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

32 comments:

  1. Oh, how clever! I love the Halloween box, what a wonderful job you both did :0)

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  2. ahhhh how cute are BOTH of these - I love snowman soup and your daughter's BOO box is so sweet. Enjoy uour time crafting together - I sure miss my grown up DDs :-)

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  3. Love both of these! Your daughter is a chip off the ol' block I would say!!

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  4. Love your snowman Soup idea!!! Too cute!!!
    Your DD's Halloween box is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! I'm all misty tonight because you're the 2nd lucky Mom whose daughter played along & crafted with her -- mine's 27 & moved away 1 1/2 years ago & we've both been lonesome lately! They grow too fast -- enjoy EVERY moment with her!!! ;-)

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  5. LOVE your snowman soup creation. What a neat idea for the warm months. Way to rock the recycling challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  6. Great projects! I'm so happy to see your daughter participating with you. Another generation of crafters is born!

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  7. Wow, those are some great little gifts!

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  8. Great projects! I like how the Snowman project turned out and it makes such a great gift.

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  9. Both projects are sooo adorable!!! Wonderful way to recycle and reuse the PTI goodies!!! ~S~

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  10. I think your soup box is adorable and the boo box too! Great job :)

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  11. The packaging is perfect for the snowman soup! Your dd did an amazing job on her box! Crafty ladies!

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  12. Love both your boxes! Great job!

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  13. Both boxes are cuuute! I would love to receive some of your snowman soup & some treats in that Halloween box too! Great way to bond with your daughter! :)

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  14. I love this .. the sparkly shredding is perfect in the clear box!

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  15. Both of your projects are FABULOUS!! My DD LOVES to keep her AG boxes too!!! :)
    Glad your DD got to play along tonite!!

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  16. How cute! I love that you change the packaging for the same gift! This year's turned out great.

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  17. Both of your recycling project turned out beautiful!! :-) Such a sweet idea for your gifts!

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  18. What a fabulous way to present Snowman Soup! And your daughter's Halloween box is just adorable!

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  19. You and your daughter BOTH did a great job! Kudos to you for working so well together!

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  20. Me again! :) I do LOVE crafting with Amanda.. I saw your DD enjoys sculpey clay too! Amanda loves to make food for her AG dolls with it! I am AMAZED at what she creates.. she made a doggy for a friends birthday.. I gotta share some on my blog! I have feeling our girls would be FAST friends.. and we already know the moms LOVE PTI! :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I will have Amanda share some of her goodies on my blog.. I know she would LOVE to see what your DD has created too! :) Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

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  21. I know you love crafting together - and you're both so creative! My "little girl" just left for college and I really miss crafting with her.

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  22. Great job to both of you! Snowman soup---> you can never go wrong with that :)

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  23. Love both of these boxes! Who wouldn't want to get either one of them as a gift. Great work!

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  24. Ya'll did great! They are so cute! :)

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  25. Great ideas! I love that your daughter saves her packaging too! Super cute projects!

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  26. What a great Halloween box! And how wonderful she was thinking about what made it look better or ot!!

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