Inky’s “Wrap It Up” Blog Hop!

Welcome to Inky’s “Wrap It Up” Blog Hop!

The blog hop starts today and ends on Sunday, December 11th at midnight Central time. Please visit each DT members’ blog to view their projects and leave a comment for each designer. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win. (Limit one comment per blog, please). Two people’s names will be drawn at random to receive a surprise Inky prize pack. The winners’ names will be announced on the Inky Antics blog next Monday, so remember to stop back and see if you’ve won.

If you've been following from the beginning and you’ve come from Trudy's blog, True's Gift's From the Heart, you're in the right spot. If not, be sure to start at Inky Antics blog so you don't miss out.

I created two gift boxes using the stamps Joyful Elsie (0706J) / Holiday BaZooples #1 Clear Set (11061MC) and Gingerbread Man (2900E), which you can find on this Inky Antics page. These gift boxes are the perfect size for those smaller gifts and are quick and easy to make, although Joyful Elsie did take a bit longer because of the coloring. You can find the complete step by step tutorial here at Splitcoaststampers.

Here is my short version:

For the box bottom, cut your cardstock or designer paper to 7 3/4" x 9". Score at 1 1/2" on each side.

Cut the flaps on the long side to meet with the lines on the short side of your paper, then fold all your score lines.

Flip your paper over and apply adhesive to the outside corners.

Remove paper lining from adhesive and fold in the corners, you have created the bottom of your box.

For the box top you will need to cut your cardstock or designer paper to 6 7/8" x 8 1/8" and then score at 1" on each side. If you like you can punch the edges, make sure to trim off the extra from the corners. Cut the flaps, fold score lines, flip over and apply adhesive, fold in corners...

...and you have now created your box top and it's ready for embellishments.

I used Prismacolor Pencils to color both the gingerbread man and Elsie, and used Gamsol to blend the gingerbread man. After coloring the images I used mounting tape & pop dots to adhere them to the box and then embellished with ribbon, Stickles and metal accent Christmas lights.

Thank you for joining us and I hope you enjoy all the wonderful "Wrap It Up" creations from the Inky designers. Your next stop will be back to Inky Antics blog.

~ Jovi

Joyful Elsie:
Stamps: Joyful Elsie (Inky Antics/0706J) ~ Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) ~ Paper: White (Papertrey Ink), Cranberry (Close to My Heart), Christmas Cheer Light Loops (TPC Studio), Clover Dot (Bo Bunny) ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils, Diamond Stickles, Christmas Cheer Metal Accent Lights (TPC Studio), Lacy Square Nestabilities Die, Scalloped Edge Punch (SU), Mounting Tape ~ Finished Box Size: 4.75 x 6

Gingerbread Man:
Stamps: Gingerbread Man (Inky Antics/2900E) ~ Paper: Cream, Cranberry (Close to My Heart), Cozy Little Christmas (the Paper Studio) ~ Other: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol, Cranberry Grosgrain(Close to My Heart), Oval & Oval Scalloped Punches (Marvy), Eyelet Border Punch (SU), Mounting Tape, Pop Dots ~ Finished Box Size: 4.75 x 6


  1. I like making my own boxes, too. Prisma color pencils are the best and my choice for coloring in images. Good job.
    stamping sue

  2. Okay, this clinches it...your 3D projects are just as awesome as your cards, Jovi. These boxes are fantastic! I can't believe how perfectly they coordinate with the stamped images, too. Beautifully done. :-)

  3. Two absolutely stunning boxes...I love them both! Now I know why I haven't gotten around to wrapping anything...been waiting for inspiration.

  4. Both beautiful! Great images you picked to use and the boxes are really cool!

  5. Beautiful boxes! Thanks for the tutorial.

  6. very fun boxes ! Love the elephant one...awesome! :)

  7. Adorable gift boxes Jovi!
    I tried to pick a favorite, but can't!
    ♥♥♥ 'em!

    True :D

  8. Both of your gift boxes are adorable and the images are perfect

  9. OMG!! How cute are these!! A special package for a special person!

  10. Love the boxes and love love love the stamps- adorable images!

  11. Fantastic boxes. Love the scalloped edges and the great coloring.

  12. The gift boxes are fantastic. Thanks for the detailed information and inspiration.

  13. Yaaaay! These boxes are adorable! (Now I'm adding more Bazooples to my wish list too!)

  14. These are just too sweet! While I love the elephant, I really love the gingerbread man and the matching box top! Just way too cute!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  15. Both these boxes are cute and creative!

  16. These boxes are fabulous! Thank you so much for giving us a tutorial on them!

  17. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog this week for woyww! My husband made the table that you commented about for me! I do like it. It is my standing up to work table! I designed the other space so I could sit down too if I wanted too :)

    I love the ink pad storage you have on your desk!