Christmas Gift Boxes

Every time I need a gift box,I simply go to Sam’s blog – Pootles.co.uk and I usually find the right box with all the measurements and even a tutorial video….I also love how she decorates her boxes…
Today I looked for a small box tutorial which is about 4″ high and found this one – Soft Pretty Box – which when finished is 4.25″x 2.5″x 1.5″ 
I followed the tutorial to create my Christmas boxes…the first box is made from plain dark blue cardstock and I have used a printed panel on the for the front and adhered a die cut reindeer on it…I have used a white ribbon to close the box and added a small stamped tag as well…
For my second box I used a printed cardstock..I loved this white paper with lots of Christmas trees printed on it…I have used a printed panel for the front for this one as well and adhered a stamped,coloured in and cut out image of the little elf called Rebecca…I threared a ribbon to close the box and added a tiny stamped tag for this one too…
These boxes were just the perfect size for my gifts…
Thank you for stopping by my blog today…Have a blessed day ahead..!!
Pri
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Cards Box Set – Tea or Coffee?

A set of handmade cards is a great idea for a present….especially for someone who likes sending small notes or cards to people often….store bought cards are easily available but they are mass produced and not unique in any way…
Today I’m sharing a box set of four 4″x 4″ cards and I have made envelopes and the box for them as well…The box has been created using the WRMK 123 Punch Board(or the envelope punch board)…the cardstock was cut to 8″ x 8″ and then punched and scored at 3&1/2″ and 4&1/2″ on all four sides…
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I have used Kraft cardstock for the card bases for all four cards…then there is a mat layer of black…the top layer is white on which I have directly stamped the tea/coffee cup images as well as the sentiment…

I have coloured in the images using water colour pencils and an aqua brush….

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade Card by PriCreated

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade Card by PriCreated

Thanks for visiting today…Happy crafting…

P

Cute Purse Style Box

The first time I tried this box out years ago,I didn’t quite get it right and probably didn’t have the patience to understand and execute the design properly….so I’m very glad Sam(from Pootles)made this very box/purse again for the way back wednesday theme that she’s been doing at her blog these days….
Here’s the link for the tutorial by Sam Hammond – Way Back Wednesday Easy Stick Purse Tutorial
It’s a very cute little purse box and can hold quite a bit inside it….for my box I have used a plain pink cardstock for the base and the top layer paper is from Stampin Up! DSP stack called It’s My Party…
I hope you liked this box and will give it a try yourself too….
P
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Post#196 – Clutch Bag Style Gift Box

This box does look like a clutch bag,doesn’t it??I haven’t made boxes in a while because I’m running out of space to keep them….but I ‘had’ to try this one out… 🙂
You’ll find the excellent tutorial by Caroline here – Clutch Bag Gift Box Tutorial
It’s an excellent tutorial and the box is quite a good size and looks so pretty…..
I have used a plain aqua cardstock for the top cover and a double sided printed paper for making the inside base of the box…The ribbon matches the box cover and so do the adhesive pearls that I used to decorate the box…
Hope you liked my box……
P

Post#163 Rainbow Butterflies Birthday Card & Card Box

I had so much fun making this card….it has bright colours and lots of butterflies….a perfect card for my cheerful little girl who’s turning 10 today….
The card base is 5″x 7″ made from plain pink cardstock….the top layer is plain pink as well…there is a large banner at the top made from silver glitter cardstock with the sentiment heat embossed with white embossing powder….
For all the butterflies,I coloured in seven 2” square pieces of paper with rainbow shades of watercolours….once dry,I die cut the large butterflies and punched out the smaller ones….I attached a rhinestone on each of these butterflies and adhered them onto the top layer of the card….
Now that the card was ready,I realised that I needed a kind of a box for it as a normal envelope would flatten all the butterflies on it…so I started looking for ideas and went through a few tutorials…and it was then I came across the BOX BUSTER on The Crafty Owl website….
Once you enter the details of the box you require,this Box Buster will calculate the size of paper required to create the box as well the the first and second punch….
For larger boxes it does warn you that the paper will overhang the envelope punch board so please be careful….I did not face this problem since the 1 2 3 Punch board has an extendable arm and I can easily score the full length….
There is also a video tutorial as well – How to use the Box Buster App for any size box by Crafty Owl 
My card sits perfectly in this envelope box that I created with printed paper….I also attached a couple of butterflies on the front of the box…
Hope you liked this card…Don’t forget to bookmark the link for the Box Buster….
P

Post#162 No Cut,No Stick Box Idea by Pootles

At first I just saw a picture of this box by Sam and really couldn’t believe that it was a no cut no stick box….it didn’t look like one…then I saw the tutorial video and tried it out myself….it’s more of a paper folding technique and creates a very nice size box….
The box is 2″x 7″ in size so it can hold quite a wide variety of goodies in it…especially things like stationery items…
Here is the link for the tutorial for this box – No Cut No Stick Box by Sam Hammond
I have used plain blue cardstock to make the box and printed pink paper for the DSP panels….then I stamped the sentiment on a 1″ banner punched from silver cardstock and another two from the same cardstock I used to make the box…then I attached all them using a brad and stuck them to the front of the box..
Do try this box…you’ll be pleased with the results…
P

