So today was Celebrate My Favorite Things Day at the MFT SCS forum. I am a bit late to the party but have spent the last hour or so making a cute gift box!! I know it took WAY too long but it was so much fun! I made this little gift box/basket for a new baby. I have 3 friends expecting and I can't wait to give it the next little one!! My favorite gift to give is books. They are the most priceless gifts, in my opinion. This box holds 5 board books. The box itself is something I use to use with my students back in my teaching days....I kinda miss being in front of 30 12 year olds!! The box is made from 2 8 1/2" x 11" pieces of paper although I used transparencies for this one.
Details: I started with 2 transparencies. Each one was folded in half (hamburger style). After that, I opened them up, turned them 90 degrees and then scored them 3 inches up. I then scored each of the edges by 1/2". I ended up with 2 identically scored papers, attached the 1/2" tabs to make the box, cut each of the corners up to the 3 inch scored line and then folded the flaps up to make the bottom of the box. This box is big, about 5" across and 6" high. I had some fun with those animals too! I used the heart & bird from the Always set and a stamp from the little pieces set to make a pattern a piece of paper before stamping them on it. I added some extra color with markers on the giraffe.
Recipe: Stamps: Its A Jungle Out There (MFT), Always, Little Pieces Paper: whisper white, tempting turquoise, gable green, transparencies Ink: regal rose, basic black, whisper white Accessories: turquoise ribbon, celery ribbon, rose ribbon, scallop punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, white gel pen, pink & turquoise & green brads, stampin write markers, alpha rain dots (Cloud 9)