Hello, and welcome to part 3 of the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Showcase. In part 2 we looked at handmade cards (you can find the blog here) and this week we will be making 3D projects. Again there will be examples for beginner, casual and avid crafters so, no matter what your level of experience and size of your craft stash, there’s something for everyone!
If you don’t have any experience making gift bags or boxes, or don’t have the tools you need, don’t worry! Stampin’ Up! make it super simple with their choice of pre-cut, pre-scored boxes which you just need to fold to assemble. They will really add that little extra touch to your gifts.
The project for beginners uses only the Stampin’ Up! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes, cardstock, stamps and ink and so is really simple to make but gives a great alternative to wrapping sweet treats and other small gifts. Having assembled the box, I used a 4cm wide strip of Whisper White cardstock to create a wrap for the box. The butterflies are then stamped in Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape to create a rainbow effect. The wrap is then scored and shaped around the box and adhered. These treat boxes would be great for mini eggs or other small Easter gifts.
The project for casual crafters adds in the use of the coordinating punch (Butterfly Duet) and uses one of the Stampin’ Up! Mini Pizza Boxes. A piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock is cut to the size of the box lid and the butterflies stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. These were then cut out using the punch. The butterflies were then shaped by bending up the wings and adhered back into the space from which they were cut. I stamped the sentiment onto Bermuda Bay cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out using the Everyday Label punch. Extra detail was added using a journaling pen. These Pizza Boxes are really easy to decorate and you can make them as simple or elaborate as you wish (or as your crafty stash allows!).
The avid crafter project uses the Stampin’ Up! Kraft Pillow Boxes. I have adapted one to create a bag by using an oval die to cut out a handle. I have then tied a ribbon around the box. A piece of Highland Heather cardstock was cut out using the Starburst punch and a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock was cut out using the 2” Circle punch. These have been layered up with a slight offset to add a slightly different look. The Butterfly Duet punch has been used to cut out an image from the coordinating Botanical Butterfly DSP. I have stamped the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock in Highland Heather ink, and outlined the sentiment using a stamps from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. These pieces are then layered up and adhered to the box using dimensionals. These little bags/boxes look stunning and would be great for wedding favours or small gifts.
I hope you have enjoyed part 3 of the Butterfly Gala Showcase. Next week we will review the Butterfly Gala stamp set and see some bonus projects! In the meantime, if you have any questions just let me know.
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