Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday's trend: handmade gifts...

It seems like more and more of us scrapbookers are always looking for nice gifts that we can make with our growing stash of scrapbooking supplies. So today I've come up with a little box of cards to give someone as a gift...maybe for a teacher to say thank you (filled with thank you cards that they can give at the end of the year?) My mom and my mother-in-law are always asking for handmade cards from me that they can give to friends and family, so I like to put a little box of cards together for them. Or if you have a scrapbooking friend who likes to make cards, you can fill it with some yummy Pink Paislee supplies-brads, Artisan tape, cork buttons- like I did here, and they can put their own cards together! All it takes is a couple of pieces of paper to create the actual box!



For the base of the box, you will cut a piece of paper 8" x 8". Score in 1 and 1/2" on each side. Fold on the scored lines (arrows). Cut on the dotted lines. Fold the 4 corner flaps in. Adhere the 4 corners to the inside.

The box top is very similar. You will cut the patterned paper 8" x 8" again. However, when scoring, score 1 and 1/8" in from each side instead of 1 and 1/2". Fold on the scored lines. Cut on the dotted lines. Adhere it together just like you did with the box bottom. If you want to punch a design on the bottom edges of the box top, do so before you adhere the sides together. I punched a scallop in mine.
You can leave the inside open to hold larger cards. Or you can create little dividers to hold gifts and little trinkets on the side. To create the dividers inside:

1. Large horizontal divider: cut a piece of patterned paper 5 1/4" x 7" long. Score at 3 1/2", 4 1/2" and 5 1/2". Fold so that the middle score is up and the other 2 scores are down. Adhere. Set inside box.

2. Small vertical divider: cut a piece of patterned paper 7 1/4" x 1 3/4". Score at 2 1/2", 3 1/2" and 4 1/2". Fold the same way as the first one with the center score up to create the divider. Adhere and set inside box.

(Set the small vertical divider over the top of the large horizontal divider.)
I used a mix of Pink Paislee's Queen Bee line here, along with some Artisan Tape and Artisan Swirls and the Expressions Ambrose Alphabet. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

14 comments:

Kitty said...

Fantastic gift!! I like it so much!!

Kay said...

Soooo gorgeous, Danielle! Anyone would flip out to get such a fabulous gift! I love it! ♥♥ Kay

babsy said...

j'adoooooooooore !!!

Sonia said...

Wahou !! très très beau. J'adore !!

Julie Boeck said...

Amazing project!! This looks wonderful!

nowalinka said...

Sooo perfect! and beauty :)

Charlene said...

That is so creative and adorable!!! I just love this line!!! I will have to try and make one :-)

Danielle Calhoun said...

beeee-u-tiful!

Daniela said...

So pretty! I love it!

lari scrap said...

How clever and adorable!!!!! TFS!

NanaBeth said...

Big heaping quantities of all this PP goodness will at my house Saturday!! I intend to spend all weekend making some of the gorgeous stuff you have posted. Thank you so much for all the wonderful inspiration!

Shirley said...

Love how you embellished this! Beautiful work!

baby cribs said...

You are really so creative with this one! This can be a fantastic gift and also it can be a nice kit.

Nerrida said...

Truly amazing Danielle - you are one talented lady.