Sunday, March 17, 2019

Thinking Outside the Box - Test Tube Gift Box

Welcome back to another blog hop with the Thinking Outside the Box Design Team - this month we are highlighting Test Tube Gift Boxes.  I hope you are stopping by from the fabulous Fiona, who joins us for the first time as our Kiwi demo!
This is my completed project:
I made the matching card and test tube gift box for a fun gift. The base of the card is Thick Whisper White, mounted with a rectangle of Mint Macaron and mounted with another rectangle of Whisper White card stock. I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Bloom By Bloom stamp set in Flirty Flamingo, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron. The sentiment is from Part of My Story (Sale-a-Bration set).  I added Rhinestone Jewels for a touch of bling!
The box is really straight forward, I used Thick Whisper White card stock for both aspects of the project.

The box base measures 6cm x 15cm. I scored at 2cm intervals with the card stock laying portrait. I then turned the card stock to landscape and scored 2cm from each end. I then burnished the score lines and sniped each of the side tabs per the picture above, trimming a little more off the tabs to they could be adhered without hassle.

The belly band is 3cm x 9.5cm. I scored the piece from the base every 2cm, this leaves a 1.5cm remainder. I trimmed off the edges on this remainder length per the diagram above - this is the adhesive tab.
Once you have trimmed and burnished the score lines simply adhere the tabs at each end. The box is very rudimentary, but fun and easy to make and use - it will come in handy for so many little treats.
I stamped the belly band before cutting and scoring.  Make sure you burnish each of the folds so that the band slips perfectly over the test tube box.
I hope that you feel inspired to make this easy project when next you have a cylindrical gift to package!
The box is quick and a great way to add some fun decoration to gifts for friends.

Don't leave us just yet - we have a great project from Tanja which is super cute!

Until next time, thanks for stopping by!
Shanni xx

Blog Hop Order March 2019

Shannean Moncrieff (Australia) that's me!
Tanja Kolar (Germany)
Carrie Bates (United Kingdom)
Annette Elias (Netherlands)
Beate Wacker (Austria)
Aude Barbara (France)
Fiona Carson (New Zealand)

1 comment:

  1. Shannean - I love what you have created here and with the card you have the perfect set ready to gift to someone. I like to add a bit of bling to my craft projects too - we always need some sparkle don't we ! xx


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