Romantic Gypsy Caravan Gift Box – First Edition Sweet Nothings Papers

pollypurplehorse 8 May 2017 21 Comments
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The First Edition papers are the perfect quality and weight for 3D paper crafting projects. I found the ‘Sweet Nothings’ papers perfect for this gypsy caravan gift box, with it’s romantic florals, soft spring colours and those fabulous wood pattern papers!  I have a video to show the caravan inside and out, link here:

Step By Step:

This project has been cut on the Cricut Explore, my design space link is here:

(Although I have cut this project on my Explore, a similar design could be made manually by adapting a box, shape the top sides and add a roof. Glue box onto larger card base and add wheels)

I chose the plain wood effect papers to construct the base of the box, as this was also double sided with a lovely rose print for the inside of the box.

The main top body of the caravan using the matching wood effect paper that has the rose pattern on it, which gives the appearance of stencilled flowers on the caravan.

For the wheels I cut an extra set to double them up and give extra strength, this also gave the wheels a pink paper backing to match the front.  Wheels have been attached using little brads (or split pins) the heads are hidden behind the little hearts which have been glued onto the head of the brad after assemble.

I’ve kept the decorations simple but you could really have fun dressing this one up, perhaps adding trailing flowers, etc. I have used the solid roof for the caravan but you could you the slotted roof option that would allow little notes to be posted into the box, idea for weddings etc.

To see the project in better detail, I have a video link here:

Products Used:

First Edition Sweet Nothings Papers 12 x 12 – FEPAD143

4 small brads or split pins

Cricut Explore

Cricut Design Space file free with access

Adhesives: Clear Drying glue, Perma fix tape,

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Wow Angela!! Adorable caravan :) Those papers are perfect


aw thanks Cat, the papers just seemed right for this make, I think I'd like to live in it :D


This is amazing Angela!


Thank you Claire :) I like to make 3D projects now and then and the papers cut so well on my Cricut :)


Wow! This is a work of art!!!! Fabulous! xx


Thank you! it's a fun project :)


This is gorgeous, those papers are perfect for it. Such a pity it is impossible to save pictures any more, though I do understand why. I have saved it as a Pin.


Aw thank you so much :) as soon as saw the papers I knew they would be ideal :) I think you can also save / heart the project? I included the video link as that can show more than a photo if you need to see something working or from another angle :) (thank you for pinning! :) )


Great project, I do love 3D designs.


thank you, it's nice to just play with the 3D stuff every now and then :)


What a fantastic project! It makes a gift box that anyone would love to receive. Another project that I am inspired to make. I am pinning it as well. (You do realise you will have to learn how to make wooden pegs and dance to the gypsy guitar if you live in one, Angela?) Haha.


Aw thank you :) oh I can dance to the guitar, it's the pegs I would have trouble making, although I could decorate them with deco mache or something I guess :D


Hahaha - perfect! 👍👍


Fantastic project, love it.


Thank you so much :)


This is amazing!! I'm rubbish at using my Scan N Cut so I take my hat off to anyone that can use theirs or their equivalent! x


Aw thanks Heather! :) I am rubbish with the Scan n Cut, much prefer the Cricut, but I shall master them both, it is my mission, unless I get sidetracked by something shiny, Angela x


Really gorgeous project x


Aw thank you :)

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Wow - my friend would love this!! I don't have the patience though lol .....Sylvia ....


thank you :) it's not too difficult, the trickiest part was the roof, or rather getting it adhered because of the curved part, and the steps needed adjusting a little so the wheels would still turn, but it was quite relaxing to put together :)

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