Wendy's ornaments had me heading to the Container Store the day she sent in the tutorial (like I need an excuse to go)! I love the double images to create dimension. Very cool!
Lisa's box is super cool -- definitely a template I'm going to be using over and over. (By the way, did anyone else think the candle next to her finished box was a glass of orange juice at first? I totally did! Ha ha!) She is the stamping queen and I was delighted to see her stamping techniques -- especially the coloring!
I love quilting, so Mindy's blanket-in-a-day tutorial was so fab! And the fabrics she mixed - great color and pattern choices! I'm ready to snuggle under that yummy blanket any day!
But all these fab tutorials have left me with a question: Now that we've made all these handmade gifts, what are you planning to put them in?
Why a beautiful handmade gift box, of course!
You can make your box any size, but for the sake of this tutorial, we're going to start with a piece of 8.5x11" cardstock.
Cut the cardstock in half. And then shave about an eighth-of-an-inch off of two sides of one of the pieces (I've indicated the two sides in red). This smaller piece will be the bottom of the box. Notice that I wrote "bottom" on it in pencil. The two pieces are so similar in size it can be hard to tell which is which. But that eighth-of-an-inch really makes them fit together nicely.
Now you're ready to decorate!
Now it's time to make the box. Apply adhesive to the right sides of the little flaps you cut.
Onto the bottom!
So here's your fab gift box:
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