Sometimes all you need is something simple.
Today’s project is this very strong reinforced gift box to hold a paperweight.
My trusty Kraft card was perfect for this, I like the raw finish it gives and being 280gsm plus being reinforced with good glue would mean it can manage the weight of a paperweight!
I was asked to make this by my dad for a Photography competition that he and others on his committee were organising. He helps run the PPCA (Port of Plymouth Canoeing Association) If you can please take a minute to visit his FB page A View From A Kayak, as I know he would love that, he has a series of books he has written, so if you know anyone who Kayak’s or just enjoys the sea and the surrounding nature & coastline, then check out his page & books.
Ok so back to the box, I die cut some fun images, a Lighthouse, Sea Shell & a Seagull and used some rope to finish it all, trying to keep with that nautical raw style.
To make this gift box you will need.
2 pieces of 7.1/2 x 11.5/8 standard A4 length.
Score along the short side at 3.1/2 & 7″
Score along the long side with the 1/2 tab running along the bottom at 3″ then rotate it around until the 1/2 tab is at the top and score at 3.1/2
1 piece of 7.5/8 x 7.5/8
Score at 1″, 2″, 5.5/8 & 6.5/8 repeat this on the other side.
Some of the dies used are from an old copy of The Cardmaker’s Collection magazine called “Sea Breeze” by Ultimate Crafts.
I cannot find the magazine anymore but I’ve found similar dies for the Seashell on eBay,
The Lighthouse & Seagul dies are from Emerald Crafts.
Rope to tie it together.
If you would like the Jellyfish paperweight we purchased ours from Love Frankie a cool shop in Totnes.
Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made it.
I hope you like simple natural style box from me today. Of course, you can use any card and decorate however you want, its a great reinforced box for those heavier gifts.
Thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend.
3 thoughts on “A Good Strong Gift Box”
Sometimes that’s just what you need – a really strong box and this one is so stylish too! Going to check out your Dad’s site now. Thanks Sam x
Love the paperweight and the way you packaged it. If you could share the link for the paperweight when you have it that would be fab. Thanks
Hi Sally, did you check out my blog again as I’ve added the link for the paperweight x