Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Cathedral Window Gift Box

Need a pretty gift box? This one is inspired by Cathedral Window patchwork and is super-fun to assemble. The facetted appearance is created by marquise-shaped corner tabs (if you've ever made a pillow box, you'll be familiar with them). Overlap the tabs to assemble. There's a pull tab, and a paper handle on the base, for easy opening.

Here is your free printable papercraft:



To assemble, score and fold. Insert loop ends through top slot and tape underneath. Slide the base handle in place and tape the ends on the inside.
Next, assemble the box by overlapping adjacent marquise shapes.

Happy last-minute papercrafting!

Monday, 25 November 2019

Calendar Globe Gift Box 2020

It's a 2020 calendar - and a gift box, too! This print-and-cut 2020 calendar globe is ideal for last-minute holiday crafting. You can make it up in quantity, quickly. A choice of two gifts tags is included.

Here're your free calendar gift box files:



To make up the calendar, print onto photocopier card. Score the fold lines, cut on the red lines as indiated. Crease the folds, then glue the tabs. You're done!

Happy crafting!

Friday, 15 November 2019

Honeycomb Rosette Snowflake

Here's a fun-to-make seasonal decoration that can also be used to embellish gifts. The snowflake has a hexagonal honeycomb motif. You fold in the hexagons to make a centre rosette that adds 3-D interest. 

Here's your free snowflake design:
Honeycomb RosetteSnowflake.pdf

To get the two-tone effect, use double-sided paper (you can make your own by printing one side of your paper). If cutting by hand, use a designer's scalpel over a cutting mat. The preferred option is to use a digital paper cutter, such as a Silhouette machine. 

To fold the snowflake, fold a crease at the attached end of the hexagon, then fold down the hexagons consecutively, tucking the last one under. The hole in the centre of the snowflake allows for easy adjustments.

I have also given you a plain Honeycomb Rosette.

Happy papercrafting!