Sunday, 8 May 2011

Party boxes cut out with the Craft Robo

It was Caleb's birthday party on Friday and we held a party for him and his friends at a local indoor adventure play area.  We normally just have a small family party every year but I gave in to his pleading and agreed to a bigger party this year.

I had great fun making these boxes, though it was very last minute...I started the night 11pm...! and was rolling into bed in the early hours of the morning.....There are 10 for boys and 4 for girls. Just perfect for 7 year olds and they hold a LOT!
If you'd like to know how to make them, the details are at the bottom of the post.

Caleb's box

Side view

Phoebe's box

Close up of the label

It takes 3 sheets of A4 card to make each box and I started by printing the front and back sheets of white card with the star pattern found here at Papercraft Inspirations. It's a free template and you need to scroll down to find it.
I printed the girls' boxes with the flower pattern found here and also the gingham paper for the trim on the outside.
I left the sides of the box white for some contrast (and to save time and ink!)
I bought the GSD file for the craft robo here but you can also get it in other formats including PDF, which you can print out and cut by hand if you don't have a cutting machine.
After printing the card and cutting out the pieces, I assembled them all and embellished them.
For the boys, I cut a 1" strip of coloured card for across the front and the larger stars are die cut with a Sizzix die. The smaller stars are made with a small punch. For the girls, the hearts are die cut from this TH mini hearts set.
I added pearl maker in white to the centre of the flower. 
The label, I created using WordArt and cut it out with oval Nesties.

Sorry it's been such a long post, but I hope these instructions make sense!

Thank you for visiting today and I'll be back soon with more cards - it's birthday season in Caleb's class so plenty to keep me going.

Sarah xx


Sarn said...

WOW - you HAVE been busy!
Hugs, Sandra

Jenny said...

These are great Sarah, I bet you feel so pleased with them despite crafting into the small hours. I love the pattern paper , thanks for the links to the downloads :)
I hope Caleb loved them too.
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Sarah, these are fabulous!! xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow Sarah - these are brilliant! I bet the children loved them!