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Flutterby Shoulder Bag Gift Wrap and Card

Welcome to Day 4 of May Arts / Little Yellow Bicycle Blog Week!

Flutterby Shoulder Bag Gift Wrap and Card

 

Welcome back to the May Arts/Little Yellow Bicycle Blog week!    I don’t know about you, but I just love to get a beautifully wrapped gift.  For me, it’s all about the presentation!  

I have a gift wrap idea for you that any girly girl on your gift list is sure to love no matter how old she is.   She might just love it so much she won’t care what’s on the inside.   I used the leftover bits of paper for a fun card to match the gift box.

 

 

I designed my gift wrap to look like a shoulder bag complete with a May Arts ribbon carry strap and a fun flap.   I’m not going to give you exact measurements as your box may be smaller or larger.  For my example, I used a small flat rate mailing box from the post office as that fit my gift of doll clothes perfectly.

 

Here’s your supply list:

  • Desired size box – small square or rectangle is preferable
  • Freezer paper (great inexpensive gift wrap!)
  • Bazzill Basics linen textured grey cardstock (card)
  • Neenah Classic Solar white cardstock
  • Stampin Up Melon Mambo cardstock (card)
  • Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores cardstock
  • Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
  • Double sided foam tape
  • Double sided adhesive
  • Corner rounder (card)
  • Sentiment stamp for card

 

Instructions:

1.        Cover box with freezer paper.  Secure the ends with double sided tape.

 

 

2.        Cut Hawaiian Shores cardstock ¼” smaller than the front, back and all sides of your box.  Adhere to the box with double sided adhesive.

3.        Cut the LBY Flutterby Designer paper ¼” smaller than the solid cardstock for the front, back, bottom and end sides only.   Adhere, using double sided adhesive.

 

 

4.        To form the flap, cut the LYB designer paper to fit the top plus 2 ¼” inches.  Crease and adhere to the box using double sided adhesive.

 

 

5.        Attach LYB Cardstock scalloped sticker across the front of the flap.   Add LYB Fabric Frame.  Embellish with LYB cardstock stickers and Jewel stickers.

 

 

6.        Measure May Arts BK27 Grosgrain Stripe Ribbon to wrap 3 sides of the box adding about 20 inches for the strap. Beginning at the middle bottom of the box, attach the ribbon using Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive.

 

 

Press firmly to make the sure the ribbon is secured.

 

 

My little model loved it!

I had just enough LYB Flutterby paper left to make a card to match my gift box. 

 

 

My finished card size is 8” x 3 ½”.   

1.        Cut white base cardstock 8” x 7”.  Score at 3 ½”.

2.        Cut 4 pieces of LYB Flutterby designer paper 4” x 1 ¾”. 

3.        Using the corner rounder, round the corners of the top left and bottom right pieces of cardstock.

4.        Adhere LYB paper to card base using double sided adhesive.

5.        Cut center panel 4” x 2”.  Round the top right and bottom left corners with corner rounder.

6.        Cut grey panel 3 ¾” x 1 ¾”.  Embellish with LYB stickers.

7.        Tuck May Arts BY66 Leaves around the sticker flowers. 

8.        Adhere the panel to the card center using foam tape.

9.        Stamp Bazzill textured grey cardstock with sentiment.  Cut ends to form banner end.  Adhere to card.  Add LYB Jewel stickers.

 


 

There you have it!  A beautiful custom gift box and card that rivals any fancy department store wrap and you did it with Little Yellow Bicycle and fabulous May Arts Ribbon!

 

Blog Post By: Charlene Driggs

 

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  1. DJ

    Cute bag and matching card!! Wonderful design!!
    Thanks
    Donna Przy….

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  2. Wendy Crowe

    Oh my gosh! What a fun idea!!! I love wrapping presents!! This is so unique!!!

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  3. Linda Beeson

    Very cute project! Great mix with the ribbons and papers.

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  4. Aga

    I love this idea!!! what a sweet way to package a gift 🙂 thank you for the fabulous inspiration!

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  5. Sandra L.

    Thanks for this great idea! Now I kinow what to do with all those small postal boxes that i have stashed 🙂

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  6. Charlene

    Hi all, I should have added that the box opens from the top (no ribbon) side. A strip of velcro holds it shut. I added that later.

    Thanks for all the sweet comments. Be sure to link yours up here if you make one!

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  7. conniemelancon

    What a cute idea! thanks for sharing….I would have never thought to use freezer paper!

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  8. Toni K

    This is so adorable!!! I love it!

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  9. Cynthia B.

    Love the colorful butterflies on this box and card!

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  10. Jennifer H.

    This is so adorable! What little girl (and aren’t we all little girls from time to time) wouldn’t want one of these????

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  11. ellen s

    brilliant! cute and functional!!!

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  12. SuZeQ

    This is absolutely darling. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Lucy

    What a great idea! It came out fantastic as well ass the card 🙂

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  14. Elizabeth P

    I think it’s cute for little AND big girls ! The ribbon is just swell. And the box is free – free is excellent ! Have a couple of these laying around, I should try to make one for my niece.

    Reply
  15. Sue D

    Adorable gift box and card–love the butterflies.

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  16. Denise Bryant

    Pretty project! I love the colors!
    DeniseB

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  17. jengd

    Very very cute! Wonderful idea and the papers and ribbons work so well for it!

    Reply
  18. erin

    Love the butterflies.

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  19. Kristie Maynard

    I love this idea! What a wonderful presentation and the fact that the card matches is just one more perk. My only question is, how does it open? Is it made to be reusable or a one time use box? I’m thinking I would love to make this for my great nieces gift, but I know she will want to keep it. Will have to look at the box I use and see what I can come up with I guess.
    Your choice of products is wonderful!

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  20. Carol B

    Wow! That is one awesome gift bag!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. jen shears

    Oh my word! you are a creative genius!!!! love it!

    Reply
  22. superj

    I love this idea! Perfect for a girls gift! I don’t think I would even unwrap it, it is so cute. Love that ribbon as well!

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  23. Luz Maria Martin del Campo

    Wow what a clever idea and so cute!!!

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  24. Beth W

    How cute-now to find a little girl to make on for!

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  25. Kelly massman

    Cute bag, and I really love the card!

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  26. Linh C

    How cute! Love the butterflies and colors!

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  27. {vicki}

    OMG!

    How Creative!

    TFS

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  28. Julie in Edmonds

    Love how these coordinate – so cute.

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  29. Becky Dunham

    That is about the cutest little gift box i think i have ever seen! I love this! and the card too – perfect. Now, let me think…. when do i next need a box for a small person? I am definitely going to try this! thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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  30. Tona

    What great projects!!!!!!

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  31. Lindy

    Absolutely beautiful!!!!

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  32. Karen aka Soccerboyzmom

    This is adorable and love the paper. You are coming up with great ideas.

    Reply
  33. Annette A.

    What a great way to decorate a gift. I love this idea.

    Reply
  34. Andrea

    Darling Charlene!! I want one!!

    Reply
  35. Aki

    How cute~~~ I love the butterflies. The gift box and card are really beautiful!!!

    Reply

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