Simple 3D Gifts Make Great Swaps

Simple 3D gifts -2 easter egg holders

Simple 3D Gifts are so fun to make. All ready to go to Shreveport for the Stampin Up 2017 Onstage last week a few days early– I decided to make some 3D swaps. I designed 3 small gifts to swap this time. All of them took less than 6″ by 6″ of Designer paper or cardstock. As you will see below with limited supplies and a little ingenuity you can make some inexpensive adorable little gifts.

Skinny Egg Box

Simple little Gifts - Mini Skinny Egg box This little box uses one piece of Cardstock or Designer Series Paper cut to 6″ x 3.5″. Using cardstock or a Specialty Designer Paper (which is heaver) makes a sturdier box.
First score on the LONG side at 0.5″, 1.25″, 4.75″, and 5.5″. Then score on the SHORT side at .75″, 1.5″, 2.25″, and 3″. Now use your bone folder to burnish each score line. Once you have done this you will need to cut the opening out of the center using the Classic Label punch. It is easy to do if you fold over the narrow section along the long side. Then using your score lines as a guide center your punch over the center panel.

Once you have punched the opening glue the box together along the long side with a strong adhesive. At this point you will pinch the sides of the box in between the end of the box and the 1.5″ score line and staple together the end with a single staple. Insert 4 small foil covered chocolate eggs into the box and staple it closed.
Now it is time to decorate the box. I chose to decorate with .75″ circle of  whisper White on which I had stamped the sentiment Happy Easter from the Circle of Spring Stamp set in a coordinating color. I then punched out a piece of Whisper white with the Petite Petals Punch and attached a circle from the Subtles Enamel Shapes to center before gluing it to the box with a glue dot. And Voila one quick and simple gift.

Baby Milk Carton

Simple 3d gift - Baby Milk CartonFor the second of Simple 3D gifts swaps, I made this adorable Baby sized milk carton. These are similar in size to the cartons I have made with the Baker’s box thinlits but are great when don’t have a die cutter available.
For the box itself, I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 4-1/8″ x 6″ . Next I scored it on the LONG side at 1-3/8, 2-3/4, 4-1/8, 5-1/2″. After which I scored it on the SHORT side at 1-3/8, 2-3/4, 3-5/8″ . Burnish all the score lines with a bone folder before punching the circles out of the four sides.

Attach a strong adhesive like fast fuse or tear tape to the narrow tab fold the box over so you have a flat box 2 thick everywhere except where the tab is. Now using a post it not punch out a 1″ circle to use as a guide. Attach it to the center of one side. using it to guide your punching punch the opening out of 2 sides at a time twice. You will now have a 1″ circular opening in each side.

Fill with candy eggs. It holds 5 to 6. Punch a 1/4″ hole on the center of the top of the Milk carton. thread a ribbon thru the hole and tie to keep the milk carton closed. To make the decorations, I stamped one of the banners from Thoughtful Banners stamp set. Stamp the word  Celebrate inside the banner and Punch out using the Duet Banner Punch.

A Minty Book

Simple 3D Gift - Minty BookFor my final Simple 3D Gifts swap, I created a Mini Book with a peppermint patty inside. Cut your cardstock 3″ by 3 3/8″.   Stamp one side of the cardstock with the design of your choice. I used flowers from the Wild About Flowers Stamp Set. Score on the LONG side at 1.5″ and 1 7/8″. Burnish your score lines. Next I placed a small piece of fast Fuse on the inside on the right and pressed the mint to it and folded the cover over the mint. Then I wrapped a piece of Very Vanilla Succulent Garden Ribbon around the book and tied it with a bow on the front. I finished it by stamping the sentiment on a strip of Whisper white and attaching it under the bow with a glue dot.


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