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Saturday 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas to all of you

I want to wish each and every one of you a very merry Christmas, or a happy time whatever festival you are celebrating. I'll be back after the fuss dies down, in the meantime here's a little project for anyone with time on their hands - ooh, I can hear your hollow laughter......

What can you do with a single sheet of double sided cardstock and a bar of soap?

How about a really cute little wrap...........

that opens to show a little box inside......note the position of the little magnet

which is the perfect size for a bar of soap............

 start by cutting your cardstock to 8" x 6 3/4"

score across the short side at 3/4", 3", 4 1/2" and 6 3/4" - I have drawn the lines to show up in the photos

turn your paper, and score lengthways at 1 3/4" on both sides

 this is the only complicated bit, so I have taken a series of photos, showing where you need to cut to form your box.........

 1. starting from the top of your paper, cut away as shown...... 


you will end up with your cardstock looking like this. Sharpen all the folds with a bone folder

use a circle punch to punch a little half circle as shown......

put double sided tape as shown and assemble your box. Set aside while you make the wrap
 For the wrap, cut a piece of the remaining cardstock to 9 1/4" x 4"
Score along the long edge at 2", 3 1/2", 5 3/4" and 7 1/4"
Sharpen folds with a bone folder. 
If you like, punch a decorative border along one of the end flaps at this stage
apply double sided tape to the center of the piece as shown, and carefully center your completed box onto this

with strong glue, attach a small magnet to the inside of one of the end folds (I covered this with a little piece of the remaining pattern paper. Put a corresponding magnet onto the other end, so that the wrap stays shut

decorate your box, I just used a couple of Prima flowers and a tiny sentiment

I got the idea for this from a gift my lovely friend Gilly gave me  - I could do that I thought, and dismantled it to use as a pattern, but it tore badly when I took it apart, and it took me ages to work out the measurements and logistics for the project, so I hope at least one of you finds it useful! I think they would make great little hostess or shower gifts, and once you have made your basic 'pattern' they are a breeze to make. Have fun......


  1. Very nice, Enfys! Thank you for sharing.

    I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Joyful, Healthy and Happy New Year!

    Thank you for all you have done this year to show so many of us your wonderful projects, Enfys.

    Continued success!

  2. wow Enfys what a fantastic idea and your tutorial is so clear and easy to understand...I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas
    Mina xxx

  3. What a great project and a super tutorial. Thanks for stopping by to visit and for your good wishes. As Ellen DeGeneres would say "Back at Ya" I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and that 2012 is a healthy and happy year.

  4. That's perfect, Enfys! Marvelous clear directions. Thanks! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

  5. Great idea... Your tutorial looks easy enough to follow. Will have to give this a go. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  6. Enfys, this is such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing, and you and your family have a wonderful Merry Christmas my friend.

    Hugz, xoxo

  7. This one is really fantastic stylist idea to make this type of card.I really like this card.I wan to try it.

  8. thanks for sharing en...wishing you and yours a very happy christmas...hugs kath xxx

  9. What a fab project! I'd love to make it but it may have to wait till next year now lol x
    Merry Christmas to you and yours Enfys :)
    Louise xx

  10. So gorgeous Enfys.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  11. Great project and the directions are terrific. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness of stopping by to visit my blog and that your Christmas and holiday time are filled with wonderful times to treasure!Happy New Year to you and family and friends. Hugs from Michigan.

  12. Very cute! I'll be back for all the measurements later...when I have that time you were talking about! Merry Christmas to you and Mike, and I hope your day is filled with love and joy.
    Hugs, Jess

  13. Have a lovely Christmas Enfys.

    Thank you for this great gift idea as I have lots of birthdays to sort out in Jan & Feb - this will certainly help.

    Toni xx

  14. This is a clever idea, Enfys -- and it will be perfect for shower favors !

    Merry, merry Christmas!

  15. Thank you Enfys!!!!! You always give the BEST tutorials!! This is just what I was looking for for a small giftie!! I do not have a cart for boxes & if I did it sure wouldn't give such great directions!! Merry Christmas to you & yours. Be warm, safe & joyful this wonderful time of the year!!!! Chelle

  16. Very cute project! Have a happy Christmas

  17. Womderful project. I'll give it a try after I recover from all my Christmas projects. Wishing you and your beautiful family a happy holiday.

  18. very, very cute Enfys!! I have several showers coming up that I could you this idea for. Thanks!!


  19. Merry Christmast to you Enfys
    This is a great little gift box. I love it.

  20. Oh Enfys, everything has been SO wonderful! We have had so many internet problems lately, but it looks like it's finally solved so we hope to be commenting regularly again. Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us and we hope you have the Merriest Christmas Ever! Big Bug Hugs!

  21. Thanks for sharing, I think I may just give this a try! Glad you had a great holiday, enjoy your new toy.


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Enfys x