I saw this large Kraft Box and Gift Bow Bigz Die combination several times during the Christmas season but never for just an all occasion purpose. And I knew I wanted to use it for the cards I gave Sarah on the 25th of January. I shared them in this post.
I used the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper on the Extra Large Kraft box -- which, sadly has been retired (I just figured out) with the 2013 Holiday Catalog. But if you do have some in your 'stash' be sure to use them!!! They're really quite nice and make a great presentation.
I cut the bottom Raspberry Ripple card stock layer to 1/8" shorter than the box on each side, approximately 5-5/8" x 4-1/8". The next layer, the balloons, I made 1/8" smaller on each side, approximately 5-3/8" x 3-7/8". Are you following those measurements? The top card stock layer is a 5-5/8" square layered with a 5-3/8" square. Attach the layer with snail adhesive. But attach the card stock layer to the Kraft Box with Sticky Strip that you have burnished into the card stock (with a bone folder) and then into the box itself. It will stick better.
For the BOW, use the Gift Bow Bigz Die. You'll need two of the large pieces (bottom layer), two of the smaller pieces, and an embellishment of choice.
Attach the ends of the bow with several Glue Dots---they stay stuck. Then attach the finished bow to the box with at least 3 Glue Dots. Let me know if you have questions and I'll make a video with the steps. It's easy but maybe intimidating the first time. Ask me how I know! :) Once I figured it out my first time, it's been easy every since.
Have a great day. I'm cleaning in my stampin' studio and reorganizing a bit after (yes still) the Christmas mess. I say that because I'm just not sure what the next post might be about since I have quite a few new tools, accessories and papers and I don't know what to use first.
It's a beautiful sunny day between storms here at 4500'