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Hummingbird Embellished Godiva Truffle Box Favor

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This is the first time I used the Sure Cuts A Lot software with my Cricut Expression.  I am thrilled with the endless possibilities.

Hummingbird Favor

Hummingbird Favor

I embellished Godiva’s 4 piece truffle box around the theme of my mom’s 60th birthday.  She love hummingbirds and I wanted to tastefully showcase this.   The Godiva box is already elegant and tasteful on it’s own, so I didn’t feel compelled to change it.  I simply cut a scalloped oval that fit nicely between the gold embossing on the box and then added the hummingbird on a foam pop-up dot on the knotted ribbon!   For the hummingbird I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in midnight blue.

Thank you to Freeillustrotor.org for the beautiful hummingbird vector!

Hummingbird for SCAL and Cricut

You can use this hummingbird with Sure Cuts A Lot and your Cricut

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December 2, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Handmade Godiva Favor Boxes for Under $5

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I know that I cannot be the only one met the challenge of creating, making birthday, baby shower or bridal favors on a regular basis.  In our family we rarely have birthdays or showers that require less then 40 chic favors, in this case I had to make 100 for all the family that would be coming to visit my newborn son – Maxen.

I feel strongly that there is a undeniable elegance in a  fine chocolate favor.  I came up with this idea for using the Godiva Pearls because they contain little confections of chocolate perfection!   I thought the tin was a great blank canvas to do something fun and the dimensions work perfect with standard 12×12 scrapbooking paper.  In addition I needed to make a hundred so I couldn’t go over a budget of $5 each.

Chic Welcome Baby Favors using Godiva Chocolate

Chic Welcome Baby Favors using Godiva Chocolate

The Godiva Pear tin is 3 6/16″ high and the diameter is 5″.  You can easily wrap 3 tins with 1 12×12 scrapbook paper.  I cut my strips to 3 6/16″ x 6″.  My ribbon was cut to 5 1/2″.  I used McGill’s punch for the vellum envelope, but you could easily cut a an envelope with your cricut or use a different embellishment all together.

Let me know if you decide to make these, I would love to post your work here!

Written by sarastars

December 2, 2009 at 9:29 pm