Art Glitter 231 Copper Harbor Ultrafine Opaque
Art Glitter 183 Blue Angel Ultrafine Pearlescent
Art Glitter 337 Challis Ultrafine Opaque Hologram
Art Glitter 207 Spring Creek Ultrafine Transparent
Art Glitter 234 Turquoise Ultrafine Opaque
Art Glitter 150 Poison Ivy Ultrafine Opaque
Art Glitter 343 Chestnut Ultrafine Opaque
Art Glitter Gala Glitz-Orange
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Art Glitter Ultrafine Metal Tip
Art Glitter Printed Butterfly
Heartfelt Creations Layered Scalloped Posy Custom Die
Sizzix Bigz Flowers 3-D
Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge
K & Company Ancestry.com Designer Paper Pack (2)
White Card Stock
Low Temp Hot Glue Gun (for gluing rolled roses)
The Robin's Nest Clear Dew Drops
I-top button covered in paper
Do you need an idea for a bridal shower or baby shower favors? How about making a favor box cake, embellished with Art Glitter? It would be a fabulous one of a kind center piece for the food table made with love! You could fill these boxes with candy favors.
I have chosen to embellish the cake flowers and the butterflies with Art Glitter, In addition you could also cover all of the white frosting pieces with white crystal glitter to look like sugar and add extra sparkle.
Instructions for individual boxes:
1. For the bottom layer, cut 18 box bases in the Close to My Heart Artiste cake box with a width of 9 inches, using your patterned paper.
2. For the middle layer, cut 18 box bases in the Close to My Heart Artiste cake box with a width of 9 inches, using your patterned paper.
3. For the top layer, cut 18 box bases in the Close to My Heart Artiste cake box with a width of 9 inches, using your patterned paper.
4. For the bottom layer first row, cut nine box tops in the standard Close to My Heart Artiste cartridge to match the box base in size 9 inch patterned paper.
5. For the bottom layer second row, cut nine box tops with a welded rectangle at the end of the box top, in white card stock to match the 9 inch box base.
6. Line the Heartfelt Creations Die up with the score line on the box top and run the top through the die cut machine.
7. For the middle layer, cut 18 box bases with a width of 7 inches in patterned paper in the patterned paper.
8. For the middle layer bottom row, cut 9 box tops in the standard Close to My Heart Artiste cartridge to match the box base in size 7 inch patterned paper.
9. For the middle layer, second row, cut nine box tops with a welded rectangle at the end of the box top, in white card stock to match the 7 inch box base.
10. For the top layer first row, cut nine box tops in the standard Close to My Heart Artiste cartridge to match the box base in size 9 inch patterned paper.
11. For the top layer second row, cut nine box tops with a welded rectangle at the end of the box top, in white card stock to match the 9 inch box base.
So, when you are finished with your cutting you should have the following:
18 quantity box bases in patterned paper 9 inch wide
18 quantity box bases in patterned paper 7 inch wide
18 quantity box bases in patterned paper 5 inch wide
9 quantity box tops in patterned paper to match 9 inch box base
9 quantity box tops in patterned paper to match 7 inch box base
9 quantity box tops in patterned paper to match 5 inch box base
9 quantity box tops in white paper to match 9 inch box base
9 quantity box tops in white paper to match 7 inch box base
9 quantity box tops in white paper to match 5 inch box base
Box Assembly Instructions:
1. Using the score marks made with the cutter, score your box bases and fold along score lines.
2. Using the score marks made with the cutter, score the box tops and fold along score lines.
3. Glue the box bases together using tabs.
4. Glue the box tops together using tabs. To glue the detailed cut of the lacy die side, trim the tabs down to show die detail and glue closed with a glue pen.
5. Place matching box tops on the first row of the top cake layer and glue the 9 pieces of the layer together.
6. Place white box tops on the top row of the top cake layer and glue the 9 pieces of the layer together.
7. Then glue the top row on top of the bottom row of the top layer. This layer is too small for holding favors and is just for show. By gluing them together, the cake will be more stable and decorations of flowers are easier to place.
8. Repeat steps 1-4 for the middle cake layer pieces being sure to not glue the finished boxes together.
9. Repeat steps 1-4 for the bottom cake layer pieces being sure to not glue the finished boxes together.
When finished assembling your boxes, you should have nine boxes for each cake layer like the two boxes below, for a total of 18 boxes per layer (one row same color top, one layer white top).
1. Determine the number of favor boxes you need for guests. This will determine the size cake you need.
2. Cut a test cake box for each layer of the cake that you wish to make. For my cake I needed 30-35 boxes. This cake box takes 9 boxes to make a single layer of cake. I cut two rows of boxes for the bottom layer of cake. And two rows for the middle layer of cake. That makes 36 boxes so far. I also, wanted a third layer so I cut two rows of boxes for the top layer for a better design. These boxes are too small for favors but make the cake!
3. Once you have determined the layers and boxes you need, select your paper. I used white card stock for my frosting and K &Company Ancestry paper for the bottom of the boxes. This is a great time to use a paper pad so that all your boxes coordinate.
2. Use a digital cutter such as a Cricut or Silhouette to cut your cake boxes. If you use a digital cutter, you can vary the size of boxes for each layer of the cake. I used the Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste cartridge and the Cricut Craft Room software to custom design my cake box top. I wanted to use a Heartfelt Creations metal die to cut the side of my cake boxes, so I welded on a rectangle. I cut half in white for the frosting and half in the box color for the second level in each layer. For the middle cake layer, I used the largest Heartfelt Creations (HC) die and simply cut off the top portion of the die cut, to show the inner half circle.
3. Score and glue box lids. I cut half in white for the frosting and half in the box color for the second level in each layer. To glue the fine detail of the HC die, use a glue pen.
3. Cut, score and glue box bases.
4. Assemble top layer of boxes into an entire cake layer and glue all the boxes together. Since this layer is for show, it will be more stable if glued together, and embellishing the top will be easier.
5. Place your favors inside the bottom two layers before assembling to cake to add stability. I am filling this will a roll of mints that will have paper around them and have a tag that says the bride and groom's names and "Mint to be!"
6. Begin stacking cake with the bottom layer and add stability to the cake by pinning an organza ribbon around the bottom.
7. Add second row and again wrap with an organza ribbon for stability.
8. Assemble all layers of the cake.
9. To embellish butterflies with Art Glitter, use the Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive with the Ultra Fine Metal Tip to highlight portions of the butterfly and apply your choice of glitter color. I also used several of the Art Glitter Printed Butterflies. I love that these are printed on both sides so you can use them on a 3 dimensional project and glitter both sides. I stamped some butterflies, and printed some I found online. Use glitter colors in the same family as your paper packs and add some darker shades for drama!
For the large rose, I covered a shank button with paper using the I-top tool and cover the paper with Art Glitter using the AG Dries Clear adhesive, allow to dry. Add embellishments and allow to dry.
Meet The Artist: Clare Buckingham Dempsey has been an avid paper crafter for 14 years, sewn for 33 years and loved all types of crafts since childhood. She is happily married with two boys. She has a fashion design and art background and still makes sewing patterns and quilts. She has been a member of the Art Glitter Guest Design Team and The Robin's Nest Design team. She loves digital cutters and designing her own cut files. (As seen in this post...WOW factor in spades!) She teaches classes at her local scrap booking and paper crafting guild and loves to blog too! She enjoys making her own scrap book and fashion embellishments with Art Glitter and Art Glitter glue! Cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com.