Anything handmade is always good, promising something unique, one-of-a-kind and absolutely worth keeping.
When I was requested to make a box to store small birthday greeting tags for a baby’s first birthday. It was worthwhile for me just to drop everything I was doing to concentrate on it. As there wasn’t enough time, I had to purchase a ready cardboard box and improvise from there.
I bought a pink box and decided to decorate the box instead of starting from scratch. The final end result was a decorated box, about 30 pieces of greeting tags, 2 special greeting card for the Mummy and Daddy to write their birthday wishes.
I used felt embellishment from American Craft – Pebbles in butterfly, dragonfly, snail and ladybird design. I like felt material as it’s soft, textured and with the stitches and button, I really think it’s a lovely embellishment for this occasion.
The scalloped oval tags are cut from Quickutz, a die cut machine that I personally use. For each of the tag, I have punched a hole at the top and tied ribbon on it, making it look like a little bookmark.
As for the messages from Mummy and Daddy, I have made two individual card for their personal messages to the birthday girl.
And finally, here is the complete look of the message box and a photo showing the box with all the message tags.
The word “ONE” and “Gwenda” is a die cut alphabet from Quickutz. I have simply used very basic colors of lime green, pink, brown for this project.
If this inspires you do create a similar project, do share with me your work.