Please welcome Lowri McNabb to the blog today as she shares some ideas for creating special gift boxes. Read through her tips and tricks for recreating this project.
Hi Everyone! Lowri here today to show you how to create some little gift boxes with the fabulous "Love Story" Collection. These would be great for hiding around your house on Valentine’s Day, or maybe make some and fill with hand-made chocolates to give to a couple of special friends.
The wonderful range of papers in this collection's patterned papers offers heaps of options for contrasting pieces and the boxes are simple to put together. Just remember that if you resize the file, you'll need to resize ALL the pieces at the same time to keep to keep everything in proportion.
To add a little dimension to the tops of the boxes I cut some extra heart shapes and put them together as shown below:
- Cut 3 identical, symmetrical shapes using a punch or die-cutter.
- Fold the shapes in half. Using a scoring board to score the shapes down the center makes it a quick and easy job.
- Glue the “outside” faces together to form a 3d shape.
This will work with any symmetrical shape, and it’s a great little technique for creating party pieces such as straw toppers and garland decorations.
I used a brad to add a little dimension on the center band and some of the small stickers and a couple of rhinestones as well to make the hearts sparkle.
Please post a comment with any questions you might have for me.
The "Love Story" collection is perfect for anniversary gift projects, layouts about those you, in addition to the many Valentine projects you can make. Watch our blog for additional ideas coming soon that feature this beautiful collection!