Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Pretty as a picture - day three

Hi and welcome to day three of something pretty on the Papermaze blog...
Today i am going to show you a present that i have made for a friend of mine...altered candle and a bag to put it in.

First off you need to cut out a piece of card like the following...

you can click on it to make it bigger....I cut this one out as a template and then drew one onto the pattern paper i wanted to use.

The paper i used for this project is the Hometime collection from October Afternoon.

I cut out my box...and inked all the edges...
and added holes to the top four points...

I then cut out a strip of paper the width is about 1.5cm...the length is from the top to the bottom of two of the sides...before adhering add some scallops down both sides...
I used the hole underneath to show me where to punch the hole...

Then using the retro punches for the following flowers and layered them...


added a button and a pin that i made...i made two of these and adhered them on alternate sides.
I then made a tag....


Next you have to pull it all together...please dont do this without your present inside!!!! lol like i did!!!

You use string or a ribbon to pull the top together...I chose to use string and i choose to tie 3 together at the begining and then add the last one to add a tag to the side...you can close it other ways though...




I then wanted to make the present inside the box..for this i used a small scented candle...

I covered the round the bottom half edge with pattern paper...

and then added really strong tape around the edge of the lid and wrapped string around it...

I then cut out the following...

The big yellow circle is to cover the lid. I the cut out a big scalloped circle out of text paper...inked the outside of a white flower and then cut out a blue paper flower from the pattern paper...layered it all to look like this...

then added a button and a gem on top and i was done...



thanks for stopping by...come back 2m as i have made my own kraft envelopes with a card inside...Wendy x

3 comments:

Heather said...

This is so cute! Love the papers!

*Rosy* (Chile) said...
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Traceyr said...

Another wonderful project - love the fact that an inexpensive gift can be turned into an exclusive present just with paper and ingenuity. thanks!

:)