Els Van de Burgt is back on our show creating super cute BonBon boxes with a variety of different products and some super fun and easy to follow techniques.A variety of BonBon boxes featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs products and Tim Holtz for Ranger oxide inks. BonBon boxes are the cutest little packages meant to hold party favors or other little treasures! You can fill them with chocolates, candy, sequins, necklaces – you name it! Els walks you through a number of different design ideas to create a variety of different themed boxes.

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The base of the Bon Bon box is an Elizabeth Craft Designs die. Run this die through your die cutting machine and you have your box. Elizabeth Craft Designs dies work with most die cutting machines and really do cut like butter.

Steel cutting die for paper crafting of a Bon Bon box.
Bonbon Box die from Elizabeth Craft Designs

For these BonBon boxes Els used Elizabeth Craft Designs soft finished cardstock for the base. This cardstock is heavy enough to handle plenty of different mediums while at the same time being thin enough to shape nicely into the box.

Soft finish cardstock by Elizabeth Craft Designs used to create Bon Bon boxes.
Soft Finish Cardstock by Elizabeth Craft Designs

Tim Holtz for Ranger Distress Oxide inks were Els choice for creating the backgrounds. She used a number of different techniques with the ink from creating an oxide effect to basic stenciling. Oxide inks slide on your projects easily and have a soft translucent finish making them very forgiving.

set of 12 Tim Holtz for Ranger Oxide inks used to decorate Bon Bon boxes.
Tim Holtz for Ranger Oxide Inks

Decorate the boxes with stamps, dies, embellishments, ribbon – pretty much anything your heart desires. On todays show Els has used a variety of different products from Elizabeth Craft Designs to embellish her BonBon boxes. Adhere everything together with your favourite glue of choice. Els is working with a liquid glue from Beacon to adhere her intricate embellishments in place. This glue dries clear and doesn’t cause any running with your stamped images.

Grab your coffee and watch Els create BonBon boxes.

Visit Elizabeth Crafts Designs website for more fabulous ideas and techniques for you to add to your next paper crafting project.
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