Monday, December 18, 2017

St Nicholas Christmas Box, Tag and Bow with Tutorial and Video - Graphic 45



“I love having coordinating bags, tags, boxes, cards, bows, etc. for my holiday gift giving! When I am in a bind I go to Graphic 45 to create some unique and beautiful packaging for every occasion. Packaging should be as beautiful as the gift you’re giving is my thought. I am sharing with you a paper box, tag, and bow created using Graphic 45 St Nicholas Collection but any collection will work to achieve this unique packaging.” Pam


Cover 6 3/4" chipboard box with St Nicholas pattern papers. 
Punch 1 1/4" circles from pattern paper; run through Xyron 1.5 Sticker Maker. 
Add to corners of box and lid. 

 Add border band to box and lid. 


Die cut doily form pattern paper; adhere to top of lid. 


Create Bow...


 Cut strips of paper to measure....
8 - 3/4" x 5 1/2"
7 - 3/4" x 4 1/4"
4 - 3/4" x 3 1/4"
1 - 3/4" x 1 3/4"


Form loop; staple ends to hold together. 


Punch 2" circle from pattern paper; glue the largest of prepared loops to circle. 


Repeat with next size loops. 


Finally glue the four smallest loops to inside. 
Glue the seams together on the smallest strip; adhere to middle of bow. 




Create the Joy to You This Christmas Tag...


Add St Nicholas papers to top of tag along with pieces from the Chipboard and Banner packages. 


 Tie a twine bow to top of tag. 


Add tag to decorated Christmas Box when you are ready to use it. 
I hope this has inspired you to collect boxes, bags or other packaging to upcycle for your gift giving this holiday or throughout the year. Pam 

Supplies:

Graphic 45 St. Nicholas 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 St. Nicholas 12 x 12 Pattern & Stripes
Graphic 45 St Nicholas Chipboard
Graphic 45 St Nicholas Banners
Graphic 45 Ephemera Cards & Journaling
Graphic 45 Black Square Tag Album
Doily Die
ColorBox Blends Ebony Ink
1 ¼” & 2” Circle Punch
Tiny Attacher
Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
Xyron Adhesive & 1.5 Sticker Maker
6 ¾” Square Box
Black Twine





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