Card base: Cut cardstock at 12” x 5 ½”. Use your favorite scoring tool and score 3", 5 5/8" and 6 3/8".
|Step 2: Card front|
|Step 3: Cake side|
Cake side: Cut piece of cardstock 1 ¼” x 9” and score it at 1/4" and 1" on long sides.
|Step 4: Cake Side|
Cake side: Take cardstock and cut small triangle from edge to ¼” score line and repeat on opposite side. This will allow paper to wrap around the cake top without creasing.
Cake side: Cut cardstock at 1 ¼” x 9” and use border punch to create decoration for cake side.
|Step 6: Cake Top|
Cake top: Using your favorite circle cutter (i.e. Nestabilities, Cricut, etc.) to cut a 2 ¾” circle from cardstock. Optional: cut slightly smaller circle from designer paper and adhere to cardstock circle.
|Step 7: Cake Top|
Cake top: Punch six holes around cake top same diameter as candles.
|Step 8: Cake Top|
Cake top: Decorate cake top as desired. Optional: Use snow maker marker to simulate frosting.
|Step 9: Cake Assembly|
Cake assembly: Bend all the small triangles away from center of cake side strip and apply glue to them. Wrap strip underneath cake top as seen in photo. Use small piece of tacky tape to inner end of strip to close it.
|Step 10: Candle Box|
Candle box: Cut cardstock to measure 3 ¼ " x 4 ¼" - this will fit 6 candles. Using your favorite scoring tool, score the shorter side of paper at 1/2", 7/8", 2 3/8" and 2 3/4". Turn the cardstock 90° and score at 1/2", 7/8", 3 3/8" and 3 3/4".
|Step 11: Candle Box|
Candle box: Cut away the shaded areas in the photo to the red lines. Cut on score line indicated by green line in photo.
|Step 12: Candle Box|
Candle box: Trim tabs and fold score lines as shown in photo.
|Step 13: Candle Box|
Candle box: Cut small rectangle in center of candle box – be careful not to go past score lines.
Cut small scrap of designer paper to measure 2 ½” x 1 ½” and punch small decorative window in center and adhere to box top covering slightly large window. Adhere acetate to inside of box.
|Step 14: Candle Box|
Candle box: Use small scraps of designer paper to decorate sides of box if desired.
Fold at score lines to create box leaving one top end open to allow access for candles
|Step 15: Card Inside|
Card Inside: Cut designer paper to measure 4 ¾” x 5 ¼”. Dry fit candle box and cake to mat. Use pencil to lightly mark location of candle box. Do not adhere mat to card base yet.
Card Inside: Using the pencil markings created in step 15 as a guide – cut small two small slices (indicated by red line) on mat to feed ribbon.
|Step 17: Card Inside|
Card Inside: Cut matching mat for designer paper at 5” x 5 3/8”. Adhere designer mat to cardstock mat making sure ribbon has already been fed through slits. (Photo shows candle box and cake already adhered to mat but this is more easily done in step 18)
|Step 18: Card Inside|
Card Inside: Cut ribbon at 11” and glue to inside of card base from the 6 3/8” score line to edge. Adhere card inside mat to card base and center over ribbon. Adhere candle box and cake to mat.
|Step 19: Card Finish|
Card Finish: Use ribbon to close card and have some fun decorating card front. For example, stamp a cute image and color, add a sentiment and flowers – be creative!