I ended up making several different videos. At first I was r-e-a-l s-l-o-w , then I took pain meds and was way too fast. LOL I discarded some of those videos and made new ones. So, this is a potpourri of information on the books that look like boxes and how to make a plain gift box.
Hope I made sense.
I used Graphic 45 papers on them along with the Graphic 45 Signature Series Core-dinations paper.
This one started out as a real box from the G45 "Staples" line. I altered it and covered it to make it look like a box.
I made the smaller boxes/books from card board and card stock.
I just love the little library card graphic that came on one of the papers from the ABC Primer line. I matted it and placed it inside the front cover.
I used some of the papers from the G45 Tropical Travelogue for the inside cover and the bottom of the front cover of this one. I added one of the "This book belongs to " tags that come on the same sheet as the library tag.
I embossed the spine of this book with a thin Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Here is a video I made on Friday to show more of the decorations. (Keep in mind that I was hurting pretty bad so my mind was just not working well. :)
Here is a short video on how to make a basic box. (i.e. gift box)
...and here are 2 videos showing how to make the book/box. It was one 17 minute video that I had to break down into 2 parts.
How to make the book/boxes
Thanks for hanging in there!