Posts Tagged ‘Gift Box’

Five Sided Favours

I’m hosting Paper Craft Planet’s 3D Tuesday Challenge this week & I thought we’d play with a free template.  I’m hoping you’ll enjoy trying out 3D56, Five Sided Favours challenge.  It’s just small to put in chocolates, candies, or chamomile tea :D

So I used a free template from Timeless Treasure Trunk.  Which I printed out & then stuck onto Martha Stewart Patterned Paper & cut & scored.  Easy Peasy & very quick, I must say.  I doesn’t take up a lot of paper & all the cuts are STRAIGHT, woo-hoo, so you could make a bunch of these.

I made the template a bit more printer friendly, but it is the SAME gorgeous template from the clever folks at Timeless Treasure Trunk.  I found it was easier to size it up on the printer in this format:

And here it is again.  Great for Wedding/Bridal Shower Favours, small gifts, whatever, just cute, almost like a small hat box:

Be sure to upload your basket weaving to the Paper Craft Planet site.  Never tried uploading a photo to Paper Craft Planet?  Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for adding photos to the PCP Gallery.  Once their in the gallery & TAGGED with 3d56, I can find them & add them to the 3d56 album! Don’t forget to link it back here to this discussion so we can all see it!

Used:  Martha Stewart PP, Friend to Friend SU Stamp Set, Chocolate Chip Ink, Circle Punch, Flowers, Dimensionals, buttons, Pearl Twist Tie, Paper Piercer.

Celebrate with CAKE!


Well, I’m not kidding you when I say it’s been a crazy week, with some craziness on the schedule for the foreseeable future. DH is travelling a bunch. I’m not complaining, in these nutty times, he has a job that provides for our family, but I miss my second engine in the evening. Sick kids on & off, but not too sick, thank goodness.

Oh yes, oh yes, happy news for me & a bit of a shocker still–I am part of the Design Team over at Paper Craft Planet.  I adore that sight, the crafters are AWESOME & all really sweet & as I’m getting to know them more, they are a HOOT!  Love IT!

I thought I would celebrate my fun PCPlanet news with one of my favourite Challenges out there!  Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge.  This week’s challenge, #58, is the Audrey Hepburn/Gregory Peck classic princess movie, Roman Holiday.


I found the template for the Cake Box from Ruthannzaroff.  I used 2 pieces of 12×12 Patterned Paper from Robin’s Nest Scrapbooking (Cream Paisley, I believe).  I was able to cut 8 cake pieces using that template.


Glossy Stock White Paper was run through the Cuttlebug with Scalloped Nestabilties.


The Filigree Stamp set is from Anna Griffin & the circular stamp is from SU! (retired) Papa’s Pocket.


Each piece would be a fun little party favour.  Kinda’ looks “showery/weddingy/princess-tea-party-ish”.  DH thought it kinda looked like a hunk of fancy cheese.  <insert head shake/eye roll here>  Anyways, think of the fun you could have, change the embossing powder or make it a chocolate cake, or a layered cake by printing off the template in various sizes!!   Honestly, it really is not fidgety to make.  If you like me you can try to pick at it for 10 minutes when ever you have a chance.


Okay, enough fun, onto reality of dishes, puppies, kids, oh I forgot Liam’s good pants have to be hemmed for tomorrow … hmmm maybe two sided tape would do until I had a chance to sew them properly …


This is a “tooooFUR”. The first if for the 3D Tuesday Challenge, candle gift box, 3d29, & the second is for the 50th Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, “Pretty Woman”. There is some major blog candy for the Cinema challenge, so get your creative juices going & in by Thursday evening.

For this challenge, I went with the romantic ending … hope that doesn’t spoil it for people, but common, ya gotta know it’s a happy ending.

Here’s my creation.

I didn’t use a template, for this, just an 8×11″ CS & eyeballed for the candle holders & well that’s it.  The Circles are small enough so the candle holders are suspended in them.  (a bit bigger than the SU 1 3/4″ punch–I used the Creative Memories Blue cutter with the mid size circle).  It’s about 7 3/4″ wide x 2 1/2″ deep x 1″ height (well okay 4 1/2″ high if you count the back).

