Monday, April 14, 2014

Dr. Monday M.D. Delightful 12 X 12 No Cut Gift Box

Hello to all my blogging and Maggie friends! I'm delighted that you've come back to visit my blog. I have a rather lengthy post for you today.  Okay, when isn't my post rather lengthy - giggle!

I have made several of these wonderful boxes, each using just one 12" X 12" sheet of double sided designer paper.  There are NO, repeat, NO cuts done to the paper.  You will need some contrasting cardstock for your Belly Band and image. I will include a link to the YouTube Video showing exactly how to make these at the end of my post.  It  might look hard, but the gal has done a fabulous job with her tutorial.  You'll be addicted after your first one, I promise! You can also see the most recent box I made on my post here.

So if you're ready let's get started.
Here is my first box.  I have used #241 Dancing Party Tilda from the 2011 You are So Special Collection. I don't see her in the store :-(   but if you contact Diana she will do her level best to set you up.
Once the paper is all folded this is what it will look like.  You create a small box in the center with the overlapping flaps top and bottom.

From the side view, you can see the box section.


Here I've used #3032 Unwrapped Tilda from the 2010 Christmas Collection.
This a small container of Lip Balm from the Michael's $1 bin.  I have a box full of stuff from Michael's for  the purpose of altering.  The little Lip Balms, in their own cello boxes tied with a ribbon  make an excellent gift.  This particular one went to a very dear friend who had us over for dinner.  What a delightful Hostess gift these boxes make.
Here is the set.
This is the back of the box, folded completely flat for storing.  You can make several of these in an evening, store them on a shelf.  When you need a gift just pull one out, make a Belly Band and fill the box with anything you desire.  Chocolate would be a good idea!
This is the second box I made.  I've used #08 For you Tilda from the 2014 Lost and Found Collection.  I added a little ribbon to the Belly Band. Again she is out of stock. :-(

Here is the box with the Belly Band removed.  Oops!  I see that I have mounted Tilda a little off kilter.
I had one more Lip Balm left, so I decorated it with #280 Tilda with Stripped Tights. Unfortunately she is no longer listed in the store :-(  Again, if you contact Diana she will do her best to accommodate.

Here is a closer look at Tilda with Stripped Tights.
On the back of both of the Lip Balms I used this cute sentiment from Inkadinkado at Hobby Lobby

Here is another box I created.  This time I used #307 Nurse Tilda from the 2011 Winner Takes All Collection.  Just click on her name and the link will take you directly to her.  Can you see that I used Spellbinders Labels 18 which match the shape on the designer paper exactly.
To go with my Nurse theme, I put together a small packet of Get Well stuff. Aspirin, Bandaids, Insect Bite lotion etc.
Here is a better photo of the band and the little bag of Get Well stuff.
Another box this one using  #3021 Love Love Love Tilda from the 2013 Special Moments Collection.  I gave Tilda some polka dot shoes! ;-) I also used a Memory Box Die - Lacy Circle to frame Tilda.

Finally, my last box.  On the Belly Band I used the Memory Box Penne Die. :-( No longer available.
The image is #3039 Sakura Tilda from the 2013 Special Moments Collection.

Whew, I'm almost done.  Below is a list of all the "stuff" I used to create these wonderful boxes


Here is a link to the directions for these boxes.

Now for the list of the ingredients I used to create all of this:
Designer Paper - all double sided from my stash (the heavier the better)
Cardstock - SU, Cryogen White, Xpress It Blending Card
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Adirondack Lights Shell Pink, Cloudy Blue, Atyou Spica Pens on some images
Flowers, Pearls, Ribbon - from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders Classic Circles, Classic Scalloped Circles, Labels 18, Classic Ovals Memory Box Lacey Circle, Memory Box Penne 
Punches - Martha Stewart Double Edge Lacy Punch (on Belly Bands)
MicroGlaze by Judi Kins (I use this on ALL my finished images to seal them)
Sentiments - Inkadinkado, AmyR (Get well)
Adhesives - ScorTape, Beacon's 3 in 1 liquid blue
ScorePal or other scoring tool

If you stuck with me to the very end - I applaud you!

Enjoying the journey
Many Blessings


  1. Wow! Another awesome idea! Great work!

  2. OMGosh!!! you are just so fabulous at these amazing creations Barb, love love love them. Hugs Suzi x

  3. Another fun treat box Barb!!! Adorable!!!

  4. Barb these are absolutely adorable and such a clever idea. I love that you don't have to cut the paper, brilliant.Yes a wonderful hostess gift and a perfect Just Because present!
    hugs, Diana

  5. Barb these are so cute thanks for the link what cute gift ideas with so many options!

  6. I will definitely have to have a go at these, you are the queen of little boxes my friend, great work and Have a wonderful Easter
    Hugs julie P

  7. Oh these are super cute Barb!! Love them all! Thank you for linking the tutorial - must check it out and have a go! big hugs, Jane xxx


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