Joy to the World Gift Box & Card

By  Melanie Douthit 

sizes: box, 4-3/4"x5-1/4"x8"; card, 4-1/4"x5-1/2"


  • Kraft Gift Box, 4-3/4”x5-1/4”x8” (Stampin Up!)
  • Cardstock: red; cream
  • Star Bright patterned (Flair Designs)
  • Star Bright Cardstock Stickers (Flair Designs)
  • Red crocheted trim (Creative Classics)
  • Red metal bookplate (Heidi Swapp)
  • Red brads and safety pin (Making Memories)
  • Red buttons, three


  • ColorBox Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Inkpad (Clearsnap)
  • Scallop scissors
  • Mod Podge découpage medium (Plaid)
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Box
  • 1. Assemble box. Ink edges brown.
  • 2. Cut star paper pieces slightly smaller than each side of box; ink edges. Machine stitch edges. Découpage paper pieces to box; let dry.
  • 3. Apply sentiment sticker to lower right corner. Attach bookplate over sticker with brads.
  • 4. Tie red trim around box. Trim star sticker and mat on cardstock. Punch hole in top and pin to trim.
  • Card
  • 1. Make red card base. Cut 2-1/2"x5-3/8" star paper strip; ink edges and adhere to top of card. Cut 1-7/8"x5-3/8" cream cardstock strip, using scallop scissors at bottom. Ink edges; adhere to bottom of card.
  • 2. Machine stitch around edges of card. Adhere trim across center; machine stitch along top edge.
  • 3. Mat star sticker on red cardstock; adhere to card with foam squares. Adhere buttons.