Easter is here. This week. It really does mark that time of year of another new beginning. Spring has sprung. We are months past Christmas and New Years. And for many of us it’s a significant day on the church calendar.
I always find a fresh creative boost this time of year. All the florals and pinks come out. And I am inspired to make pretty stuff and give Easter gifts.
This Easter is no exception. This day is always a full day for us. With church services and then a big dinner in the afternoon. For me, taking the time before the busy day to create simple gifts for my people helps me pause just a little bit more. It’s in the making that I think on my family and friends. Praying for them and their journey. And the simple act of gifting them a little something brings just a little more meaning to the day.
I was thankful for the time to pull a few supplies out and craft some gift boxes and make them all so perfect with Heidi’s Hawthorne collection.
These days, when I am in the midst of the making, I purpose to limit myself to just a few supplies. For these gift boxes, I used a couple of punch boards from We R Memory Keepers: the Gift Box Punch Board, the Envelope Punch Board, and the Mini Envelope Punch Board. I simply adore that Mini Envelope Punch Board. Because. Tiny. I also kept myself to just the Hawthorne papers and embellishments, adding in only a few trims and ribbons. Let me show you my gift boxes.
For this gift box I used the Gift Box Punch Board using the Eden pattern paper.
A tag from the Ephemera is the base of all the embellishments. After wrapping the box with Hawthorne washi tape, I gathered ribbon, paper crinkles, pattern paper that I punched into tags and hearts, plus one of the Hawthorne Word Jumbles. These pieces were all layered together with hot glue setting them in place.
Box two was started in the same way using the Gift Box Punch Board
Only this time I used the Flourish paper to make a box with Gift Box Punch Board. A paper band was created with the Eden pattern paper. That was wrapped with pink raffia I had in my stash. Then a cutey tiny envelope was crafted with the Mini Envelope Punch Board as the crowning embellishment on top.
The next box may be my favorite.
Again, using the Gift Box Punch Board and the B side of the Eden pattern paper I made a square box. White cardstock butterflies were punched and then layered with more pattern paper, a floral sticker from the Cardstock Stickers package, and a Word Jumble foiled with Champagne Minc Foil was tucked into the butterfly. I just love how it looks like the butterfly is lightly sitting on the top of the package.
The last box made was prepared using the Envelope Punch Board.
This box was started with an 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of Ethereal pattern paper. Lining up the paper at the 3 3/8-inch mark, I punched and scored. Then I slid the paper over to the 4 3/8-inch mark and punched and scored. After that, I turned the paper 90 degrees and repeated the above. This was repeated until all the sides were punched and scored. Next I folded the paper at the score lines to complete the box. This creates a box that looks like an envelope.
These gift box ideas are fun, pretty, and actually fairly simple to make. But to be sure, they will be a delight to the receiver. And make Easter just that much more meaningful to your friends and family.