Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Workshop - Kraft Boxes

The September Workshop uses the Kraft Gift Box. It's a fun size....perfect for gift cards, can be painted, covered with paper, stamped, or just embellished. These projects are simply amazing!

Embellished Gift Boxes by Anabelle O'Malley

Kraft Gift Box
Chloe Marie Ornate Elements Rub-On Transfers by Daisy D's Paper
On Edge Border Black Rub-On Transfers by Hambly Screen Prints
Morning Song Rub-On Transfers by Prima
Red Rhinestone Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Angelique Chipboard Shapes by Prima


1. Apply rub-on transfers to top of box. (For bird box, apply rub-on to chipboard shape and adhere to box top.)

2. Add jewels.

3. Apply border rub-ons to edges of box.

Embossed Gift Box by Jessica Witty

Kraft Gift Box
Baroque Crystal Clear Stamps by Melissa Frances
Tim Holtz Distress Clear Embossing Ink by Ranger
Peeled Paint Distress Ink by Ranger
Mr. Campy Velvet Ribbon by Cosmo Cricket


1. Stamp flourish onto box top using clear embossing ink. Repeat several times.

2. Sprinkle with embossing powder; shake off excess and heat emboss.

3. Gently rub embossed images to get distressed look.

4. Apply peeled paint ink over the embossed images with a sponge; use circular motions. Apply ink to the sides of the lid as well.

5. Apply ribbon to the sides of the lid using a tape runner adhesive.

Princess Wall Hanging by Melissa Phillips

Kraft Gift Box
Best Wishes Postcard Kit by Melissa Frances
Bobby Page Kit by Melissa Frances
His Majesty Applique Set by Melissa Frances
Classic Collection Designer Glitter by Melissa Frances
Celebrate Date Prompt Cardstock Stickers by Melissa Frances
Hush a Bye Brady Pattern Paper by Melissa Frances
Baroque Crystal Clear Stamps by Melissa Frances
12" Border Designer Stickers by Melissa Frances
Julie Pattern Paper by Melissa Frances
Baby Girl Designer Stickers by Melissa Frances
Gold Vintage Ribbons by Melissa Frances
Newhouse Chipboard Baby Pink by American Crafts
Light Pink Butterfly Rhinestone Embellishment by Kaisercraft
Pink Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon by May Arts
Old Paper Distress Ink by Ranger


1. Cut strips of paper to fit inside edges of the lid for the Kraft Box, and coordinating strips to fit outside edges of box. Ink with Old Paper distress ink and adhere.

2. Cut a piece of paper to fit inside box. Stamp Baroque stamp towards right edge, ink, stitch around edges and adhere to inside of box.

3. Coat edge of box with liquid blue and sprinkle on glitter to create a decorate edge.

4. Ink edges of date prompt cardstock sticker and adhere to inside of box. Stitch around vintage photo, ink and layer over date prompt sticker.

5. Ink edges of cardstock princess sticker and layer over vintage photo; attach resin crown.

6. Coat flower with glitter and adhere to cluster of elements. Snip jewels from rhinestone butterfly embellishment and embellish button for flower center.

7. Wrap hemp around base of box twice and tie in a bow near right corner.

8. Coat chipboard heart with glitter and thread to hemp.

9. Embellish bottom corners with resin photo corners.

10. Attach cardstock border strip to top of box with scallop up.

11. Wrap trim around box just below cardstock border strip and adhere on back.

12. Wrap sheer white ribbon around center of both trim and border sticker and tie in a bow on left. Attach pearl springs just behind bow.

13. Tie polka dot grosgrain in a knot at center and attach ends to both sides of box to form a hanger for your wall hanging.

I Love You Gift Box by Lisa Dorsey

Kraft Gift Box
Office Lingo Outside the Box Die-Cut Paper by Pink Paislee
Cavalier Smoking Jacket by Prima
Nottinghill Westway Pattern Paper by 7Gypsies
Gold Vintage Ribbons by Melissa Frances
Felt Birds by Jenni Bowlin
Noteworthy Delaney Spiral Journaling Book by Making Memories
Orange Bubbles Flowers by Prima
Going Places Bag-O-Buttons by Autumn Leaves
Scallop Paper Edgers Scissors by Fiskars

Gift Box:

1. Paint the bottom portion of the gift box white.

2. Use Cavalier paper to cover the top part of box.

3. Cut a 4" wide piece of Office Lingo paper; use the scalloped edge to cut both edges.

4. Cut a 3" wide strip of the Nottinghill paper; adhere to the center of the orange paper.

5. Attach lace to each edge where the two papers overlap.

6. Wrap the strip around the box and adhere together to create wrap.

7. Cut top edge off of journaling tag; create ring binger edge. *see tip below.

8. Adhere bird, flowers and button to tag and attach to wrap.

Instructions for card:

1. Cut a 4.25" x 10" strip of Cavalier paper; fold to create a top folding card.

2. Cut small square of paper from Nottinghill paper; machine stitch the edge.

3. Attach to card front slightly to the left of center; place a piece of lace along bottom edge.

4. Attach journaling tag, felt bird, flower and button.
Tip for creating torn notebook edge: If you do not have a punch to create this edge, simply use a regular hole punch. Punch holes along top edge of paper. Place a something long and thin, such as an embossing tool or opened up paper clip, into the hole. Pull toward the edge of the paper.

Candy Gift Box by Guest Designer, Betsy Veldman

Kraft Gift Box
Decorative Vintage Stickers by Cavallini Papers & Co.
Noteworthy Addie Stripe Double-Sided Paper by Making Memories
Vintage Moon Shapes Topsiders by Pink Paislee
Creme de Chocolat Glimmer Chips Nature by Tattered Angels



Jingle said...

These are so neat! I love how you can go all out or keep them simple!

Linda Beeson said...

Wowie did you guys do an amazing job with this assignment! Every box is just yummy and would be unbelievable to receive! Thanks for all of the ideas.

Melanie said...

Girls, you have totally rawked the kraft boxes. Everything is sooo beautiful and inspiring.I'm putting them in my shopping cart!!

Alice said...

Beautiful ideas!! Your projects are always so gorgeous.

Happy WCMD!