Post#124 – Christmas Gift Box

While buying and giving Christmas gifts are quite an exciting part of the holidays,there is a big need for gift bags and boxes for these presents…while some gifts can be simply wrapped using papers of all sorts,others need a bit more…and with that thought I started on this box…
The box itself came together quite quickly as it was made using the 1 2 3 punch board…to close the box I decided to create a band made from paper and ribbon….for the top of the band I created a double bow using the same punch board….
Hope you liked this box…
P

Post#116 Star Box

Now this is a box that I wanted to make because of the lovely star shape at the top of the box…I had the link for the tutorial bookmarked for more than a year now but never got around to making it coz I thought it was a kind of a tricky box…I couldn’t have been more wrong….and once you see the tutorial you will think the same…
You do need an Envelope Punch Board for this box…And here is the link to the photo tuorial – Star Gift Box by Tracy May
I chose a dark eggplant coloured paper with a marbled effect print to create the box…..once the box was ready,I carefully tied the ribbon around it…this box doesn’t close fully so you have to be careful about what you put inside of it…
On the front of the box I adhered the die cut word ‘For You’ using silver paper and a star as well…
Hope you liked this box and will try it out…
P

Post#108 Double Flip Giftbox

I knew I was definitely going to make this box as soon as I saw a post by Caroline on  her blog called CraftyCarolineCreates…..I have added her tutorial video below my picture in case you’d like to see how this box is made…
It’s a great size rectangular box….and the two flip lids meeting in the center is the main attraction of this box….it looks complicated but its not so do try this box out….I’m sure you’ll be happy with the results…
I used plain black cardstock to create the base of the box and a printed kraft cardstock for the lid…once the box was ready I simply attached a flower punched pompom made out of brown paper and a couple of banners on it for decoration…
I love this box and it’s been sitting on my desk ever since I made it….Hope you liked it too…
P
Double Flip Large Gift Box Video Tutorial By Caroline

Post#102 – Self Closing Angled Box

I am a big fan of boxes and bags which don’t need a fiddly attachment in order to close and open them…..so when I saw this tutorial for a self closing box by Dawn Griffith…I had to try it out…
At first I thought that with all these angles it must be a bit tricky but I was surprised at how very easy it is to make this box…and you can make 2 boxes from a sheet of 12″ x 12″ cardstock…
The excellent video tutorial and measurements for this box can be found here – Self Closing Box by Dawn
I kept the decorations simple and just added two banners and stamped on the top one and added a butterfly punch..
Hope you liked this box….I also hope you will try this one out….
P

Post#98 – Tiny Gift Box

While searching for projects and things to make with the Tag Topper Punch, an image of these really cute boxes came up but the link took me to the tutorial in a language I couldn’t understand much…..Thanks Google Translate, I was able to make these tiny goody gift boxes easily….
Here’s the link for the great photo tutorial By Nadine Koller – LINK 
I used a light blue printed paper to make these boxes…and then decorated them with a a few punched out pieces and Kaisercraft Collectables die cuts…I added a banner with a sentiment as well..
To close the boxes at the top I simply used a brown string and tied a bow…
Hope you liked these…
P

Post#96 – Small Tent Box

This is one of the cutest boxes that I’ve made….and yes I made this by following a tutorial by Sam Donald…it’s great for holding a few chocolates or treats or a small item…
It’s a triangle shaped box that opens at the top and the outside case/cover shaped like a tent closes the box nicely…and that means there are no ribbons or other things required to close the box…
I chose a plain grey cardstock for the box and a green and grey printed  paper for the cover…to decorate the box I made a narrow silver banner and added a stamped and punched flower and added the sentiment on a circle at the top…
Hope you liked how my box turned out…
P

Post#80 Pinwheel on Giftbox

The pinwheel punch board from WRMK creates the best and fastest pinwheels that I have ever made…I was able to decorate the whole wall in my kids bedroom in an hour with colourful pinwheels in a lot of different sizes…I also bought the pinwheel attachments so I could try making a few working ones…so easy..
Today I tried to use the pinwheel(without the attachment) as a decoration on a gift box…This giftbox was made using the WRMK 1 2 3 Punch Board and then I used a string to tie the lid flaps…I created the pinwheel and used a brad to hold the flaps in the middle….and then used a strong adhesive to attach the pinwheel to the front of the box…
I think the box looks nice…Hope you think so too…
P

Post#76 Mini Milk Carton Box

While searching for dimensions for a small milk carton style giftbox I came across a tutorial by Krista Driessen…and when I tried out the box…it was just I wanted…and soooo cute… 🙂
Here is the link for the tutorial if you’d like to try it out as well – Mini Milk Box Tutorial By Krista Driessen.
After creating the box I simply die cut three consecutive sizes from my hexagon dies and stamped the smallest one…I adhered them to the box using 3d foam squares….and finally a small wooden peg to close the box at the top…
Hope you liked this mini box…
P