Hello everyone! Ginger Williams here showcasing a birthday gift wrap idea you can make with your Cricut Machines. At my house we seem to have a large amount of half used rolls of gift wrap in two themes–boys and Christmas. This works out well if I am wrapping something for one of my three boys, or if I want Christmas wrapping paper, but every now and then I need something for a girl, or for an adult, or for some other occasion. Thankfully, I can turn to my Cricut for the perfect wrapping solution and save myself yet another run to the store.
For this gift box I used one of my newest favorite cartridges, Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2, to cut the Pizza box. I used the pizza box as the base for my gift box. The finished size of this particular box is around 6″ square by about 1 1/2″ tall, which makes it a great box for many small gifts. To make it that large I did cut it in two pieces as opposed to the main cut which makes the box in one cut, but makes a much smaller box.
I wrapped the box with two bands of patterned paper which I stitched together with my sewing machine and then wrapped with white crochet thread. I cut the “Celebrate” sentiment from the Paper Lace 2 Cartridge and added it to the paper band with pop dots. A little bit of Stickles glitter on the sentiment gives it more sparkle.
Next, I cut two flowers with the Art Philosophy Cartridge and added them to the left of the sentiment. Two leaves from the Mother’s Day Bouquet Digital Cartridge are tucked behind the flowers and both the leaves and the flowers got a little brushing of the Stickels glitter for added interest.
Lastly, I decided to add a little tag to the bottom right with an additional sentiment. I cut the tags from the Art Philosophy Cartridge and the the font is from the Street Sign Digital Cartridge. I added the tag and the tag layer to the gift box with pop dots for added dimension.
Now I have a perfect little box ready for giving the next time I don’t want to use super hero or Christmas gift wrap!
Designed by: Ginger Williams
Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression 2 Electronic Cutting Machine, Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Cartridges Used: Tags Bags Boxes & More 2, Art Philosophy (Close to My Heart), Paper Lace 2, Street Sign (Digital), Mother’s Day Bouquet (Digital)
Other Supplies Used: Patterned Paper (American Crafts), Pearls (Queen & Company), Button (Melissa Frances), Glitter (Stickles by Ranger), Crochet Thread, Adhesives (Creative Memories)