Instead of wrapping this particular gift box, I decided to make a design on the top using my Circle Edge Punch.
This is my design
The cartridges I used are the Triple Loop, Wavy Stripe, Floral Web and the Seashell design.
And here are the designs they make
My favorite punch just might be the Wavy Stripe because I make doilies with it quite often as seen below:
For this blog though, I used the Wavy Stripe to make the cake on my gift box. I simply took two sections of the Wavy cut and trimmed one until it looked like candles. Then I inverted the other section, glued on a piece of same color paper behind it to cover the slits, and then glued the candle section in between the two pieces allowing the candles to stand out, then trimmed the edges.
I made the table top, or cloth, with the Triple Loop cartridge and the table bottom with the Floral Web cartridge so both might look like a tablecloth. I made two rows, (see 'designs' above), instead of a circle for the table and then cut some of the top off so the table top could rest on a level surface. I just glued the ends together to make a roundish table.
A slit in the center of the table top holds the cake which also rests on top of a white plate that I drew and also put a slit in. I tied the table top down with colored string (bows) but I may remove them and use tape instead.
Here’s another view with the green 'bows'.
I’ve mentioned before that I don’t draw very well which you can tell by looking at my chairs! In an effort to make the chairs look 3-dimensional though, I used the trim from the table cut-outs and a pink marker around the edges.
I made the ‘rug’ with my seashell cartridge and the flowered center is from an outdated Martha Stewart Calendar. All was made using Martha Stewart’s pastel craft paper including the 2” ‘ribbon’ bands on the sides of the package as seen below, which I made with Martha’s glitter paper.
Next, I plan to do a centerpiece for Halloween which I will decide on after I ‘see’ a design while punching my papers.