Thursday, May 12, 2011
Dino Birthday Party Box.
It's super easy! These are the collections that I used:
1. Lunch with Mom SVG Kit
2. Christmas Gift Boxes and Bags SVG Kit
3. Birthday Dinos SVG Collection
4. Birthday Elements SVG Collection
The twine from adds so much to the funness!
... and the curly wires.... oh, so fun!
... and these cute little dinos just makes the box even cuter!
- various patterned cardstock (Martha Stewart Classic Woodland Collection)
- twine (brown and teal from the Twinery)
- jewelry wire
- googly eyes
- "it's my party" stamp from Papertrey Ink (Birthday Bash)
- embossing folders (I used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Distressed Stripes, Sizzix Curlique, Dot-Matrix and Gridlock)
1. Cut out all parts necessary for a house, and emboss any trim/smaller pieces desired.
2. Assemble the gable box. I used Quick-Dry Adhesive to hold the box together, and used foam tape for the porch.svg and the stairs.svg.
3. Cut out 20 pennants (emboss some if plain cardstock), and I used a small hole punch to enlarge the holes on the pennant, allowing enough space to fit through twine.
4. Cut 3 pieces of twine in these lengths: two of 4.25" and 11.5". Thread pennants through the two shorter twine, and thread pennants through the longer one.
5. Adhere the short pieces of twine on the top of the supporting posts on the porch.svg (as per picture) by heat glue gun. Adhere the longer twine from one side of the house to another at the top of siding.svg. Take the middle of the pennant (there should be 6 pennants on both sides) and glue the middle of the twine to the middle top of the siding.svg. Tie ribbons from twine and attach it to the ends of the pennants.
6. Cut all the dinosaurs, and emboss. Adhere all the parts together (and I used foam dots to bring out the gift on the T Rex with gift 1, and the leg on the T Rex with Balloon). Attach googly eyes.
7. Attach two foam tape on top of each other behind the dinos (make it double layered to bring out more dimension) and adhere them to the bag.
8. Cut balloons. Wrap pieces of wire around a pen to give a nice swirl and adhere to the back of the balloon using heat gun. Then adhere the balloon to the house using foam dots.
9. You can also use a stamp to make a little sign on the door and make it look like it's hung with a twine, as well as tying a bow on the top flaps of the box.
Of couse, some design tips:
* Stay with your color combination, as using many colors can make the project look too busy.
* I inked the edges of the dinos to bring them out from the rest of the house.
* Using different patterned paper will create the mood of the house you're trying to achieve. It would be fun to make a house using various patterned papers: brick, wood grained, stacked stones.