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.



13 comments:

2 Worlds said...

Great creations, happy mothers day!

Rita said...

WOW! How AWESOME is this card! How creative & brilliant of you to think about the scallop for the dirt, it looks so cool!!! Luv the colors & circles on the pizza box too! This boy is gonna be one happy kid!

Happy Mother's Day Malieta!

mochamama said...

wow, love the new blog look, love these bright projects and I feel for you; having extra kids around is not easy.....hang in there chickie!

pescbrico said...

Happy mother's day to you!

Fe-Fe said...

Love the card and boxes. They're fab!

Alexandra said...

Very cute project Malieta - just love this!!! And, you are a brave soul - LOL! Have fun this mother's day, you are going to soooo deserve some pampering!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Smriti said...

Nice boxes! I think I'll give them a try and they look just perfect for little boys!

Teri said...

I love these Malieta! You did such an awesome job!! Sounds like you have your hands busy! Hey, Happy Mother's Day!!

Courtney Fowler said...

Wow! That's a lot of kids to have at one time! I hope you survived with all of your hair!LOL

Love this project! I wish I had won that stamp set... off to buy it, I guess!

Hugs to you!!

Allison said...

This is awesome Malieta...I would have missed it had Teri not linked you! I love the colors and the dirt in the back of the dump truck is a terrific idea!

Julia said...

This is a great combo! I love the scalloped dirt...what a great idea.

Jen - a "Spice Angel" said...

luv luv luv your lil' boxes!!! gr8 job!!!

hugs,
Jen

Yosha said...

Wow! Brilliant card! Great colours and love the patterned edge. Hmmm....idea!