Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Doodlebug Tutorial: Father's Day Gift Box!

Hi Friends!

Last Tuesday it was my turn on Doodlebug's blog to share a tutorial with you all! As Father’s Day is around the corner I thought I would create this little gift box, which you can then easily create with your kids to give to their dad, or which you can create for your own dad of course! The reason I chose this project is that Doodlebug’s brightly colored and double sided papers and just perfect for the occasion!

So here’s what I created: A “Tie” shaped Gift Box!

And here’s how you create it:
Either use this image (dotted lines = fold & straight lines = cut)

or download a “tie box pattern” from the internet (just type “tie box pattern” in your search engine and several patterns will show up), print and cut it out, lay it on your paper of choice (I chose papers from the “Boys Only” collection) and cut twice around the pattern (or draw around it and cut then), one slightly bigger than the other (the bigger one will become the lid):

Lay the printed pattern back on top of your cut out form and use your scoring bone to score the dotted lines. Press firmly as you’ll want to score your patterned paper which now lays beneath your printed pattern. Next remove the printed pattern and fold the scored lines.

Then proceed to glue the right tabs together. You’ll notice there’s an open space left on both the left and right side of the top of the box, where you have to adhere a small strip of paper (1,5”x 0,7”, fold in the middle).

Your box will now look like this:

Now you’re ready to embellish your box! Assemble everything you need for the decoration. In my case I used lots of these new Doodlebug products: journal stamps, pigment ink pad, Teensy Type alpha stickers! (for complete supply list see below this blog post):

And this is the result:

To create the label use a stamp from the “Doodlebug Journal Shapes Rubber Cling Stamps (Hampton Arts)” and stamp with Doodlebug’s Tangerine Pigment Ink Pad on a scrap of paper. Use the new Teensy Type alpha stickers for the sentiment and finish it off with some of Doodlbug’s wonderful mini jewels. Tie the label with some Doodle Twine to the box. Add sticker, a strip of journaling and a strip of paper (with dove tail) and a button.  And you’re done!

Measurements of the box: the pattern measures 9,5” and the length of this box once put together measures 7”. Hope you’ll like it!

Supply List: Doodlebug Collection: Boys Only, Doodlebug Journal Shapes Rubber Cling Stamps (Hampton Arts), Doodlebug Tangerine Pigment Ink Pad by Colorbox, Doodlebug Teensy Type cardstock alpha stickers (swimming pool), Doodle Twine, Doodlebug button & Doodlebug mini jewels.

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  1. Monique! I don't know how I missed this on the blog but I did some how, then I saw it on Pinterest and I repinned it. This is so cute and creative!

  2. Wauw, wat een gaaf idee! Perfect voor vaderdag!

  3. Oh wat een leuk idee zeg. Super.

  4. This is so very cool and creative! Love it! :)

  5. Wat een super leuke creatie is dit geworden! Erg leuk en origineel idee ook!!

    Groetjes Jolanda

  6. This is great! Very creative paper crafting.

  7. Hartstikke gaaf geworden, Monique! Nog net iets te lastig voor groep vier anders deed ik dit ook.

    Groetjes, Marjan