Friday, September 25, 2009

September Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

I planned ahead this month and was actually able to join the blog hop with time to spare, I am so happy to accomplish that this month! My daughter has joined me again and she would like to call her "blog" Cute Creations!

Snowman Soup 

My project isn't very original because every year we give our neighbors Snowman Soup and the only thing that changes is the packaging. The clear boxes that PTI stamps come in are perfect for this little gift and I have fun making them and picking out the papers.

 I love this set with the mug and you choice of warm beverage to sip and share. This would be the front of the gift and then the back has the Snowman Soup poem.

This is just a great gift to have on hand in the house for when some one drops something off at your house or my daughter has friends over. We have also given this to classmates at holiday time, there is some part of it to love, the mini marshmellows in the glassine bag, the little candy canes or the hot cocoa all together. When we want to make this a bit more special we add homemade cookies or pumpkin bread to go with your drink. Sometimes we add silver "kisses" to the package.
I save all my clear boxes just for this gift! I save everything!!

Trick or Treat Box

 My daughter is 7 so she doesn't order much from PTI, yet, but she does save all her American Girl boxes that the little outfits come in, so she decided to recycle that. We are deep in the midst of Halloween in our house and that is all we think of so she has made a treat box for candy or a little gift.

She has so many different Halloween decorations that she didn't even need to get into my PTI supply. The chipboard letters are from Target $1 spot, she loves that section...lets face it so do I!  I did help her cover the box with orange paper to get the measurements right but she planned it all out herself, I thought she did a great job. I was most impressed when she showed me the box and the other embellishments she had added and then took off because "it was too much" and "not the same spooky feel" and she was so right!

Hope you enjoyed our "green" gifts and I am hoping to continue to add to my blog on a regular schedule! After all...I luv2bcrafty!!

Snowman Soup Supply List Using Clear box from PTI Stamps
Stamps: Warm Happiness, Holiday Treats, Snowfall, Made of Snow all PTI
Ink: SU! Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, Brocade Blue; PTI Pallette Noir, Vintage Cream; Stazon Timber Brown
Cardstock: PTI Vanilla, a random blue from my stock
Pattern Paper: KI Alpine Multi Stripe