Friday, May 26, 2017

50th Birthday Greeting Box

Happy Friday Crafters,

The new PDE Link Party #174 Anything but a card (optional Treat Container) challenge starts today.

For this challenge I made a box into a birthday greeting for my best friend's 50th birthday.

She love the beach/ocean so I used sea shell paper to decorate the outside of the box and pulled the theme inside with more of the same paper and a ring of sea creatures on the cake layers.

See below for recipe.

Here is the box closed.  
I kept it simple and just put Happy 50th Birthday on the top.

This is the box opened looking from the top.
I've been wanting to roll some paper to make it look like toilet paper and put "Holy Crap! You're Old!" on a birthday card for awhile now so I thought it would be funny to use that idea and put in on one of the inside flaps of the box so when she opened it this would jump out at her.  LOL  
On the opposite side I took a 50th birthday quote from the internet and typed it in my Silhouette software and sized it to the square I was wanted and used the print and cut feature. 

Here's a side view of the three layer paper cake with tea light.

Close up of the cake looking at it from the top down.

Showing me putting together one of the layers of the cake.  
I used digital paper to get this pattern.  Put glue on all the tabs and slowly attached them to the circle.

Here's a close up of the paper toilet paper.   I sized this in my Silhouette software and added score lines at one end to give it the look where you tear the TP. 

  • 3D Three Tier Birthday Cake Tealight Box - Silhouette Design ID#68054
  • 3D Three Tier Birthday Cake Cake Tealight - Silhouette Design ID#68051
    • Used Miss Kate Cuttables Bubbles digital paper to fill in the pieces of the cake except the scallop edges.
    • Scallop edges were filled in with the option to select a color from the Bubbles digital paper to fill in the scallop edges. 
    • Click Here for instructions on how to put together the layered cake.

I hope you share your "Anything but a Card or optional Treat Container" project with us over at the PDE Link Party blog.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!


  1. Oh my goodness... how fun is this!?!?! Very creative!

  2. Oh WOW Debby!!! This is simply FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC!!! LOVE, LOVE the way it "POPS" up and it lights too!!! Super COOL and I Bet your friend just LOOOVES it! Perfect way to celebrate the BIG 5-0!!!! Have a great day! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations