Friday, November 20, 2009

Blissful Papercrafting Kit

Time for more papercrafting goodness with the new Blissful Papercrafting Kit. A simple gift can be so much more when you take a little time with the packaging. Recently I bought some soaps that smelled great but didn't look so great in their original packaging. I rewrapped them with waxed paper and then patterned paper but still something was missing - a custom box.
After measuring the needed dimensions for the box and using the ever handy Scor-Pal I decided that it would be good to cut an opening in the lid so you could see the prettily wrapped soaps. A Long Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities die made that a quick and easy task. The next step was to back the cut opening with clear acetate. Another fun step was scalloping the edges of the box with an edge punch before assembling.
It is hard to hold slippery satin ribbon to tie a tight pretty bow, so a pair of locking hemostat pliers is a great tool to keep on hand! You can buy these online but here's a quick tip - these pliers are used by fly fishermen to tie their lures so if you have a sporting goods store nearby you can probably find them there.
Finished - I really like how the scallops are on the top and the sides of the box. Last step - a pretty tag to finish it off.
I used the new A Muse Monogram Frames Set for the sentiment, sponged the edges a little bit, scalloped the bottom and then finished with a pretty flourish that was cut with my Slice. (TIP - I cut the flourish out then sprayed some adhesive on the back, layered onto my tag and then cut the excess off).
Let's not waste the piece we cut with the Nestabilities die for the lid - it was the perfect size to back one of the scented tags included in the Blissful kit. WOW! This tag smells so good that it makes me want to eat a cookie (okay, fine - I ALWAYS want to eat a cookie!) The new A Muse Dill stamp (2-4163G) added a simple elegant touch to this quick tag.
Simply layer paper (more scallops) and a big Sentiment from A Muse (9-8616C BIG Thanks) on a kraft bag and you have a beautiful gift presentation. This paper is so pretty and timeless that you could make a gift like this ahead of time and save it for when you need a hostess gift or other small thanks.


veronica said...

love your gift set. the colors of this kit are so pleasing, aren't they?!
love the way you did the box lid, with the clear acetate window. that is so cool!

Becky Rusher said...

Your gift set is stunning, Michelle! Love the colors, the distressed look! Everything about it is beautiful!