Welcome to the Pink Paislee Inspirational Tour :)
It doesn´t get more simple than this - just leave a comment on this post, and you´ll be entered in the giveaway for a 25$ prize pack sent to you directly from Pink Paislee :) And if you like, sit back and scroll down this post to get inspiration on how to make this cute little gift-box from the scratch. At the bottom of this post you´ll also find a list of all the other partipicating Pink Paislee-girls for more chances to win this 25$ prize pack - Pink Paislee is going to give away more than 300$ in prizes total, so don´t miss one single chance to win! :)
Ps. I am posting this Friday morningish my time, so the other girls post might not be up yet - but keep trying, and the giveaway is open whole weekend before the winners are drawn and announced on either monday or tuesday.
Here´s the gift-box I made from Pink Paislees "365 degree" collection.
You´ll need two sheets of patterned papers, three different sheets of cardstock, circle puncher, a bone folder, a ruler or something straight to use your bone folder with, adhesive (strong, both liquid and tape and 3d foam), and of course, embellishments. Hmhm, might have forgotten stuff, but in that case, bear with me and just wing it like I do ;p
The box opens to reveal several pockets inside, perfectly sized to hide either cards (give away a gift box with cards!), CDs (your favorite mix of music, photos of your family) or photos. Please excuse my paintcovered hand in this photo ;p
MKay, I’m not too good at explaining, but I hope the photos will be somewhat informal – so just scroll down and/or ask and I’ll do my best to explain :)
Cut the 12x12 cardstock in two (into 6x12"), and fold these in the middle with a bone folder. Repeat if you want more pockets - I just used one sheet, which gave me five pockets.
Cut the cardstock some in the middle on each side - approx 2-3 cm.
Cut a half circle on the middle of the top edges of both the pockets and the wall (before adhering them together). That will make it easier for you to retrieve whatever you put into the pockets.
Now it´s time to adhere the pockets together - I chose to use liquid glue here.
Don´t forget the "wall" between the pocketsides :)
A better picture showing the pocket adhered together. Repeat so that you have two separate pockets.
I chose to use 3d foam to adhere the two separate pockets together.
The two pockets adhered together, yielding room for five separate pockets. This is the view from the bottom.
And this is the view from the top. If you want, you can create more pockets - just repeat the previous steps.
Now it´s time to create the box itself - I just eyeballed it, and measured directly on the patterned paper. Cut out a long strip of paper, long enough to fold itself around the pockets you have created, and a little more wide than the width of your pockets. I´d say mine was 12x5,5"ish. (Yesyes ignore chippy nailpolish. Thankyou!)
Use the bone folder and a ruler to create creases where the folds around the pockets will be, to make clean and crisp folds. Remember that it is supposed to cover the whole back, while the front will be a little lower than your pockets.
Using the left over papers I created two smaller pieces/flaps for the sidewalls of the box. I gave them round corners where the corner would meet the front of the pocket.
Using a second, different patterned paper, I created a wide, more decorative border for the front side of the box.
Adhere the flaps to the backside of the paper.
I think explaining is difficult, so I hope this photo shows the progress on the box a little better. The front hasn´t been adhered yet.
Now it´s time to adhere the pocket to the box.
A better photo of the pocket adhered to the box.
A flap was made from the scalloped circlepaper. Decorate it before adhering it to the box.
A small magnet was used as the lock-mechanism for the box.
Here´s the finished front :) It´s decorated with transparent border, cork button and a brad.
Here´s the back - I chose to use a strip of scalloped paper and pleated ribbon to cover the end of the flap.
The pockets inside has room to carry both handmade cards, CD and photos. Note: you may want to check the backside of the paper to make sure you avoid the product-info right where you cut it. I didn´t check. Ahwell.
Another closeup of the finished box :)
Thanks for reading all the way down here, and remember to drop the other Pink Paislee-girls a visit to get more inspiration (seriously amazing stuff coming up from these girls!!!) & chances to win more giveaway-stuff! :)
Comment away below here! :)
Here’s the other participating girls – if the list is wrong or something like that, lemme know and I’ll fix it asap :) GOod luck!!
Ania (that´d be me ;p): http://www.aniia.blogspot.com
Jen M.: http://www.jenniferann75.blogspot.com
Kayla Aimee: http://kaylaaimee.typepad.com/
Ps. There´ll be another giveaway here tomorrow, this time courtesy of Hambly Screenprints. Don´t miss it! :)