How to make a Gift Box and paper bow...

Supplies List

Spotted paper like the Dovecraft Bright Spark Collection
White and blue cardstock
Border punch or punch system

  1. Cut a square of white card 20 x 20 cm.  Then score at 6cm on all four sides.
  2. Now at each corner square cut along one of the score lines to where the two folds cross, creating a flap.
  3. Apply glue or tape to the reverse of each corner flap.  Then fold up to form the box base.
  4. Now cut a second square of white card 20.2 cm x 20.2 cm and repeat the steps above to form the box lid. But before adding glue to the flaps cover all 5 panels with yellow spotted paper.
  5. Punch 2 border strips 20 cm long and glue across both sides of the box lid
  6. To make the gift bow

Punch 3 edger strips 20cm in length and 1 strip 10cm long.

Take each of the 20 cm strips, hold in the centre and twist the end creating a loop and secure with glue.

Twist the opposite end in to the centre and secure with glue

Now layer the 3 double loops, adding glue to each layer and finish with the 10 cm loop in the centre.

To create my border strips I used the Woodware Crafty Edger (no longer available), alternatively you could use the Fiskars Advantedge Punch System, a double edged border punch like the Martha Stewart Crafts Double Link Double Edge Punch or a decorative border strip die.

Next week's project is a bear hugs treat card

Geometric Birthday Card...

Supplies List

American Crafts Glitter paper pad 6 x 6"
Stick it die cut adhesive handy sheet
Paper Smooches Birthday Words Die - unavailable but this is a similar one
Square 2" craft punch
Corner Rounder Punch or Corner Chomper

  1. Cover a 15 cm square card blank with brown card
  2. Cut a panel of white card to 14 x 14 cm, round the corners with a punch and stick to the centre of the card front.
  3. Die cut the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment from black card, cut around the remaining card and place on the card front.
  4. Make 6 different coloured triangles from glitter paper and stick them around the sentiment as shown.

To make the triangles stick the glitter paper to a double-sided sticky sheet before cutting out a 2" square using a craft punch, then cut the square in half making two triangles.

Next week's make will be this gift box and paper bow.