Saturday, 1 February 2014

Boxes and Tags

A couple of days ago I spotted a post on YouTube that showed how to make a belly band for a gift box using the Scallop Tag Topper. I forgot to bookmark the web-site so couldn't find it when I wanted to try it a try myself but figured that it really couldn't be too hard. I was right it's so quick and simple so long as you score and fit the belly band around the box BEFORE you punch the ends!

I started with a piece of Gold Foil card that measured 2" x 12" (30.5 cm) and one of the Kraft Gift Boxes. I scored the Gold Foil at 4.2 cm and 10.7 cm from both ends, checked that it fitted correctly and then punched both ends using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. A piece of Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon to tie the two ends together and..... oh, not quite done. I should have mentioned that I decorated the box using Pool Party card stock that I had embossed using the Scallop Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I also made a tag to go with the box and started off with just the embossed card stock on a piece of the Gold Foil. I wasn't quite happy with it so made some flowers using the Spiral Flower Originals Die. Big confession coming up, I'm not a huge user of hot glue guns but I am being converted very rapidly. It is by and far the quickest and easiest way to make the flowers and I have to admit that I am very pleased with the result (even if there is a little excess glue that you can't see).

Stampin' Up! supplies used:

Card Stock : Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse, Pool Party and Gold Foil
Accessories : Kraft Gift Box, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Scallop Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Spiral Flower Originals Die, Little Leaves Sizzlits and Basic Rhinestones

The second box and tag follows on from Thursday's post. It uses the same stamp set from Sale-A-Bration, Petal Parade. The box itself has some Sweet Sorbet Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper glued onto it.

Stampin' Up! supplies used:

Stamp set : Petal Parade (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Sahara Sand, Calypso Coral and Pistachio Pudding
Card Stock : Whisper White and Pool Party
Designer Series Paper : Sweet Sorbet (Sale-A-Bration)
Accessories : Tag a Bag Gift Box, Circles Collection Framelit Dies, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-A-Bration), Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon and White Baker's Twine

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