Monday, November 2, 2015

DCWV & May Arts Blog Hop-Day 1!!

Hi there,

Today, begins the DCWV & May Arts Blog Hop!! All week, DCWV and May Arts will be sharing inspiration. To start the inspirational hop, I'm sharing a little DCWV Mailer Box that I covered with beautiful papers by DCWV and ribbons by May Arts.

I love the A6 size DCWV Mailer Boxes.  They are perfect for gift giving, just the right size, and super easy to customize to any theme. I covered this box with papers from the Mercury Stack and coordinating ribbons from May Arts. Take a peek at my tutorial below:



·        Mercury Glass
·        Mailer Box
Foam Brush
May Arts Ribbon
Blue Moon Beads Charm
Xyron Adhesive
Hot Glue
3D Foam Tape
Mini Stapler


Step 1: Apply Gesso to DCWV Mailer Box using a foam brush. Set aside to dry.


Step 2: Trim (15) 1/2 inch strips of Mercury Glass papers from DCWV stack. Note: I chose the gold and silver.

Step 3: Wrap each strip over creating a band and staple the center using a mini stapler. Note: This will create a loop on each side.  Set aside.

Step 4: Trim papers to size of mailer box, apply adhesive using New Creative Station and adhere to DCWV Mailer Box. Secure excess paper to inside of box cover.


 Step 5: Adhere strip of coordinating Mercury Glass paper to DCWV Mailer Box.

Step 6: Using adhesive dots, adhere May Arts Ribbon to Mailer Box and secure inside cover.

Step 7: Begin building the bow with paper bands created in step 3, layer by layer using hot glue to secure. Rotate the colors of Mercury Glass and ribbon choices. Note: You can make the bow as full as you desire by adding additional bands and ribbon.


Step 8: Add top bow and charm.  Continue embellishing as desired.

Believe Gift Box by Karen Jiles Supplies Paper Stack,: DCWV; Ribbon: May Arts; Charm: Blue Moon Beads; Pins: Maya Road; Adhesive: Xyron; Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Crystal

Enjoy the Hop!

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)



Mary Holshouser said...

Wrapping beautiful presents has never been my forte.
I finally gave up and started decorating gift bags and put my presents
in those. I envy people who can make a fantastic bow, get the paper
exact, and the ribbons taut.
You did all of those things and have a beautiful present that I would
not want to unwrap if you were giving it to me.
thanks for sharing.

Karen Jiles said...

Thanks so much, Mary! The best part about this little box is that the box cover is decorated and can be removed and replaced without disturbing the cover. :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is stunning! I can't say I love it enough!!!

Jade Passmore said...

Thank you so much for your tutorial. You have done such a creative, awesome, beautiful job. Thanks for sharing!

Karen Jiles said...

Thanks, Lisa!!

Karen Jiles said...

Thank you, Jade!

Haidee said...

Gorgeous bow tfs the details

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS wrapping!!!
LOVE the BEAUTIFUL papers and the STUNNING bow ... it doesn't matter what's inside :)
THANK YOU for the tutorial and inspiration!!!

Karen Jiles said...

Thanks, Haidee!!

Karen Jiles said...

Thanks, Tracy!!