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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

BasicGrey Konnichiwa Design Team Projects

This week's creative design team projects were completed by Jeri using the Konnichiwa - I Want It All! Full Collection Bundle by BasicGrey. Jeri has also included a step-by-step tutorial to create a handmade  Gift Box out of this beautiful paper.

This scrapbooking kit includes 24 sheets Premium 12x12 Heavy Weight Paper (2 each of 12 patterns), Element Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, Titles Stickers, Wooden Buttons, Stitched Brads, Mixed Brads, Die Cuts and Transparencies, Die-cut Paper and Canvas Flowers, Chipboard Shapes and Alphas, Layered Stickers, Fabric Flowers, and Felt Trims.

Picture it! Delicate clouds of white lotus fill the sky. Outdoor street markets are alive with dangling lanterns and vivacious colors. Original, angled rooftops and architecture line the streets … You must be in Japan! Welcome. Or, more appropriately, “Konnichiwa!” Fill your mind with wonderment and the beautiful spirit that is found in this unique collection of mesmerizing fuchsia, cherry blossom pink, bonsai-tree green and soft sky blue.

Quick & Easy Gift Box

I love making custom packaging for gifts. I find its more personal, more meaningful and you can make it as simple or detailed as you want. You can also customize packaging specifically for someone, which will definitely get you kudos!

I found a double-sided page I loved, and drew out the main box and the sides.

Cut out the pieces. Since this is cardstock, I recommend using a straight edge to help you make perfect folds. On each end piece, cut out the bottom squares from each corner. This will help the piece fold and sit better.

Then pinch the top part of the side piece.

Use the straight edge to fold the main box piece. 

Proceed to glue a side tab to the box. I used a simple glue stick. Make sure to line the pieces up evenly so you cannot see unevenness in the finished box. 

Go ahead and attach the other side piece. Fold the bottom of the box up, and glue the small bottom tabs of each side piece.

You can then glue the side tabs to the front box flap. This is a little more difficult, so make sure to be patient and line them up.  I used a round ruler to make a curved edge on the box flap and cut.  Then decide where you would want your ribbon to be, depending on the size of ribbon you use. Measure and make sure they are centered.  You can then fold the flap onto the box and line those holes up. I punched holes, and pushed the ribbon through from the inside.

Fold the flap down, and push the ribbons through the holes. Close the box and tie the bow! Adorable custom gift box!