Hello, friends! Handmade gift boxes with tiny surprises for Valentine’s Day are always so special. They are pretty, represent your love and care, and so easy and fun to create! Today I’m showing you some super sweet paper gift boxes you can create with your Button Press tool.

Here is the video about the basic steps of the assemble:

I chose the easiest way to create the base of the boxes. I grabbed my Explosion Board, trimmed down patterned paper into 6×6″, and created an XXS box.

Next, I used the large cutting die of the Button Press and cut two big circles. These circles go to the top of the box. I trimmed a 1.5″ wide paper stripe, fold it at 0.5″ on the top, and fussy cut a wavy line on the bottom. I cut tiny notches to the top of the strip and curved around the paper circle. I attached the second circle to the top using liquid glue.

Now came the “cherry on the top”! I chose a lovely patterned paper with tiny hearts from the Go the Scenic Route collection by Paige Evans and created a small button with my Button Press. I love how cute is that red button, a perfect tiny gift for Valentine’s Day!

I poked a tiny hole to the center of the box’s top and pierced through a piece of green pipe cleaner as the stem of the cherry. I pinned the red button to the pipe cleaner, and voila! it became a sweet cherry on the top of a cupcake! It’s easy to remove the button so it can use as packaging and as a gift, win-win!

I made another design for the top of my “cake” box, a lovely flower with a pretty button in the center. It’s super easy to create that flower, the only thing you need is your Button Press! First, create a cute small button with your design. I fussy cut a heart shape and placed the center of a red paper to create mine. Next, cut six more circles using the small cutting die of Button Press. Fold the circles in half, and fold back the bottom corner a little bit.

When you unfold the edges, you get a nice, dimensional petal shape. Adhere the petals to the top of the box, and attach your button to the center.

I love how those boxes turned out and I hope I can make my loved once happy with them. Thank you for stopping by! Bea

Hi, Crate Paper fans! It’s Bea here sharing a new mini-album featuring the adorable and beautiful Sweet Story collection by Maggie Holmes. I have to admit that one of our favorite programs during quarantine time was baking cakes. We had so much fun making a lot of sweet and delicious cakes with my daughter, and I decided to document those delightful moments in a mini album. The Sweet Story collection is jam-packed with fruit and sweetie embellishment pieces, just perfect for the baking theme. I designed a fun interactive album base with cascade pages, so now I just need to fill up the pages with the photos.

First, here is a video, so you can see a flip-through of the album and then the basic assembly of the base:

The size of the album is 5,5x3,75”. I constructed the cover using heavy cardstock pieces and patterned paper. To make the cover more playful, I cut wavy edges to the cardstock and completed the front cover with a piece of transparent sheet.  I love that the cascade pages can be seen through the cover.

To create the pages, I trimmed down patterned papers and stitched them together using thread. I created two page-groups and arrange them opposite each other. I attached the pages to the back cover using double-sided tape.

I embellished the pages with adorable stickers and ephemera pieces from the collection using tone on tone technique.

I also created fun layered clusters using fussy cut bows, and cut fringes with fringe scissors.

On the last page, I created a tiny vellum pocket to make space for additional photos or journaling. I adore the gorgeous gold puffy bow on the top of the pocket.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re inspired to create your own Sweet Story mini-album and maybe venture into this interactive design too!

Hello everybody, thanks for stopping by today! I have a new mini album to share. This mini album is all about my favorite moments at the beautiful Mediterranean Sea from last year. I’m an absolutely ‘summer type’ girl, and feel like this collection is just made for me! The beautiful bright colors and the lovely summer-themed embellishments go hand-in-hand!

Check out this short & sweet process video so you can see how this mini album came together:

The album is a 4.5″x6″ size which I constructed using patterned papers. To create the spine of the album I used a simple accordion fold to attach all of my pages to, and made it stronger using plastic sheet and ribbon.

I wanted to keep my album playful and interactive, so I trimmed my pages in different sizes, and added a lot of tiny extra pages to the main pages.

My plan was to put one photo on each page and place my journaling behind the photo using a journaling tag. To do this, I turned all pages into a pocket by folding the papers in half and machine-stitched them around. I used these paper pockets as main pages for my album.

The pages above are some of my favorites in this album. I love the combination of the Sunkissed and Apple patterned paper, so I fussy cut some flowers and adhered them to the blue background. I also used a 3x4″ piece of the Apple paper to create a journaling tag and placed into the page pocket.

I love getting our photos off the computer and into something that can be touched and flipped through!  I hope you are inspired to document your memories into a mini album. Thanks for stopping by!

 We have had ice-cold winter days recently with a huge amount of snow, so I decided to bring sunshine to my little scrap room with some summer memories.

I picked out of the kits the colorful Take Me Away products by Paige Evans to get a lovely summer color scheme. I cut some different colored and sized butterflies from the divided Take Me Away patterned paper and the pink- and purple cardstock and layered them on each other.

 I couldn't resist adding the shiny Pink Paislee sequins and Crate Paper, Inc. mini tassels for the layered butterflies, they became so pretty 🙂 I created a cross on my page by clustering the photos and the butterflies on two different lines. For embellishing, I layered ephemera behind the photos and added my title by mixing the My Mind's Eye gold stickers with the Pink Paislee cardstock letters. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today, hope you have a wonderful winter/summer weekend!