Saturday, December 25, 2010

Gift Tags with Box

by Kris Hankins


Gift Tags with Box

Make this easy presentation box and fill with your favorite handmade gift tags and give to a friend. This boxed set of gift tags can be a small gift all by itself.


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Bazzill Cardstock, Kraft BAZ-9-960   $0.59)
    • Turquoise Cardstock American Cardstock, Wave     ( AMC-CSP-71070   $0.50)
    • White Cardstock scrap (for box front)
    • Gray/Silver cardstock scrap (ornament tops)
  • Stamps
    • Damask or flourish stamp of choice
  • Brilliance Ink
  • Embellishments
    • May Arts ¼” Silk Ribbon     ( MA-SK4-01   $0.59/yard)
    • Stickles, Frosted Lace     ( MA-SK4-01   $1.99)
    • Snowflake Embellishments of choice
  • Tools
    • Corner Rounder such as Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper     ( WRM-CAD-CRNR1   $24.99)
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle Die, Small     ( Wiz-D-S4116   $24.99)
  • Adhesives
    • Double Sided Tape such as ¼” Wonder Tape     ( Suz-tape1/4   $3.55)
    • Velcro tab – self adhesive


  • Gift Box
    • Cut a strip of kraft colored cardstock 7 ½” x 2 ½”.
      Make scores across strip at 1.5” (front), ¾” (bottom), 2 ½” ( back), ¾” (top), and the flap should be 1 ½”.
      Round the corners.

    • Cut (2) 1” x 1 ¾” pieces of kraft cardstock.
      Score ½” from each side leaving ¾” in middle.
      These will be the box sides.

    • Mask and stamp the flap and box front with your choice of stamp.
      I used Brilliance Pearlescent Moonlight White ink.
      I embellished the stamped pattern with Stickles (frosted lace).

    • Apply double sided tape to edges of side pieces.

    • Stick the two side pieces to the back piece, lining up the bottom and side edges.
      Do the same to the sides and front.
      This will form a box.
      Attach a small Velcro adhesive tab to the box/flap to hold it closed.

    • Embellish the front of the box with a circle layer of white cardstock and the blue cardstock used to make the ornaments.
      Add sparkly snowflake embellishments.

  • Ornaments

    • Cut a strip of the Bazzill Wave paper that is about 5 inches wide.
      Fold it in half lengthwise.
      Cut into 2½” pieces.
      You will need 1 folded piece for each ornament tag that you will make.

    • For the ornament tags, I used the circle Nestabilities that is approximately 1 3/4” across.
      Lay the die down in your die cut machine sandwich.
      Lay a cut piece of folded cardstock on the die.
      Make sure the folded edge does NOT come complete to the cutting edge of the die.
      Set it away about 1/16th of an inch, or so (see top edge of first ornament in photo).
      I tape this in place with some drafting style tape that has light tack to it and is removable.
      This un-cut edge with create the fold in your ornament tag.
      You may want to experiment with this on a piece of scrap paper first.

    • Cut ornament tops from a piece of gray scrap cardstock and ink with Brilliance Pearlescent Platinum ink for a metallic look.
      Punch a small hole and thread with silk ribbon.

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