Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Altered Card Boxes...

These cute little boxes were inspried by Nichole Heady's cute little card box purses. I knew I wouldn't be needing the handles, so I tweaked it just slightly. These boxes are originally for storing card sets, but I personally have only used them maybe twice for that option! All you have to do is cut them in half(from the start of the body of the box) at 2 7/8 inches and begin to decorate! I used a variety of Basic Grey(Figgy Pudding & Fruit Cake Line)
Just a close up! Very basic, but fun! I'm really addicted to these new Dew Drops now that I know what to do with I used the "flame" & "Spring Bloom" varities.
This is my favorite color combo of them all. I really like the soft winter colors and I paired it with SU! Chocolate Chip ribbon. You can put just about anything you can think of and give as a sweet thank-you! My original intent was to do chocolate covered pretzels...which we DID do but I'm wondering why the next day, when I went to package, the chocolate looked old?? Should I have used "unsalted" pretzels??? They looked so yummy, but I wasn't about to package "old" looking Soooo, I went for my second option of banana bread! I cut 2 slices(thick cuts) and placed them together, wrapped in wax paper, and inserted them in the cello bag. I trimmed off the sticky tab and tied with some yummy ribbon.


Amy said...

Very cute idea! You are so creative! I recently found your blog and love your inspiration! Where did you get the card boxes? Where they some that your cards actually came in, or did you order a set? Regarding your pretzels, were you using the dark chocolate or white? I think if you used the dark maybe you heated it too long? Next time add some sprinkles on top and no one will know! =) Amy

katie said...

Hi! Love your blog! Super cute ideas. About the chocolate, the trick for making them not look "old" after a day or so, is to "temper" the chocolate first. It's too hard to explain on here, but if you're really interested, has tips for tempering. Hope this helps!


Debbie Olson said...

Amazingly lovely! Nichole would be so proud of you--you should send her a link!! My chocolate did that last time too. :-(