Monday, January 24, 2011
S'more Amazing Birthdays
Isn't the s'more box so fun? I love it! Inside are three mini hershey bars, two marshmellows, the grahamn crackers. Each individually wrapped for freshness. The box itself was a container that my husbands wallet came in. It was just a metal tin with no top. After everything was nicely placed inside I simply inserted the whole container into a clear adhesive card bag and tied a coordinating Happy Birthday ribbon. BAM! One uber cute gift for a guy I know nothing about. Just a simple "acknowledgement" that its his birthday. (Happens to be my sons teacher.) One of those things you need to whip up in a hurry. I think I will reference this in future for last minute gift ideas.
As for the card, well its a 5 x 7 card on brown cardstock. In this picture its actually turned the wrong way. I keep correcting it but every time it posts, it turns sideways instead of up and down. So can ya'll crick your neck a bit and get the idea? Urg. Does anyone else have a demented computer with a mind of its own? Anyways... Brown cardstock for base card. Creamy demask for inbetween layer 4.75" x 6.75". Twilight dcwv paper at 4.5" x 6.5" for top base. S'more grahamn crackers and hershey squares cut at 3" using george. Freehand the dots, crumple and ink for texture. White circle for the marshmellow cut at 3.25" - wanted it a little bit bigger than the squares because in real life you always have mellow oozing out the sides. :) YUM!!! Used liquid applique for puffing the mellow up. Left the embossing tool get close a couple times so it would burn or brown the edges a bit. Again on purpose because "my" smores are like this in real life. On the edge that doesn't have a corner, I snipped the edges with some special shears so it looks like a bite has been taken out of it. It doesn't show up real well in the pics, but it is an added detail I thought I'd mention...
Inside I just hand wrote: "Wishing you many s'more amazing birthdays."
This is one delicious card & gift set. And oh so fun to make!