Monday, April 25, 2011

Mother's day gifts

One holiday finishes, and preparations begin for another!  This week, the Scrapware team brings you ideas for Mother's Day gifts (look away Mum!).  They say that 90% of a present is its packaging, so why not create a one of a kind gift box for that special mum in your life.  For this project, I have used Scrapware's 4x4" box kit...the perfect size for containing some jewellery, chocolates or a gift card from your mum's favourite store.

To start,  I covered the outside edges of the box with a striped patterned paper. Covering each side individually will help you later when it comes time to assembling the box. If you cover it as a whole sheet, it will be difficult to bend together.  Using a stripe can be tricky...make sure all your stripes are facing the same way once folded.  The top of the box was covered the same way.  To fix the sides together, I cut a strip the same width as the sides and stuck it around the inside edge, bring the sides together. I then inked the edges to add more definition and interest.
Rosette ribbon was adhered around the outside edge of the lid to add a little softness.  Next up, the butterfly. The butterfly was coloured in marker, then finished with glitter glue.  Once dry, the wings were attached to the butterfly and bent upwards.  The lettering was coloured in marker as well, then glazed.
A big organza bow was tied around the base to soften up the edge. Using organza allows the patterned paper underneath to shine through.

Scrapware products used:
KT63 4x4" Box Kit
CH422 3D Butterfly flourish small
AZ10 Mini Antique lowercase

Scrapware has a range of gift boxes and bags available for you to create your own gorgeous packaging.  Ask your lss or online store to order one in for you today! Stay tuned for more gorgeous projects from the Scrapware team.

Cheers, Lis.

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