Friday, May 2, 2014

How to Make a Mother's Day Gift Box Tutorial 05/02/2014

How to make a Mother's Day Gift Box Tutorial

Supplies needed:
dies- Spellbinders-"Classic Circle and Big Scalloped Circle Large"
Cuttlebug or die cutting machine
ATG runner, Score Tape
paper trimmer
scoreboard and bone folder
110 lb or heavier Card Stock- DCWV- prints, Georgia Pacific- white
cereal box  and or cardboard drink coasters
ribbon, lace- Really Reasonable Ribbon
pearls- Recollections
digis- Robyn's Fetish " Rose and Fall Bouquet"

Gather together your supplies and set up your work station. 

Cut out your die cuts using the largest dies in Big Scalloped Circle Large and the next to largest die in Classic Circles from the cereal box and or coasters. 

Cut your card stock as follows:
white card stock- 2- Classic Circles next to largest die and 1 largest Scalloped Circle
Floral print- 2- Classic Circles
Strip print-  11" x 2 3/8"
blue/green grunge card stock- 3 Scalloped Circles

Note: You will need to use strong adhesive for this project.

Using ATG runner or Score Tape place your card stock scalloped circles one on each card board scalloped circle. Turn over and place one white and the other blue grunge scalloped circles on this side. Set aside.

Now adhere your circle card stock to the 2 card board circles as shown. Turn over and adhere the white circles to the backs. 
Note: The white card stock will not show. It is used for strength to the box. It works too. I dropped mine and it held up just fine. Thank goodness, I had not taken my final photos yet.  

Score the strip of stripe card stock at 3/8' from the short side. You should have an 11"' long score line.

Crease the score line and add Score tape to the front and back of the 3/8' piece of card stock.

Note: Before you cut the card stock. Curl your card stock stripe into a roll just to make it easier when you get ready to add it to the box base. 

Cut about every 1/4" on the section with the Score Tape. Cut off the 1/4" very end pieces on both sides.

Remove the Score Tape backing on both sides. 

This is what you should have so far. 

Start to adhere your card stock strip to one of the circles making sure the white circle is facing the bottom. As you go adhering each tab.  

This photo shows what it will look like on the bottom.

Keep rolling your stripe around the circle till almost to the end. Add Score Tape to the ends where the 2 edges come together so it will be a strong hold. In other words so score tape will stick to score tape. 

Remove the backing on the score tape. Continue curving the stripe around being careful  not to let the sides stick. till the bottom is in place. Then press the seams together. 

This is what you should have so far.  This is the bottom of the box. Now add a couple of stripes of Score Tape to the bottom of the box.

Place it centered on the scalloped circle with the white card stock on it. The white should be facing down. It is the bottom.

Now cut 2 pieces of ribbon at 1 3/4". Adhere the ribbon to the other scalloped circle as shown. 

Adhere the other circle to the scalloped circle making sure the white card stock is facing down and the circle is centered. This is the lid of your box. 

Place the lid onto the box. 

Adhere the ribbon onto the box. I did this on the side with the seam. Make sure your ribbon has some slack in it so you can open and close your box easily. 

Cut some lace or trim of choice to go around your box top. This will hide your ribbon attachment as the next 2 photos show. I also added lace to the bottom to hide the seam better. 

This is the inside of the 2 boxes I made. I made one for my Mom and one for my Step-mom. 

The outside of my boxes. 

Thanks for dropping by. This was a fun project to make. Shhh! Don't tell my Moms. Edwina


Really Reasonable Ribbon

Split Coast Stamper

Robyn's Fetish Store


Desire Fourie said...

Wow such a wonderful tutorial and such a beautiful gift for a loving Mom. Thanks for sharing.
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Beth Brovold said...

Edwina these are just GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful tutorial!!! Have a great weekend...hope that you have a chance to check out Fussy and Fancy's Blog Hop with prizes on all blogs!!

Janet said...

Great tutorial I love your boxes thanks for sharing !!!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Very, very cool and great tutorial to boot! I've saved the page and added it to my list of things to do. I think I'm not up to 978! Wonderful ambitious project.


Nikki C said...

Thank you for sharing this tut your boxes are fantastic hugs Nikki