There’s always that last minute gift that creeps up on you… maybe a neighbor or co-worker you accidentally overlooked. No worries… Paper Garden Projects has a cute Gift Box that holds 4 k-cups perfect for a quick gift of hot cocoa or coffee. For my project I chose Paper Gardens Project’s Midwinter Digital Kit because I was drawn to the wintry colors, the swirls and the newsprint deer.
Here’s the supplies you’ll need.
- Digital kit – I used Paper Garden Project’s Midwinter Digital Kit (and Christmas Labels 5 Stamp Set for the label sentiment.)
- Cutting file – I used Paper Garden Projects Gift Box with K-Cup holder cutting file
- 1 piece of white card stock – I used Matte photo paper (Staple’s brand)
- 2 piece of colored card stock – I used a textured turquoise
- Cutting Machine – I used a Silhouette Cameo (Note: a straight edged lid is included in set, which would be easy to hand cut)
- Printer- I used an HP Desk jet
- Adhesive- I used a glue stick for the box assembly and 3-D foam dots for attaching the newsprint deer (and optional: a white Elmer’s glue for the glitter)
- Glitter (optional)- I used a clear opal glitter
- Stick on pearls (optional) – I got mine from Oriental Trading Company
Okay let’s get started.
My first step was to work on those items that I would be using the print and cut features to create. I opened the cutting file and the swirled deer paper from the Midwinter kit in my Silhouette software. I placed the paper under the cut lines and re-sized the paper so that deer were in the corner and so that the swirls would overlap onto 2 sides of the lid. I then erased the part of the paper that fell outside of the cutting lines. (I do this to save ink.) I also opened the newsprint deer from the kit and re-sized them to match the deer on the paper. Using the trace function, I traced the newspaper print deer to create their cut lines. The last Item was the gift tag which I used a sentiment from Paper Garden Project’s Christmas Labels 5 Stamp Set. I turned on the registration marks and sent it through the printer and then the cutter.
The next step was to cut the bottom of the box, the K-Cup insert and the label backing. I cut these out on a turquoise textured card stock.
After assembling the box I grabbed my glitter. I used a clear opal glitter that looks nice over any color. I like to use a small paint brush and paint the areas to be glittered with glue. I used white glue (Elmer’s) that dries clear. Next I attached the newsprint deer directly over the brown deer printed on the box using a couple of 3-D foam dots. My final step was to add the pearls to the gift label.
And here’s a close up so you can see the glitter better.
This was such a quick and easy project… If you decide to give it a go, please be sure to include a link to your version in the comments below (so we can ooooh and aaaah over it).
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