Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Character Cafe Tutorial Tuesday - Gift Bag/Box

Hi and welcome to my first Character Cafe Tuesday Tutorial of 2010,
Supplies required for this gift box/bag are
8.5" x 11" piece of card,
Ribbon, scoring tool, scissors, hole punch, edging punch, and a Character Cafe Image.
I have used the poinsettia.
Down the long side of the card score at 2", 5", 7", and 10"
then down short side of card score at 2" and 7",
as above photo.
then cut along the two inch line leaving just one flap,
as the photo shows below.

Also cut down the score lins as shown below.
so this can be folded to make the base of the box.

On the single flap you did not cut off, I used a edging punch to make a fancy edge.

I have used double sided tape to show you where to stick,
this is one side where I have stuck on the side edge and along the two edges of the main bottom piece.

Then on the inside of the other large bottom piece.
I would have usually used wet glue here,
Stick the side of the box/bag together first, then the bottom that has the two rows of the tape on,
so that the two side flaps stick to this, then the other large bottom piece which covers the rest.

I used my hole punch to put two holes in the flap,
marked these with a pencil onto the front of the box/bag, and then hole punched them out as well, so they lined up.

I printed out two of the character cafe poinsettia coloured them using my whispers pens,
cut the flower part out, and using double sided pads, or pop dots and made it into a decoupaged topper.
Stuck the Character Cafe Poinsettia image to the front of the box/bag and thread matching ribbon through and tied into a bow.
And this is the finished product, ideal for all kinds of gifts,
Hope you found this tutorial helpful.

Thanks for stopping by,
x X x


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Angie,
Thanks for this easy to follow tutorial. It makes a fabulous little gift box.
I must give this a go.
Fiona x

Crystal said...

Hi Angie thanks for the great tutorial...your gift box is sooo pretty!

mudmaven said...

Totally love this Angie! Great box! ~chris

Anonymous said...

WOW!! What a fabby gift box Angie!! Thanks for the great tutorial!! HUGS

Kim. said...

Brilliant straight forward tutorial and a brilliant end result.
Kim xXx

Maria Matter said...

what a great tutorial! very easy to understand! thanks for sharing!
Blessings, Maria

Helen Laurence said...

fab tutorial hun, just right for what I'm doing now. Was a bit stuck but your tutorial has just fixed it!!

Merry said...

Hi Angie..thanks for the tip on Kaboodle. This looks like a wonderful tutorial I shall have to try it out soon.