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Customize your Cake= Party Favor Boxes

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Customize your Cake= Party Favor Boxes

I have had so much fun with these little “paper cake slices”!  They are such a cute paper craft idea.  Since we were having a mermaid party for my daughter, I wanted to make them look like mermaidy cake!  I saw these printable cake favor boxes a long time ago and just drooled over them!  There are so many cute styles, most of them are already colored, but these ones have just the outlines so they can be colored in by you or your children.  There is also a spot for customizable text, so the birthday child’s name and age or something like that can be printed on the cake.

First of all, you can buy and get the download for the file for the paper cake favor boxes here from Paperglitter. I did that already, because I made a piece of cake for Guatemala’s birthday!!

Ending up with lots of mermaidy-colored cardstock from my other decorations, it was an easy choice to print out the cake boxes on shades of purple and green…I wasn’t worried about the paper being too dark to color in, because I have my new Prismacolor colored pencils! yay!  I printed out the boxes and candles…lots of them, because we ended up using them as a party craft and I also made favor boxes.  I pulled out my party craft tub where I had all the junk  stuff I used to decorate for the party, so there were ribbons, ric rac, glitter glue, all sorts of things!

At the party, the little girls went to town with markers and glitter glue on their cake box printout!  Some of them started the cutting-out (I think) but that job went faster with an adult doing it!  Here’s my daughter’s decorating job:It seemed like the best idea was to decorate the boxes before they were cut out and while they were still flat.Sparkle holograph wrapping paper was easy to punch out and paste on.  But then I was the one going to town with ric rac, rhinestones and my shell stamp and silver embossing powder…I like details!!! And when I get on a roll, there’s no stopping me!Oh! and seashells, for mermaids of course, glued on with some glitter glue.Use a circle punch for mermaid scales:(in case you are wondering, I glued the ric rac over the text that says “Tasya’s Mermaid Party” on this box).  After all the decorating is done and the glitter glue is dried, then cut the box out.I just used the tip of the scissors to score over the dotted lines, but you can also use a fancy scoring tool 😉This will make it very easy to fold up the box:There are only 2 spots that need some double-sided tape to keep them closed:I used my double-sided scrapbook tape,The end of the box stays open so you can fill it with treats. 

Something that works well is to buy velco fasteners, the round ones, from the dollar store, then cut the circles in half and use them to keep the box lid fastened but still openable! (do I make sense?)  And don’t forget to color or decorate the candles!!  It’s 2 to a cake, then they are folded and glued so that they are double sided, and they just fit snuggly into the slit on the top of the cake!  Love those candles!Rhinestones!!Here are my daughter’s assembled boxes.And some of mine:Taking it to the next level: hahaha! Something “extra” for those candles= ribbons and (dollor store) stretchy pearl bracelets:

Of course I tried to color the boxes to look like the real cake! 😉Also of course, I did a little photoshoot of the boxes.  I always do that and my kids know that I prefer to photograph “still life” because it holds still, unlike wiggly funny-face-making kids! ha.

If you group together 8 boxes, they form a paper cake!!  Can I say it again: I had fun with these cute little boxes! 🙂

One more Blue and White thing:

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One more Blue and White thing:

Whew, the weekend is over.  Our Independence Day celebration is over, my daughter’s birthday is over.  The parties are over.  For this week.  😉

Well, maybe not.  We should probably watch a few videos from the parades in Guatemala, look at some photos and listen to the national anthem.  It was such a crazy busy weekend that there were several things that never got done!  4 birthday parties this weekend that someone from this house was involved in!  (plus Guatemala’s b-day).

Anyways, I just wanted to do one more little post about el 15 de septiembre because of this cute thing that I just couldn’t resist:  (and there’s one other reason after the photos)I printed out a party cake favor box and colored it.  And glitter-glued it.Specially for my dear Guatemala.

with all my heart….and all my glitter 🙂I have been going wild with these cute printable cake boxes…
Aren’t they cute?
Ahhh, the details!!  You can find these adorable printable party favor cake boxes at Paperglitter’s Etsy shop here.

And I also wanted to mention a very cool blog that I found (or that found me) this morning….

Growing Up Bilingual at growingupbilingual.com.  I’m excited to have found it!  Please check out Paula’s home page and scroll down a bit to see some of the posts….I’ve already found a bunch that interest me about encouraging my kids in their bilingualism, stuff about Guate and some yummy recipes!  (among other things!)  There are some lists of books for kids in Spanish, too.

Yellow Bus goodbye!

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Yellow Bus goodbye!

The end of school is in sight!!  At least, in Canada, the kids are still in school and don’t get out until the end of June.  I know y’all in the States are already enjoying summer vacation!! (lucky ducks!)

And now it’s time to think of teacher appreciation gifts and end-of-school BBQs….

I found something on one of my favorite sites, Paperglitter, that I wanted to make as a thank-you for our bus drivers.  Cute little yellow bus boxes!!  After you buy the file, you can customize the text on the side and then just print it out on cardstock:Then cut it out, and use a circle punch to punch out the wheels (you make a stack of 3 so that they are stronger):Score on the dotted lines…and tape/glue the two halves of the bus together…Tape or glue it all together, and you have a cute little bus box, ready to be filled with some treats!I’m planning on making some cracker candy to fill them up.

I love love the cute printables that I find on the Paperglitter shop on Etsy!  (She also speaks Spanish, if that helps you out! 🙂

If you are going to get something, you have to be sure and have the latest edition of Adobe Reader to read the PDF files (some of them have customizable text).  There are also great sales that pop up, if you “like” paperglitter on facebook.  Someday soon I will hopefully do a party with one of Paperglitter’s cute kawaii party kits!  I can’t wait!! 🙂

What kinds of things did you use for teacher appreciation gifts?  Did you buy them or make them yourself?  Baking?  Cards?  Or did your kids make them themselves?