Hi there sweet peeps! I had a lovely Christmas with my daughter and have another day or two with her before she returns. I thought this would be a great time to show a project I made earlier that I haven’t shared here as well as some lovely inspiration from the Creative Team. The project is a Gift Box and Card Ensemble using a folded Bella Rose Lattice Layering Frame. I love using large templates and figuring out the ratio to turn them into boxes. For this project I also used the Lunette Arched Borders set and specifically the lattice design from that set. The cards are 3-1/2″ x 5″ each.
Putting Together the Gift Box Notecards:
1. Cut small card 7″ tall by 5″ wide; score in half to make a 3-1/2″ x 5″ landscape card, round corners on bottom two corners.
2. Cut/emboss Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die including the large oval die.
3. Hand fold the Bella Rose die cut in half and glue to card base.
4. Make a 1″ slit along the middle of the fold card base at the fold line. Then punch a hole in the large loop on the bottom of the card and thread ribbon up through hole and down through slit. Secure ribbon with tape. Add a pre-tied bow to ribbon at bottom, center of card.
Assembling the Gift Box Bottom:
1. Cut two pieces of sturdy card stock to 6-1/2″ x 7-1/2″
3. Cut as shown, round corners and add ScorTape to right side flaps.
4. Remove tape liners and lift right piece onto left flap to make one piece. Fold right flap under then fold entire piece in center (wrong sides together) to engage the remaining flap. Pop up box from flat to dimensional and close bottom tabs.
Constructing the Gift Box Top:
1. Cut/emboss Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die, excluding the large oval die but including the arched inserts from Lunette Borders.
Tip: Placing the arched pieces is easy if you use the large oval as a guide but then remove so as to not cut out the oval.
2. Score 1-1/2″ from each edge turning 90 degrees for each score and as a result, that will give you a total of four score lines.
3. Cut as shown above.
4. Trim loops from each end as shown above.
5. Flex all score lines, bend flaps around end of top and glue sparingly.
The project is not hard at all but I do recommend practicing the top with scrap card stock before making the final top. I do this with all the models I work with and it makes it stress free :-)
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb card stock, Gold Poster Board – Fine Touch – Hobby Lobby
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace Dies, Bella Rose Lattice Layering Frame, Lunette Arched Borders, Offray Ribbon
The samples made by the creative team over Christmas were stunning! They used more dies from the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection and I hope you’ll scroll through.
Hey, don’t forget to share what you make on Instagram or Facebook if you live there. I’m so tickled when you all tag me to show you’ve created something or remade one of my cards to send to a loved one. I love instagram because it’s on my phone and I take it everywhere. If you’re a hold out and want to learn how to get started, let me know if your comments. I’m considering doing a series of posts :-)