Saturday, 26 December 2009

Gift box wrapping using a window sheet

I hope you had a great day yesterday and that Santa brought you everything you hoped for. If you're itching to spend your Christmas money on crafting goodies then check out the Sale-a-bration offer of free stamp sets here.

The challenge over at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge for the Christmas fortnight is last minute gifts. Well this ended up being last minute gift packaging, although it wasn't meant to be. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we bought this glass dish as a gift but there was no box for it and so I planned on making my own. As I've been unwell I only actually got round to making it on Wednesday to deliver that same day. My aunt will have opened it by now so it's safe to show you. As the dish was a leaf shape we decided to fill it with nuts and a nut cracker.

Cardstock: Basic Black
Striped Grosgrain Ribbon: Basic Black
Other: Medium Window Sheet

I had to make a basic box rather than a double folded edge box because the dish was pretty large and would have needed more than 12" x 12" card otherwise. I measured the width and length of the dish and added the depth of it (3cm) to every side of the rectangle. For the box base I scored at the depth measurement (3cm inwards from every edge) and at each corner, snipped from the outside edge to the scoreline, folded and stuck to create the basic box shape. For the clear lid I scored an extra 1mm out (2.9cm from every edge) to allow it to fit easily over the base. The scoring blade on the paper trimmer does a good job of scoring this heavy duty acetate (and this is only the medium window sheet I've used, the thick window sheet is ... well, even thicker, lol). I padded the box with some crumpled tissue as the dish isn't rectangle shaped and finished with the lush striped ribbon.

It may be a bit late for Christmas now but this gift packaging works year round.

Enjoy the rest of the holiday.

Sara xx


Helen said...

A lovely gift!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Cathy said...

Fabulous gift.
Thank you for joining in the SCSC this time.
Cathy xx

simplyfairies said...

Beautiful Sara, and ribbon to die for!!