Monday, December 17, 2012

Boxed Bouquet and Paper Bow Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

I hope all the hustle and bustle in the week before Christmas hasn't caught up to you yet!  I'm really looking forward to this week - I'm completely caught up except for a few last minute things that just can't be done until last minute so I'm going to enjoy it!  Evenings spent by the wood stove with a Holiday movie on is the perfect way to ring in the Season, I think.  We've even managed a quick trip for the boys to see Santa which was met with mixed little boy with a huge smile and another with tears and a quivering lip! 

Today I thought I'd share the little boxed bouquet gifts I gave to my regular card club members for Christmas.  The flower's were made with the same tutorial I used to make the last few paper flower bouquets I've shown on my blog which I purchased from Leigha Rock at Diary of Two Crafty Girls.  The box is a template I found online that is quick and simple with only a few cuts and pieces of sticky strip needed.  I'll include all measurements and a quick tutorial at the end of this post.

I have received a few emails asking how I made the paper bows in the post CAS Serene Snowflakes which are the same as the ones I used on these little boxes.  They are so easy to make I thought I would do a quick tutorial for you today along with this post.  I learned how to make them via another fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Connie Collins.


Stamp sets: none
Cardstock: DSP of your choice
Ink: none
Accessories: Large oval punch, paper snips, paper cutter, mini glue dots

Begin by cutting the above pieces.  This will make ONE bow.

Using the handle of a stylus tool or pen, gently wrap each of the oval pieces around the tool and secure the ends together with a mini glue dot.

Apply another glue dot to the back of each oval piece

Center and adhere each folded oval onto the strip measuring 4 1/4".

Apply a glue dot on each end of the short strip of paper on the backside.  Wrap and adhere around the center point where the two ovals meet.

Voila! A perfect paper bow!

To make the box you need a piece of DSP measuring 6" x 12".  With a scoring tool, score the side measuring 12" at 1 3/4", 5 1/4", 7", and 10 1/2".  Turn the paper and on the 6" long side, score at 1" and
4 1/4".  While looking at the template in landscape position you'll see two score lines; one measuring 1" and the other 1 3/4".  Cut along each one of the vertical 1 3/4" score lines until you meet the first horizontal score line.  These tabs will form the bottom of your box.  Fold the 1" piece so the backside of the DSP will show on the front of the box.  Apply sticky strip to the bottom tabs and last vertical tab and adhere your box together.  Decorate as desired.  Hope that makes sense, if you any questions please message me and I'll attempt a quick photo tutorial :)

Before signing off today I have to send my thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies to the families that lost loved ones in Newtown, Connecticut last week.  My heart breaks with the thought of what they are going through at this moment and all the difficult moments yet to come.  Life will never be the same - I pray they find comfort of family, friends, and neighbours throughout the Holidays and the long months ahead.  Heaven gained twenty-six new and beautiful Guardian Angels much too soon...

Until next time...
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1 comment:

KellyRae said...

Thank you for the tutorial for the bow AND the box. Cute ensemble.

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