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.|