Thursday, August 26, 2021

Today I have for you a delightful gift box...


decorated with pink and gold festive poinsettias.

Ideal to put a chocolate bar in it and give to someone special.
HCFB1-5007 Large 3D Festive Poinsettia shaping mold
HCFB1-5008 Small 3D Festive Poinsettia shaping mold
HCDP1-2129 Festive Poinsettia paper collection
HCPC-3957 Large Festive Poinsettia cling stamp set
HCD1-7358 Large Festive Poinsettia die set
HCPC-3958 Small Festive Poinsettia cling stamp set
HCD1-7359 Small Festive Poinsettia die set
HCP1-3959 Holly Berry Spray cling stamp set
HCD1-7360 Holly Berry Spray die set
HCD1-7360 Ticket and Tags die set 

Deluxe Flower Shaping set, White card stock, Inking tools, DDOTS, Score-pal, Clear drying adhesive, Heat it tool, Ranger archival ink-sepia, Fern green, Library green, Red geranium, Venation Green, Gold embossing powder.

OTHER PRODUCTS USED: Water mister, 3D double sided foam dots, double sided tape, Versa-mark, Half pearl gems, Wired green ribbon, hot glue gun, Half pearl gems, Merci chocolate bar or chocolate bar that fits into this box.

INSTRUCTIONS: This gift box measures 8 “ x 4 “ x 1 / 2 “  when closed.

Taking the sheet 9 B from the paper collection, cut the box base  8 “ x 11  1 / 2 “.  Along the 11  1 / 2 “ edge make folds at 4 “, 4  1 / 2 “, 8  1 / 2 “, 9 “.

From the same paper cut twice a small piece at 1 “ x 2  1 / 2 “ this will be your gusset for the box. Make two folds at the 1  1 / 2 “ edge at 1 / 2 “ each

Make all the folds then sharpen all the folds with the bone folder. Adhere the gusset in place with both double sided tape and adhesive as this will allow the gusset to slide into place and secure. Adhere a gusset tab to the 2  1 / 2 “ edge of the box. Trim to size if needed. Once this is secure, adhere the other side to the 4 “ edge so the gusset will form the box shape. Repeat for the other side. This has formed the chocolate box base. To cover the box, outside and inside, cut the matting a little smaller than all the base sizes. Ink the edges with the fern green before adhering in place with double side tape or clear drying adhesive.

Die cut the inside tags using the Ticket and tags die set. Ink the edges with the fern green ink. Adhere in place to the inside of the box lid.

Adhere with the hot glue gun a length of wired ribbon to both edges of the box front to form the tie around the box, allow enough ribbon for the bow.

Make the poinsettias, leaves and swirls by stamping with the versa-mark onto white card stock then apply embossing powder. Secure the embossing powder with the heat it tool. Die cut with the matching die sets then color with the inks listed in the product list. Bring shape to the elements by using the matching molds and the flower shaping tools. The poinsettias have two layers of petals. Make two larger sizes and five small sized flowers. Four holly leaves, two large swirls, four smaller swirls, four leaf clusters, three very small holly berry sprays.

Arrange all the elements as seen in the project photo. Secure all in place with the hot glue gun. Adhere the half gems to the flower centers. Arrange and adhere the swirls and flowers to the box inside and tag top as shown. Place the chocolate bar / packet in the box pocket. Tie the bow with the ribbon to close the box.

I have used this gift box a lot...just change the front and use a different flower. That makes it a game changer. Enjoy playing, till next time.

Inky hugs


  1. WOW! What a gorgeous and elegant gift box my friend! Anybody receiving this would just swoon! Love it!

  2. This is glorious! The flowers are simply amazing my friend!