I've only made one box before so I thought I'd start with the tags to get a rough idea of the size the box would need to be.
So I started by die-cutting the 4 tags from a piece of purple cardstock, and shaping the end using a Stampin'Up punch. The card had actually been used as packaging material on a couple of second hand stamps I bought recently, and I just loved the colour so had kept it for a special make.
I also stamped and then punched 5 'Just for You' labels to go on the tags and the box. I wanted a vintage feel to the tags, so I went through my stash until I found just the right vintage floral images, reminiscent of a summertime cottage garden, cut them out and then distressed the edges with scissors.
After seeing how much card I had left over (and keeping another sheet for later - lol!) I worked out that I'd be able to make the box and the cover for a mini-book too! So I trimmed up another 2 floral images for the book front and the box; and made a little accordion fold inner for the book.
I stamped the pages with a mixture of images and quotes and edged each page in a metallic purple to match in with the tags and box, and then glued them into place.
I layered up the tags by wrapping a bit of ribbon around the base, then placing the floral image on top, followed by the label and a little brass flower. I then tied some matching pink and purple ribbon through the tag opening. I used the same ribbon on the spine of the book and around the box, and added some more metal findings as embellishments. I'm really pleased at how it all came together and I think I'm finally overcoming my nervousness with tags!!
These are the lovely tags and box I received from Bev in return. She has a blog that's well worth a look here: http://bevscraftspace.blogspot.co.uk/
Thanks for reading :o)
I wish to enter my make into the following challenges:
Vintage Stamping Challenge - Challenge 24 Anything Goes - here: http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/?p=1637
Frilly and Funkie - A Summer Garden - here: http://www.frillyandfunkie.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/a-summer-garden.html
Vintage Utfordring - Challenge 86 - Create or use a tag - here: http://vintageudfordring.blogspot.no/2014/09/utfordring-86.html
Divas by Design - Tags - here: http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/tags.html
Crafting by Design - September Anything Goes - here: http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/september-anything-goes-challenge.html
Sisters of Craft - September Anything Goes - here: http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/sisters-of-craft-september-anything.html
Reves2Scrap - Challenge No 4 with a colour twist - here: http://reves2scrap.blogspot.fr/2014/09/challenge-4.html