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