Everyone loves a gift! It doesn’t have to be a birthday or special occasion but can be a little something to say “chin up”, “get well soon” or “thinking of you”.
Mr Fox and I often talk about Love languages and how we both speak a very different love language! I am most certainly split in two between Acts of Service and Receiving gifts. What this means is that I show love by helping others and by giving them a gift which I will normally have put a great deal of time and thought into.
Perfect gifts must of course be packaged perfectly!

So here is an easy gift box which can be personalised or made to suit any occasion.

You can find the template on splitcoaststampers by clicking this template.

Get together everything you will need to create your design

  •  Bone folder
  • Designer Series paper – Big Top Birthday
  • Template
  • Quick Accents – Big Top Birthday
  • Sticky Strip – I love this double-sided tape as its very strong.
  • Paper Snips – These paper scissors are super sharp and great for cutting little details.
  • Cutting board

Place your template on DS paper and trace an outline in pencil.
Cut out – quick and easy.
Next you need to score along the side line to make folding easier.
I use a ruler and my Bonefolder to score the lines.
You can score the rounded base to make a wider box or just leave those unscored and let them form a natural bulge at the bottom of the box.  I found that scoring them made a wider box.
(If you don’t speak craft, scoring is just making a dent in the paper to make folding easier – you can use a capped pen or blunt butter knife if you don’t have a bone folder 😉 )

I find it better to add embellishments before sealing the sides of the bags as the shape of the box doesn’t get damaged as you glue and press embellishments in place.
If you use ribbon or wrap around tape – the pennants are from the Big Top Birthday Quick Accents and are sticky on one side – then place them before closing the sides as this allows you to hide the edges inside the box.

Place sticky strip along the tab you want on the outside of the box and peel red backing.
Fold back the side tabs and line up edges neatly.

Stick in place to close your box!

Quick and you’re done.

Here are three samples I made up using a mixture stamped images on punched circles and highlighted with a scallop circle and others I used the Quick Accents.

I suspect it took me longer to take the photos then it took to make the boxes 😉

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XXX
Fox