Hooray for Birthdays Gift Box

Hello, Friends!  August is Birthday Month in the Clement household.  We celebrate 5 birthdays this month, so my Authentique "Hooray" collection will pretty much be living on my work desk.  I love these papers because of the great retro vibe.  This collection has it all: cards for kids, cards for guys , cards for the ladies and some fun snarky sentiments, too.  Since my "L'il Sis" is celebrating her birthday this month, I decided to create a special little gift box filled with goodies that I know she'll enjoy. 

The best part is, once all the treats have been consumed, she can use the box to brighten up her work desk and store office supplies.  I just love a gift that keeps on giving, don't you?

The base for this project is the lid of an I-Phone box.  I always keep these sturdy containers because they are great for altered projects like this one.  I've added some antique bronze brass feet to dress up the box design.  Then I die cut the cute vintage phone from an assortment of Hooray patterned papers and Spectrum Lady Bug Cardstock.  

Buttons and bows make this Vignette Telephone Die Cut ready to party!  The most fun part of this project was creating special treats to tuck inside the box.  

Create a cute little shaker tag in a jiffy!  Simple adhere the Hooray sticker frame to a panel of clear cardstock. Trace the frame onto a panel of patterned paper and cut out.  This will be the back of the shaker box.  Fussy cut the snarky sentiment from a 3" x 4" cut apart page and adhere in the center of the back panel.   Add foam strips to the back side of the tag and fill the cavity with some sequins. Then line up the back panel over the shaker box and press gently to seal.  Punch a hole in the top of the tag so you can add some ribbon and a posy.  Trim out the Happy Birthday banner from another 3" x 4" card and adhere to the front of the shaker tag.  See how easy that was?

The snarky sentiments in this collection are so much fun!  I whipped up this 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card with scraps from altering the box base.  Then I just matted the image on a scrap of blue cardstock and a scrap of Lady Bug Spectrum Cardstock.  Die cut some circles from the patterned papers to add layers to the card.  Finish it off with some flowers and ribbon.

The inside of the card is dressed up with more designer paper and some die cut stars.

Chocolate is always appropriate on one's birthday!  I dressed up this big chocolate bar with designer paper and another fun image from the paper collection.  The little tin contains birthday cake tea.  Like me, my Sis is a tea lover, and this tea is yummy!

I also dressed up a package of Biscoff cookies with designer paper and a sticker.  Then I wrapped a popsicle stick with washi tape and turned it into a little wand.  This adds height to the arrangement.  Make the wand double sided by matting 2 birthday stickers on Spectrum Ladybug cardstock.  Then adhere them back to back.  

I hope I've shared some tips, trick and ideas that will inspire you to break into your Closet of Shame and create your own version of this cute gift box. You could make a really cheery get well box ,  masculine birthday, or a box for a child's birthday just by altering the Authentique papers you use to decorate the base.  

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