Apr 23 2009

50th Anniversary Favors

Here is what I’ve been working on the past couple days.  I’m making these for the dinner party on Friday night.  

The box is made from the Matchbox XL Bigz Die in the Occasions Mini Catalog!  I LOVE this box…it is the perfect size to hold four Hershey Nuggets or other small items.  My father is diabetic, so I try to stay away from candy…he LOVES Cashews, so I found some Jumbo Whole ones and am filing each box with the Cashew Nuts.  The base of the Matchbox is done in Whisper White cardstock.  The sleeve is cut from Brushed Gold cardstock.  After I cut the sleeve, I ran it thru the Big Shot again with the Texturz Filigree Backgrounds plate…it really jazzes up the plain Brushed Gold cardstock! 

For the medallion, I used my Just Rite Stamper (gasp!…not Stampin’ Up!) with the wedding ensemble…using the Happy Annivesary ring.  I added the 50 in the center.  This is a fun way to personalize your stamper.  Each one was embossed with Gold Detail Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock.  After I made them all, I thought I should have spelled out Jerry & Donna…but…too late!  I’m not going to re-do them all.  I punched the medallion with my 1 3/4 circle punch, then used the Pennant XL Bigz die to make the scallop circle…it layers behind the 1 3/4 circle perfectly!  I punched a 1/8" circle in one of the top scallops and wrapped the White Stripe Organza ribbon around the box and tied on the Scallop Medallion. 

I love how these turned out and they weren’t really hard to make.  Before I put the cashews in, I lined the box with a small gold foil doily…so the inside looks pretty, too!

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Tomorrow is Bloggers Challenge Day again!  I’d better get working on my submission!