Friday, August 15, 2014

A snack while you wait ...

WOW!  Can you believe it's the end of yet another week???
Where has the summer gone ... kids are starting back to school ... home canning season is in full swing and you know what will be flying here in NE Ohio before we know it!  YIKES!!

I have a fun little 'giftie' idea for you today.  Hope you like it!

I have to admit, I've had this idea swimming around in my head but when I saw it similarly done over on Heidi Blankenship's Blog 'Embellished Dreams', I knew I just had to 'get it done' and shared!  Heidi used product from  The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and Graphic45 papers . . . 

I have used product from the Crafty Secrets Store 'Crafty Vintage Girl' and the product I used today is the Digital Barber Shop Kit #D-116.  There are SO MANY options available at the CS store that you could use for a project like this.  My container is simply a clear A6 card box which I've purchased through  I have these clear boxes in various sizes ... did you know you can actually mail your dimensional cards in these boxes?  Yep ... costs typically around $2 to mail via USPS.  I've inserted the digital paper into a Word document to resize it the length I needed for around the box.  Printed & fussy cut the ephemera then added a little 'manly' string, fall leaf button and VIOLA!  

I guess I'll be handing this box of almonds to hubby next time I cut his hair!  Afterall, I did steal borrow the almonds from his stash for my project! LOL!  He commented the other day that he didn't realize he had been eating so many almonds ... ssshhh!  Don't tell him where they disappeared to!  LOL!

Here are a few challenges I'd like to share in today .  .  .
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Anything But a Card
All Crafts Aug/Sept Challenge - Anything But a Card
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Fussy Cutting

Before I go, I want to share the news about the wonderful sale Sandy has going on right now in the shop.  She has assembled a fantastic goodie box of Summer themed stamps, journal booklets, Vintage Cuts, Creative Scraps and more at an amazing price!  Look at all the beautiful materials you get for just $19.95 plus $4.95 shipping:

You can click on this photo to get an even better look at all these beautiful projects.  There's even a beautiful album included so you can scrap your summer memories with ease.  Here's a list: 
You can order as many of these super summer sale kits as you'd like.  They'll make great birthday and Christmas gifts for all your crafty friends.  The link to finding these in the online store is Summer Super Pack Blowout.  No code is necessary, just click on the link to order.

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a FABULOUS weekend and I'll see you back here next week!
As always . . .


Desire Fourie said...

Darlene this is so fun and a wonderful gift idea.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Wonderful project. Love all those embellishments and yes, thanks to you Miss Enabler, I ordered the Summer Pack. (Who could resist such a great deal?)

Mrs A. said...

These clear boxes make a great gift. I like your embellishments on this one. Thankyou fr sharing another idea ith us at Craft My Life. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a fabulous idea! Just love that little bottle, so cute! I think my Dad would love something like this! Have a great weekend, hugs :)

Diane said...

Perfect "manly" gift...beautiful use of the lovely Crafty Secrets digitals!! You can make me one for when you come and visit....HA!

Chana said...

This is a wonderful design for a male gift. Thanks for accepting the challenge here at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

Caz s said...

This is lovely..Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty..Good luck.

Caz xx PPC DT

Chana said...

Hi, Darlene! We featured your project on our Facebook page today!
Chana, Owner
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

Rocky said...

I like this idea a lot, it makes a great gift. Thank you for sharing it with us at All Crafts Challenge.

Kim Butterworth said...

Love what you have done with the packaging of this gift. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

Granmargaret said...

Great work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy