry to say. I DO NOT enjoy fussy cutting.) I hope that help!
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:32 AM
Wow Liz what a beautiful tooth fairy box hugs S x
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:39 AM
How pretty!!! Love how you did the flowers...made it so special...tfs
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:20 AM
Beautiful, love the flowers made from vellum. Will make one for my Daughters in Law. They are always there for me.
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:28 AM
So lovelly
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:01 AM
Wow...this is beautiful Liz! Thank you for the great tutorial!!!
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:35 AM
Liz this is fantastic! I love the box and you have give me an idea!!!!
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:42 AM
Very nice. I would like to give it try, if I get some uninturupted time. How long did it take form start to finish.
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:59 AM

TRACY Heartfelt Creations
Hi Suzy, Liz did not give a time frame. The time would vary from crafter to crafter depending on experience, method of cutting, and other variables. Have a wonderful day!
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:38 AM
What a wonderful idea let alone being beautiful. Someone has a generous relative. Hope they spend it well!
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:53 AM
So sweet! Love the vellum flowers! Ahhh isn't that what Heartfelt creations are known for?!
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:08 AM
Simply stunning.... could you imagine keeping this box safe then in future years passing it on to the next generation and so on..... a truly wonderful keepsake.
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:19 AM
So beautifully adorable and wonderfully functional. Precious idea. Love the glitter and vellum combinations used. Most appreciate the pictorial instructions which look very easy to follow. Thank you!
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:06 PM
Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:51 PM
I have always loved fairies, but have never seen such beautiful art used to represent them like you did here. I absolutely love your color technique, the colors are so sweet. Thank you so much for sharing. Wonderful!!!!!
Wednesday 1st of March 2017 10:37 AM
Hello Liz, Thank you so much for this project. It is absolutely gorgeous and I cannot wait to make my first box!
Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:37 PM
Love this!! You folks always do the greatest creations. I enjoy watching and viewing them all.
Saturday 4th of March 2017 11:41 AM
Very pretty n creative. So m much I made 3 my self for my friends it brought alot sunshine n happiness .Love the flower instruction very much I love you guys at heartfely
Tuesday 28th of March 2017 10:37 AM