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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


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