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
My daughter told me she had heard of a GREAT cupcake shop in Naperville and I have been meaning to check it out. Every time I head north on route 59, I drive right by Miss Joan's Cupcakes on the east side of the street. Two weeks ago, I made it a point to stop in for some yummy desserts. When I opened the door, I was surprised to see I was 4th in line. WOW, they must be good, if there is a line...right?
The inside of the store was bright colored and cheerful. For a nice break, a few tables were available for guests to sit, relax and enjoy their sweet cupcake. As one person paid for their order, the door swung open to more guests. Holy Cow...I have been missing out on this place!!
The display case was filled with these pretty cupcakes, all dressed and decorated each matching the name to their iced decor....S'Mores, Red Velvet, and Carrot Cake to name just a few of my favorites. The swirls were perfect and uniform. The colors and decorations reflected their themes. While onlookers made their choices, I too chose a half dozen I would be taking home for tonight's dessert.
Since I was last in line, I actually spoke with Miss Joan. What a sweet gal. I'm hoping we can work together on an event in the future.
Miss Joan explained how she made several classic flavored cupcakes everyday and some specialty flavors each day as well. "Like" her on Facebook to see their flavor of the day. Word of warning...get there early, she sells out DAILY!!
So, I bring my tasty treats home and my husband says, "Oh can I have one of these BEFORE dinner." The mom in me says, of course NOT, you will spoil your dinner! LOL!! Rave reviews came from our dinner table that night!
My daughter came home from college for the weekend and was thrilled to find cupcakes under my dessert dome pedestal in the kitchen. We all agreed... Miss Joan's Cupcakes are to DIE for!!
If you are looking for something special, Miss Joan will do special orders. Place your orders early, this gal is busy, busy, busy!!
I decided to see how the cupcakes fit in my party favors...OMG, just darling!!!
Cheerleading or Sporting Events!
Have a wonderful Halloween friends, and be sure to stop in Miss Joan's Cupcakes for these Special Treat!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! ~Margie
Hi Everyone, I wanted to share my first My Scrap Chick projects with you. The chosen kit was Franken-tastic. It was so easy to use. I loved changing up the colors and add a few pieces to the Sweet Nugget Matchboxes kit to make this adorable treat box. The intricate cut on the cobweb gave the box a spooky, creepy, kind of look; with a touch of whimsy. I think I might fill it with wrapped mini bar candies and give to a friend for Halloween.
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This is my second design with My Scrap Chick's Franken-tastic. I decided to make one of my original centerpieces. I normally use Cake Pops in this piece, but for Halloween, I used Tootsie Pops! Who doesn't love a Tootsie Pop, hey? This actually holds 14 Tootsie Pops. The little Franken-tastic Monster was a perfect image for this Halloween centerpiece. By edging with a bit of dark ink around each image, and adding small beady eyes, I gave him that "deer in the headlights" look, and layered all of the components to create a crazy, Halloween centerpiece with goodies for all. All of my centerpieces are double-sided and sandwiched with a pixie straw in-between. Now, I know, you all always ask...how did I make this centerpiece? This is something I created myself a few years ago. I used a container and a ring to hold these pops in place. The cupcake liners are used as a filler and for a little decoration. When you use cake pops, you really need these liners to catch the crumbs and keep the oils away from staining the base. The My Scrap Chick Design Team has some fabulous holiday ideas to share with you next month too...see you then. Thanks for stopping by. DT Margie My Scrap Chick