Monday, 26 May 2014

100th Blog post giveaway & Gift box ideas with Stampin' Up! products

Good morning, everyone. I hope you are having a great bank holiday (UK), long weekend elsewhere.

Well this is my 100th post - woohoo. Soooo if you live in Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands or the UK, leave me a comment for the chance to win a packet of Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper.



The winner will be picked at random. The draw will close at 10pm BST Tuesday 27th May 2014. I will contact the winner by email to get their delivery address details.

Well we've been super busy again with parties both the boys own party and their friends, so I thought I would share some gift wrapping ideas with you. These are the actual gifts for the parties the boys were invited to.

The first gift box is for a little girl made with the Envelope Punch Board. I used a fantastic spreadsheet by a super talented fellow pinkie, Caroline - Crafty Hallet, which you can find here. It's very simple to use, all you need to do is enter the measurements (length, width and depth) in centimetres, of the box you want to make, and the spreadsheet works out what size card stock or DSP you need to start with and where your first and second punch and score points are on the board.

Stampin up uk birthday basics dsp envelope punch board gift box independent demonstrator Tracy May

The second gift box is an oversized lego brick. I saw a fantastic little matchbox size lego brick box on Pinterest a little while ago (click here to see it), which gave me the idea of making a large one for the lego kits I buy for my elder son's friends, when he is invited to their birthdays. I don't think you can go far wrong with lego as far as kids are concerned really. 

Stampin up uk lego gift box independent demonstrator Tracy May

I made a personalised tag and slipped it inside the box.


Stampin up uk lego gift box independent demonstrator Tracy May


The box is so easy to make. You simply measure the width, length and depth of the lego box that you want to go inside (or any other boxed gift), then add 2 x the depth to the length and width to get the size of the bottom of the box.
e.g. the lego box I used measured 19cm long, 14cm wide and was 4.5cm deep so I added 9cm to the length and width meaning I cut 2 pieces of 12x12" Real Red card stock to 23cm x 23cm. I then scored it on all 4 sides at 4.5cm using my Stampin' Trimmer, snipped up the score lines on one side of all 4 corners and stuck together using sticky strip (double sided sticky tape). For the top I simply adjusted the score line down to 4.4 cm all the way around

Stampin up uk lego gift box independent demonstrator Tracy May

I punched out two thumb hole semi-circles so the lid could be removed more easily. Then I punched out 6 1 3/4" circles of Real Red and adhered them to the lid, with Stampin' Dimensionals to raise them up.

Simples! 

I hope you've enjoyed today's projects. Check out the list of "ingredients" below:

Girl's Envelope Punch Board Gift Box

Card Stock: Whisper White & Crisp Cantaloupe (Tag), Bermuda Bay (Flower)
Embellishment: Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker's Twine (from SAB)

Lego Gift Box:

Card Stock: Real RedWhisper White (Tag)

Have a good day, thanks for stopping by! Remember if you would like more information about joining Stampin' Up! or hosting a party please feel free to contact me for a no obligation chat. 









15 comments :

  1. Great boxes, the Lego one is a brilliant idea.
    And yes please to some polka dot paper!

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    1. Thanks Jill - I will announce the winner on Wednesday :-)

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  2. Congratulations Tracy on the 100th blog brilliant as usual! xx

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  3. very neat idea to change from usual wrapping paper Tracy :) Were the boys happy with their party ? xx

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    1. Hey Delphine, the boys were ecstatic with their party. They had been to one earlier as well, so they were both hyper and shattered by the end of the day! It did not mean they slept in yesterday though!!! :-)

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  4. love the lego box. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. gorgeous Lego box and a wonderful gift box!
    Congrats! Thanks for 100 blog posts of fabulous inspirations!
    Thanks for the chance!
    sending greetings from Germany
    Regina*

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    1. Danke Regina - Liebe Grüße Tracy

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  6. Love the Lego box! Will have to remember that one! I hope they all had fun at the parties x

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    1. Hi Nicky - thanks, they seem to be going down well with the kids! They boys had a blast. The entertainer kept them all running around and dancing - she was fantastic! :-)

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  7. Tracy I LOVE the Lego box...have done Lego cards before but never considered the box idea (duh!) Am going to steal..oops sorry I mean CASE ;) immediately

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  8. oh bugger, I missed the cutoff.

    Nevermind.

    the lego boxes are lovely.

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    1. Thanks Natalie - shame you missed it. Maybe I should do another one for my 200th post lol! :-)

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