Saturday, January 23, 2016

Gift Card Holders

Gift Card Holders
I have so much fun making these little Gift Card holders.  I used the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge.  I love using the various card stock  paper designs, and for those done in solid colors, it is fun to add some embellishments to doll them up.  Such fun...and useful too for those of us that give gift cards for presents.  Thanks for taking a peek. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Calorie Free Birthday Cake

Calorie Free (Paper) Birthday Cake.
I LOVE making these.  It is a simple little box with a clear lid, and inside is a layered paper (calorie free, of course) birthday cake. So fun, so easy to make.  The box is cut with two 5x5 cardstock, and I use one of my Nestabilities to center the opening and cut on the Cuttlebug.  Then I cut a square of clear Transparent Film For Laser Printers to tape on the underside for a clear view of the cute cake. A few years back I did a blog tutorial for making boxes.  They are simple, fun.  The cake is created using two sizes of punches, and I cut two of each size.  One for the top, one for the underside, glued together to match all the little scallops, and I embossed each layer.  The center of the cake is made using the plastic scotch tape roll and covered with a strip of paper... your choice of patterns or colors.  It is tricky to get the plastic scotch tape circle glued to each side of the two layers but it eventually works.  Then I take the glitter glue and squeeze little strips of the glue to secure the plastic circle to the scalloped bottom and lid.  Once dried, then the decorating begins and that is a wide choice of decorations.  Anything goes... I selected pearls on the pink cake and a ribbon on the lid, while the blue has some cute little flowers I bought on a pack at Michaels.  I have all colors and love these little decorations.  Inside the box is a sentiment "Happy Birthday to you. Enjoy your birthday with a calorie free birthday cake". 

Thanks for taking a peek at my fun little paper cake.  Have a happy week.