Making a Cellophane-Wrapped Gift Box

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Wrapping expert Christina Crawford demonstrates how to make a cellophane wrapped gift box.

    Christina Crawford

    With over 12 years of stamping and craft experience, I've learned that one thing is for certain...there is always something new to create and share. As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I've been recognized as one of the top demonstrators of the year each of my 11 years with the company. This is attributed to my wonderful customers and exciting and talented stamping team. I also give thanks to the stamping industry's fresh art designs and products. Stamping is great for those with little time (you can create something beautiful in minutes!), for those with tight budgets (making cards saves money over buying cards), and for those of all ages. I've enjoyed demonstrating many stamping techniques to thousands of people in workshops, stamp camps, and at several conventions. It is always my desire to show something fun and new. I love to tell new stampers that I am a former tax accountant. Everyone has a level of creativity, some more than others. With stamps, anyone can create gorgeous and simple projects! I am a great model of "if I can do this, so can you." Enjoy and Have Fun!

    Christina Crawford: I am Christina Crawford, I am a Stampin Up! Demonstator, I am showing you gift wrapping right now. This is something that you can do with any cello bag, different sized cello bags but I am also going to show you how can make a cute little box and you can put small gifts inside of that box. Good things come in small packages as we all know and so let me show you how to do the box.

    So, if you want to create the box exactly like this, exactly like me I am going to walk you through the whole thing. You do need a eight and half by eleven piece of card stock and you also need paper cutter, you can use a cutting blade and a square blade, you do need both of those on this one and the first thing I am going to is cut my paper and right down so it is going to be eleven inches by four and three quarters. So, I move that to the four and three quarters line. The next step is to score the paper. So, I am going to keep both of those on there, I know some people like to take that cutter off, because you do not want to cut by accident I am going to just leave that on. I am going to score at two inches and then I am going to move that score line down to three and a quarter and then I am going to score again.

    I am going to move that score down to the two inch line, another two inches and score and then that one comes down again to three and a quarter and I am going to score. You will end up with a half inch left over and the next thing is to turn it sideways again and to score. Sure you are using that score at two inches and you can put that away, we are finished with that. Take some sharp scissors; this is the section that you want to cut out. It's just about a half inch by two inches, it's going to be the bottom of the box and then the next thing you want to do is fold that in half and you will see that you will end up with that little flip left over and that's where we need to tape it. The side that you would want to tape it is going to be the side that is going to go on the inside when you close that again and I will be using this sticky strip. This is really strong double sticky tape and it does want to stay on your scissors, so make sure after while you clean your scissors and push that down and peel it up.

    This is a good product down on the market. Ooh! This is little things are so staticy and then I am going to shut this again and you can see that's making your box. The next is folding the bottom. Do want to cut those a little, same here so we are not going to fold in and then I start by folding in those two ends and then I fold in the end that has that folded tab on it. That is going to be the back of the box and the last will be this and you do need to get a couple pieces of this sticky strip on that too. Now, I know that you are probably saying, well can my glue work, can my double sticky SNAIL Adhesive work or this Scotch double sticky tape, it will all keep to your box down but not for long.

    Any time you are making something that is going to be used or you are going to stuff things inside or you are making a box, I really recommend the sticky strip. It is good stuff; it pans down, amazing stuff. I have friends that say that put their hem together with it in a pinch and there you go this is going to be the fun of the box.

    What I have done is advance is I have taken a piece of designer paper and that is going to go right around the whole box like a band and with this I can go ahead. Because this paper I can use my double sticky tape and I am going to start about half inch down. I am going to pinch that side and stick it, pinch that side. There is really no need to score it again, I mean unless you just like left to score and you want to do that again and fold that last bit right over and if you think this is kind of planed edge you can jazz it up, you can take a piece of chipboard. I am making this for my friend Linda and so if you want to you trace that letter on the opposite side of the paper and you cut it out, so this is what you have. Just tracing it on the opposite side upside down because this is going to get glued right down on the front of the chipboard and you need to use well a glue stick which is right here and I love this. This is the anywhere glue stick. It is a Stampin Up! product. This is designed for this particular project and you don't have any lumps like that the kids stuff get.

    You can take a sanding block and just stand that down and what it does is that it gives it a nice worn look, but it also makes sure that the edges are down on that chipboard. This you can get at CBF actually, does look like those little -- you can use an emery board, this is a sanding block here.

    An emery board works fine. I am going to take the cropadile which is a great thing down in the market. Is not this huge? It is amazing there is whole craft I can do just on this and bring it right up to the centre I am going to pop, look it pops a whole right to chipboard. It is amazing and then I am going to use this very pretty brad, we call them bling brad, because they have this little jewels right on side, right been on top of them, they are so beautiful, shiny. I am going to take a little bit of this ribbon here and just tying a little tight around it and then this how you can jazz up and personalize a little gift box and personalize a little gift box. So, I will put these inside, let me show you what this finish project looks like.

    Next I am going to show you how you can take an envelope and put a really neat gift card inside. Gift cards are so popular and it is a gift wrap and it also a card, two in one and stay tuned for that.