After Eights Marble Box

With Christmas getting ever closer I am now thinking of alternative ways to gift wrap Christmas presents to make them look extra special.

Today for ‘It’s a Wrap Wednesday’ I have a gift box I made for a 140g box of After Eights.

I had fallen in love with the new Marbled Background Stamp that was in this years Annual Catalogue but it took me a while to order it. When it arrived I just had to have a play and it is gorgeous, I have stamped it in several colours and I haven’t found a colour I don’t like yet. You will see a few projects over the coming weeks where I have used this stamp on gift boxes.

I used Thick White cardstock for the base of the box and after going through my Stampin’ Up! cardstock I found Emerald Envy was the closest colour to the light green on the After Eights box.

I adore Emerald Envy but I didn’t want the lid to be just one colour.  I cut the cardstock to the correct size, grabbed the Marbled stamp and inked it up with Emerald Envy ink and stamped it.  I showed it to my husband Geoff and he loved it so I used it for the lid of my box.

I cut a strip of Emerald Envy cardstock and used the Envelope Punch Board to make the bow.  The box was adhered to the lid with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set.  I used the Classic Label Punch to punch the sentiment and adhered it with mini dimensionals.

I hope you liked todays project, I think it has made a simple box of chocolates look extra special.  If you would like to see larger pictures of today’s project please click on an image below.  The products used to make todays project are also listed below.

Have yourself some crafting fun.

Dee x



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*When designing a project or when I CASE a project I always use my cheap cardstock to make a prototype before making it with my Stampin’ Up! cardstock.   I do check the measurements I add to my blog posts but when typing lots of measurements mistakes can be made.  When making any project I recommend making it first with cheap cardstock before using your best cardstock.*

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