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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

Almost Candy-Free Unisex Birthday Favors

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Unfortunately I have been really sick the last few weeks, and my daughter’s birthday was on the 6th.  This is the first year I am not doing full on birthday bash.  We decided to take her to Disneyland and that I would do fun treats that we would work on together for all her friends.

It seems like most of my craft projects are always invites or favors and the way my family is I am always making at least 25 of the same thing.  So I like to hybrid the projects with scrapbook digital elements and paper to save costs and trips to the craft store.  Sara’s class has 30 kids so I needed to make 30 unisex birthday favors!!  In addition I don’t like giving just a bag full of candy, one type of candy/chocolate that was my guideline.  Here is what we came up with for goodies and the box.

Candy Free Kid's Birthday Favors

Candy Free Kid's Birthday Favors

I love the Tags, Bags and More cartridge for my Cricut Expression and I was intent on using one of the boxes on it, but being able to cut 2 on 12×12 card stock and still have a decent sized box.  The popcorn box could cut 2 at the 5 1/2″ setting and still be about 4 1/2″ high.

I downloaded the Affair To Remember and Perfect Party Pack digital scrapbook kits from ShabbyPrincess.com. We used the Perfect Party Pack to print out 60 mini candy bar wrappers, and I printed the striped pattern paper from the Affair To Remember.   Sara loved wrapping the chocolates – we had to remove the Mr. Goodbars, so we didn’t have peanuts.  We cut the Birthday Party Hats and Presents from the Potpourri Basket Cricut Expression Cartridge.

Goodies we included:

  • Z Wind Up toys in assorted colors and characters – fish, frogs, robots, dinosaurs.  I got mine at Kitson Kids, but I found them online here – http://www.tintoyarcade.com/brands/Z-Wind-Ups.html
  • 2 different colors of modeling clay and directions on how to make a little clay characters – by Roseart @ Target (not available online)
  • Bright colored mechanical pencils – Target (not available online)
  • Camoflouge Chapsticks – Kitson Kids online at Patina Stores
  • Fruit Tape – Target
  • Hershey’s Minis wrapped with the candy wrappers – Target

Popcorn Box Supplies

  • Bazzil Cardstock from the Tropical Paper Pack
  • Diagonal Striped Paper from digital scrapbook kit: Affair To Remember
  • Cellaphane Baggies
  • Assorted Ribbon
  • Cricut Expression with the Tags, Bags and More and Potpurri Basket cartridges
  • Cellophane Bags are by Highland Supply Corp.  I get them a wholesale floral supply place called Shinoda Design Center in Orange County, CA

Written by sarastars

October 8, 2009 at 2:19 am