September 28, 2010

Clear Sleeve Gift Box & Zippy Wallet

Hi everyone - I have a couple of fun things to share today, a great sewing tutorial link and a gift box! This is my last week hostessing the Project Tuesday challenges and it's been a blast. This week we're making my clear sleeve gift boxes - the basic instructions are in this post here. They are really simple though - I always make my base box then just wrap the acetate around the box to make the slip cover - no measuring required.

For my box today I kept it pretty simple. Ribbon bands around the edges of the slip cover and a label decorated with paper flowers.

The largest flower is simple Scalloped Circle punches from designer paper that I wet & scrunched up before moulding the flower shape. I sprayed the flower with Glimmermist to disguise the white edges. Once the flower dries it's nice and sturdy, perfect for decorating a box.

I was making this box specifically for the gift that's inside....

So I matched the colours to the little purse. I've used Crumb Cake (stamped with the old Linen background in Crumb Cake ink to match the linen fabric) Regal Rose and Rose Red. That's a Rose Red button on the purse - love those marbled buttons! 

The purse comes from this wonderful tutorial by Anna from Noodlehead. This is my fifth sewing project and the second of these little purses I've made - Anna's tutorials have been instrumental in my getting to grips with zips! (say that three times fast!)
The purse is fully lined which I love - it gives such a nice finished quality. I also pulled out the beading supplies and fashioned a little glass and Tibetan silver zipper pull for that extra bit of bling!

I hope you'll join me and the rest of the design team in making Clear Sleeve Gift Boxes for Project Tuesday this week!

Stamps: Afterthoughts (hostess), Linen Background
Paper & Card:
Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Rose Red
Crumb Cake, Regal Rose
Scalloped Circle Punch
Regla Rose Ribbon, Soft Subtles Brads

Other: Prima Flowers, Nestabilities, Brads, Flower Button, Glimmermist


  1. Totally awesome, fantastic colours as always.

  2. What a lovely gift and great colours :)

  3. Hi Sarah :) What a beautiful project, I LOVE the bright colors and stunning design!

    Thanks for hosting September challenges, I hope to play along here soon!

    Hugs always, Jennifer :)

  4. oh my gosh sarah! do you ever stop! I love this project and can't wait to give it a try! This is amazing inspiration :)

  5. How pretty!! Love the colors and those buttons!!

  6. You are one talented lady! Your wallet and box are to die for.

  7. Hey Sarah, beautiful projects, both on paper and fabric. I looked up Anna's tutorial and then looked back at your wallet; did you adapt and make it smaller than hers? If you have time to answer, you can pm me on SCS. Thanks

  8. Hi Michelle! No - I used the original dimensions, it probably just looks smaller in my photos! The little outside pocket is the perfect size for credit cards.

  9. Very pretty ... and how gorgeous to match the gift wrapping to the gift! Hugs xxaxx

  10. Sarah , this is so lovely.

    Love the colours.


  11. Love the zippy wallet....and how CUTE is that box?! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"! I can't wait to browse around your blog some more!!


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