Hello, hello my crafty friends! It’s Alexis from the Sizzix Art Department here for our final week of some DIY party goodness. If you haven’t yet had a chance, be sure to check out our two previous posts where I walked you through a Birthday Wishes Card and a Hooray Birthday Banner. Today’s post, like the last two, will show you how you can personalize your party. As paper crafters we are lucky to be able to use our skill sets to create those small, unique details that help personalize. Any opportunity make another individual feel appreciated, loved and truly understood is a wonderful gift.
One great aspect about parties is most of them can be built from basic supplies such as paper and ribbon. A few items really can go a long way! What I love the most about Sizzix dies is that they really are multi-functional. Sure you can use them in your scrapbooking or card-making, but they also make excellent tools for home décor, parties and even jewelry. Versatility is probably one of the most valuable tools for us as crafters. Today’s project will give you a sampling of the ways in which you can employ your dies to create a party favor element for your party.
Let's start off by grabbing the supplies you'll need to create this:
- Where Women Cook’s Box Milk Carton
- Stephanie Barnard’s Flowers #3 Triplits Die Set
- Lori Whitlock’s Hello Doily Thinlits Die Set
- Lori Whitlock’s Perfect Labels Thinlits Die Se
- Big Shot Plus
- Cutting Pads
- Multipurpose Platform
- Magnetic Platform
- Pattern papers
- Buttons (for accents) I also used
- Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks
When creating party favor boxes it is important to remember that small dies are great for layering in small spaces. This way you can make a little bit go a long way! For this particular party favor I wanted to use Where Women Cook’s Box Milk Carton as it provided the perfect amount of space to add in some treats. Because I had a relatively small space to work with on the front of the box I needed to make sure I used small dies that gave me the ability to layer and create dimension. Stephanie Barnard’s Flowers #3 Triplits Die Set provided the perfect accent pieces in this case. To create a bit of a feminine flair I wanted to use Lori Whitlock’s Hello Doily Thinlits Die Set as a foundation for my flower die cuts. And to finish it all off I used Lori Whitlock’s Perfect Labels Thinlits Die Set to create the perfect sized tag.
Mass production of party favors can be quite the undertaking, depending on the size of your party, so I always recommend that you begin by building all of your bases first before you even begin to layer other elements on.
As with my other projects from the previous two posts, I began by layering my pattern paper and Hello Doily die cuts. Adding distress ink to the edges where needed to create dimension.
Next I began layering my Flowers and buttons in varying heights using pop dots to create further dimension.
And to finish I embellished the box by adding a small stamped Perfect Labels tag die and tied some ribbon to make the party favor personalized and warm.
And there you have it, the final project to round out our DIY series! Every element of a party can be influenced by your crafting style, from the small party favors that perfectly suit your guest’ unique personality to the hand-crafted décor that accents your theme seamlessly, so don’t be afraid to push yourself out of the traditional uses for your dies. Even the smallest of details has the potential to produce an abundance of love in another person’s heart.
I’m so happy to have been able to share these three projects with you and I hope that they in some way inspired you!
All my best to you today!
For more party favor box inspiration, check out these DIY's!