Merry Christmas Eve! Today I wanted to share a quick and easy gift box that you can truly make last minute if needed. Now because we’re in the last few minutes before Christmas, I didn’t have time to photograph a tutorial on this, but I will provide a few details now and then try to share a similar project early next year.
I started by cutting two pieces of cardstock (white for the base and Forest Green Shimmering Cardstock for the lid) to 8 inches by 8 inches. Then I centered my Create-a-Card die (“Ring Out Those Bells“) on the green cardstock and ran it through my die-cutting machine to first cut and then emboss my design.
Once cut and embossed, I used my die as a stencil to apply Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink to the embossed areas with a sponge dauber. I also decided to use the center oval die-cut as a tag. After inking this part as well, I added a sentiment from the “Christmas Wishes” stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed it in gold.
Turning this into a candy box was the easy part. Using my Ultimate Tool to score perfectly-placed lines for a box lid and base, I was able to to snip and glue the parts into a 3D creation in literally minutes. To complete the box, I added some acetate to the lid and tied the whole thing shut with some gold cording. At one inch tall, this is the perfect box for a whole bunch of candy, a couple of cookies, or even a gift set of handmade cards.
I hope this gives you a couple of ideas for packaging some of those last minute gifts. Best wishes to all of you for a very Merry Christmas!