May 3, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Box and Blog Hop

Welcome to the Mother's Day Blog Hop! I would like to take this opportunity to with all you Mom's out there a very wonderful Mother's Day! You should of arrived here from Moongirl's blog and if you got lost along the way you can go back to Amanda's blog to get your bearings!

For this Blog Hop, we were challenged to create a page about your mom, about you as a mom or even go past scrapping into a gift idea or paper crafts project for Mother's Day. The interpretation was left up to us so for this hop I decided to make a pretty little box to put the gift for my Mom in. The box is very easy to make even if you don't have the Scor-Board like I do. So let's get started! Pick out two co-ordinating double-sided papers; one for the bottom of the box and one for the top of the box.


I trimmed my bottom piece to be 8x8 and then scored it at the two inch mark all the way around.


After scoring, I folded all of edges inward so that the pattern would end up on the inside of the bottom of the box.  The lid will cover most of the bottom box so the pattern is better used on the inside!


Pick opposing sides and trim the two of the folds to the perpendicular fold line.


You will now adhere these folds together and you will see the box start to take shape.  Repeat on the other side.


Now, it's time for the top.  I cut the top of the box to be 8.5x8.5.  I wanted the edge of my top lid to have a decorative edge so I took out a border punch and fancied it up a bit.  Once I had the decorative edge done I then scored my lines so that the finished top size would be 4.12 in size.  To get this it will depend on the size of border punch you use.  For mine the score lines were at 1.75.  Now fold and adhere the box for the top just like you did for the bottom one. 


I had some reminants left over so I decided to make a paper rosette for the top of the box.  I have done a tutorial on this technique here if you are interested in how I did it.


I stuck the rosette on the top of the box.


Added a crochet flower and a button with ribbon.


And there we have it.  The most adorable little gift box that took me 20 minutes to make.  Knowing my Mom this will end up on display somewhere so that is why I wanted to make it extra special for her.


So how about a give away?  Leave me a comment and become a follower and I will pick a lucky winner on Monday to win a scrappy prize!  So next on your hop head on over to the talented Adele's blog and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye - Kaleidoscope Collection; Embellishments: Button, Crochet Flower, and Ribbon; Tools: EK Success Large Scallopped Edger Punch and Martha Stewart Scor-Board.

19 comments:

Auntie Em said...

Your little gift/keepsake box is so sweet. I love the border trim on the top and the pretty rosette. The little crocheted flower is the perfect touch.
Thank you for sharing your tutorial! :)

Life in the Heavrin house said...

Oh goodness, how precious! I love the flower!

Andrea said...

Wow, that is oh so cute! Makes me really want to get a score board!!! Your mom will love it! New follower!

Andrea said...

I lied, I already was a follower! Even better :)

Beth Hallgren said...

Adorable! The rosette is the perfect touch :)

Moongirl said...

Oh, I love the border punched edges of the top! Pretty little box.

Snips and Snails said...

I love the extra detail the border punch added to the edges of the box. Great job!

Devra said...

OMG that is soooo cute!!!! I'm already a follower

Caroli said...

Love this!! I've always wondered how to make cute gift boxes, now you give me a great idea :)
May i ask, what is the name of the company manufacturing this paper? I happen to have the same one but never knew the name of the line or company... thanks!

Kelly Jean said...

Wow this is amazing!! I love love love this box and definitely need to try this. I wasn't a follower but now defjnitely am.

Angela said...

I have this same paper and I wish I could transform it into this cute box like you did! It is darling!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

I love your gift box, so pretty! Thanks for showing how to make your project, I might have to buy myself a score board, or ask for one for Mother's Day! New follower!

Cassie said...

That is a super cute box!!

Steffanie said...

I LOVE this! It's so cute!

Steffanie said...

Forgot to say that I'm already a follower!

Mandi said...

Get box. I think I am going to try my hand at this. I am follower

DanaMK said...

Really? That took you 20 minutes? Oh my! I'm sure it would take me 2 hours! It's so cute - I love it!

Melissa Johnson said...

What a cute little box!! Love it!

Jojorenee said...

Wow thats cool!