Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wedding Shower Favors

I was asked to help with a shower for a girl I go to church with.  Being the "shower diva" that I am (LOL) I said sure!  They needed me to do some favors. This is what I came up with.

Like I said earlier this week, these pillow box favors are becoming my go-to favors.

Since I am making 100 of these cute little things I found a way to shrink the pillow box favor by cutting it out once from a transparency sheet and then moving the box down a bit and aligning it again on the die and cutting it a second time.  HERE is a link to a youtube video that shows what I did.  This way I can get 2 of the Hershey nugget treats into the box instead of 3 which is what it will hold when cut regularly.

My sweet hubby bought me the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge for my birthday and I couldn't think of a better time to use it.  After some youtube research I settled on this flower design. 

The spiral cut measures about 2.5 inches wide.  The finished flower rosette measures just over 1/2".  They are very small, but perfect to put on this tag.  I used the scallop 1 cut (see picture below).

Here is a close up of the label that I created using the finished flower.

If you have any questions, please let me know!  Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Teacher Gifts 2011

I'm back!  Sorry for the long break but back to school this year has been very busy and hectic!!  Things are finally starting to fall into a routine, so I've had a bit more time to do some work and updating.  

Every year I make gifts for the teachers in my grade level for 'Back to School.'  Teachers always can use a little afternoon pick-me-up those first few days back to school.  I decided to put together a little candy snack.  I found the little holders at the dollar store and I made everything else (except for the chocolate!!  I left that up to the Hershey people!).

This is a regular Hershey bar that is covered in some red cs and dsp from Stampin' Up!

I saw this idea a few years ago in a Creating Keepsakes magazine.  I put in into my inspiration binder but forgot about it until a couple of weeks before school started.  I stumbled onto a thread post on the cricut mb about these and I knew I wanted to add them to my candy snack.  The inside is made up of a pkg of Rolo candy (these were hard to find!!  I ended up buying them at the gas station/convenience store and they were the most expensive project of all, but well worth it!!)  You could also use a roll of sweet tarts or any other roll candy.

I bought this stamp somewhere a couple of years ago and I thought I would try my hand at coloring it with my Copic markers.  I'm still learning how to use them, but I thought they weren't that bad considering!!!  I used the Stampin' Up! builder wheels for the black images on the red cs.

These little pillow box treats are becoming my new favorite form of treats.  They are super easy to make.  The pillow box die is from Sizzix and the stamped images are from a set by Stampin' Up! that is made for this purpose.  It fits perfectly onto an Avery label and then wraps wonderfully around the Hershey nugget treats!!  Be looking for another favor idea using these same items.

This is a fun bookmark that I made for the ladies.  I wrote a little "good luck" message on the back.  I used a set from Stampin' Up! for the bus and colored it with my SU! markers.
Thanks for looking!  If you have any questions, let me know!!!