Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Guess what I did Saturday night

Hi there,

well rather unexpectedly a box of some delightful new crafty goodies arrived on my doorstep last Saturday and I couldn't resist playing with them once the kids were tucked up in bed that night. I had a purpose in mind too - which helps - we were going to a Christmas coffee get together with some good friends Sunday and I wanted to make some little treat boxes for the kids. Here's the end result. First a close up of the girls boxes.
And a close up of the boys boxes

The boxes are fusion of SU! and PTI. To start with I used a the Favor it 2 box die to cut the boxes out (you need two per box) Baja Breeze for the boys and Real Red for the girls. (I decided to use some retired SU! DSP Ski Slope to decorate the boxes hence the colour scheme.) I labelled the boxes using first a Mat Stack 1 die cut (stamped with the matching Mat Stack stamp from Tiny Treats: Christmas) then different Limitless Layers 1 3/4" circles for the girls and boys. Lastly I added a stamped and coloured image from Tiny Treat: Christmas - santa for the girls and seriously the cutest reindeer ever for the boys. I coloured the Santa and reindeer in using SU! markers. The last touch was just a few rhinestones to bling them up a bit - a very important detail according to my Miss 5 (she made sure the girls got three rhinestones on theirs!) I used a cello bag filled it with a few home made Christmas biscuits we'd made Saturday afternoon and some little chocolate Santa's. Then tied it closed with some dotty Real Red ribbon.

It was a labor of love - but fun I have got to say :) and the kids loved them which definitely makes it worth while!! Christmas is everywhere in blog land at the momment but since these are mostly PTI I thought I might add them to the Passion for PaperTrey Christmas challenge - cause there was passion involved in their making and a very late night!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: SU! and PaperTrey Inc
Stamps: Tiny Treats: Christmas (PTI)
Cardstock: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White (all SU!)
Ink: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, YoYo Yellow, Brocade Blue
Accessories: SU! Ski Slope DSP (R), Real Red stitched dotty grosgrain ribbon, small cello bags, Sticky Strip, 1 3/4 " circle punch, Dimensionals, PTI Favor it Box 2 die, Mat Stack 1 die, Limitless Layers 1 3/4" circle dies


  1. How sweet are these! Gorgeous - and I'm sure those kids LOVED them!

  2. Now fess up, how did you get a delivery on a Saturday? I got my Limitless Layers a few weeks ago but I haven't broken them out yet. I did manage to put my FF #9 die and stamps set to good use the other day though. How do you like the Favour It die. I gave this some hard thought but wasn't sure how much it would hold in comparison to the SU Fancy Favour box.

  3. Wow, totally gorgeous, who wouldn't love to receive one of these adorable boxes of goodies! Seriously :o)

  4. Ooooh, love it! I've eyed off that die too. And now I have to go and look up the stamp set. You enabler, you! :-)

  5. What a delight to the eyes! I made a whole bundle of these the other week - aren't they a dream to assemble? Great little boxes.

    Thanks for playing along with us at A Passion for Papertrey.

    Caryn xxx

  6. Oooh these are so sweet! Love both the boys and girls design equally!
    Thanks so much for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!

  7. I'm loving looking at your blog posts! These are super cute too!! I love how you decorated these boxes and the different patterns you used too.


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