Rainbow Smile Box!

Smile! I have the perfect project today to bring a smile to anyone’s face – a rainbow gift box!

I used several cardstocks today from Cut Cardstock. For the base of our box, I used the Cougar White Heavy 130# – it is perfect for 3D projects because it is so sturdy! It also is great for blending and stamping. I have a die here that cuts out half of the box, so I cut it twice using my die cutting machine.

This paper is great for blending, so I made a rainbow!

I went from red down to purple on this side, and the purple down to red on the other side so I have opposites rainbows. I just thought that was a fun way to change things up. I even blended onto the tabs on the bottom, because the bottom of the box needs to be pretty too!

Once I had everything blended, I was ready to put the box together (Spoiler: I should have decorated the front before putting it together… it is easier that way!). I used Scor-Tape on the side flaps and the bottom flap of one of the sides.

I wanted to put a rainbow on the front of the box, but I also wanted the background to show through – vellum is the answer! I used the 48# Vellum for the rainbow. It is nice and sturdy but still allows some of the color to show through. Whenever I use vellum, I like to put it on double sided adhesive so that no spots of adhesive show through since it is completely covered.

I cut down some double sided adhesive sheet and put the vellum on top. Then I ran it through my die cut machine to get the rainbow!

I removed the liner from the back of each piece of the rainbow and put it on the front of the box (this is where it would have been easier to do this part when the box was flat, before putting it together. Oh well – I will do it that way next time!)

I love how the rainbow looks here, nice and soft color showing through. See the bottom how it is not lined up properly? Its ok! We’re adding clouds!

But before we add the clouds, I want to get our sentiment ready. I used the Stardream Metallic Onyx cardstock to cut out the “smile” sentiment three times. I wanted to stack these together to get a more dimensional sentiment. I left one of the die cuts in the negative space and used that to build onto – I think it is easier to line up this way and gives a perfect result!

Some little clear bubbles completes our project! I hope you enjoyed this rainbow Smile box and have fun creating!

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