A while back I posted a picture on my Stampin’ Up! Instagram and Facebook accounts that generated a bit of a buzz! It wasn’t a fancy picture at all though! But it did show the rudiments of how to create the sides of a star shaped box.
The picture shows, that it is not as hard as you might think. I would say it’s advanced beginner/intermediate skill level.
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Aside from butterflies, my favourtite, favourite crafting shape or image is Stars and I had been wanting to make a star gift box, which had a base and a lid, for ages. Then Stampin’ Up! beat me to it with their Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, which of course I just had to purchase. Now the stars in the kit are “closed” when assembled as they are intended more as tree or mantle decorations than gift boxes. You can adapt them though by cutting off one side of adhesive tabs but I had wanted to make a box you could open easily.
If you don’t have the Many Merry Stars kit, fear not, for I have created a tutorial for you, so you can make your own! The measurements in the tutorial are based on the Stampin’ Up! Stars framelits. I used the largest star from the set. I made this box from Stampin’ Up! Kraft card stock and decorated the lid with the Endless Wishes photopolymer stamp set.
Click on the link to download the pdf for the Star Gift Box Tutorial.
I made the boxes before I found star shaped candles in Waitroe (which fit almost perfectly into the box) so I just had to buy them – well it would have been rude not to lol!!
I hope you enjoy the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by