Print Candee Tutorial

Posted by on November 9, 2011 in Print Candee | 22 comments

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing with you a tutorial on how to make this cute little gift box – all the papers are digital papers from Print Candee. If you haven’t checked out the store yet, you should do so as they have hundreds of digital images and papers to choose from.

Firstly, here is the finished box. I am entering this into the current Wee Memories Challenge #75 – to make Home-made gifts, tags and boxes.

My inspiration for the top of the box came from this beautiful heart that I came across on Pinterest which lead me to the original post here. The template for the box came from here – but I modified the dimensions for the top of the box to make a more snuggy fit.

Let’s begin.

1. To make the box, I printed off the pink star digital paper from the Owlicious (Happy Colors) Paper Pack onto some pink bazzill cardstock and cut it into a 9 and 1/8 inch square. The lid of the box was white card stock cut to a 5 and 5/8 inch square (this is slightly different from the template –  this is the bit I modified).

2. I then scored lines onto the box base at 2 and 1/2 inches on all 4 sides. To form tabs on the box to be glued, I cut along one of the score lines in each corner. Refer to the cross on the template.

3. Using adhesive I glued to tabs to form a box.

4. I did exactly the same as the above to form the box lid but I scored at 5/8 of an inch on all 4 sides before cutting along a score line in each corner to form a tab.

5. And what you should end up with is a box that has a lid that fits nice and snug.

6. I then printed off 3 more patterned papers from the same Owlicious (Happy Colors) Paper Pack onto white card stock, but made sure that I printed the pattern on both sides. Make sure the ink on the card stock has dried before printing on the other side.

7. Using my Craft heart punches, I cut various hearts from the 3 double sided patterned papers that I had printed off.

8. Using a scoring bone, I folded each heart in half (yes, the small hearts were fiddly!)

9. Using a piece of scrap paper (which was cut to the size of the lid of the box), I drew a heart shape and cut it out. (I folded the paper in half to make sure that the heart shape was symmetrical).

10. This template became my guide for placing the folded heart punched out shapes onto the box lid. I temporarily adhered it and removed it when I was done. I glued down the flowers as I went.

11. And kept going till I was happy with the results. I added some pearls as a finishing touch.

And there you have it.


Digital Images/Stamps: Owlicious (Happy Colors) Paper Pack
Ink: Canon colour printer
Card: White card stock, Pink Bazzill
Other Supplies: Kaisercraft pearls – snow, Karl Craft punch – Hearts – 3 sizes, Martha Stewart score board

Thanks for sticking with me. Be sure to head on over to the Print Candee store and have a browse around. The amount of projects that can be created from these products are endless!



  1. Oh my, oh wow … this is super fabulous … what a gorgeous little gift box and those flower hearts … well, simply stunning!
    Love your creativity Marion!!!

    Thanks for the tutorial …

  2. This is BEAUTIFUL!! Love the heart on top – so pretty.

  3. Marion!!! This is stunning! Really WOW . . . I LOVE it! Terrific job creating the tutorial as well.

  4. Love the decoration on top of the box…until I started reading the directions, I thought you had folded over some flowers as well as hearts to decorate it. What a wonderful idea!!

  5. I Love Love Love your creations all the time….but this is something out of the world…me too have these heart punches…but i could never imagin something out of it.You are brilliant!!

  6. W O W !
    This is so beautiful! Fabulous! Fantastic! Amazing! Stunning!

  7. Another WOW!! Love that heart on top of the box. Thanks heaps for the tutorial.

  8. Thank you so much for the tutorial – this is just about the most gorgeous gift box I’ve ever seen! How clever – I love, love, love it:-)

  9. This is just AWESOME, Marion! Such a cool technique and you executed it beautifully!

  10. I literally gasped when I saw this Marion! I LOVE everything about it and can’t wait to try out this flower/heart technique! Thanks so very much for sharing this wonderful tutorial!

  11. This is AWESOMENESS at its best!!!!!! from the colours to the amazing design, great of you to include a tutorial so we can give it a go!!!

  12. Hi Marion! I am in awe here. This is the most AMAZING thing I’ve ever seen. Can I CASE this sometime? However, I don’t think I would ever do any justice to this technique like you did! WOW. WOW. WOW. Thanks so so much for sharing this with Wee Memories this week! 🙂

  13. This a stunning box, Marion! I love the colors and
    design you created with heart flowers. Thanks for
    the inspiration and tutorial.

  14. Wow, this is gorgeous Marion! Love how you made your flower heart, very creative!

  15. Love this box, it’s very cute and the colours are so bright!
    Thanks so much for sharing the how-to 🙂

  16. Wow! What a neat idea. Love the way you put all the flowers together to make a heart. Thank you for playing along with us at Wee Memories. 🙂

  17. This is AMAZING!!!!!!Thanks so much for playing along with Wee memories This week!!!!

  18. I just ADORE this little box and I’m definitely going to be trying this out; thanks for sharing!

  19. Yeah, Marion! I just posted the idea on Print Candee’s blog. Your box is SO AMAZING!!! Thanks for doing such a fab job on your tutorial!

  20. This is gorgeous. Love that 3D effect those flowers have.

  21. oh my gosh, so, so cute!!! awesome tutorial!!!

  22. Marion
    The design is just wonderful. I went out and bought the heart punches just so I could attempt to do. Going to do it now but was just double checking. I looked at the other entries and non came anywhere near you in talent, eyecatching and just plain wonderful. Love Love Love your blog and ideas.


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