Don’t you just love making something special for a dear friend? I think that’s one thing that all crafters enjoy-sharing their creativity with others. And, with a package of Dimestore Vogue, and this fun vintage trimmings kit, that’s a whole lot of creativity waiting to happen!
For this gift box, I used the box that contains the kit goodies you see above. Its a nice size, and about 2 inches deep. To begin, I adhered the book paper to the top, and then added some Linen Tinted Tape here and there as a bit of an accent. This created the base.
Now, here’s something fun and new to do with the foil that is also included in the Dimestore Vogue package. First, sand it for a really distressed sheen, then run it through a die cut machine! Using Staz On ink, I was able to stamp a message right onto the foil. Platinum stickles also add a nice border. The vintage ticket is also layered onto one of the Dimestore Vogue die cut tags.
I really enjoy adding dimension and those extra details. Dressing up the fashionable lady with the vintage tulle, forget me not and a Charcoal bakers twine bow was just like playing with paper dolls!
This die cut buckle looks so real, and holds the crocheted lace nicely. That tape measure trim at the bottom was simply cut from one of the Paper Sheets.
Now, for the sides of the box! Along each side of the box, I pleated a crepe ruffle. Simply cut the crepe to the right width, and run adhesive along each side. I actually put an adhesive strip at the top, middle and bottom of each side to really hold the pleats in place.
So the green stem wouldn’t show on the flower bundle, I covered it with Aged tape-it really blends into the crepe now!
To make the lid slide over the box easily (don’t want the crepe edges catching!), I edged both top and bottom of the crepe ruffle with Aged tape as well.
I’m thinking for this friend, I’ll fill this box with a bag of gourmet chocolates or cookies. An assortment of teas could also be nice. Or, maybe I’ll make some cards (still have tons of paper to work with!), and make a box of stationary. Hmm…
This might be something fun for Mother’s Day coming up as well!
Hope you have a wonderful day!