Friday, May 6, 2016

Hello Gift Caddy

Hi all!  Today I'm sharing a little gift caddy....easy to put together, and I've slipped a little pocket tissue and a travel hand sanitizer in there to make a little favor, thinking of you or get well gift for a friend.  This Petticoat Fashion KOTM and the add on stamp set The Greatest Gift of Life are awesome!!

To create the caddy, start by cutting a piece of cardstock (I used the light green) to 9&1/2" by 6&1/4".  Then score all the lines as you see on this template:

The actual measurements for the scoring lines are:  At 2" and 4&1/4" along the short (6&1/4") length. At 2", 4" and only the outer portion at 6" (see the dashed lines in the above pic).

Next cut along the outer scored lines (see the "cut" lines labeled in the above pic) and fold along remaining score lines.  You'll end up with this:

Apply glue to the back side of the top and bottom set of flaps and fold in....hard to show this, but here is a picture showing how you start to fold in the sides:

Then apply glue to the front side of the middle set of flaps and fold up to create the box.

Finally cut a 4&1/4" by 2" piece of cardstock, score each side in one inch, and glue into the center of your box to create the two compartments.

Now for the fun part....decorating your box!  On mine I used  dark pink paper from the Echo Park Paper pad, and layered on a strip of striped paper matted on light green cardstock.

The measurements for the piece on the front of the box:  2" by 1&3/4" dark pink, 3/4" by 2" striped matted on 1" by 2" light green.

For the sides of the box:  1&3/4" by 1&3/4" dark pink, 3/4" by 1&3/4" striped matted on 1" by 1&3/4" light green.

For the back of the box I used a piece of floral patterned paper 5&1/4" by 2" and added a piece of the dark pink 2" by 1&3/4" with the same band of stripe paper (3/4" by 2") matted on light green (1" by 2").

I stamped the sentiment in Worn Lipstick ink on white cardstock and then immediately (without re-inking) just about 1/8" to the left of the original stamped image.  This created a cool shadow effect to the word, then trimmed it into a banner.

I matted it on a piece of dark pink paper, then glued a few scraps of green and pink to the end and punched a hole.  I tied the tag onto the box with a ribbon.

The flower on the front of the box was stamped in layers:

....then fussy cut out, and popped together using foam tape in between each layer.  I stamped a couple of the leaves also and added those.  A small jute bow finished it off, and I glued it to the box using Scrap Happy Glue.

Hope you are enjoying all the amazing inspiration this month!  Stop back soon for more!!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Petticoat Fashion
Hello, World and add on set The Greatest Gift of Life
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes, light green and white cardstock
Ink:  Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, and Forest Moss Distress Ink
Adhesives: Foam tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Tulle ribbon, jute twine
Tools:  hole punch

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