Elizabeth’s curvy keepsakes gift box

On the weekend I was at Stamp Camp and one of our challenges was to use ‘Brightly gleaming’ DSP to create a Christmas card or 3D item. I decided to use the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies to make some boxes from the DSP.

I cut the DSP into strips and ran it through the machine making sure I reversed the DSP so the boxes would have a contrast panel. You need to remember which part of the box you have cut out (ie the curved side or the pointed side!!) These were then trimmed and glued together to make the cute boxes.

But this post is really about the presentation gift box to display the curvy keepsake boxes. This design evolved as I worked on it, but detailed instructions for the finished product are at the end of this blog.

For the base I used Night of Navy Cardstock  (20 X 20.5cm) and I used the contrasting Pretty Peacock cardstock  for the lid (14.8 X 20cm). I decided I needed to show the boxes off so I designed a window for the lid. To do this I used the Rectangular Stitched Dies

to cut out the centre of the lid and the contrasting copper foil. The window sheet is held in place between the two layers. As an integrating touch, I used the DSP from which the curvy boxes are made as an embellishment on the edge of the lid.  The finished box and its contents were secured with Very Vanilla Classic Weave Merry Christmas ribbon and Old Olive/Pretty Peacock reversible ribbon.

I was very excited about how it turned out and even more excited when my design won the challenge! A number of people asked me for measurements and instructions for the presentation box, so now here they are!!!

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