Saturday, October 13, 2012


Hi all! Just wanted to show you what I've been working on with my sister. Her son is getting married on Nov. 2nd and we are in the process of making 125 favor boxes! And bless her heart, she ordered most of the stuff for the boxes through my CTMH website!  She got her idea for the favor boxes from pg. 117 of the Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Book (shown here) and we did alot of changing since I don't yet have the Cricut die cutting machine.

My oh my - so pretty!
She did get the boxes online - they are 2" x 2" little glossy boxes and we are putting black and green M&M's in a little bag inside, tied with black ribbon.  She also got the M&M's imprinted with her son and his fiance's picture, plus their wedding date and their names!  Don't have those to show you but are they ever cute!

Here are a couple of more photos:

We used the August Stamp of the Month, Baroque Borders to stamp the scrolly designs on all sides of the box. Since these boxes are glossy, only the Staz-On ink would work without smeering.

We used black and mint green silky ribbons around the box, using the Tombo adhesive.  We also used the CTMH Sparkles - Clear Assortment (Z1752) around the sides and one bitty one on the top!
Since we had to use what we had, I found a couple of heart stamps (NOT CTMY!) to use on the top of the box. We didn't have time to order some CTMH stamps with the heart designs and I didn't have any that were the right size.  She also used little "Thank You" and "Love" stickers to seal the box which she got online.

The things we both LOVE about our design, are the little flowers on the front.  We used the CTMH Petals Paper Flowers that are black and white, and distressed the edges of them with black ink, and then put CTMH Green Glitz Glitter Gel on the edges and surface of the flowers.  We layered the flowers with several different sizes of flowers, and we died some of them black using the black ink and a sponge (see first box above on right). The glitter added so much pizzaz!

Inside the box lid, we put a little oval tag with a sweet saying, which is from the My Acrylix Sweet Moments stamp set. We used the little saying "It's moments like this we want to hold in our hearts forever", and stamped in black on an oval piece of Colonial White cardstock, also using one of the pretty borders from this same stamp set. Then we put green glitter around the edges and topped with a tiny ribbon knot. And of course, we had to add a sparkley! Are these cute or what?

We still have about 50 more to make!  If you have any questions about these cute little boxes, feel free to email me or post a comment.


1 comment:

  1. Those are really cute favor boxes! You have a lot to make!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I look forward to seeing some of your altered recipes. I'm always looking for healthy recipes!


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