Monday, December 12, 2011

MFT's December Creative Challenge


In 2011, MFT is working harder than ever to inspire you, and we have come up with something we think you'll really enjoy. Our Design Team Creative Challenge is a new monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. This month, "It's a Wrap" Be sure to check the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who have creative gift solutions for you today! 


Sometimes it is just of fun to have a special box to put a gift in! I made a little box, that is so quick and easy to put together, and topped it with ribbon and a cute tag! 



To make my box I cut a piece of patterned paper into a 9" x 9" square. I scored in each direction at 3" and 6" and cut along four of the score lines, stopping at the horizontal score lines as shown. I applied adhesive to the corners, and folded the flaps up at the score line to create a small box.



To make the lid I  cut another piece of patterned into a 5 7/8" x 5 7/8 inch square. Then scored in each direction at 1 3/8" by 4 1/2". Cut four of the score line like you did for the box.



This is what the box looks like when it is put together. I added a border to the top of my box using the Small Scalloped Border Die.



I created by tag using the Tag You're Die-namic and the Christmas Ornaments Die-namic and Stamp Set.


I cut the tag out twice in two different patterned papers and cut the top off the berry patterned paper. I die cut one of the ornaments from the set and used a stamp for the set for the star in the center. It is mounted on a doily cut with the smaller die in the Dainty Doily Duo. Then I used the dies to add a little tag and holly leaves. I used Bakers Twine in Maraschino Red to hang my ornament and to tie it onto my little package.



I cut out my tag again in white cardstock and adhered it to the back of tag, and stamped "To:" and "From:" and a snowflake from the stamp set. 




Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to stop by all the designers blogs today for lots more WRAPPING inspiration. 


Melody

19 comments :

StampOwl said...

awesome Melody, you can never have too many boxes around this time of year :)

Karen Motz said...

Love this little box and the tag really is DARLING!!!!

texasjodylynn said...

Very pretty, Melody! Love it! That tag is GORGEOUS, also.

wendy said...

what a super cute box...love it!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is ADORABLE and such an awesome idea! Totally casing this for some gifties I have to wrap!

Kim said...

LOVE it Melody!!!

Lisa H. said...

ooooo! what a great box. love that the lid and top are two different patterns. sweet tag, too!

Barbara said...

Love this little box, Melody! Thanks for the tutorial! Gorgeous card, too!

Kary said...

Melody, this is a neat little box!! Love the idea and the tag as well. Just Gorgeous!!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Beautiful gift box Melody!! Love that tag!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful!!! Love your tag! Thanks for the how to, too :)

Inge said...

What a cute box!!! Thanks so much for sharing the little tutorial:-D

Riet said...

This is so gorgeous Melody.

Hugs Riet.xx

Megan said...

This is stunning. I love all the pretty details!

Trisha said...

Beautiful, Melody. I have these papers that you used and have done a lot of cards with it. Wish I had time to decorate the boxes, too.

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Gloria Stengel said...

Oh I love that tag!!!!

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