Since I mailed this Christmas gift today (yes, late...very late) to my friend who lives out of state, I decided I'd take my chances on posting this, hoping she wouldn't check my blog in the next couple of days. :) I had the cards done, I just needed to finish the box and things have just been a little crazy around here lately!!!
For the embellishment, I cut a scalloped circle (Accent Essentials) out of white cardstock and adhered a coordinating colored cardstock circle (George) which I ran through the Cuttlebug using Swiss Dots. I cut the initial ("L") from the Storybook cartridge from a different color of coordinating cardstock and adhered it to the circle. I attached the embellishment next to the bow with glue dots.
here), making a few minor adjustments. I made the base of the box the same, but did not add a handle. I also didn't use the accordian folded side pieces. Instead, I cut a 3" x 5" (x2) piece of cardstock, added patterned paper and then scored on both ends of the long sides at 1". Then I just adhered the 1" edges inside the box on both sides to make the side walls.
To finish, I tied a ribbon around the top of the box, added an additional scallop circle embellishment to the front of the box and closed the box using adhesive-backed Vel-cro.
I loved making this project. It would be so simple to modify for any theme or occasion. I definitely plan to make more! Hope she likes it!!! :)