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Do you love to give gifts in beautifully decorated boxes? Els has a EZ step by step tutorial for you today perfect for your Christmas gifts. Change the flowers you use and it's perfect for any occasion! Have fun making lots of boxes!

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Step 1 Take a piece of white card and cut it at 10.5" x 10.5" and score it on all four sides at 3".

Step 2 Cut a piece of white card at 7 5/8" x 7 5/8" and score at 1.5" on four sides.

Step 3 Fold all the score lines and cut both pieces along the score marks up to the scoreline and cut the edge in a little angle.

Step 4 Adhere the tabs to form a box base and lid.

Step 5 Cut four diecuts using the Ornate Border and Pockets die, you can choose which one you like, now you can glue them on the bottom of the lid.

Step 6 Adhere the die cuts to the edge of the lid.

Step 7 Cut your paper into the following sizes:

Lid 4 ¼" x 4 ¼"

Sides lid 4 ¼ " x 1 ¼"

Box 4 ¼" x 2 ¾ "

Step 8 Ink all the edges and glue the papers in place.

Step 9 Make a bow and glue it on the left upper corner, in front of that you can glue a piece of Cheesecloth, Ink this too.

For the flowers

Stamp on red cardstock a Poinsettia with Rhubarb Stalk Ink, die cut it out and shape it, make the edges white with the Frosty White Ink and glue some Prills in the centre and glue this flower on top of the Cheesecloth.

Now stamp the Holly Leaves with Black Ink and color them with the Bamboo Leaves. Make the berries with the Red pearl pen, let them dry, put some glue on a sponge and dab this on the holly leaves now put some Frosting Powder on it and melt it with the Heat tool, Glue two large leaves in front of the Poinsettia and a small one on the side of the poinsettia.

Stamp the Dogwood flowers in Morocco Ink. Ink the edges with it too and some Bamboo Leaves ink. Diecut them out and lightly spray them with water. (The colors will become lighter) then you can shape them, make a hole in them and push the stamens in the hole. Now put glue on the petals and put some Crystal Clear on them, let them dry and glue them in front of the poinsettia. Glue a little piece of the holly in front of this. Stamp with black some flowers from the window box fillers and color them with the twinmarker, cut them out and shape them and glue them on the front. Stamp some rose vines with Black, color them with Bamboo Leaves and Vintage Photo , Cut them and place them behind the Poinsettia.

Your Christmas Gift box is ready, all you need to do now is put a nice gift in it and make someone's day with it! You could also make this for any occasion just change the flowers on the top from Christmas ones! Have fun making lots of boxes and seeing your loved ones faces when they receive this stunning box! 

 Tutorial by designer Els Schutte

Supplies used to make this gift box

Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp

Sparkling Poinsettia Die

Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp

Flowering Dogwood Die

Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set

Festive Holly & Cardinals Die

Classic Rose Vines Cling Stamp set

Classic Rose Vines Die

Ornate Borders and

Pockets Die

Window Box Fillers Cling Stamp Set

Window Box Fillers Die

Winters Eve Paper Collection

Crystal Clear Powder

Frosting Powder

Dries Clear Adhesive

Metal Tip for Adhesive


Stack and Store Daubers

Bamboo Leaves Ink Pad

Lady Bug Ink Pad

Rhubarb Stalk Ink Pad

Morocco Ink Pad

Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

Frost White Ink Pad

Spring Bling Prills

Other supplies
Red card, flower stamens, ribbon, cheesecloth, pearl pen red, Cats eye Colorbox Frost white, Versafine Black, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Twinmarker NR 11 and DG3 and Heat tool.

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Thanks for sharing, it is appreciated
Saturday 30th of September 2017 06:19 AM
I love 3D projects, especially beautiful boxes. Just love what you created....stunning!!!
Saturday 30th of September 2017 07:52 AM
that is beautiful!!
Saturday 30th of September 2017 01:21 PM
Really superb and so pretty - looking forward to making this for some of my Christmas gifts - hope I will be brave enough to put it on FB to show you.
Saturday 30th of September 2017 01:24 PM
Fabulous gift box!
Saturday 30th of September 2017 01:32 PM
Beautiful. Never thought about decorating a box. Love it
Saturday 30th of September 2017 01:35 PM
This box is absolutely gorgeous. I am going to give it a try and hopefully it will look nice. I have a lot of the supplies but never really use many so this is a good way to try the stamps and dies that I have. Thank you for sharing your talent.
Saturday 30th of September 2017 01:59 PM
Thank you for sharing a beautiful project with excellent progressive photos. Wonderful holiday gift!
Saturday 30th of September 2017 02:10 PM
The box is a gift by itself, it is gorgeous. . . that is certainly for someone special.
Saturday 30th of September 2017 02:40 PM
Hoi, iam from Holland and I take lessons over there. jears ago.I make also cards.Thank you for your beautiful package
Saturday 30th of September 2017 02:52 PM
This is a gorgeous box!! Would love to make this one, and also one with sunflowers for fall. I like how you used dogwood flowers for Christmas, and I think the sunflower would be beautiful, too, in other colors.
Saturday 30th of September 2017 03:24 PM
Really beautiful! Thanks so much for this tutorial, Els.
Saturday 30th of September 2017 06:12 PM
it appears when put together on measurements given that the 7 5/8 x7-5/8 is the base of the box as it is to small to fit over the bigger box. it fits inside the larger box, please advise as with these measurements the 7-5/8 x7-5/8 is that the base of the box and the larger box piece is the seems to be reversed could you please advise as i think the small side one should be the lid and the 8-1/2 side the box
Saturday 30th of September 2017 06:40 PM
beautiful and so easy which is what I like.
Saturday 30th of September 2017 08:22 PM
This is really beautiful, inspirational
Saturday 30th of September 2017 08:52 PM
It's beautiful! Could you reconfirm the lid measurements? I see where the instructions read 4-1/42 by 4-1/4th . I'm assuming it is 4-1/4 x 4-1/4th. Thank you! Marla
Saturday 30th of September 2017 10:53 PM

LIZ Heartfelt Creations
Marla thank you so much for letting us know about this we have altered it now. Hugs xxx
Sunday 1st of October 2017 04:16 AM
Can you just imagine the oohs and aahs Christmas morning when everyone wakes and sees the beautiful packages under the tree. Just stunning.
Sunday 1st of October 2017 09:52 AM
This is so beautiful and elegant looking, thanks Els. Can't wait to try this.
Tuesday 3rd of October 2017 04:06 PM
Lovely box
Wednesday 4th of October 2017 12:36 AM