Thursday, May 15, 2014

Give Away + Graphic 45 Gift Box

Hi all,

***Reminder to join in my Giveway*** (check sidebar)

Today I have a little gift box I made for a friend a couple of months ago. It was made with Graphic 45 Botanical Tea, (which is my fav paper from G45), I also used Botanical Tea Stamp.
I got the box idea from mummylade.blogspot which was inspired by Lene Katrine. I made mine a little bigger so I did my own measurements. I will give those to you in case you all want to make one. I really liked this box once I got a handle on the measurements it turned out really pretty.
So I am going to show you the picture of my finished creation first than I will give you pictures of the measures and how to put it together. There will be a lot pictures. (sorry)

My finished gift box - I placed a couple of tea bags in the box for her.

***This is the front view

***Inside view

***I crated a flap that opens up

***I decorated the inside of the flap with the Botanical Tea tag showing. Added TH vintage photo and smooch paints to the wooden cup, Also attached a little rose and butterflies in the bottom corners as they connect with a magnet to close securely.
Well I hope you like it.
Now on to the pictures with the measurements and how to put it together. Please remember this is not my design of the box I cased it from Mummylade.blogspot and she was inspired by Lene Katrine, I give full credit to them for this beautiful design. :D Also remember if you have any questions please leave me a message in the comment box. If you go to Mummylade's blog go to Templates and she has a template that shows you the same design as my photo.

Picture 1 - Paper is 8x8 scored at 3/4; score @ 1 5/8; score @ 2 1/2. After you score measure from the edge of your paper go passed the 3 score lines and mark at 2 1/2 with a pencil. Do this on each end of the paper, that is where you are going to cut in order to get the diagonal cuts for your box.

Picture 2 - fold on score lines towards the inside of the box.

Picture 3 - Only glue down three of the flaps

Picture 4 -  This is going to be your cover. Just measure the one end of the box that is not glued down and that will give you a start for how long you want the cover to be, don't forget the little tab you need for closing in the front of the box.

Picture 5 -  After you score your cover to match the flap you can glue them together.

Picture 6 - Picture shows how to glue them to get the cover on. (end to end)
Picture 7- fold the glued flap down like the other flaps and then you will have your top cover for the box.
****See all done. Whew.... : D

Paper - G45 Botanical Tea
Stamp - G45 Botanical Tea
Ink - TH vintage photo, Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink - Shabby Pink, Sassy Pink, White; Powder Puff - Limeade (inked on the edging of paper) and Coal Miner.
Accessories - From stash -Wooden Tea Cup (Michaels), Jewelry wire - for front butterfly; magnets; Flower - rose from Stamp Asylum; SU - little flower punch; Liquid Pearls - yellow/gold; Ribbon/Seam Binding from - 3 Girls Jam; White filigree with TH Vintage photo dabbed around it; Spellbinders - Lacy Squares

Challenges entering:
paulaholifieldcrafts: ALBC Flower Power
Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog: Challenge #55 Flowers, Ribbon and/or Lace
MeMa's Crafts - May Challenge - Flowers
Just For Fun - Ribbon or Lace
Dies R Us Challenge: Challenge #2 - May Flowers
Craftyhazelnutes Patterned Paper Challenge - CPPC May Challenge
Bearly-Mine Challenges - May Challenge - Flowers
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog - May Challenge - In The Garden
Altered Eclectics: Challenge 1st of May - Anything Goes
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Challenge #7 Ribbon, Lace and Twine, Oh My!
Divas by design: Anything but A Card
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog: Challenge #77 - "Things with Wings"
3 Girl JAM Challenge - May 2014 Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Challenge #18 Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog - Challenge #28 Flowers
Crafting At The Weekend - Challenge #1 Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Challenge #89 - Anything Goes with Ribbon

DO NOT forget to join in for the Give Away. the Picture is on my sidebar.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you were inspired to try out the gift box. : D
Stay Crafty,
Deborah xxx


  1. A lovely creation with those lush G45 DP's.

    B x

  2. Such a gorgeous giftbox here for your friend, really beautiful and sooo well made too

  3. WOW this is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘MAY FLOWERS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Team Leader)

  4. Stunning creation, great colour combo & that little butterfly is simply beautiful.

    Alicia (Dies R Us DT)

  5. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the ribbon woven through the top. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  6. Very Pretty, Thank you for sharing with us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge...Hope you will join in with the fun again next week, after all without you we would have no challenge, good luck in the draw...
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

  7. Oh Wow… this is gorgeous Deborah! what a lovely design and I love the pretty colours. The Botanical Tea papers and stamps are very beautiful ! it's a fab tutorial :-)
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
    Hugs Sue B xx

  8. Wow what a stunning project .Its absolutely beautiful thankyou for the tutorial its very clear I've never tried anything dimensional but might just have to give this a go.Thanks for sharing ...awesome...crafty hugs Andrea x

  9. This is such a clever design...and I'm with you...I love Botanical Tea! Lovely! Thanks for joining in on Challenge #8 at Craft Hoarders Anonymous: Ribbon, Lace and Twine, oh my!

  10. Beautiful creative! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  11. Beautiful work lady! I'm gonna try that tutorial so thanks for sharing and Thank you for taking time to stop by and play with us at Mema's Crafts.

  12. Great gift box thanks for playing at crafty ribbons, I have some candy so hop over

  13. Such a gorgeous gift box! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  14. Love your gift box Deborah! Lots of detail! Thanks for participating in our "May Flowers" challenge at Dies R Us.

  15. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 28 'flowers'- hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper May challenge. x

  16. Graphic 45 and a box from scratch! Wowza! Nice job! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  17. Wow! Wonderful box and super cool you made it from scratch. Thanks for joining us at CHACB!

  18. such a beautiful project - thank you for sharing over at EE this month x

  19. Hi hun fabulous project really beautiful - thanks so much for joining us at Crafting at the weekend x

  20. Beautiful project, I love the colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  21. Beautiful project, just loved the step out photos and I love Graphic 45. Thanks for sharing with us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

  22. Beautiful box, thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  23. That is beautifully done and I love how you entwined the ribbon. Thank you for joining us at the Just For Fun Challenge.

  24. This is fabulous, what a wonderful gift box. Beautiful, and great tut too. ty. Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMine this time, good luck,hugs Jackie DT.

  25. What a wonderful project! I love G45 papers!

  26. What a beautiful gift box, really pretty...Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine and hope you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x DT

  27. Awesome gift box and to include a tutorial is even better! Thank you for sharing at 3 Girl JAM.

  28. Thanks for adding wings at CFAS this time with this lovely project. Carol DT x

  29. Stunning creation...Thanks for playing along with us at A Little Bit Crafty this month and good luck.
    Wendy xx

  30. Beautiful! Thank you for joining in with The Artistic Stamper challenge this month :)

  31. I love your beautiful project with lots of details and love put in. Thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge Flowers. Hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs and good luck,