I love making clever packaging. This cute little "Tin Can Man" was made from a can of creamed corn I had in my pantry. I used a CLEAN CUT can opener to cut the lid open, so it wouldn't have any sharp or jagged edges. Next, I measured and cut papers for both the lid and around the can itself. Then find a cute, simple design to apply as a scene to this background paper. Mine designs came from My Scrap Chick, Snowman Gift Card Holder and O Christmas Tree. To the lid, I added the Puffy Star, snowflakes and a little bit of bling. At this point, you can add a handle, if you would like. It took me all of 30 minutes to complete this piece. Makes a great gift box for a pair of socks, a tie or a scarf, or even a candle would be darling!! Thanks for stopping by friends!
A few weeks ago Desi, from Desiree Chocolates gave me a call to ask if I would be available to build party pieces for a 1st Birthday Party. In 2012, I designed Jada's Jungle, a Baby Naming Party for a friend of Desi's. So it was a surprised to hear Jada was already turning one! Gosh, babies grow so fast don't they? Of course I was thrilled she asked me to do another party for her. You guessed it, it was a Rainbow theme! I was asked to come up with a large piece to be placed on the main table that had some height, menu cards for the sweet table, a couple of banners and cupcake picks. You know me, I can't do simple..I have to GO BIG everytime!!
I started out with the rainbow from the My Scrap Chick Lucky Rainbow Bears and a sun from Shape Card Vol. 1 I added some simple font and used my foam dots to give it some dimension in my layering. I used ink to edge the clouds and the sun, and made all pieces double sided.
The pot of gold file came from SVG Cuts as a Halloween piece, but I changed the color and made it a gorgeous pot of gold complete with a little BLING!!
Adding the rainbow to the pot of gold made the perfect centerpiece. Like I said, I double-sided this to give it a full look from any angle.
Next I did two banners.
Don't worry, I caught that the T was placed backwards before I glued it down. LOL!
Desi, always likes me to make cupcake picks that can be used in almost anything she whips up. I like to personalize these pieces as well.
The Menu Cards are actually one of my favorite pieces to build. They really tie everything together on the table. I like to make them very detailed. Look up my other parties to see the crazy menu cards I have designed.
Have I mentioned how YUMMY Desi's Sweet Tables are???? Look at all those delectable desserts!
Here are a few pictures of the actual party.
Thanks for stopping by...if you haven't noticed I am "playing catch up"....I am a bit backlogged in my blogging this month so comeback in a day or two...better yet, become a follower and see whats next. I did an event for 800 guests, I am finishing up some menu cards with a Chicago Theme, and I have done a few more things for My Scrap Chick. Tons of things to share with you!! (Ohhh, I almost forgot...I just blogged about my Tabletop Shops...my baby!!!)
Old Man Winter is right around the corner, and those of you who know me, know that I love cute little snowmen!! I have a whole collection and put them up for the holidays, but leave them displayed until February, so I can enjoy them all season long.
This little guy came from My Scrap Chick in the Full Cup Treat Holderskit. It comes with 3 Handled Mugs. Can you believed I used all three mugs in this one piece?? I absolutely LOVE the way it came out. You can fit two gifts inside this snowman box. I am going to start from the bottom and go up to explain how I made it.
The scarf, the Demitasse size cup, needs to be slightly enlarged so that the Big Cup, the snowman head, can slide inside.
I folded the handle to the back of the Big Cup (head) before sliding into the scarf. You could cut it off, but I wanted to show it as a mug. You now will have a little room inside the scarf to tuck
away a small gift.
The Scooped Cup, the Top Hat, is turned upside down and becomes the lid. The scoops actually slide into the head and hold the entire piece together, nice and snug. Leave out two scoops on the sides to look like earmuffs. I have since added POM-POMS to these...and OMG, it's just so stinkin' cute!!
Include a second gift to the snowman's head. It's big enough to add a cello bag filled with cookies or candies, tied with a cute matching tag. Keep your cost way down on the actual gift, because like I said, these boxes are part of the gift.
Polka Dots and Parties Tabletop Shops & Sweetie Carts are rentable pieces, available for any special celebration. From whimsical to elegant, this charming canopied tabletop offers a deliciously decorated theme buffet to compliment any occasion. Elegant apothecary jars, clear to bright colored candy vessels, beautiful baskets, and tabletop trays are all available to display your special treats. Our pretty pedestals and decorative stands can be added to any Tabletop Shop. A Party Stylist can design a Tabletop just for you, adding decorative ribbons, banners and personalized signage. A uniformed, Sweetie Assistant is available to refill and attended to your table during your event.
Maybe you're looking for something simple like a Coffee and Donut Bar for an employee meeting or a Ice Cream Shoppe complete with Hand-Scooped Ice Cream and Toppings? We can personally design any themed Tabletop Shop just for your special occasion!! This piece is very versatile. A Tabletop Shop can be set up quickly at any venue using a 6' buffet table.
The Old Fashion Candy Shop- No Candy or Sweets included
2 Hour Rental
10-15 Assorted Old Fashion Jars, Stands & Scoops
50-75 Clear Cello Bags
***Optional Upgrades Include:
Addition Rental Hours
A Sweetie Assistant to keep your sweet shop clean and full to the brim throughout your event
Candy and/or Sweets provided by one of our Preferred Vendors