Hello, Crafty Friends.
A while back my hubby had been asking me to make something crafty to take to work... yeah, who knew guys talk about their wives crafts (especially in the work place). LOL
Well, some time had passed and we had recently celebrated our sons 3rd birthday. It was a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed birthday party and our son requested that I make him cake pops for his party. Well, being the crafty mama I am, I made him special Mickey shaped cake pops. This leads back to hubby, I promise...
You see, hubby saw our son's Mouse eared cake pops and he wanted some too. Well, sadly, there were none leftover. And with Valentine's Day right around the corner, I figured why not! So I made hubby his own batch to take to work for him as his co-workers. Yes, I'm one of those wives that send their hubbies to work with baked goodies to share. It's just like sending your kids to school with cupcakes!! Seriously, it is!
But I just couldn't just send him with pops in a plastic bag or a plain cardboard box... nope, not this crafty wifey!! I had to prettify EVERYTHING!!
Starting with the BOX!!
I cut of the flaps a cardboard box we had just laying around the house. transforming it into a tray.
I used this adorable paper stack from DCWV to cover up the outside of my box. I t was my lucky day because I found a box that 12"x 12" and 4.25" high.
So, I cut my patterned paper into 4 - 4" strips, for the base. And 4 and coordinating patterned paper into 4 - 1" strips, for a border. I used my scalloped edge punch to punch a decorative pattern along one edge. I ran all my strips through my Xyron Creative Station.
Then I adhered them to my box. I used the 4" strip toward the bottom and the border strip on top. This cover the .25" gap that the base strips didn't.
I made adorable decorative embellishments with my TeresaCollins Pocket Dies.
I used my Cut'n'boss machine and the bow and tails die (from the Girl's Best Friend set) to make super cute bows.
I made 2 sets of bows and hot glued them to the from of my box. I also topped both bows with a white button and hot glued them into place.
I also cut out 3 hearts and stacked and glued them onto each other, making it nice and thick like chipboard. Then glued it in place, in between my bows, using liquid glue.
I also die cut 3 arrows to go through my heart... because what is a Valentine heart without a arrow going through it??
Now, my box is complete... and SUPER CUTE!!
But, I didn't stop there! Nope, had to make my pops equally as cute!!
Again, using my Cut'n'boss machine, I cut out fishtail flags and these this gorgeous Teresa Collins script die. This one says "love", perfect for the Valentine theme I'm going for.
After cutting out flags and words, I used 2way glue to attach each word to it' flag. Then hot glued them onto my cake pop sticks.
I made a few different ones, but they are all "love" themed and coordinated with my box.
Here is the finished box of yummies that hubby took to work.
And what do you know, it came back empty!
Well, at least I still have my super cute box!!
Teresa Collins Pocket Dies (Craftwell)
Patterned Paper- Chick Chat Stack (DCWV)
Xyron Creative Station w/ 9" Permanent Adhesive cartridge
Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
Scalloped Scallop Punch (EK Success)
Fishtail STAX Die (My Favorite Things)
Arrow Die (We R Memory Keepers)
Hope you enjoyed today's project!!
Until next time...