Weekly Wrap #56 : Simple Modern Boxes

The Weekly Wrap

Martha Stewart Tub Tea Craft

I spotted this idea in Martha Stewart’s endlessly inspiring archive of craft projects, and though the actual project on the site is for the tub teas (mmm … I bet that they smell good), I gravitated toward the packaging. It’s incredible how a simple chipwood craft box can create such a sophisticated, modern packaging look. Dress the boxes up with lovely labels, wrap a silk ribbon around the side of the lid, and you’re good to go!

These boxes would also look gorgeous tied with a colorful silk ribbon bow, and they’d be the perfect containers for small cookies, caramels, or other foodie gifts, too. I’ve spotted similar boxes at my local craft stores, and you can purchase them in sets, as well.

image from Martha Stewart

From the Shop Friday : Valentine’s Day Craft Punches

This week, I added a bunch of new Valentine’s Day paper craft punches from the Martha Stewart Crafts line, and there are many pretty and versatile designs in this group. My favorite has to be the heart keys punch – so sweet.

I’m also intrigued by the punch all over the page designs. Has anyone tried one of these types of punches, from the Martha Stewart line or another brand? They look pretty neat, but I wonder if they’re as easy to use as they look?

Martha Stewart Valentine's Day Paper PunchesShown above (clockwise, from top left): Cherish Hearts Edge Punch, Studded Heart All Over the Page Punch, Heart Keys Punch, and Ruffled Heart All Over the Page Punch.