For Munchkin’s first birthday party I made up a suite of items that all fit with the Bee theme we’d set. I wanted them to be modern and sweet, without covering everything with flowers or running with a black and yellow bee theme.
On the day, I incorporated loads of fresh flowers and lots of little modelling chocolate bees into the decorations. But for the invitations, thank you cards and goodie/ gift boxes, we went with something a little more modern.
This was as we had lots of our friends around, not just Munchkin’s playmates. Starting next year, we’ll have much smaller parties with her friends and it’ll all be based around what she decides she loves at that time. So I’m expecting to have to create Totoro, Curious George or Winnie the Pooh themed parties!
The gift boxes were a hit. We filled them with sweets and chocolates. They also perfectly matched the cookies we gave away.
The templates for matching invitations, thank you cards and their respective envelopes will be on the blog next week.
They’re cut out of A4 card stock (as per usual, the thickest you can get through your printer!). I used 200 gsm. And they make up a box 8cm (tall) x 9cm (wide) x 6cm (high)
I cut the goodie boxes out with my Graphtec cutter, but a little research has shown me that the Silhouette system now has all the same functionality. So if you have a Silhouette you can make these exactly as I have. If you want to change them, you can. Load up the file in Illustrator and modify it to your hearts content.
For those of you without a cutting system, I’ve also included PDF files with the entire image printed on the top as shown below. One with the score lines marked and one without. This means it can be cut out by hand excluding all the intricate detail in the top of the box.
The box goes together just like my hexagonal gift box, except that it has a panel that sits underneath the top and a couple of extra supporting tabs.
The templates to make these boxes are available via a digital download in my store.
The digital download includes:
- PDF files of the simplified version, with and without visible score lines.
- An Illustrator file, with clearly defined layers, allowing you to import it into your cutting software and/or to modify the design using Illustrator software.
- An .SVG file, with clearly defined layers, allowing you to import it into your cutting software. Please check that your cutter is compatible with .SVG files.
How it works: Upon providing your payment details and email address, a zip file containing the PDF files will be automatically emailed to you.
Thank you for supporting next to nicx! I really hope you have fun making these up!
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