Monday, September 28, 2009

Matchbox Shower Favors

As if I haven't posted enough baby shower related projects, I have another to share today!

I made these favor boxes for a couple showers I am hosting in the next month. I made 20 of each, but since I have the Matchbox Bigz XL die, it went very quickly.

For the boy favors I used variations of Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White. For the girl favors, I used Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White.
Here are some details:
  • I ran the card stock through my Big Shot with the Matchbox Bigz XL die (using the Premium Crease Pad to get all those score lines!). TIP: I used enough card stock to also punch out the frame die cut, which I set aside.
  • The sleeve portion of the boxes was run through the Big Shot again using various Texturz Plates. TIP: I run two extra pieces of card stock through on top of the sandwich for a deeper impression.
  • I assembled the boxes using Sticky Strip for a stronger hold.
  • Contrasting card stock strips were wrapped around the top portion.
  • A 1" strip of Whisper White was given a scalloped or eyelet border and was wrapped around over the previous strip.
  • Grosgrain ribbon was tied in a simple knot.
  • The sentiment was inked in Chocolate Chip and stamped onto the frame die cuts. I used my Crop-a-dile to punch out a hole on the left side.
  • Hemp Twine was used to secure the tag to the ribbon.
I plan to fill these little boxes with small truffles or other chocolates. I know it is a bit fancy for a baby shower, but when it is this easy I just can't help myself! :)

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Recipe: Stamps: Garden Greetings (113716) Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908) Paper: Certainly Celery (105125), Pretty in Pink (100459), Whisper White (100730), Chocolate Chip (102128), Bashful Blue (105120) Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Matchbox Bigz XL die (114890), Pretty in Pink Striped Grosgrain (113882), Certainly Celery ribbon (SAB Freebie), Eyelet Border Punch (113692), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Hemp Twine (100982), SU Backgrounds I Texturz Plates (114512), Perfect Details Texturz Plate (115962), Crop-a-dile (108362), Sticky Strip (104292)


Tiffany said...

Ahhh! These are so pretty. The big ribbons really give them the soft touch a shower favor needs. You are becoming a shower pro. If I ever need shower ideas, I'm contacting you! :)

Cards by Gina said...

Carrie, You have been one busy lady--between birthday cards, thank you notes, and now baby showers, I'm amazed as to how many cards you've made since the beginning of the month alone! Great job on these favors. I know everyone will love them!

Melissa said...

I love all your matchbox goodies you make and never tire of them! You are so creative! Lovin' them!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Oh Carrie, these are adorable.

Mary Fish said...

Super sweet. Love the border punch details! Hugs, Mary

....Linda.... said...

These are baby sweet - love the matchbox favors!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh how sweet!!! I was thinking the same thing Gina said, wow you've been one busy gal. No way could I do that. Your work is terrific. Hugs,