Here is the second half of my project to go along with the card I posted on Thursday. A birthday gift needs beautiful packaging to match the beautiful card, right? This is what I made to go along with my Watercolor Wings birthday card:
I love making these boxes. Making a square box is simple! Decide what size you need for your box - mine was 3-1/2" square. I wanted the sides to be 1-1/2" tall, so I cut my Very Vanilla cardstock into a 6-1/2" square (3-1/2" + 1-1/2"+1-1/2"). Before you score, trim just a smidge (about 1/16" inch) off of two adjoining sides. This makes the bottom of the box just ever so slightly smaller than the lid, for a good fit. Score all 4 sides at 1-1/2" and make a single cut on each corner to make the flap to fold inside. Secure each flap to the inside of the box using Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape Adhesive. These are the best adhesives for any sort of 3-D project like this.
For the box lid, I like to make the sides shorter so you can see both the bottom and the lid when the box is assembled. For this box I made the sides of the lid 1" tall, so my Sweet Sugarplum cardstock was cut at 5-1/2" square (3-1/2" + 1" + 1"). Score all 4 sides at 1" and trim the flaps the same as the box bottom. Decorate the lid before you assemble it! I used some leftover strips of Falling in Love Designer Series Paper to match my birthday card.
On the top of the lid, I adhered a lace doily. On top of that I added a small Very Vanilla banner stamped with "Just for you" in Sweet Sugarplum and flagged on both ends using the Triple Banner Punch. I added a Sweet Sugarplum enamel heart shape to the banner. The butterfly is from the Watercolor Wings stamp set, stamped with Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride & Sahara Sand inks. I added the gold sequin trim last.
My box and card were tucked inside this matching gift bag. I took a plain bag from the craft supply store and decorated it to match the box, with the addition of 2 extra butterflies cut with the Bold Butterfly Framelits using some Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper left over from Sale-a-Bration.
There it is! Quick and easy, and sure to be appreciated by anyone receiving it.Product List