Monday, August 4, 2008

Gift box tutorial

I saw this cute little giftbox on Lizzie Anne Designs, and had to make one myself.

I made a step by step tutorial of it.

Cut a piece of cardstock 4 1/2"x 4 1/2"

Score at 1"around all the edges of the cardstock. Than score the diagnal lines.

Fold all the scored lines, and glue the pointy folded pieces or use sticky strip glue.

The bottom of the box is finished now.

Cut your backgroundpaper to 5 1/2" x 11".

Add sticky strip tape on the bottom and on 1 side of the backgroundpaper.

Peel off the bottomstrip. Lay your box along the bottom of the backgroundpaper, so it is even along the bottom. I start my background about half way on the box so the seam will be at the back of the box at the end.

When you are almost at the end peal off the side sticky tape and glue this together.

Now you need a strip of cardstock 11"x 2". If you have one use a split punch to make a scalloped edge. I don't have one, so I used a die-cut from Bazzill to make the edge. After finishing the strip I did cut off 1/2"to make it a bit thinner.Glue it around the box.

Make 2 tabs and glue them on top of the box. Pull the ribbon through and tie it.

Add you decorations and your box is finished.

I hope you'll like this tutorial, and are going to create your own one.

Please leave a comment overhere when you've finished yours. I will stop by and have a look at your great design.

I'm looking forward to see your designs.

Thanks for stopping by.

xoxo Karin


Maria said...

Great tutorial Karin. Haven't done mine yet. It's on my list of items to do though so I'll save your tutorial instructions. Thanks for sharing, Maria

cats whiskers said...

Hi Karen what a beautful bag, love the colours and thanks for the fab tutorial will be having a go at this

Holly said...

oh, this turned out so cute! I will have to try one soon.

Krista B. said...

Hi Karin! I love this, thank you so much for taking the time to make this awesome tutorial : ) I'm have to make one.

Riet said...

wat een schitterend doosje Karin.

veel liefs Riet.

Hanne said...

What a great idea, Karin, thanks a lot for making this tutorial! Looks quite simple to do, I love that :)

Have a nice day!
Hugs, Hanne:)

Nixe07 said...

Wooow Karin, what a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for this great tutorial. Your Box looks really gorgeous. Love it.
Big Hugs,

Hanne said...

the rhinestones are found at Creative Company. I checked it out - and lucky you, they have a site for Netherland!!

They have lots of stuff there, and it's cheap as well! Kristine found this store, and we ordered together and split the stuff (tip).

Good luck!
hugs, Hanne:)

Cheryl Richter said...

Hey Karin,

dank je wel voor je complimentje weer :) Vond het ook een leuke sketch! Dank je wel dat je dit voorbeeld van het tasje met ons wilt delen. Ik vind m erg mooi!

Groetjes Cheryl!

elske said...

wat een super leuk doosje

Elise said...

Wat leuk!! Helemaal mijn ding, die ga ik ook gauw eens maken ! Geweldige uitleg, heel duidelijk, zelfs ik snap het dus...mijn complimenten hoor ;-))

Fiorella said...

thank you for this tutorial, it's lovely

Ila said...

Gorgeous box and wonderful tutorial Karin! Very easy to understand....Hugs, Ila