As promised, here’s the little gift box I made to coordinate with the Thank You card I shared with you yesterday.
As you can see it was made to fit a lip balm tin (a Vaseline one also fits!) and is kept closed with a ribbon tied in a bow. The ribbon sits under the embossed panel on top of the box so that it doesn’t go astray when the box is opened.
To coordinate with the Thank You card, I used Flirty Flamingo card for the box. This measured 6 and 3/4 x 3 and 3/4 inches. On the long side I scored at
- 3/4 inch
- 3 inches
- 3 and 3/4 inches
- 6 inches
On the short side I scored at
- 3/4 inch
- 3 inches
On the long side I cut up each of the score lines and wedged into the smaller ones to use as tabs. I found it easier to assemble the bottom of the box and then glue the final 2 tabs for the top once I’d folded the top down, to get a neat (but not too tight) fit.
The box measures 2 and 1/4 inches square on the base and 3/4 inch high.
I used some of the leftover Whisper White card I’d dry embossed with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder for the Thank You card, cut to 2 inches square, for the top of the box. As I mentioned earlier I made sure the ribbon went under it before I glued it down.
The flower is from the Flower Shop stamp set and I used Flirty Flamingo ink on Shimmer White card and then cut it out using my Pansy Punch. I curled up the petals a little and glued it onto the embossed panel. Finally I added a Metallic Enamel Shape to the centre of the flower, popped in the lip balm and tied the ribbon in a bow.
I think matching a small gift with a card makes a pretty big impact, I hope you agree…
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