Earth Day is April 22nd every year. How do I know that? That’s easy, it’s my first born’s birthday. This is a great gift for that someone special, and it does our Earth good!!
- Buy a flower or a tree sprig from your favorite garden store
- Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers
- Die Cut Machine
- Tissue box cutting file (Silhouette) (Cricut)
- Happy Earth Day file (Cricut)
- Zig Chisel Tip Glue Pen
CREATING YOUR TAG:
After deciding what colors you use for which part of the Earth Day tag you want, start cutting each appropriate section. For my background, I created a tag by duplicating the background section of the SVG, I then mirrored it, turned it until some parts of the SVG matched and welded the 2 parts together. When the machine cuts it, you can fold where the 2 parts were welded to make your tag. If you don’t want to make a tag, just keep all parts of the SVG as is. Just size it to the size you need for your project. I made mine 4” wide.
I then assembled my tag by layering the parts from the various cardstock papers. I used my Scor-tape for the larger areas and the Zig Chisel Tip Glue Pen for the tiny spaces; for example, the words, Happy Earth Day and part of the earth.
CREATING YOUR BOX
After manipulating the SVG file to the size I wanted it, I also had to manipulate the tissue box cover to become my box bottom. Of course, you can just make the outsides of the box, but it wouldn’t hold anything inside. It would just act like a fence around the plant. But I wanted a bottom, so I had to make sure it was a solid base, not one with a hole in it. First, cut the 2 side parts of the SVG file. Once cut, fold sides to create 90-degree angles. Next, use Scor-tape and put strips on the “outside” of the folds as seen below.
Pull the cover off of the liner strip to reveal the adhesive. Connect one part with the adhesive to the other part with no fold. Repeat for the other side to create the outsides of the box.
CREATING BOX BOTTOM
Again, manipulate the piece of the SVG file that should be the lid with a hole. I made it a solid piece. I also use the Silver Sparkle cardstock because 1 – I LOVE it! And 2 – I felt it would act as a sturdy bottom.
Send it to your machine to cut. Fold all edges up and tabs in. Put liner tape on the “outside” of the tabs to adhere to the inside of the bottom. Remove liner to reveal adhesive and build the bottom (upside down lid).
Put liner tape strips all around the outside of the sides of the box on the part you decide to be the bottom, remove the liner to reveal the adhesive and fit into the bottom. Press all sides to ensure it adheres so that your box doesn’t fall apart when you hand it to your recipient.
Now we need to adhere our tag to the box, but first, make sure to sign it so your recipient knows who gave it to them. Apply your runner tape to the back of the tag.
Adhere the tag to your box…and Voila! Next, carefully place your plant/tree sprig into the box and deliver to your recipient. Happy Earth Day!