Thursday, 10 May 2018

Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary 
Purse Gift Boxes

Purse Gift Boxes created with the stunning 
A Ladies Diary Collection by Graphic 45! 
My all time favorite collection!!! 

These boxes will be gifted to my mom and 
mother-in-law for Mother's Day! 

I made this project with the help of my Silhouette.
3D Gift Card Wallet by Lori Whitlock
 DESIGN ID #45493

Herewith a step by step tutorial you may use 
to recreate such a project:

 Cut a 'purse' gift box from black cardstock 
and pattern paper. Mine measures (sizes optional) :
Cardstock 25 cm x 13 cm
Pattern sheet 24.5 cm x 12.5 cm

Adhere the pattern piece onto the cardstock. 
Fold the perforated lines inwards
 (to form an accordion fold)
Add double sided tape on the 
two tabs as shown. 
Tip : Use the red double side 
tape to adhere boxes. 
This makes assembly easy and will 
prevent the box from falling apart. 

Cut a few elements using dies 
(mentioned in supply list) from the
 pattern sheets and cardstock. 

Cut a set of bows from the pattern sheets 
and assemble accordingly using a brad. 
Tip : Curl the two bow strips forming a 
curve using the back of pencil or
 similar object. This makes 
folding the end pieces 
together a little easier. 

Fussy cut a lady element (from my stash) 
and adhere behind the oval frame 
as shown. Oval shape has 
been cut using a die.

Emboss the butterfly through your 
embossing machine using the Swiss Dots 
embossing folder. Love how you 
can decorate these metals from G45. 
Tip : Run this through your machine twice to 
make the dots pop out more...
depending on what machine
 you have. If electric once should do the trick. 

Stamp the banners with the word 
image using the stamp set. 
Mat the banner elements with cardstock. 

Emboss chipboard piece with Ranger 
Blush Pearl and cut in half. 

Punch two circles from pattern paper 
and hide the brad 
from the bow that will be visible. 
Add velcro dots as be able to 
open and close the purse flap with ease. 

Arrange the rest of the embellishments
as per the picture or as you like.
Now you can add a little gift
inside or chocolates.

Supplies used:
A Ladies Diary Picture Perfect #4500504
A Ladies Diary Delicate Details #4500507
A Ladies Diary Stamp #IC0190
G45 Staples Metal Butterflies #4500420
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Memory Box Die La Rue Heart
Prima Die Embroidery Doily 
Bo Bunny Die Banners
Spellbinders Die Elegant Ovals 
Yvonne Creations Die Butterfly 
Spellbinders Die Tiered Multiloop Bows
Martha Stewart Circle Punch 
Sticky Red Tape
Ranger Embossing Powder Blush Pearl
Black, White and Blush Cardstock
Chipboard Piece
Metal Embellishments & Ribbon 
Plastic Roses & Pins

Some more photos and close-ups...

Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Papercrafting!