Thursday, October 6, 2011

Dreamin' of...french fries?!? And a Sympathy Card

Okay, maybe one of the improvements I need to make during "Blogtoberfest" is to quit using such corny blog post titles!
 I am still in the "recovery" mode so couldn't do a lot of up and down crafting BUT I did cut some french fry boxes to play with and then used bits and pieces of scraps and die cuts that were strewn about my table to finish them. This weekend my CTMH unit is having an Art Philosophy Box exchange and I've been assigned the french fry box. I'll hopefully have a bunch of samples to post on the blog afterwards :)
 I thought these boxes would be a fun way to present hostess gifts or little goodies for my regular customers. The tiniest holds two lifesavers (it's not the smallest size possible though!) and the larger one has one of our hostess stamp sets.

 An edge distresser makes a great thank you gift :)  

 For this one (which holds one of our mini medley sets), I reversed the paper.
  Because I used scraps of pre-stamped, pre-cut supplies for the boxes, I won't give the "recipes."  However, if you have questions, feel free to ask.  Here's the recipe for this sympathy card:
All products Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Card stock: gold rush, cocoa
Paper pack: Dreamin
Inks: cocoa, gold rush
Stamp sets: UnscriptedCard Chatter - sympathy, Psalm 3:3 (Verve)
Embellishents: twill ribbon, foundry ribbon slide, brown sack (Hobby Lobby), 
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge die cuts: tag, leaves

I used the unscripted stamp set to create a faint back ground behind the scripture on the tag.

 I put a coat of crackle distress paint (clear) over the leaves and let them dry before "crumpling" them. It gives them the feel and look of dried leaves, but it is hard to see in the photo.

I used my dry embosser to add some texture to the card stock.

Thanks for stopping by!
Marie with a :)


Dot said...

Love your boxes. A great way to give these little gifts. Love your blog, too. You are very talented.

Kim said...

Your blog is wonderful, and so is your art. Great job!

Tammy Hornby said...

For some reason your post didn't update on my blog list, but I noticed you'd posted artwork on the boards. I'm so glad I checked it out--just beautiful work as ALWAYS! I adore the little fry boxes with gifts. These would make cute packaging for little gifts for my Bible study gals.