I started by making a simple box using Pacific Point card stock cut to 22.5cm x 10.25. (The card stock is scored 2.75cm round each edge, cut in to where the score lines meet on the long sides and assembled.) The box is the perfect size to hold the Hello Again stamp set as well as two markers, some card stock and embellishments. I cut Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive card stock to 4cm x 8cm and some Whisper White cut to 3.5cm x 7.5cm. They fit nicely in the bottom of the box - the ingredients for some tags or card toppers. The brads were popped into a tiny cello bag, sealed and attached to a piece of Pacific Point card stock cut to 5cm x 5.25cm and scored down the longer side at 2.25cm and 2.75cm.
Here's everything tucked neatly into the box. I made a sleeve for the box using a medium Window Sheet cut to 19cm x 17.5cm. Scoring down the short side, I scored at 3cm, 8cm, 11cm and 16cm and folded the edges crisply. I secured the sleeve with a length of Sticky Strip and slid it over my box matchbox-style.
Here's the box decorated with a length of Old Olive 1/8" taffeta ribbon. This can be used to make the tags inside or embellish cards - how fab is that?!
To give the gift a festive feel, I stamped the snowflake from Season of Joy in Pacific Point ink on a scrap of Whisper White and attached it to the ribbon with a piece of silver elastic cord.
Stamps: Hello Again (inside gift), Season of Joy (to decorate gift)
Ink: Pacific Point
Card stock: Pacific Point, Whisper White plus scraps for inside the gift
Other: Medium window sheet, 1/8" taffeta ribbon in Old Olive, silver elastic thread
I think that girls of all ages would be thrilled to receive this little gift box and it doesn't break the bank either! The Hello Again stamp set is only £10.95 for a set of 5 and the markers are £2.95 each. To order any of these items just send me an email - I now take credit card payments as well as Paypal, bank transfer, cash and cheque.
Lots of people have been asking me what happened on the way back from convention at the weekend. Well, poor Michelle's car broke down and we found ourselves stranded by the side of the road awaiting a tow truck. We were very tired and should have been rather miserable - but how can you be miserable with great company and chocolate? The AA man was astonished (and, I think, slightly scared!) when he turned up to find us giggling away, having a great time in the abandoned vehicle!
Thanks for visiting me today.
Hope to see you tomorrow for another Three Minute Thursday.