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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Pretty Christmas gift box...

I made this pretty Christmas gift box, and it was so quick and easy!

First I used this die (unbranded) to cut four sides for the cover of my box.

After the four sides were cut, I trimmed one side tab down to about 3/16" and cut one completely off of each side. That way, I could connect the sides via the 3/16" side tab and some strong double-sided adhesive.

Once the four sides were connected to each other to make an open square, I cut a square piece of aqua CS to adhere to the tabs on top, again using some strong double-sided tape.

To decorate the top, I used a Darice poinsettia die set and a couple of pine branch dies (unbranded) and some pearls. The flower die-cuts and the leaves were also dry-embossed. I inked the leaves through the openings in the die and added some sparkle to the flower petal veins with a Wink of Stella pen.

My white box was made from heavy cardstock 1/16" smaller on each side so that it fits perfectly inside my pretty cover. It's large enough to hold a large coffee mug--slightly bigger than 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" X 4 1/2".

Here's one last look at my box. I really like it and may have a hard time giving it away, knowing that it could simply end up in someone's trash after it's been opened. I guess it doesn't really matter, though. They're easy to make, and I can make another one in no time at all!

I'm entering this project into Die Cuttin Divas' Challenge #347 - Make a Box.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Unknown said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful!! Love the intricate cuts on the box and the white poinsettia. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week!

craftieodmae said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

designbydonna said...

A beautiful box. The box itself is special enough to be the gift. I love doing decorative boxes and tags.

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful box and I see you used the poinsettia die again in white - absolutely stunning.

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh my Cheryl! This is quite a project! So elegant and stunning! What a beautiful Christmas gift!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh WOW, what an absolutely stunning box Cheryl!! LOVE your colour theme, and gorgeous flower too! I wonder did you manage to give it away? Or did you give it to a crafty friend who you knew for sure would appreciate it??