Saturday, February 25, 2017

Vertical Garden Gift Boxes

This post originally appeared on the Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog on 23rd February, 2017.

Hello, stampers! With succulents being so “hot” right now, I wanted to create something special for you all that had something to do with them. There was just one problem. I don’t as yet have the Oh So Succulent Bundle . Gasp, I know, but I do have the Vertical Garden Project Kit and the Vertical Garden Stamp Set so I’m here today using some of the items out of the Vertical Garden kit and stamp set for some gorgeous gift boxes. I’ve also pulled out a trusty old tool that has a million-and-one uses, the Envelope Punch Board. So I’m mixing up some of the old with the new

The Envelope Punch Board is not only fabulous for making your own envelopes, but you can also make your own boxes with them, too. What’s better than not only making a special handmade card for your special friends but also making the gift box, as well?

I’ve created three different-sized boxes for you with three different looks. I’m loving the mix of the Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine with the soft Sahara Sand Cardstock to give the gift boxes a bit of a grungy, modern feel.

For the first box I marked and scored all my fold lines and then I measured approximately how wide the swirl stamp image was from the Vertical Garden Stamp Set. I wanted to make sure that I could mark even spacing across the top of the box to stamp and then heat emboss White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Once the lid was embossed and the embossing powder was set I could put the box and lid together using Tear & Tape Adhesive. Tear & Tape is a strong adhesive and is fabulous for boxes and 3D items. I just wrapped the Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine a few times and then decorated with the succulents from the Vertical Garden Project Kit

To give the succulents a bit more depth and colour I sponged each petal using the Stamping Sponges. Then I finished off the boxes with 5/8" Burlap Ribbon and Gold Sequin Trim just for some added elements and texture. 

How fabulous is that “Hello” from the Vertical Garden Stamp Set? I love the font and it looks so gorgeous stamped and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum Cardstock. I trimmed down the vellum to a 2" strip using the Stampin’ Trimmer, then turned it into a gorgeous tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. That punch makes tag-making oh, so easy!

The second box is again made with the Envelope Punch Board and embellished in a way that is similar to the first one. I just changed up the stamped images and the size of the box.

The last box is again made with the Envelope Punch Board, but instead of making it in Sahara Sand Cardstock, this one is made using the Thick Whisper White Cardstock. This cardstock is not only fabulous for card bases but for smaller, 3D constructions, as well.

As I did with the first two boxes, I punched and scored the cardstock to prepare for making the box, but before I put it together, I first stamped the swirly image on the lid of the box using VersaMark ink and embossed it using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool. The splatters over the top are flicks of Gold Wink of Stella. The Wink of Stella adds another touch and element to your creation and really looks fabulous splattered over...well, everything!

To flick Wink of Stella, give the barrel chamber a bit of a squeeze so the brush tip is quite wet. Then press the brush tip just in the top edge of the lid and push and flick the brush tip out of the lid away from you so that it splatters over your creation. Give the Wink of Stella a minute or two to dry or give it a quick blast with the Heat Tool. (If you don’t let your splatters dry, they will smudge and then not look so pretty.)

The little box is then finished off with some of the same ribbons and trims as the first two boxes as well as some Gold Metallic Thread tied around it for some more added prettiness.
Thank you so much for joining me today. I do hope that I’ve inspired you to dress up your gift boxes and to create a pretty package for your gifts.

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1 comment:

  1. I love your take on this kit Rochelle! Your boxes are so sweet xox


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