Used:  PP from Karen Avery called Rosebuds & Blooms, Kraft CS, Tender Toile SU Stamp Set, Kiwi Kiss Ink, Creative Memories Circle Cutter (Blue with Mid size Circle), adhesive pearls, Candles & Tea light Holders, Nestabilities (Oval & Scalloped Oval), & Dimensionals.

To follow up the 3dChallenge/Cinema Challenge, I had another candle that was a challenge from PaperCraftPlanet’s 3D Tuesday … well this was LAST Tuesday’s challenge, but with vacations I’m just getting around to posting it.

For that Tuesday 3D Challenge, “3D28, I Burn for You” I used the wonderful video tutorial that Susanna made up to decorate a candle with Tissue Paper & Wax Paper. Thanks for the fun.

I had a left over pink candle from Advent, I think, & I used some pink tissue paper & that melted right into it. I must admit, I had a bugger of a time with the wax paper on the long candle, but it did go (very carefully as not to burn my fingers)

I guess I’m in a Pink stage right now.  Here it is:

Used:  K & Company Matte Pack, Autumn Days SU Stamp Set, Corner Rounder, Stazon Timber Brown Ink, Dimensionals, Offray 1 1/2 ” Brown Ribbon, Pink Tissue Paper, Pink Candle, Orange Rhinestone Brad, Wire & Pencil to curl it.

Origami Box, adapted.

I saw this tutorial for TLC203 Origami Box, on Split Coast Stampers. I also used this video tutorial from Kristina Werner on how to make an origami box. The heart on the box is using a background Inking technique called Ink, Spray & Smash, by Faith Hofrichter, over at Split Coast Stampers.

The top is a nestability cut out of background technique called Ink, Spray & Smash, by Faith Hofrichter, over at Split Coast Stampers. I used Real Red, Pink Passion & Blush Blossom re-inkers. It really did smash together as I looks more like one colour rather than the ‘tie dyed’ tri-effect I was hoping for.

Here’s the inside of the box.

I used the Scallop Edge punch (after cutting the paper to 6×12, rather than 5 1/4 x12″) and I had these 1/4″ strips left over (double sided paper). I thought why waste them & I just pasted them back on as a trim. Here’s the back of the box, where you can see it a bit better.  Oh & I also ran a chocolate chip marker along the straight edge of the box at the front (well top in this photo)  

Be sure to check out other TLC203 Origami Boxes over at Split Coast Stampers & Ink, Spray & Smash examples at Split Coast Stampers.

Used: Holiday Treasures DSP (one sheet 12×12″ for origami box base & one 12×12″ cut in two pieces for lid wrap), Cereal Box (5 1/4 x12″), Scallop Punch, Nestabilities Heart, Glossy CS, Re Inkers (Blush Blossom, Real Red, & Pink Passion), Super Sticky Tape, Ribbon From Michaels, dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Marker.

Quick Gift Box

This is like an explosion card, but I secured it with glue so it actually doesn’t flatten out. I needed something to put a gift card in for Emma’s friend Jenna’s Birthday party tomorrow. Thought this would be cute.

I started with a 12×12″ cs and then folded it in thirds … every 4″s. (you can scale it to whatever you need, I wanted a bigger box) Then trimmed off the extra bulk.

Then folded it on the diagonal, at the outer corners. Then folded it in.

More folding. Then just secure the flaps inside with glue tape.

Okay the lid. It’s 6×6″ with 1″ lid flap & trim ends to tuck & tape under.

Now to decorate. Maybe Spritzer/Air Brush with Markers for speckling.

More decorating. Using Cuttlebug templates on the Sizzix & some rarely used “wave scissors”

More decorating, ribbon: Folded back & forth, like toothpaste? (my kids use a lot of toothpaste on their brushes & then spit it in the sink! Frustrating!) so like toothpaste or well like this:

To hold the ribbon in place, I put some slits in the bottom. Glue Spots would have worked too.

I used Brads at the top. One of the sides of the ribbon is just secured with a glue dot for her to easily open. The other side is secured with the brad to the lid of the box.

Hope she likes it. Jenna is a sweet kid. Happy 9th!