9 Feb 2014

Ali- Craft Kit Project 2 - Birthday Wish Box

Hi all,

This is the second project (total of 4 for the month)

Birthday Scrapbook Kit In A Stack 8"X8"

DIE-CUTS WITH A VIEW Scrapbook Kit In A Stack 8"X8"  Birthday
 A great value! Includes 3 sheets of stickers; 4 sheets of vellum quotes; 24 sheets of printed paper; and 24 sheets of textured, solid cardstock.
2 x Kaisercraft stamp sets Friendship Sentiments, and Life Sentiments
Selection of ribbons and buttons

RRP for kit is £24.99  Monthly special price is £18.99 for February Only 


well I hope you enjoyed last weeks project???
 This week I am going to show you how to make the sweet little Birthday Box. This can be altered to any gift box or just a pretty keepsake on any top.

Ok so here is what you will need:

  • Un used box (mine had an acetate cut out)
  • Birthday stack
  • Sanding block
  • Paper flowers from stash
  • Ribbon
  • Brads from stash
  • Gems from stash
  • Lace
  • Double sided tape
  • Glossy accents
  • Sticky dots
                                                    Here is the box I used

Step 1: Cut the plain card stock from your stack to fit all sides of your box. I didn't cover the bottom or insides of the box but this is down to you if you want to.

Step 2: I then distressed the card using the sanding block. The card stock enables you to easily add the distressed look with little ease.

Step 3: Attach all card to sides of box using the double sided tape.

Step 4: I then added the velum saying from the stack. I used the double sided but was aware that you can see the tape through the velum, but was to cover the tape with embellishments.

Step 5: Add a line of gems around the saying edges using gems from you own stash.

Step 6: Add some panels from the birthday stack to decorate the sides of your box. I have chosen banners and gifts. Then add lace around the bottom of the box using double sided tape.

Step 7: Take a tag from the stack and stick to card stock, then cut round and add ribbon,this can be left blank and filled in when you know who is to receive the gift. Sticky dot the ribbon the the box lid.

Step 8: Arrange paper flowers around the corners of the box until you are happy with the layout, once happy add brads to a few of the flowers and then glossy accent them to the box. 

TA da! A lovely little gift box.
Love Andrea x


  1. Love the box project Andrea, especially the vellum saying
    look forward to the next one
    ali x

  2. What a great way of reusing boxes, Like Ali like the Vellum x


  3. Great project, love the words and colours. Am feeling inspired to find a free box and get playing hugs Heidi x

  4. What a great way to use unwanted boxes, much better than buying gift boxes.
    Sending hugs, Angela x