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Create your own Mother's Day Gift Box

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It’s just over a month until Mother’s Day in the UK (19th March 2023) and whether you’re a crafting newbie or a seasoned expert, giving a personalised card or gift is a fantastic way to show the Mothers, Grandmothers and any motherly figures in our lives just how much they mean to us.

Why not go the extra mile this year with not only a personalised card, but a handmade gift box too? 

If you’re in the US, you’ve got even longer to prepare!

Follow our guide below to create your very own. We’ve used a variety of different materials and products all available at Crafter’s Companion, but you can use any pattern or theme to suit your preference.

Creating the box

For the box base, cut a piece of card to size 3” x 3”. 

For the box lid, cut a piece of card to size  4 1/8” x 4 1/8”.

For the box sides, cut a piece of card to size 12 ½” x 6 ¾”.You can use any cardstock for this, but we’ve used Centura Pearl Fresh White A3 Card to give it a more luxurious look and feel.

Using the card for the box sides, score at ½” from the base.

Turn the cardstock 90° to the right and score at ½”, 3 ½”, 6 ½” and 9 ½”. Trim into where the score lines cross as shown.

To make it even more detailed, we’ve used the metal die from the Pretty Petals set and cut into the second and third panels from the left as shown below, aligning the centre of the die over the score line between the two sections.

Ensure there is even spacing from the left, right and bottom sides of the die and their corresponding score lines (there will be a larger space at the top edge for the lid to be placed over).

Cut a piece of vellum to 6” x 5 ¾” and score at 2 x 7/8” on the shorter side. Using an adhesive, attach this behind the die-cut detail. We’d recommend Red Line Tape.

Cut two pieces of patterned paper to 2 ½” x 5 ¼” and two pieces of pink card to 2 ¾” x 5 ½”.

Mat the patterned paper onto the coloured card and then glue each onto the two remaining box sides, ensuring an even border left, right and at the bottom.

Mat the patterned paper onto the coloured card and then glue each onto the two remaining box sides, ensuring an even border left, right and at the bottom.

Score at ½” on all four sides of the box lid piece.

Trim into the corners where the four score lines cross to remove four right-angled triangles. This will reduce bulk and help the box lid fold together more neatly.

Using the nesting dies within the set, die cut a larger square from coloured card and the next size down from patterned paper of your choice. Glue these together and then onto the box lid.

Say it with style

Why not use a sentiment stamp to give your box an extra, personalised touch for the occasion? 

We’ve used a sentiment stamp from the Say It With Style range onto Centura Pearl card using Green Topaz Quick-Dry ink. 

Use the coordinating die to cut this out and then ink the edges using Water-Reactive ink. Die cut another banner shape from coloured card. 

Shape the stamped banner and use foam pads to layer the banner behind, offsetting it slightly. 

Use foam pads to secure this to the box lid. Add red-liner tape to the four corner tabs to glue the box lid together.

It's all in the detail

To add some further detail to our box, we’ve stamped a hummingbird onto a piece of Neenah cardstock using a Flagstone Alcohol-Proof inkpad. 

Use the coordinating die to cut the image out and colour using TriBlend Brush Pens. Attach to the box as shown using foam pads.

Join the box sides together by adding red-liner tape to the long tab on the right-hand side, forming one continuous cylinder. Secure the base to the sides with red-liner tape on the four tabs at the bottom of the box sides.

Your Mother’s Day gift box is now complete and ready to be filled with goodies!

We love to see your finished creations! Make sure you share your project photos with us on Facebook UK, Facebook USATwitter, Instagram UK, Instagram US, Pinterest UK or Pinterest US using the hashtag #crafterscompanion.

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