On Wednesdays, I DRAG my teenaged son with me to deliver meals to seniors in our city who are unable, for one reason or another, to grocery shop/cook for themselves. For some, the lunch we bring is the only meal they will eat all day. It's a wonderful program, one which is mutually beneficial to the recipiant and myself and son. Although he grumbles every week, I know he "gets it" and feels good about making a difference in someone's life. I especially love when an older gentleman tells him to take care of his momma because I won't always be there to clean up his messes. Of course Jacob just smiles and mumbles a "yes sir" and rolls his eyes when I high-five the man.
Anyway, one of the men on our route has a "vicious" weenie dog that growls and barks at us every week. I thought he must feel left out so this week I made him his own "Meals On Wheels." It's a simple dog house treat box that I found in the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cricut cartridge. I filled it with little bone treats that match the paper perfectly. If I had known his name, I would have made a nameplate for the front (I'm pretty sure "Little Shit" is not his official name). My own 2 dogs were a little put out that I was giving away their treats until I explained, in great detail, that they were taking part in a worthy cause and they should feel proud. Yeah, that's didn't go over too well and I had to give them a few of the treats. Here's the box:
Thursday, August 9, 2012
I was recently asked to teach a Spotted Canary class called, "Tricked out Treat Boxes." I picked up the instructions today and went right to work. There are a total of 5 projects that utilizes a few pieces of cardstock, a Die-Cut mat pad and various stickers. I was very limited in the papers and embellishments, but after the class I can bling them up to my style. Here is the Treat/Gift bag:
Next is the Slide Cover Box. I put a wrapper on a few chocolate Nuggat bars and put them inside:
The last project that I took pictures of was the "Halloween Book." The circle in the center flips aroung and on the back side is a skull sticker.
There are 2 other projects, a Pyramid Box and a "J-Card" which is a matchbook card on steroids. I'm still working on those and will post pictures when they are ready. Hopefully people will like them and sign up for the classes.