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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd (29 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844484629
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844484621
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 0.5 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 241,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Part of the 20 to Make series, this book has projects for personalising gifts with a handmade gift box. These imaginative and creative boxes range from a tiny baby's shoe, a Santa, a piece of cake and so much more. Fun to make and give, they will be treasured. This colourful 48 page book is full of ideas and also comes complete with templates to get you started.-KarenPlatt.co.uk There is something about an unwrapped present that enchants everybody - the contents could be the thing you want most of all. If you can keep the wrapping instead of putting it in the recycling bin (or ironing it flat for another gift as I do) then this is so much better, especially if the gift has come in a beautiful keepsake box. Here are twenty such boxes, plus another twenty ideas for variations. I've loved making my own boxes since I learned how to make nets in a school math class, and the ones in here are truly lovely. They cover a variety of occasions, including Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter, New Baby and Wedding as well as those for more general use. Make a cupcake box, wee shopping bag, pram, angel, geisha, trainer and even a snowman made from a stack of small boxes. To do this there are some nets and templates, but many boxes are the plain ones you can buy in craft shops to decorate which is good for a beginner or anybody in a hurry. You can also recycle old gift boxes in this way. Many more boxes are made using a Cricut die cutting machine as well as several craft punches, so unless you are an expert net designer one of these might be a good investment if you plan to make a lot of boxes. I was drawn to the sheer inventiveness of the boxes, and their lovely neat appearance decked out with the addition of diecut or punched shapes, ribbons, beads and more. To complete the look each box also has an accompanying tag idea, so your presents have never looked so smart. A lovely book that is sure to be dipped into many times.-Myshelf.com With 20 unique designs plus 20 more based on the same methods, there will be something in this book to suit every style and occasion. It's a gorgeous collection of mini gift boxes, decorated using pretty papers, glitter, ribbons and any other kind of embellishment you can think of. They can be used to hold wedding favours or tiny gifts for handing to guests at the end of a party. They can simply hold a small, personal gift for someone special. Craft shops are filled with readymade boxes, but it's easy and much more fun to make your own! They're an ideal way of using up scraps from other projects and all you need are some basic craft materials and tools.-Machine Knitting Monthly Even the smallest gift becomes really special when you present it in a handmade gift box. This book is full of great paper boxes for you to wrap gifts in, with designs suitable for everyone in the family. For elegant party favours, try the easy floral pillow box or the champagne glass cube. Kids will love the 3D ladybird boxes, and the clever card prams are perfect for welcoming new arrivals. For Christmas, we like the Santa-shaped boxes, as well as the jolly penguins! Pop this book in your craft kit and you'll never be stuck for gift box ideas.-Papercraft Inspirations I really enjoyed reading Mini Gift Boxes by Michelle Powell. It is a small book, but Michelle manges to pack a lot into the pages. The book contains 20 very different projects which can be adapted to many occasions. With the price of the book being comparative to the price of a magazine (particularly given some of the discounts that some book stores offer) it certainly represents good value for money. I appreciate the strength of the projects and the amount of material that the book manages to cover. I found that the fact that the individual steps are not illustrated means that I would need to work through the projects in scrap paper first. I found the projects well written and easy to understand - however I am an experienced papercrafter. A complete beginner may find it better to start with the projects that adapt and customize ready bought boxes. My main gripe with the book is that some of the projects use die cut machines to produce pieces. Although many experienced crafters will own a die cut machine, it is certainly not a common tool among beginner crafters, however suggestions for alternatives are provided for people without die cut machines or the necessary cartridges. I would recommend Mini Gift Boxes to anyone interested in making gift boxes. It is ideal for stampers who are looking for a new challenge. This is a small book, however represents excellent value for money and would make a great stocking filler.-About.com For crafty fingers this book is a must. Inside are twenty enchanting handmade gift box designs. Just right for that small present or table gift for wedding guests to make them feel very appreciated. There is even a cake portion box made to look like a piece of chocolate gateau complete with chocolate cigars on the side (all in card that is).-Cake Craft & Decoration

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Michelle Powell studied art and design at Gloucester College of Arts and Technology, before graduating with a degree in teaching art from Bath College of Higher Education. Previously editor of Practical Crafts, Scrapbook Magic and Craft Stamper magazines, Michelle is now part-time editor of Beads and Beyond magazine and part-time mum to baby Phoebe. She is currently building her own house with her partner Christian in Gloucestershire, UK.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tracey on 27 Nov. 2010
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I was very disappointed with this book, it didn't have any templates for the boxes to make, you had to purchase them yourself. It states on the front cover Mini Gift Boxes (Twenty to Make). Don't be fooled like I was, forget this book altogether.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Abbey on 21 Nov. 2010
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Great images, beautiful boxes but that is where it ends! The instructions are dire - step bu step instructions are not clear and the templates are tiny and need enlarging. Compared with other similar books it is a great disappointment. I would not recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Pauline Worthington on 29 May 2010
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This book is lovely and is just dedicated to the most beautiful gift bags. Even though it is only small this book contains a large amount of detail and photos to guide your every step. It is small enough to fit into your craft bag. The instructions are simple enough to follow and there is no jargon which if your like me confuses you from the start. I recommend this lovely book to anyone and everyone who would like to make something to complement a gift or lovely card. Have fun!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Berry on 23 April 2012
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I was extremely disappointed in this book. There are literally only a few projects that you are able to go ahead straight away with. The remainder are reliant on you purchasing lots of special die cutters and assorted pre-made items Seems this book was written with the intention of boosting the profits of certain card making and craft suppliers as opposed to offering genuinely good techniques for the reader that they can build on. There's nothing in this book that you can't get from the instruction leaflets included with the products its promoting, so save your money and just go buy the templates from your local craft store from the outset.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Azzurra on 5 Feb. 2013
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I've a lot of this books Twenty to make and they are very nice, but this one, is not SO nice. It has a lots of beautiful projects but they are just written without any photos attaced and at the end of the book there are just few templates, not all the templates for all the projects that the book shows to you. So i didn't really like a lot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. C. Holland on 27 Mar. 2011
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20 different ideas for giving that special little gift. Easy instructions will help put a personal touch. More fun to make that just wrapping paper and sellotape.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. B. E. Gregg on 4 Feb. 2013
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To be honest Im not a fan of this book, I was really dissapointed when I looked through it. Thats my opinion though but Im sure it will be handy for other people.
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Product arrived within the timeframe set and in condition advised. I would definitely consider using this service again for another item.
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