Friday, 11 March 2022

Hand Penned Box of Gift Cards - Stamp 'n' Hop Blog Hop

 Hi Everyone,

Today's theme for the blog hop is 'Packaging with Stampin' Up' and I have CASED an idea from Angelina at Intatwyne Designs from a few years ago. I wanted a double width box to put a stack of small gift cards in to have ready for adding to gifts for all occasions. Let me show you how I made it.



1 piece of misty moonlight card 9 1/8" x 8 1/4", 1 piece 7 15/16" x 4 3/16"
1 piece of dsp 6 3/8" x 3"
Blue adhesive backed gems
Scraps of card for sentiments
Fan Bakers Twine
Mini glue dots
Double Oval Punch
1 piece of thick basic white card 3" x 6" (per card)
1 piece of dsp 2 7/8" square (per card)
Scraps for sentiments
Multipurpose Adhesive
Ink to match
Simply Scored
Bone Folder


On the 8 1/4" side score at 7/8" at either end, then turn to 9 1/8" side and score at 7/8", 4 1/8", 5" and 8 1/4".

On the smaller piece on the long side, score at 3 1/4", 4" and 4 3/4" and then turn and score at 1/2" at both sides.

Cut up the tabs as shown in the pictures and then fold and burnish all the score lines

Add adhesive to the inside of all the tabs on the box and fold in the corners by bringing the cut edge and the folded tab edge together. You need to end up with four fixed corners for the bottom of the box and then just the front two for the lid to fold over the top (see picture).

For the insert, glue the two thin sections in the middle together, fold out the ends and then place inside the box on the bottom, you can leave this as a lift out section or adhere it in place.

Adhere the dsp layer to the box lid.

To make the cards, score in the middle at 3" and fold and burnish. Adhere the dsp layer to the front of the card.

I have used the scalloped part of the Double Oval to make my sentiment layers, I punched them out of white card and then stamped the sentiment from Dahlia Days using misty moonlight ink on all of them. I then punched out two in misty moonlight and arranged them on the back of one of the white ones to make a backing layer for the one for the front of the box.

Adhere the sentiment to the front of all the cards and the layered one on the box. I added a twine bow and some gems to the one on the box front.

I have punched a hole in the back of each of the cards and added a piece of twine so that the cards can be added to gifts. I made 8 cards to fit in my box but you could probably get 12 in there if you wanted.

I hope that you like my little gift idea. Please pop over and see what everyone else has been making too.

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Happy crafting,

Karen X

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  1. Brilliant idea Karen & so handy for all sorts of things. TFS. So happy you hopped along with us this month at Stamp 'n Hop.

  2. Fabulous Karen. Such a lovely gift idea xx

  3. What a great way to give gift cards! Love how you did the inside of the box.

  4. What a great box Karen, such a great size x

  5. Such a gorgeous box! And so versatile! For jewelery, snacks or little cards! So pretty!