A big hello to all our regular CASEing the Catty blog hoppers and a warm welcome to those who are new!
CASEing the Catty is a weekly hop, where every Sunday the design team showcases projects from a particular section of the catalogue by Copying And Sharing (CASEing) with you how they have used the design and changed elements, colours, textures or anything else to make it their own.
This week we are focusing on the Birthdays Section of the Catalogue on Pages 68 – 85.
I decided to use the image on Page 76 this week to create some Birthday Foil Frenzy Pretty Packaging using this as the basis for my design –
Have you noticed our gorgeous Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper in the catalogue? It is hard to miss with all it’s beautiful sparkle in 4 different colours and 3 beautiful designs! But just in case – you will find it on page 77 or 189 of the Annual Catalogue.
It is perfect for creating pretty packaging – so thats exactly what I did!
I chose to use the Soft Sky Spotted Page for my project as it coordinated well with the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, not to mention the gorgeous Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon – Oh My Goodness – It’s so soft and smooth – I LOVE it! I cut out my favourite bear image and touched up some areas like the balloons, hat and bears noses, with the Fine Tip Glue Pen to add some extra shine.
The Pool Party strip of Cardstock under the tag was finished with the Ticket Tear Border Punch for a bit of added fun!
Creating boxes is pretty easy really! My top was created by trimming 1/2″ of two sides (with an adjoining corner) of the 12″ x 12″ foil frenzy sheet. I then scored all four sides at 2″ before folding on score lines, cutting one of the score lines in each corner, folding in and adhering the tabs to the inside panels. To create a base that fits perfectly, just trim an extra 1/8″ off two sides again from the box base piece, score at 2″, cut tabs as before and adhere to create your box base. It really does save all that measuring!
Here is a close up of the tag –
I do hope I have encouraged you to try and create some of your own gorgeous birthday or gift boxes!
Now it’s time to pop over to Krissy’s page and see what she has created for you all!
And don’t forget – once you have taken the hop, get creating and come back to our Facebook page and upload your own creation for us to admire HERE!
Happy Creating Everyone!
Your box and tag look fantastic Mel – it looks so pretty in Soft Sky xx
Thanks Angela xx
Thanks heaps Angela xx
Wow, this is amazing and beautiful. Thankyou for the wonderful inspiration and the measurements too! I’d love to try them out too.
Thanks Julia xx Go ahead. I may even whip up a quick video on the box making 🙂
YOu’re amazing, that’s gorgeous
Lol. Not sure about that but Thanks Elizabeth 🙂
Oh what a perfect gift! I think it looks better than the original!
Wow! Thanks Monique 🙂
Just beautiful Mel, I love it
What a gorgeous package Mel! It will bee one lucky person who receives that one !
Thanks Megan 🙂
I love packaging and you’ve done a fabulous job, Mel.
Thanks Judy 🙂
What a stunning box!! Love all the details. Love your work, Mel, as always!
Thanks heaps Rebecca 🙂