How to Make an Elegant Gift Box

Spellbinders 4 Petal Floral Embossing Folder-Gift Box-Tutorial-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

How to Create an Elegant Gift Box with Spellbinders Four Petal Floral 3D Embossing Folder

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I’m going to show you how to create an elegant gift box with Spellbinders 4 Petal Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  Last Friday, I shared THIS TUTORIAL showing you some quick and easy mixed media techniques with this same folder.  We had this extra panel of embossed paper left over and I promised to show  you how to make a pretty gift box with it.

I have just finished making 82 of these sweet little boxes (using a beach/seashell 3D Folder) for our daughter’s wedding next week.  I’ll share those with you after the wedding.  These are so much fun to make, and are such an elegant way to present a small gift or a gift card.  I think you are going to want to make a LOT of these over the course of time.

Dragonflies, Flowers and a Belly Band

The belly band in this box design allows me to add some beautiful details to the design.  The gorgeous dragonfly is a new item from Reneabouquets.  Sweet little handmade posies adorn a shabby chic bow.  I opted not to give the belly band a mixed media treatment to provide a bit of contrast from the box.  But you certainly could use the same techniques to make it match if you wanted to.

What’ s Inside the Box?


I wanted to add a few little surprises inside my 3 1/2″ square gift box.  Here’s what I did, and you can do the same, or come up with your own fabulous ideas:

  • First, line the box interior with designer papers.  This really takes things up a notch, and makes the box even more sturdy.
  • Next, die cut the APG December 2022 DOM notecard from matching cardstock.  (This is Michael’s Recollections Heavy Weight 100# Rose Petals Cardstock). It makes a perfect little spot to tuck in the other sweet surprises.

  • Die cut the filigree heart from the APG January DOM and back it with the same blush cardstock.  Punch a hole in the top, thread with ribbon, and slide on one of Reneabouquets new Dreamer Trinkets Keys.  Attach a bow and handmade flower to create a sweet little bookmark or tag.
  • Gift wrap a tea bag with scraps from Stamperia Old Lace paper collection.  it fits perfectly into the folder.

  • Die cut a circle from Old Lace, then use the same die to cut a circular card base.  Fold a piece of Rose Petals cardstock in half. If you allow the top edge of the circle die to extend a little beyond the fold, it will cut out as a round card base.
  • Finally, add a sweet vintage silver spoon or a bit of chocolate or a piece of jewelry or a gift card to the mix.  The box can be used for small keepsakes and looks beautiful on a night stand.
How to Make an Elegant Gift Box Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make this sweet little gift box, I hope you’ll enjoy this video tutorial.


That’s all for me, my friends!  I wish you all a very happy Valentine’s Day today!  Please know that you are loved!

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Thanks for stopping by!




9 thoughts on “How to Make an Elegant Gift Box

  1. Lorraine

    Thank you for the video, such a beautiful box!! You are so good to us in the light of being so busy with a wedding in the near future! Thank you!

  2. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this little box is absolutely exquisite! I love the soft colors and that pretty dressy bow. The dragonfly is such a perfect embellishment. Your daughter must be thrilled with these remembrance boxes for her wedding. What an awesome Mom you are! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  3. Helen

    Stunning Kathy, just stunning. This box showcases the embossing folder and techniques, along with your wonderful construction and design ideas inside. Love it!

  4. Susan Steele

    Oh my goodness Kathy! These sweet little boxes are just adorably gorgeous!!! And so much work for 82 of them!!! Guests are going to luv these! They are just precious and what a labor of love! Thanks so much for taking the time for our tutorial! I just knew you would be making something special and you have exceeded my expectations yet again! Have fun! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  5. Joni E

    This box is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the video while you’re so busy with your daughters wedding-I dont know how you get it all done!!

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