Today I have some gift boxes to share made with the fabulous Love Story Collection from Echo Park Paper. These would be great for hiding around your house on Valentine’s Day, or maybe make some and fill with hand-made chocolates to give to a couple of special friends.
The wonderful range of papers in this Collection prints offers heaps of options for contrasting pieces and the boxes are simple to put together. Just remember if you resize the file – re-size ALL the pieces at the same time to keep to keep everything in proportion.
To add a little dimension to the tops of the boxes I cut some extra heart shapes and put them together as shown below:
- Cut 3 identical, symmetrical shapes shapes using a punch or die-cutter
- Fold in half – using a scoring board makes it a quick and easy job
- Glue “outside” faces together to form a 3-d shape
- This will work with any symmetrical shape and it’s a great little technique for creating party pieces such as straw toppers and garland decorations I used a brad to add a little dimension on the center band and some of the small stickers and a couple of rhinestones to make the hearts sparkle.
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