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Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan
Have you ever wanted to make a Gift Box to show someone you care and are thinking about them? Valentines Day, Birthdays, Christmas, all sorts of occasions call for special gift wrapping and treats.
What about making a special token of appreciation for your workmates?
These little containers can be made to fit any small-sized, flattish treat. You could fill yours with wrapped chocolate thins, coffee bags, or in one case, I chose five herbal tea bags for a gift.
"The greatest gift is a portion of thyself".
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Make a quick and easy Valentines Day present with the Sure Do Love You Big Shot dies and stamp set (now retired).
Relationship Hint: Why not start a new tradition, giving inexpensive paper favours to each other every day from the 1st to the 8th of February? How romantic that would be.
I discovered a few hints and tips while using the dies for this project, including two different option for closures, so made a video to show you how to take advantage of them, just in case you have a set of these dies:
Here's a close up of the tab closure:
Let me know if you make one of these boxes. I would love to see some all decorated!
Here's how to make a heart shaped chocolate box.
I think it would be great for Valentines Day or Mothers Day
The first project I made I followed Beate's instructions over at SplitCoastStampers
Then I decided to adapt those instructions to show you how to make this little gift box fit your own brand of candy or whatever it is you want to give.
Here's what to do:
This time I decided to cover the rest of the lid with patterned paper as well. It's up to you how to finish your box off, of course. It would still look nice if you left the lid uncovered and decorated the edge of it instead, for instance
I then stamped and punched some images for the catch and used some ribbon to make the front even prettier.
I popped the punched image up on two Stampin' Dimensionals, leaving the top free so it could act as a catch, as shown below.
I finished off with some more corner punches and rhinestone bling.
Hmmm. I think I'll go give this little Gift Box to my sweetheart right now.
How will YOU use this idea? Please do share with us if you make a box, especially if you decide to make it a Valentine!
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