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Giving Makes Me Happy Gift Box

Hello everyone, Christine here today and sharing with you a decorated gift box. This is such a useful size box die, the finished box measures 3 inches square so it is ideal for lots of gifts and I’m thinking you could probably pop a tasty cupcake in there too!

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Spellbinders® Supplies:

PL-001 Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

EL-005 Splendid

S2-061 Create A Sunflower

SR-016 Giving Makes You Happy

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Other: Ribbon; Lace; Cream, Yellow, Green and Brown Cardstock; Sentiment Stamp


1. Using SR-016 Giving Makes You Happy steel rule die, cut the box shape and tags twice with the Platinum Machine. Remember you can cut multiples in one go by layering your materials so it makes it very speedy.

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2. The following images show you how to fold the box pieces and assemble, use a bone folder to create a nice crisp fold.

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3. Using the Splendid Em-bossing Folder, emboss one of the tags for a dimensional background. As you can see sandwiched here in the Platinum Machine: Folder with cardstock inside and one of the cutting plate.

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4.On the plain tag I stamped a sentiment. Using Create A Sunflower set, I made a sunflower. I’ll share a video tutorial on how to make and assemble this lovely flower.

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5.To decorate the side panels I affixed ribbon and lace, positioned and affixed the tags and sunflower to the top. Here’s another look…

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As promised, please see below video on how to create the sunflower.

I hope you feel inspired to create today and thank you for stopping by the Spellbinders blog.


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