On Saturday I shared a cutting file for a chocolate gift box for use with the Brother Scan N Cut. This post continues on from there and features some of the chocolate “pockets” that I decorated.
If you would like the cutting file for the box, please just head over to the Scan It Saturday – A Chocolate Gift Box Cutting File post where you can download it.
This post however focuses more on a few ideas that I had for adding the finishing touches and in true Monday Mash Up style uses a variety of products from my craft stash.
Ok, let’s get started on this visual tour shall we?
A Polka Dot & Rose Combo.
Starting things off with a very simple design was this red polka dot design.
I loved how the glittery red polka dot cardstock, from Die Cuts With A View, looked so didn’t want to add too much too it so I design a very simple spiral blossom and cut it from red cardstock and then added two leaves.
The leaf was a pre-installed design on the Brother Scan N Cut – AR-A024.
All of the pieces were cut from the Brother Scan N Cut and then shaped and adhered to the card with Pinflair Glue Gel.
Here is a closer look at the rose itself.
Polka Dot and Blue Flower Trio
For the next box I kept things simple again and let the cardstock do the talking.
The circles and flowers were cut using the Brother Scan N Cut and then shaped and assembled before being stuck onto the box lid.
The floral design is already built into the Brother Scan N Cut and is design – AR-A019
The aurora borealis effect gems were then added to the centre of each flower.
Here is a closer look at the flowers.
A Doily Delight
I had some flowers left over from the last design so I chose to use them again for the next box.
The doily was one from a pre-cut pack. This was added to the box wrap and then I added the circles and embellishments on top of this; finishing it off with some pink gems.
I left room in the central circle to add a sentiment or name later.
Here is a closer look at the central area.
Black Plaid and Cut, Fold and Tuck Classic Box
For the next box I went with the colour scheme from the lid but added a little more detail with some Spellbinders Dies.
For the outer white square I used the Captivating Squares die set. This was adhered to the wrap and then a small square of black cardstock was added on top.
For the central cut, fold and tuck design I used the smallest of the dies from the Folded Lace die set.
I added some clear gems to finish.
Here is a closer look at the central panel.
Pretty Blue Love Note
Got a little fancy with this next one and thought that there might be someone that I loved enough to give my chocolate away too – LOL, no, NEVER! ;)
The white swirly background is from a Spellbinders Die Set – Majestic Labels 25. I gave this a blue tinge to the centre with Spectrum Noir Pens (mostly because my inkpads were under a pile of “stuff”).
The love note was a pre-installed design from the Brother Scan N Cut – AR-E012.
The large flowers were the same ones that I made earlier – I clearly made a few too many mayhaps?!
The smaller flowers were from a Martha Stewart punch. The punched card was shaped using the Tonic Studios Flower Forming Set.
Drawing A Box
This next design actually used the Brother Scan N Cut to draw the design onto the cardstock before cutting it out.
It was an experiment and I didn’t pursue it much more than this test, but I guess there is an idea that you could “write” the sentiment or name all over the box?
The next box was a very colourful one and again used some very attractive cardstock from Die Cuts With a View.
For the decoration on this on I cut a strip from the wrap and then chose some cardstock that matched some of the colours in the striped design.
From orange cardstock I cut some of the swirly flowers that I had created earlier. I spritzed these with some doCrafts gold spritzing ink.
I then cut some turquoise swirls from a Cheery Lynn die.
After assembling it all, this is what it ended up looking like – I’m not convinced with the finished result here, but at least it made sense in my mind…
Beautiful Butterfly Box
For the next box I wanted to make a single butterfly stand out. Think I managed that perhaps …
The outer swirly design was taken from a decorative Spellbinders Die (I’m afraid that I have lost the packaging and don’t know the name of this one – if you do, please feel free to list it in the comments section below).
The resulting cuts were then carefully chopped up and re-arranged before being stuck down.
I then layered some cardstock/paper on top and added a sun burst arrangement of gems, one by flippin’ one.
The butterfly was from a sheet of die cuts from Studio Light.
To give it a little something “extra” I inked it up with Perfect Medium and then added some clear embossing powder and then heated it.
Fly my pretties, FLY!
As I was choosing the butterfly for the last design, it struck me that there were lots of the die cut sheet and that it would look cool if I arranged them on the box top as if it were a display in a Lepidopterist’s collection. So I made it.
Each of the fifteen small black circles had a white circle stuck on top of it and then I stuck each butterfly on using a glue gun.
I finished the design off with some flat-backed pearls (that too me looked like rivets in the wood cabinet).
Ok, so there we go. Seven simple ideas for tarting up a chocolate gift box – if the chocolate ever makes it in there of course; just so you know, you can fit little notelets or pencils in instead if you need to ;)
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little trippette through some ideas for box decoration but sadly I have to draw this post to a close – mostly because there is chocolate on my craft desk and it and I need a few moments of ‘alone time’, lol ;)
If you have any questions or comments regarding this blog post, please feel free to use the comments section below.
Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope to see you next week for another Monday Mash Up.