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Technique: Sara's Surfaces™ Boxes
Designer: LeNae Gerig & Debbie Samples
Do you love giving small gifts with a lot of thought? These cute little boxes are perfect!
LeNae and Debbie share two fun gift package ideas using Sara's Surfaces Boxes one becomes a bright and beautiful Swirl Box, the other a bold and sassy Little Purse. Even better? These Boxes are versatile: With a simple change to the papers and embellishments, you can create gift boxes for any occasion.
Sunny Swirl Box
By LeNae Gerig
This design would make a fun favor or gift box for a birthday girl. When open, it measures 2.25 wide and 4.5 talljust the right size for candy treats, jewelry or other little treats and treasures.
- Fold the Swirl Box according to instructions on the packaging.
- Cut the yellow dot paper to measure 7x3. Cut the pink with yellow dot paper to measure 7x2. Glue the two pieces together with the pink paper on top and centered.
- Glue one end of the layered paper to the side of the box, making sure its centered. Continue to wrap the paper around the box, creasing the paper at the corners as you go. Glue the ends overlapping.
- Apply Treat" Rub-On to the yellow Great Big Brad. Place the small pink flower on top of the larger yellow flower and secure with the brad. Center the brad in the middle of the layered paper and secure with a Zot.
- Cut ribbons (two of each color) to measure 4, trimming the ends at an angle. Overlap ribbons (one of each color) and tie each pair into a knot. Secure the knots to each end of the folded box using Zots. (You may want to wait until after you have filled the box to secure the ribbons to the ends of the box.)
By Debbie Samples
- Fold the Little Purse according to the instructions on the packaging. Then collapse the purse so its flat (with the bottom folding inside).
- Place the purse flat on the crocodile paper and cut around with a little extra on the sides to overlap later. Flip over and do the same for the other side. Glue the paper to the purse, creasing along the corners and edges. Trim around the front flap and the handle.
- Secure a pink brad to the bottom of the purse flap. Fill the purse with a treat. Slide the handle through the front flap and then tie ribbons around the handles, one on each end.