My creation this month is for my darling husband. We are coming up on our 15 year wedding anniversary this month and I've been doing small things here and there to give him an extra smile to show him how much I love him. This is a little gift for him to keep at his desk at work for when he needs a bit of sweetness. He LOVES Smarties Candies. So when we went to our favorite penny candy store yesterday as a treat for our kiddies, I picked up a few handfuls of the different types of Smarties candies, original, tropical, sour and bubblegum along with two packages of the jumbo style for him. When I got home I was unsure how to package them up perfectly for him. So, I went to my stash of boxes that I refuse to throw out knowing that I will eventually put them to good use. And I have! I pulled out a Crayola Crayon box that had 48 crayons in it. It's the type of crayon box that has the three tiered layers. PERFECT for packaging the Smarties in!! I then set to work altering the box.
I've used Pure Innocence - Meet Emma and Wyatt as my focal stamp for the body of the box. I stamped both on Neena white cardstock, colored with my Copics and paper pieced with my new 6x6 MME pad - Lost and Found Two. I paper pieced Wyatt's jeans with old jeans of my hubby's. (giggle) I used a couple of pearls to embellish Emma. I stamped the sentiment "Hi, Sweet Cheeks!" on a scrap of the same MME paper using one of the fabulous MFT Bracket Die-Namics.
As you can see in the sample above the Smarties are all lined up and snugged in where the Crayons used to be! (grin!) Next to Emma and Wyatt I've added some buttons as an added dimensional accent. Before I added them, I stamped them with the hearts from the Flapper Doodles Set - I Love Us. I stamped them using Black Colorbox Ink and Black Stampendous embossing powder. Once the hearts were stamped and heat embossed, I threaded them with hemp twine and adhered them to my package.
I then set to embellishing the top part of the box. I used the same "I Love MFT" stamp set to create a pretty, pleated rosette.Fancy Flourish Die-namcs using my MME paper and layered them behind my rosette. I'd tied a neat bow and anchoring a foam dot on each side of my knot I was able to lay the rosette and flourishes flush to the front of the box. I trimmed the edges of my ribbon neatly into "V's", fluffed up the edges of my ribbon and was happy.
As an accompaniment to the box of mixed Smarties, I also decorated two packages of Jumbo Smarties that I know my hubby LOVES and they are hard to come by unless you know the right store. These will be the "in case of emergency" Smartie stash. (wink!)
Here is a shot of the entire gift pack together!
I do hope you've enjoyed and been inspired to create some Perfect Packaging of your own!!! And here's where you can find all of the details on this month's MFT Guest Designer Challenge!