Happy Birthday Wrap Around Gift Box - Ocean Themed

Hey friends! I'm back today to share a Happy Birthday Wrap Around Gift Box featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Wrap Around Box Dies. I combined it with the Best Fishes Stamps and Oceans of Joy Stamps to create a fun ocean themed project. And you might remember, I recently shared a sloth themed birthday gift box featuring this Wrap Around Box Dies. Fill these up with treats or a small present and you have the prefect gift for that someone special!

Happy Birthday Wrap Around Gift Box by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Wrap Around Box Dies, Catch A Wave Dies, Woodland Border Dies,Best Fishes Stamps and Oceans of Joy Stamps,


To get started I took a piece of Bristol Paper and die cut the gift box using the Wrap Around Box Dies. Following the instructions, I assembled the box and put it to the side. Next, I took the stitched rectangle die included with this die set and cut 4 panels from Bristol Paper. I choose to use Bristol Paper because I wanted to color them using Distress Inks and I find this ink blends wonderfully on this paper.

Happy Birthday Wrap Around Gift Box by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Wrap Around Box Dies, Catch A Wave Dies, Woodland Border Dies,Best Fishes Stamps and Oceans of Joy Stamps,

I knew I wanted to create an underwater ocean scene. However, instead of regular die cutting and layering, I decided to go for an inlaid design. To achieve this, I took the Catch A Wave Dies and the Woodland Border Dies and used them to create an inlaid design on the die cut stitched rectangles. Using Therm O Web Purple Tape, I taped the dies down onto the die cut rectangle piece and ran them through my die cut machine. I then applied Distress Oxide ink in Salty Ocean to the water pieces and Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo to the bottom piece.

Inlaid die cutting background using Sunny Studio Stamps Catch A Wave Dies and Woodland Border Dies. Use Therm O Web Purple Tape to hold the dies in place.

To give the wave die cut pieces a more underwater look, I splattered water onto them and dabbed it dry with a paper towel. This removed some of the ink and gave me the look of water bubbles. For the sand, I splattered these pieces with watered down brown and black paint. White I waited for everything to dry, I die cut 4 more stitched rectangles. I then put each of the panels back together, and adhered them to the rectangles. They were then ready to attach to the gift box. For the top section of the gift box, I once again used Bristol Paper and inked it with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide.

Happy Birthday Wrap Around Gift Box by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Wrap Around Box Dies, Catch A Wave Dies, Woodland Border Dies,Best Fishes Stamps and Oceans of Joy Stamps,

I then went about stamping and coloring a bunch of images from the Best Fishes Stamps and Oceans of Joy Stamps. To color the images, I used Copic Markers and then die cut them using the Best Fishes Dies and Oceans of Joy Dies. Once all of the coloring was finished, I began grouping the images together to create a scene for each side of the box. I used double sided foam adhesive to adhere some of the images for a bit of dimension.

Happy Birthday Wrap Around Gift Box by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Wrap Around Box Dies, Catch A Wave Dies, Woodland Border Dies,Best Fishes Stamps and Oceans of Joy Stamps,

To complete the gift box, I die cut a tag from Wrap Around Box Dies and then added a sentiment and a couple of starfish from the Best Fishes Stamps. I then punched a hole in one of the top pieces of the box and tied on the tag with a piece of green and white baker's twine.

Happy Birthday Wrap Around Gift Box by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Wrap Around Box Dies, Catch A Wave Dies, Woodland Border Dies,Best Fishes Stamps and Oceans of Joy Stamps,

I'm so happy you stopped by today! I hope you enjoyed this I hope you enjoyed this ocean themed birthday gift box I shared with you using some of the brand new products from Sunny Studio Stamps including their Wrap Around Box, Catch A Wave Dies, and Best Fishes Stamps.


Supplies


Here is a list of products available at Scrapbook.com that I used to make this project. If you buy these through my links, which adds no extra cost to you, you help me keep my blog up and running! Thank you so much for your support! (You can see my full disclosure statement here.) These products are also available at Sunny Studio Stamps if you would prefer to purchase from them directly.


Sunny Studio Stamps - Sunny Snippets - Dies - Catch A Wave



Sunny Studio Stamps - Sunny Snippets - Dies - Woodland Borders




Sunny Studio Stamps - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Best Fishes
Sunny Studio Stamps - Sunny Snippets - Dies - Best Fishes


Sunny Studio Stamps - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Oceans of Joy



Sunny Studio Stamps - Sunny Snippets - Dies - Oceans of Joy

1 comment

  1. This is really a neat box and I thank you for including the instructions as well!

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