This little box is so cute, if I do say so myself(!) and it was so easy to make.
I firstly cut the box shape from white cardstock, and then folded all the tabs to make nice sharp creases. The box die I used comes with the Big Shot Plus Starter Kit, but there are also several exciting new box/bag dies available on the Crafters’ Palette website that you could use instead.
This box is a great size considering it is cut from an A4 sized piece of card. I would love to receive one full of chocolates, gift voucher or even better to have some jewellery in it. Wouldn’t they be nice as table gifts for Christmas? I have so many ideas for these little boxes.
Next, was the decorating. I cut 4 squares for the sides of the box (I left the bottom white – I’m not wasting precious papers for something you don’t see!) from the ‘Wood Floral’ paper, inked the edges with Ground Espresso and stuck them down remembering to have the woodgrain going ‘down’ the box. I then repeated with the 3 flaps that make the lid, trying to match up the woodgrain lines with the sides. For the top I chose to mat some of the flowered corner from the ‘Wood Floral’ paper over a square of orange cardstock.
I cut some green leaves and 3 white flowers using Woodware punches and inked the edges. Using a foam mat and large embossing ball tool I shaped the flowers into a slight bowl shape. Then turned them over and shaped the edges of the petals. Using the ‘Tiny Tattered Florals Thinlits’ die set, I cut 3 different sized flowers from a small left over piece of ‘Icons’ paper. When rolling 3d flowers, it is best to do it really tightly, and then leave them to one side for them to ‘relax’ a little before gluing them together. The tool that is included in the die set is perfect for the job and makes it much easier than using tweezers! Once the glue was dry I stuck them to the centre of the white shaped flowers.
After making this box and having so much fun with it I am definitely going to purchase some more box dies. I was really impressed with the small amount of papers I needed to create it. Crafters’ Palette have several different designs to choose from on their website – which one shall I have? Decisions, decisions!