Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cute and Easy Gift Box with a Paper Bow

This cute little box with a paper bow is so easy to make and is just perfect for wrapping gifts and cookies.  The Kraft Gift Box (#124106, $2.95, 4 boxes) can be found on page 161 of the 2012-2013 Catalog.  These Kraft Gift Boxes measure 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2" and are food-safe. 
Here are the dimensions for cutting card stock:
Cherry Cobbler
1 piece cut at 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 (box)
4 pieces cut at 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 (box)
1 piece cut at 1 x 8 1/4 (bow)
1 piece cut at 1 x 7 1/4 (bow)
1 piece cut at 1 x 5 1/4 (bow)
1 piece cut at 5/8 x 4 (bow)

1 piece cut at 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 (card)
Whisper White
1 piece cut at 3 x 3 (box)
4 pieces cut at 2 x 2 (box)
1 piece cut at 2 x 3, folded to a 2 x 1 1/5 card

Use Cherry Cobbler ink to randomly stamp images from the Delicate Doilies stamp set on the Whisper White box pieces.  Layer them onto the Cherry Cobbler pieces, then adhere to the Kraft Gift Box.  Stamp the mini card with the No Peeking stamp set using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Layer onto remaining piece of Cherry Cobbler, punch a hole in the top left corner, and thread some White Baker's Twine through the hole.

The paper bow is easy to make!  Use a bone folder to gently break down the fibers of the 3 largest    strips of Cherry Cobbler.  Make a loop by attaching the 1 x 8 1/4 strip end-to-end (I used Sticky Strip).  Do the same with the 1 x 7 1/4 strip.  Notch the edges of the 1 x 5 1/4 piece.  Stack the smaller loop on top of the larger loop, then stack onto the notched strip.  Pinch the center to make loops, then wrap with the 5/8 x 4 strip of Cherry Cobbler.  Use a little Tombow Multipurpose glue to secure the layers of the bow together. 

You can embellish the bow with a Vintage Faceted Designer Button (I used the largest one and tied some White Baker's Twine through the button holes).  Use a glue dot to attach the button to the bow, then attach to the top of the decorated box.   

Wrap Baker's Twine around the bow, and attach to mini card.  There you have it -- a cute little box to give a gift to someone special!  You can order all of these items on my Stampin' Up! website:   

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