Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy Wednesday!

I'm really excited to share today! I had my MIL bring me an abundance of altoid tins when she came to visit in October. I do love altoids, but let's be honest, I really just needed some tins!:) So, as I sat at my desk happily snacking on the freshest breath snack of all time, I thought to myself 'how could I package these and sell them?' I had a little somewhere in the back of my mind a thought about snowman I ran to the computer, searched the SCS gallery for Snowman Kisses and found just what I was looking for!! There are several super cute offerings, so I combined a few things from here and there, added some of my own...and now want to share my Snowman Kisses with you! Note, this photo is using mini marshmellows-I did a more "kid friendly" version with mellows and then some "adult" packages with altoid mints! And yippy, they were a hit!! The little poem on the inside reads: "He's cute and cuddly, and full of good wishes, and he wants to give you these Snowman Kisses!"

I started my figuring with the size of ziplock bag I was using. It was a 4 1/2 x 3" bag. So, My cover was 6 7/8 x 5". I scored it at 3 1/4" and then at 3 3/4". I then attached the ribbon along the middle of the cover, with my ATG adhesive. I used about 14" of ribbon per package, you could do with less, but if you are gifting them, I'd leave a little extra so it's really easy for others to tie up. I punched a 1 3/8" circle as far up as the punch would allow on the bottom of the cover. My white layer measured 2 3/4 x 4 1/2". I punched the snowman "window" with the 1 3/8" circle punch and saved that punch for the mid-section of the snowman! I attached the punches, the middle was 1 3/8" and the head was 1 1/4". I used the small star punch and tangerine tango cardstock for his nose and just drew the eyes with a great AC pen. For my sentiment I just typed it up on my computer, and punched it out with the Window Word Punch.
Now for his insides. I typed my poem, printed it and cut it out. I mounted it on a tangerine tango scallop square. Then for my marshellows and altoids, I just filled up my little bags and attached them to the cardstock with my ATG adhesive.

Don't you think you should make some of these!? I had so much fun! It was fun to watch men buying these little packages...wouldn't they make a great offering in an office? maybe for a teacher...etc.? I think I might make a little bottle of them for my kids teachers for often do you think teachers need a mint? I'll share creation when it comes..hopefully next week!
These next treats are a remake of something I did for Halloween for my kids teachers. This Top Note "sandwich" is housing a little slider box of some Risen chocolates. I found them at the checkout of my grocery store! All I did was stamp the snowflakes on kraft paper with white craft ink...LET IT DRY...while I stamped other snowflakes. I ran my peace, joy, love and cheer die through the Big Shot and just covered the "peace" with paper, so i didn't waste the rest of the words. When the snowflakes were dry, I ran the kraft paper through the Big Shot with the Top Note. I can't tell you how many times I used the Top Note in the last month...but I sure have my $$'s worth from that one alone!! Ok, back on track!:). I attached the top notes to the box of chocolates, used a little two way glue and dazzling diamonds to make the snowflakes sparkle a little, attached "peace" tied the retired white organdy ribbon around it...and that was it! I love those chocolates...and I learned that a lot of others do too!!
I'll be back tomorrow with more fun!! Thanks for stopping by!! Oh, I was asked how I wrapped my roudolph...I'll see if I can get a little photo or two to post tomorrow too!! Have a great day!!


Unknown said...

Wonderful lil gifts. What a creative mind you have. Ty for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Nuts. I knew I should have purchased the Join in the Cheer die strip. Now you showed me how to use it. Love your projects (the marshmellows are adorable).

Hugs, Mary

Tina said...

You make me want the Big Shot/ super cute work!

Lisa Brown said...

More great ideas, Jeni! Thanks so much for sharing them with us! Very cute!

Angie Tieman said...

WOW! I am soooo glad I came over here! I have some serious *casing* to do before my craft show!! I love all of your items and I'm too tired and desperate to think of my own ideas! lol! Your stuff (and soon to be my stuff) is awesome! hee! hee!

Anonymous said...

Your marshmallow kisses are so cute! How fun to see all of your craft fair offerings!