Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Fashionable Birthday

My family and I went out to celebrate my sister's birthday this past week. I couldn't quite figure out what to get her, so I thought a gift card was just the answer (though I'm not too keen on giving gift carts - they're so impersonal). So, I needed an idea of how to present her gift in a more exciting way than a regular, everyday card. She's very much into fashion, so I took that into account, and here's what I came up with...

A few people have requested directions for the box, and I hope it makes sense to you guys. Here we go...

Box Bottom: 12x12 paper, scored at 4" and 8" - turn your paper 90 degrees and score again. Cut the four outer edges. The polka-dot paper layers are cut at 3 3/4 x 3 3/4. I rounded all the corners with a corner punch.

Box Lid: 7x7 paper, scored at 1 1/2" and 5 1/2" - turn your paper 90 degrees and score again. To make it easier to put your sides together, cut a small slit on outer edges.

Cake: I used a DS cut file for the cake - I can't remember where I got it, but I'll be glad to send it to you if you e-mail me. It is totally doable WITHOUT DS or a G with paper strips and circles, so if you need help with that, let me know.

Cake Decor: I cut a strip at a little shorter than 1" and punched it with a MS edger punch. The shoe on top was cut at 1" for my very fashionable sister :)

Gift Card Holder: I got out my driver's licence (seriously! :)) to measure the size of the gift card. I cut a rectangle that would fit perfectly all the way around. For the tab that closes, I cut a rectangle at 1 1/2", taped it to the back and made a small slit on the front to insert it. I figured when I closed the box, the gift card might slide out, so I cut another rectangle at 1" and taped it to hold on the side that would be facing down when the box was closed.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Party Favors

Remember the 'Cars' birthday invitations?! Well, I decided to make fun favors to give to the kids at the party. Scoring the box itself took a while longer than I imagined, but otherwise, it was a rather quick project to put together - especially because I had all the supplies I needed at home.