Saturday, October 27, 2012

There's Nothing More Dimensional than a Box!

We have just a few days remaining before our 'Make It Dimensional' Challenge closes and I figured it was time to do a post dedicated to the theme of the month. We've examined in awe the wonderful entries that have been coming in - 65 so far and we are not just impressed but amazed by the caliber of talent, creativity and style with all you lovely ladies! So I made a couple of gift boxes. And here are all the details.


My first is a Snowflake themed gift box. I usually make cookies, cakes and chocolates for Christmas which I distribute to my neighbors and close friends, so I decided to get started on the boxes in which I would present them. And I have to say, I'm really pleased with the outcome. The base is red pearl card stock from ItsyBitsy and all the die cut snowflakes are made out of ItsyBitsy's thick vellum. I added a scallop edge border can easily be replicated with ItsyBitsy's floral lace border die and finished it off with a snowflake tag on the top. Lovely right?


My second is a more neutral color tone and all occasion box. Once again the box was made out of burley wood pearl card stock and this time I went nuts on the embellishments - using patter paper, chipboard corners, some vintage sparkle florets and finally an easel card tag on the top.

The boxes themselves were really easy to do and I will very shortly be uploading a video tutorial on how to make it. You can check out other video tutorials on our blog.

There's nothing better than a personalized gift box - great for giving special presents or home made treats. And the best part is that its so inexpensive when you compare to the readymade stuff. Both the boxes I made just cost me Rs. 25 each!

11 comments:

  1. Awesome Boxes.The snowflakes and punched borer on the redone give it very delicate look.What to say about the second one everything on it looks so rich and elegant and that too in just Rs.25 !! Mindblowing !

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    1. Hi Pooja - thanks for the feedback. I should mention though that the cost or Rs. 25 is excluding embellishments. It's just the bare shell of the box. The embellishments on the red box were made out of one sheet of vellum paper so that cost was Rs. 10. The embellishments on the brown box was more expensive. Thanks again!

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  2. What beauties they are.... ! Love both of them,you have chosen amazing colors...and a great way to use the Itsy bitsy lovable chippies :)

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    1. Hey Shubhra thanks a lot!! Ya I had those chipboard corner with me for a while.

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  3. lovely ones :)loved both of them !

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  4. Beautiful boxes Sunhera ..I love the details on the second one very much!! This is such a lovely gifting idea :)

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    1. Hi thanks Hussena - can't go wrong with ItsyBitsy embellishments right :)

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  5. Just came to link my new post...of a gift box!!! Surprised to see the same idea here...awesome boxes....Sunehra..Love every details!!!!(hope my pics this time are much more better :) )

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  6. Hey Sunehra,
    Lovely boxes and beautiful colors. I follow your posts regularly and like to try most of the stuff that you come up with.
    I'd ike to know which scoring board, paper trimmer and adhesive glue runner have you used for this project and if the same are available on itsy bitsy website.
    Neha.

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