Saturday, May 10, 2008
Happy Mother's Day!
The past few days have been hectic around my house, and I don't foresee anything calming down around here until tomorrow night. A cousin of mine had to leave town for the weekend and I agreed to babysit her two children. I really don't mind but... keeping up with an active 4 yr. old , a 4 month old baby plus my own leaves me with very little "me time"! However, between kiddie naps and my older kids helping out today, I was able to complete a project I had started on Thursday evening.
My completed project is a birthday tag and pizza style party favor boxes. I got the idea for making these pizza boxes when I visited Teri's blog Big Ideas From A Little Girl.
Since most of us have experience making a box, you will find Teri's tutorial easy to follow. The pizza boxes are small yet big enough to hold a few party favors or small gift.
After I completed a few boxes, I decorated them by punching out circles with my 1" circle punch. (I punched the circles from the leftover cardstock.) These boxes are for a boys party, so I kept the decorations simple and simply tied ribbon around the finished box.
For the tag, I used my stamps from the Little Paper Shop. I think these stamps are perfect for a boys birthday card! To make the tag,I used my large rectangle Nestabilities dies. The truck is colored in with Copic Markers. The sentiments are Little Paper Shop's To give the impression that the truck is dumping dirt,I grabbed a scrap piece of black c/s and punched out a circle. I trimmed around the circle with sm. scallop scissors, cut the trimmed piece in half and adhered the dirt to the tag.
Other embellishments are ribbon ,Stickles (blk.)and mini-brads (from my stash).
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you all have a beautiful day tomorrow. I'll be back Monday.
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