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
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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