Sunday, December 27, 2015

Make a practical little gift box

 Well, my 2015 term as a DT member with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko is nearing its end.  It has been a fun year creating projects for them 3 times a month but there's a new team in place for 2016 and it's time for me to move on.  I will always love their products, I do believe they are exceptional and I will continue to use them.  This project is a gift box and is great for holding completed Zentangle tiles or even coasters.  Here is how I made it.

Supply list
IC/T supplies
Delicata 4 ink pad
irRESISTible Pico Embellishers:  Bronze, Copper
Memento Markers:  Pistachio, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Love Letter
StazOn:  Jet Black ink pad
Miscellaneous supplies
Old book paper, Stabilo All pencil, Golden Self Leveling Gel Medium, watercolor paper, Idea-o-logy metal feet and pull knob, card board cardstock, Chalkboard Paint, The Groove Tool with sandpaper tip, adhesive

1.       Choose a card board box, new or recycled and paint it inside and out with black Chalkboard paint.  Use the Groove Tool with the sandpaper tip to rough up the edges and apply a small amount of red marker to distressed edges.  When dry attach metal feet to the bottom of box with a strong adhesive and begin working on the lid.

2.        Cut a piece of background paper, this one is from a previous master board.  Cut a flower basket out of old book paper and adhere it to the background panel.

3.        Stamp flowers and cut them out using old book paper.  Glue the flowers to the panel, color in the flowers and leaves with Memento Markers.  Use a stencil and some gesso to make a tablecloth at the bottom of the basket.  Allow to dry.

4.        Use the irRESISTible Pico Embellishers to outline the flowers.  Screw the handle onto the middle of the arrangement.  Add metallic colors from the Delicata 4 ink pad.

5.        Adhere panel to a piece of card board cardstock, glue with a strong adhesive to the box.

6.        Apply dots with Copper irRESISTible Pico Embellisher; when dry apply a coat of Golden Self Leveling Gel to seal.  This can be filled with coasters, photos, candy, etc.  Whatever fits.

Thanks for stopping by!  Leave a comment if you have a moment, I love reading what you think.  Take care, hugs ~ Renee


  1. Not just a gift box but a keepsake box! I gift in itself. It's fantastic. Love all your details. Especially the use of book pages then embellished. And legs too!

  2. Love, love, love this beautiful box, Renee! For such simple direction, it looks much more difficult when you seen the finished piece. My kind of art! hehe Happy New Year, my dear friend!

  3. WOW! What a sweet box and such a lovely way you designed the top Re'nee!!
    I will miss seeing your AIR posts but am thankful for those you have shared!
    Happy 2016 to you and your in sunny MB!!
    Jackie xoxo

  4. Renee, this is beautiful, elegant and so creative! What a way to take something simple and make it into a masterpiece, thanks for sharing!