Pretty Paper Boxes

Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue
Wrap your presents to your darling from you
Pretty pencils to write I love you
Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue 
            ~ Willie Nelson, 1963

Sometimes, the gift is the box it comes in. I know, profound, right? But honestly, sometimes I have as much fun with the packaging as I do with the package. Since one of the ingredients in our Catered Crop Party FTR8 is to create I box, I thought I'd scan the blog-o-sphere for some inspiration.

Starting from Paper Garden Projects Tips and Tutorials, from top to bottom and left to right, here are a baker's dozen of my favorite paper boxes. (Just follow the hyperlinks for the instructions.)

From Catered Crop:


From our Catered Crop winner, Dorcas Designs:

Free and available for purchase (cheap) from Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Becky Roberts:

Want more? Head to Splitcoast Stampers Resources and search on "box" for 47 more tutorials (or, just click here). Thank you to all these amazing craft artists for sharing their paper box talents.

And then, when you think you've seen it all, there's this! 


Stay tuned. (Ah, I love a good tease.)


Sweet Comments

  1. These are all so beautiful!

  2. oh, how i love willie nelson! you are after my own heart…lol! what fab boxes! thanks so much for sharing so many tutorials…i can't wait to check them out! hugs!