Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Gift Card Box and Card

Hey all! :) I have all of my Cricut Carts in a Creative Options tool box tote thing. I know it has 3 tiers and storage in the top. I got it as a gift so I can't tell you much more than that. :) I will tell you that I have 40+ Cricut Carts and I still have room for more! :)

Anyways- I don't have a need for the box that the carts come in and it seems like such a waste to throw them out. So, I sat down and decided to play a bit. I came up with a Gift Card Box. It is nice to put a gift card in a card, but sometimes I like to throw some candies or other small stuff in there and this lets me do just that! :)

What I did was take some DCWV paper and wrapped it around the box and Modge Podged it. I did this because it makes it more durable than just the paper alone. I, then, cut some shapes out with my Cricut and the Celebrations cart...which is an oldie, but a good one. I glued those on and then but a strip of brown on the box to make it look finished. My crop-a-dile came in handy for the holes for the bow that I put on there. I used a Martha Stewart Crafts white tag and just stippled some Staz-on on it, which I also used on the sides of the box. To finish the box up, I just border punched a piece of white scrap with my Fiskars border punch! :)

The card was simple also...I took the scalloped, square tag and did a blackout in teal under that and then put a "happy birthday" rub-on (Making Memories) on it. I used some of my scrap DCWV paper on the side and a piece of ribbon from Michael's Dollar Bin to finish it off. :)

This was a super easy project, so I hope you won't throw your Cricut Cart Boxes away and recycle them into a sweet little gift box! :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. LOVE IT good use...i like to paint stuff like that also. i still use my cart. boxes for cart.

  2. That is beautiful and a great idea as always, Kat!