Give Handmade Gifts with G45 – 60 Second Video Tutorial

Hello, G45ers!

Pour yourself a cup of tea and join us today for, Elena Olinevich's simple, but evocative Herbs Box featuring Nature Sketchbook. This beautiful box is perfect for storing herbs or tea bags and can be completely quickly by following the included 60 second tutorial. She has covered one of ATC Boxes with paper from the collection and added some layers and stamps for detail. Filled with herbs, tea or any other trinkets, this box makes a thoughtful, but quick gift for friends or family. Check it out below. 

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Herbs Box

By Elena Olinevich


“I've made a box filled with the herbs for my project this time. I like to have a cup of herbal tea, especially if I collected them at my garden in our country house.

I used the Kraft ATC Box to create it.

To start, I covered it with the paper. You can check out how to do it in one of my posts that I have made previously on G45 blog here.


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I wanted to add some dimension to my cover so I put some of the cut out butterflies and the well as the fern branches on foam pads. You can play with the height from medium to more thick, and the different layers will look more dimensional.


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I also tried to embellish my box with the stamps, from the same collection – Nature Sketchbook.

How to do it – it’s quite simple, you can check my video tutorial below.

60 Second Video Tutorial


Quite easy, however, I think it’s a nice idea to make a gift for my friend, as I put dried jasmine from my garden. She like its smell and taste in her tea.


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To make some notes, I have made a stamping on the tag that went with this ATC box.


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Now I think I need to create more of these kind of boxes. I have so many herbs that I collected this summer that there is quite enough for my friends. Next in line is basil.” ~Elena


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Other Supplies:

  • Archival Ink Sepia – Ranger


Looking for more fun ideas with the ATC Book Box?  Check out this printable project sheet.  

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Keepsake Box & Mini Album

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See this project sheet and more under our Inspiration Tab, then under Project Sheets.  



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This week’s prize package includes our Winter Wonderland collection’s 12×12 Paper Pad, Patterns & Solids Pad, Ephemera, Chipboard, and Tags & Pockets, along with Staples – Deep Square Matchbook Box, Metal Claw Feet, and Knockers, a $84 value!  Just leave a comment here and/or Facebook to be entered to win.  Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, October 13th, 2017.  


We hope you have enjoyed this 60 second project with Graphic 45 and Elena. We are so happy to have you here. Quick projects are just the thing sometimes to get those creative juices moving. We'd love to hear about some of your own quick creations in the comments below and remember today is the last day to comment here and/or on Facebook to enter to win this week's blog prize. Good luck. See you back here tomorrow to announce the winner and enjoy more craft inpspiration. 


Happy Papercrafting!

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