Card in a Box Style, feminine, Gift Ideas, Handmade Cards

Cake in a Box

Dear Crafters,

Today I share something a little different to the usual cards and Project Life creations. I received this little decorative window gift box from another demonstrator to come up with something special. So I got to work and thought about turning it into a different type of card, a card in a box!

Seeing as I had some leftover butterflies from a previous project, I thought I would use them on the top of this cute little box and add some ribbon around the base.

As you know, I love butterflies, and so does my dear friend who turned 50 last week and had her big party on Saturday night, hence why I couldn’t post this sooner!!!! Happy Birthday Lisa, this is for you!

Cake in a box

You may have noticed I called this box a decorative window box? Well it did have a clear window sheet opening at the top but that was going to defeat the purpose of my little creation. Why, you say? well keep reading and you will see why.

Now are you ready to see inside? This is my favourite part!!!!

Cake in a box

I used the Big Day stamp set with Strawberry Slush ink on Crisp Canteloupe card stock and added a small Itty Bitty Flower punch from the Accents Punch Pack with a rhinestone in the centre.

In the box is a cake made from a battery operated tea light candle. The idea is to turn the light on before you hand it over to the recipient, hence why I wanted to cover up the acetate window on the top!

Cake in a box

The inspiration to make this special card in a box was from Terri Suzuki and you can find her tutorial on this by clicking here.

What do you think? Isn’t it stunning?

Here’s a close up with the candle turned on!

Cake in a box

I also added some rhinestones around the top of the cake and the base.

I would love for you to comment below with your thoughts on this creation.

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Gift Ideas

Tea Light Candle Gift Box

Hello Crafters,

Now that the long weekend is far behind us, I need to share with you some little tea light candle gift boxes that I have made in time for Mother’s Day!

I will be doing a workshop on these on Saturday 22 March, 10am. Email me if you would like to come along, or rsvp via my Facebook event!

I got a bit carried away creating these. I started with one and then did a couple of different colours according to the tea lights I had.

I started by stamping the images with the same ink as the card stock (tone on tone). I used So Very Grateful Stamp Set (Wood or Clear) which is in the Occasions Catalogue. Isn’t it just so pretty?!

Tea Light Candle Gift Box

I used my Big Shot machine to die cut the Chalk Talk framelits on the pink one and then found it easier to use the Decorative Label punch on the other two. Using a punch saves so much time and you can whip these up in no time.

The card stock colours used here are Tangerine Tango, Strawberry Slush & Wisteria Wonder. Come along to my workshop and you will see just how easy these are to make for yourself. You will have loads of gifts to give away once you try this!!!

Here is a close up!


Products Used:
Stamp: So Very Grateful, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Tangerine Tango, Strawberry Slush & Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Strawberry Slush & Wisteria Wonder
Punch: Decorative Label, Word Window
Other: Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Paper Snips, Twine, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Scrub & mist

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