Isn’t this cute?
(I didn’t make that). I saw it on this website: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/oh-happy-day-2622736/paper-birthday-cake-box-4332241899
And I thought, I could make something similar with a file I previously created. Wow. I guess I’ve been doing this for a few years. Three years ago, I posted about a hat I made for St. Patrick’s Day. See this post: http://teamknk.com/zing-goes-green/
I took that file and modified it just a bit and came up with this:
So basically all I did was adjust the base layer so the rim wasn’t as big. I guess you could use the original file and use that part as the birthday cake “plate.”
I also created that fringe around the top and bottom and included that too. If you like the fringe better on the original box, you could use crepe paper and scissors, but I thought this looked just fine.
When you open it up, you can slip a little gift inside.
I really like the paper straws for candles that were in the original picture, but I used some clear straws I had and made some “flames” that fit easily inside. I cut the straws 2″ to use the flames I included in the file.
I’m planning to give this to my son with some money, as it is his birthday Sunday.
The happy birthday border was made using a Martha Stewart punch, but it could easily be made with some block letters and the weld function in Make the Cut.
Remember, this is a free file so depending on the paper you use, you might have to play with the size of the lid a little bit. I used DCWV paper and the top is snug, but it fits.
Make the Cut
white copy paper for fringe
washi tape (striped)
cardstock: f- 95, 10/10
copy paper: f-30, 10/10