So over on my other blog, Welcome to Smelly Blog, i have shared part 1, a step by step tutorial on how to make a simple chipboard box.
But here i will share part 2 of the tutorial on how to adapt the box into a keepsake gift.I have left my wrap blank on the inside but you could certainly add pockets for gift cards, mini albums etc.Materials
Chipboard Patterned paper-Twitter patted Wet glue card stock Ribbon-Seam binding, Baja breeze Build a bloom stamp and punch Antique Brads Matching inksBegin by making your box using the tutorial provided.
Next cut your chipboard pieces for the wrap. 4 1/2 " x 4 2/8" (3 pieces), 2 3/8" x 4 2/8( 2 pieces)
Begin by placeing them onto a piece of crumbcake card stock. You will need 2 pieces of card stock due to the overall length of the wrap so you will need to make a join. Use a good quality wet glue to stick down. Mitre the corners and fold the excess inside.
Next trim a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than the wrap and glue down over the cardstock used to cover. Again you will need to piece it. Use a bone folder on the creases.
Next i cut a square into the front panel. Mark and measure with a pencil and ruler and cut out. ink and sand the edges. Attach a piece of ribbon at this stage to make the closure.
Take a patterned paper and measure and cut slightly smaller than each individual panel. Ink the edges and attach to the panels both inside and out. i used different papers fro the front and different for the inside.
Next use the wet glue to stick your previously made box onto the wrap. I made a chipboard square slightly smaller than the cut square, decorated with patterned paper and added to the lid panel.
To finish, i stamped flowers and leaves and added them to the cover. You may also need a bit of velcrow on the top to keep shut.TFL Sarah