More gift ideas

I had a great time today at the Stamp-a-stack.  It was great to see Donna Day – the first time since her wedding!!  And Karen brought me a flower, Amy brought me some adhesive (and let me borrow some Sizzlits), and Mom brought green beans and crackers.  I love Mom's green beans; mine are never quite as good.  And the crackers were wonderful at lunch time.  I ate Donna's, too.  It wasn't even my birthday – and everyone fed me, supported my stamp addiction and brought me pretty things.  Donna taught me some new signs (she's the ASL teacher).  Too cool.  (Amy – once you start eating the Crunch 'n' Munch, it's very hard to stop. Thanks.)

Here are two more of the projects I made yesterday.  These both use the new decor elements in Chocolate Chip and Rose Red.

I used Bella Rose for the Chocolate Chip designer paper around the box.  I have to admit to using some retired Rose Red Prints for the border.  I didn't have any other Rose Red paper.  But wouldn't this make a great box for cookies, or some loaves of bread or fancy cakes?  You could also use it to store greeting cards and envelopes – or to pack them in as a gift.  It would even work as an "Operation Christmas Child" box for Samaritan's Purse this Christmas.  So if you bought punch boxes last summer and haven't done anything with them yet, dig them out!  This didn't take very long; I decorated it in the kitchen during an episode of NCIS.

Here's another one with the decor elements. 

It's a little blurry; I've never pretended to be a photographer!  But it was sooooo easy.  The votive and cup were less than $1.00, I think.  I just added the flower and center and that's it!   I think it would make a cute party favor or small stocking stuffer. 

The other half of each flower is on a tile I made for a coaster. 

That's it for today.  Have a wonderful weekend!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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