Went along to Niki's Craft Club this morning and as usual she had a fab project for us to do, we made a card and matching gift box. And as you can see from the pics it is a rather fancy gift box!
Don't you just love the ruffled ribbon, we did this with seam binding. You need to gently pull a middle thread so that it just gathers along the length... very pretty!
The lid of the gift box is decorated with a ribbon rosette that you make using the 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain from Stampin' Up!, First punch a 1 3/4" circle from cardstock and then completely cover it with double sided tape. Take a length of ribbon and fold it in half lengthways and stick this folded end to the outer edge of the circle. Then just twist the ribbon and stick down to the double sided tape turning the circle as you go, keep twisting and sticking until you get to the centre. Then punch a small hole in the middle of the cardstock and feed the end of the ribbon through this, leaving a small loop to form the centre of the rosette.