I thought I would play with templates again today and found this adorable little gift box on the Polkadoodles Paper Boutique (Volume II). I have a colleagues birthday coming up soon and thought it would be ideal to pop a little gift in. Here's my finished product ...
How cute is that! I printed the template onto the reverse of my chosen paper (which is from the 'Sugar Birdies' CD) and cut it out. After a bit of scoring, folding and much inking my little box emerged, but it was crying out to be embellished. I cut pieces of a second paper (from the same CD) and added panels to each of the four faces. I made a sentiment which is cut with my nesties and layered it onto a scalloped circle cut from raspberry cardstock. A little paper flower completes the front. I made a larger flower from the same papers which has a pink button centre and added raspberry ribbon to hold the box closed. Voila! These templates are so easy to use and provide the perfect starting point for a variety of projects.
I think a few choccies are in order to fill it for my friend - I'm sure she will love it.
Hugz, Jan xx