Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mug Card Cocoa Holder

Today I have another project to show you. I discovered this mug card/cocoa holder tutorial online here
My brown paper is SU chocolate chip. The DP is BoBunny. I cut out the inside instructions with a nestie. I used my swirls CB embossing folder for the whipping cream topper and then added some glitter to the swirls with my glue pen. The cute bunny on the front is Flopsey from MFT. The sentiment is also MFT. The hot chocolate is a premium melting chocolate with curry spice in it. It comes from a local chocolatier named "David Bacco". He is a chocolate god and this is one of his brand new melting chocolates for 2009. It's a little piece of heaven.
I actually had some last night after I spent 2 hours clearing off the first foot of snow we got in our first bad snowstorm of the year. Everything was closed today while we continued to dig ourselves out. The kids were thrilled with their first snow day of the school year. And it's not even winter yet!! Now we are going into the deep freeze with wind chills near -25 for tonight and temps getting up to 6 degrees tomorrow. At least the sun will be out, but there's no doubt that we will be having a white Xmas this year:))

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cute Fire Hydrant Doggie Treat Box

I have one cute little project to show you today. I needed a new idea for a treat box for a special doggie that I give treats to each year, so I just googled "Doggie Treat Box Template" and low and behold, up popped a link to this adorable fire hydrant treat box. You can see for yourself right here if you are so inclined

I immediately went to the "My timeless Templates" link to order the template for the matchbox and was surprised at how fast I was able to get the download email and download the template. It really was simple to print right to my cardstock, cut, score and assemble. I am sure that I will use this template again and again. After the box was done, I simply followed the directions on the you tube tutorial. If you attempt to do this, you will discover that there was an error on the size of two of the pieces that make the hydrant. I adjusted for that just by guessing at what the size should be and I think it turned out okay. The only thing I did different, was to add a reinforcement piece of cardstock to the back of the inside of the slider box, punch two holes, add eyelets and a piece of ribbon for a pull to make it easier to open the box. To finish it all off, I stamped some white tissue with paw prints and dog bones, lined the bottom of the box with that, added my treats and then more stamped tissue across the top before I pushed the slider box into the cover. I also added the tag, which was cut out with a spellbinders die. The cute doxie image I stamped on the tag is by Hampton Art. I think my friend will love it. I can't wait to give it to her on Thursday when we meet for lunch. Oh, and I did get my friend a movie gift certificate and a bottle of chocolate wine...just so you don't think I forgot about her:))