Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tropical Theme Gift Box Card Holder/Invite/Banner/Place Cards decorations

I made this card holder for my husband's birthday party. This little beauty took me about a week to complete as I had no plan for it.  I just started and went with whatever popped into my head. The party's theme was "A Tropical paradise in the Fall". All the decorations were Tropical/Luau/Hawaiian in nature, even the invite. The story behind this theme is that I have always wanted to have a Luau for one of our birthdays but my hubby's is in October and mine is in December, so it really isn't practical to do so. My mother-in-law and cousin both loved the idea of a Tropical party so it took off from there. The party was so much fun and I am thankful for all that attended.

I cut the leaves with my Cameo, hand embossed the veins and colored them with a Momento marker to bring them out a little. I hand cut the slot for the cards and used a decorative trim around the top part of the box.

I cut up a child's size raffia hula skirt. It would only fit across the front of the box so I had to make the rest of it by cutting and tying each an every strand!! Yes it was a pain!!

 I love this little hut! I just took some cardboard, folded it and started cutting and adding stuff. I used modge podge on the outside.  That is real sand you see.  I used glossy accents to keep it in place.
different view.

 These Adirondack chairs are so easy to make! I made several in different colors for table decorations. I used real rocks and modge podge to hold them in place.
 I designed and colored this banner with the Silhouette software and mounted it on popsicle sticks. I used stickers for the "celebrate" and Martini Glass brads.
 Tee hee, I used my Ebosser and Teresa Collins woodgrain folder to make this Tiki pole. The Tiki men are print and cut with my Cameo.
The monkey in the tree is a sticker. I colored the back side so it would look like the back of a monkey.

 Side view:
 Aerial view (boxed and ready for transport):

Here is the front and back of the invite I designed with my Cameo.
I also made "Reserved" Place Cards for the tables

I forgot to take pictures of the banner so please forgive the messy background on this one
Here it is hung up. It was huge! Sorry for the bad pic.