Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

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Sweet Favor Boxes

Sweet Favor Boxes

Easter is just around the corner. I know, right?!? Yes, already! This year I have crafted up these sweet favor boxes courtesy of the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month club. They are perfect for trinkets and candy, and will be nestled among the paper grass in my girls Easter baskets.

The only eggs our big girls will hunt are of the golden variety and filled with cash. We hide one each, hide them well, and are purely entertained watching them hunt. No matter how old they are (19 & 20), I still can’t get beyond filling a basket for them. Some items in their baskets have changed over the years and some, like chocolate, have stayed the same. I have a couple of delicate little items to include this year (of which I can’t reveal, because peepers!) and these favor boxes will be the perfect pretty packaging.

The March Large Die of the Month kit includes dies to create 8 elements. The favor box die, 2 tags, 2 leaves. 2 flowers and a flourish. The favor box die fits perfectly onto 6x6 paper.

I hoard paper pads, but don’t often use patterned on cards. I was delighted to use my Wildflower paper by Kaisercraft for a coordinating set of favors. There is no glue holding the box together. The die cuts perfectly sized slits for the flap to tuck into and scores the fold lines. So easy, so quick.

I used two layers of paper for a finished interior. I did not adhere them together, just tucked the flap and they were secure. Double sided paper would be perfect!

I created the three dimensional flowers by first die cutting them into colored card stock. I then shaped each petal and whole flower into a cup shape with a dotting tool on top of a fun foam sheet (a mouse pad or Misti mat would work, as well). I created a fuller flower by layering two cup shaped large flowers and one small. A compact, more bud like, flower by using three of the cup shaped smaller flower die cuts. I adhered the layers with Ranger Collage Medium. A drop at the base of the flower was just right. I then added a stamen by cutting the top off of a yellow disposable mascara wand and adhering with Collage Medium. Liquid glue, or even hot glue, the buds in place on the package. Tuck in a few foil cardstock leaves and flourishes to finish.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and are inspired to create your own treat boxes for, perhaps, a wedding, a shower, Easter Sunday place cards or even class treats. Thank you for popping in and I’ll see you soon!

xo, Janette

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Large Die of the Month Membership -...
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Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing...
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Main Attraction
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Wildflower 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad
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Gold Foil Card Stock
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Coral Crush Prestige Card Stock
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Lawn Fawn - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock -...
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Ranger TDA58076 Tim Holtz Distress...
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Dotting 5 X 2 Way Marbleizing Dotting...
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L.A.B.2 Lash Out Loud Mascara Wands,...
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Scabby Snacks Treat Box

Scabby Snacks Treat Box

Scabby Snacks = Ew! All fun and games for classes full of first and second graders! Mama Elephant’s Gable Box was perfect for this little class treat. I went through my 6″ x 6″ paper pads and pulled 60 pairs of Halloween/Fall colored patterned papers. Each box requires two sheets. Yes, 120 passes through the die cutting machine! Thank goodness for my electric version, The Vagabond. Granted this was a few extra, but I did it…. and I survived! One side of each box even has an acetate window for the contents to show. I placed that die (from the same Gable Box set) at the same time as the box die so no need for a 3rd pass through the machine.

I made the fun tag in a print program on my computer. Then, quickly cut them out with my Brother Scan N Cut 2 and tied one each to the boxes… “Picked Fresh!” I had such a fun time creating these. Enclosed were raisins and Craisens, and a plastic roach. Bahaha! My little girls said there were a few squeals in class. Now whether those were from fright or laughter, I’ll let you decide!

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I Mustache You…

I Mustache You…

Choose easy. I certainly did this year for the Valentines I created for the Littles (my kinder and 1st grade daughters). I picked up Tootsie Pops on sale a few weeks ago and knew I could come up with something fun. Once I imagined a class full of students with huge mustaches I immediately did a quick search online. I hit the jackpot with iheartnaptime.net. This site has several adorable projects for Valentine’s day, along with a plethora of other ideas, projects and FREEBIE printables. Go grab a cup of joe and peruse their site a bit. Here you can find iheartnaptime.net and here is a direct link to the Mustache and Lip Sucker Valentines.

I did change mine up by using a kid print font to write the salutation and attaching to the bottom over the instructions since I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to precut all of the mustaches and lips. I printed the full Valentine, covered the instructions, made the necessary copies from the master sheet, printed extra of the mouths alone and attached them with a Tombow Mono Removable Adhesive tape runner. Be sure to punch a small hole or cut an x with an Exacto knife to have a place for the sucker to fit snugly through.

Thanks to iheartnaptime.net for making my Valentine’s prep so easy peasy! And thank you for stopping by and take some time for your own Creative Bliss today!

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