Happy Gift Box

Scrapbook And Cards Today

Good morning! Design Team member Jen Gallacher here with you today! Let's celebrate 10 years of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine with a bright and happy gift box! This gift box comes together easily with just a few tools!

To create this project you will need:

* Pillow Box Die

* Flower Punches

* Pinked Circle Die Cut

* Scallop Border Punch

* "It's My Party" Paper Pad, Stamp, Ribbon, Decorative Tape, and Enamel Dots

* Melon Mambo, Pistachio Pudding, and Crushed Curry Stamping Ink (Stampin' Up!)

* Fuchsia Ribbon (Stampin' Up!)

* Silhouette Machine

* Sizzix Big Shot Machine

Step 1: Use the pillow box die cut and a manual die cut machine to cut a pillow box shape from the balloon paper.

Step 2: Cut a 2 1/2" tall strip from the soft mint patterned paper from the "It's My Party" paper pad. You can use the pillow box die cut if you prefer to get the scoring lines in the same place.

Step 3: Using the scoring lines from the die cut shapes as a guide, fold each piece and mount the mint rectangle on top of the balloon shape.

Step 4: Wrap the mint decorative tape around the bottom edge of the mint patterned paper rectangle.

Step 5: Fold and assemble the box. Wrap the fuchsia ribbon around the box and tie into a bow.

Step 6: Punch several flower shapes from yellow cardstock and mount on the box near the ribbon. Add mint enamel dots to the center of each flower.

Step 7: Use the Crushed Curry stamping ink pad to stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock. Stamp the same sentiment with the Melon Mambo, and Pistachio Pudding ink pads. Use scissors to cut out the word "for" from the mint colored sentiment. Cut the "you" word from the fuchsia sentiment. Adhere these two words to the yellow sentiment. Add a strip of yellow scallop cardstock to the bottom of the sentiment and cut both ends of the white stamped strip into a triangle to form a banner tag.

Step 8: Use a pinked circle die cut to cut a circle from the mint cardstock. Use a digital Silhouette machine to cut the number "10" from fuchsia cardstock and mount the die cut number in the center of the circle. Mount the stamped sentiment at the bottom of the circle. Mount this piece on the box.

Here's a look at the finished gift box:

Here's a close-up look at the die cut and stamped elements:

Using elements from an entire birthday collection making creating fun and easy! Please join me in wishing SCT a very happy 10th birthday! ~ Jen Gallacher

Categories: Paper Art
Tags: birthday, gifts, paper, paper-crafts