We are smack dab in what I have dubbed the “Birthday Season” around these parts. You know what I’m talking about here: every single weekend we have at least one birthday party to go to and the older my kidlets get, the more shin digs they’re being invited to. The Saturday of Easter weekend, we had three (yes, THREE) consecutive parties to attend in the morning alone. While I’m a girl that always enjoys a fabulous party, it can get overwhelming. I know you feel me on this.
Because the gift-giving aspect of the Birthday Season can get tricky, I’ve honestly resorted to gift cards. Momma ain’t got time to fight my kids in Target over what they should get for the tenth friend’s party they’ve attended this month. I do try to spruce up the packaging up a bit and that’s where this Summer Neon Gift Box idea was born.
- small white gable box
- white tag
- Radiant Neon Pigment Ink Pad in Electric Blue
- Freckled Fawn Speech Bubble Wood Chips
- American Crafts Amy Tangerine Plus One Scrapbook Papers
- paper cutter
- small circle punch
- yellow ribbon
In case you’ve never worked with the awesome Radiant Neon stamp pads before, I recently completed a review on them over at Craft Test Dummies. It’ll help you figure out what surfaces these stamp pads will work best on and which ones you’ve should probably steer clear of.
Before I start with the step by step breakdown of how to recreate this project, let me tell you that there aren’t any process pictures because I was creating this last minute before one of the aforementioned parties. Ahem.
1. Use the stamp pad to lightly cover the entire top surface of the wood chip. Set it aside to dry while you work on assembling the other pieces.
2. Cut one sheet of the scrapbook paper long enough to fit around the outside of the box and 1.5″ wide. Use your adhesive of choice to stick it directly to the box.
3. Punch three circles from a coordinating sheet of card stock and trim a small square from the original sheet of paper used. Once again using your adhesive of choice, adhere these to the tag.
4. Stick the dried wood chip on the tag and tie the tag to the box with the yellow ribbon. Make sure to add your gift before you get to this step or you might have to re-tie the cute bow (not that I would know from personal experience or anything…).
5. Stand back and admire your handiwork!
Because these awesome little gift boxes are super easy to make, you could mass produce them in an hour or so and not have to worry about making another one for awhile!
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