I love finding ways to make the packaging of a gift as fun as the gift itself. Not only do the cake boxes make great small gift boxes but they can double as a holiday decoration once the gift is removed. Economical, eco-friendly and the recipient gets two gifts in one. How great is that?
Paper – White and cream card stock
Snow flake and snowflake edge punch
Blue and brown ink, sponge
Green rhinestone, 1/4 inch hole punch, adhesive, dimensionals
Electronic cutter (optional)
Using either an electronic cutter (I used a Cricut) or scissors cut the bottom and the scalloped top of the cake box template out of white card stock. Assemble the bottom as directed. Punch holes in the top at each scallop.
Using paper from Razzle Dazzle Reindeer, a straight edge top was printed and cut out. Both the edges of the patterned paper and white card stock were sponged with blue ink. Both tops were assembled and adhered together with the blue printed box top over the white scalloped top.
Next, two inch wide strips of the same patterned paper were cut from Razzle Dazzle Reindeer.
Place the top of the box on to the bottom.
Print two of the green trees found in the element pack of Razzle Dazzle Reindeer.
Cut out layers as shown. Add about 1/4 inch to each side of the tree.
Score the tree layers using the points as a guide. Angle the score lines to a point at the center of the top. Also score along the edges in order to fold the white portion under.
Fold the scored lines as shown creating hills and valleys.
Adhere the bottom of the tree at the base of the front of the cake box.
Add the next layer using the print of the tree as a guide for placement.
Add the remaining layers finishing with the top placed not quite at the upper edge of the cake box.
Make the snowflake star by punching two snowflakes.
Sponge the edges with blue ink and adhere the two layers of the snowflake and rhinestone together.
Place at the top of the tree.
The cake box was assembled as above using papers and elements from Snow Much Fun. Cream card stock and brown were used with this project. A 3/4 inch wide strip of paper was punched with a snowflake edge punch and adhered to the base of the front of the cake box.
Print six circle elements and two snowmen from Snow Much Fun.
Cut out the circles,sponge the edges with brown ink and fold in half.
Adhere the edges of the wrong side of the circles together as shown.
Trim off the top edge of the circles.
Attach the circles to the cake box.
Cut out the two heads of the snowmen including the scarf and hat. Add two layers of dimensionals on to the back of each head.
Layer the heads on top of each other and place the bottom edge of scarf along the flat edge of the circles.
Fill them with treats or trinkets. These would make great stocking stuffers!
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