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.


  1. Girl you did that!!! Love it all!! I'm am sure Keith was very pleased with outcome and such a fab idea. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You did a great job on the decorations, looks like a lot of time and patience and love went into everything!

  3. You are the queen of craftiness, Danita. This is awesome. I can't even imagine myself thinking of doing something this elaborate. TFS - great, great work here.