Monday, 6 September 2021

AAA Birthday Challenge #29 not a card, with video


This month the AAA Birthday Challenge is: not a card.

So I  made little treat bags, boxes, I see brown bags or lunch bags ;-)

I don't have a lot of patterned paper, so I went Autumnal and one with Christmas paper as my birthday is a week before the 25th. But remember we're a birthday challenge.

In the Netherlands kids treat their class on their birthdays, so a tag with Happy Birthday seemed weird to  me, a place card holder for the table made more sense.

I don't have kids so I don't know how it's done these days.

I've designed my little box around

the Milka Moments, but it fits a lot of things, like the round Christmas chocolate balls or Tony Chocolonely minis.

For it you need two pieces of cardstock, one solid, one patterned as I did or what ever you desire.

I think designer pape might be more expensive than normal coloured card,  and Ilike the contrast, so I went fancy on the outside and  normal on the inside, you do see the sides of the little basket, so make sure it's nice.

the solid card should measure 4"x3 1/8", score at 3/4inch on all sides.

the patterned paper should measure 81/4 inches x 2 1/2 inches.

score on the long side at: 1/2"- 31/4- 5" 73/4 inches.

score, fold and burnish all score lines.

cut away wedges as shown on the plans and glue the little tabs. I use hot glue.

For more information on the AAA Birthday Challenge, see this.


  1. Wat een leuk idee weer Maaike.
    Bedankt voor de video en het patroontje.
    Dit lijkt me inderdaad ook wel leuk voor 11 november.

  2. Such a fab and simple idea, love it!

  3. Your box are perfect for treats. So cute! Valérie (DT AAA Birthday)