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Hi everyone, Audrey here, sharing a fun gift wrap project with you today that I created with the help of my Scor-Pal scoring tool and Authentique's adorable new Natural collection.
I am a huge fan of pretty packaging, and am always on the looking out for new ideas. These cute flap boxes are a great way to wrap up relatively flat gifts like books, jewelry, CDs and DVDs. The small size is also perfect for gift cards, photos, or even good old cash, like I've done here for my son's upcoming birthday.
Creating your own gift wrap from scratch may seem like a big task, but it's actually quite easy. I love that you can personalize your gift wrap to perfectly suit your recipient with any theme, style, or color you choose, and even better, making your own packaging at home is usually far less expensive than the store-bought alternatives. Definitely an added plus, in my book.
To begin, cut a perfect square of double-sided patterned paper. For my larger box, I started with a 9" square.
Turn your paper to the backside, and using a ruler and pencil, mark the center point of each side. Draw lines through the center of the paper connecting the center point of one side to the center point of the opposite side. You'll end up with a plus sign on the paper, with the lines intersecting in the middle.
Measure in 1" along each line from the outside edge and mark point with a pencil dot.
From a piece of scrap cardstock, cut a 2" square and draw a pencil line diagonally across the center. Using this diagonal line and the pencil dots marked on your patterned paper, line up the scrap square on your box base and trace along the two edges, creating small triangle marks on your paper.
Repeat this process on all four sides.
Cut out the triangle notches on each side. Then erase all pencil marks.
Using a Scor-Pal scoring tool and board, create score lines across each corner, from the tip of one triangle notch cut to the next. Turn your paper and repeat the process in all four corners.
Create a second set of score lines 1/2" out from the first set.
Fold in the flaps so they overlap in the center, and secure flaps with Scor-Tape adhesive.
Cut a 2.5" x 12" strip of contrasting patterned paper. Using the Scor-Pal, score at 3", 3.5", 8.5", and 9".
Wrap strip around the box, securing with Scor-Tape.
Now have fun embellishing your box. I tied mine with twine and added a fun hanging tag made from a journaling card from the Cut Apart Enhancement sheet, Elements stickers, buttons and lace, and a big happy flower.
Once you have this basic process down, you can alter the size of your paper to create larger or smaller boxes, like this little guy made from one of the 6x6 Bundle papers. The steps are completely the same, so play around and have some fun!
Authentique Natural Collection
Beaming 12x12 Paper
6x6 Paper Bundle
Enhancements 12x12 Cut Apart Paper
Elements Cardstock Stickers
Scor-Pal 12x12 Score Tool and Scor-Tape
Trim: May Arts, Glitz Designs
Ink: Imagine Crafts for Tsukineko
1/2" Circle Punch: Stampin'Up
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