Monday, December 8, 2008

Mr. Snowman...Treat Box

Happy Monday everyone. This will be a real quickie, so that I can share this next project with you. Before I do, I just want to say thanks to all of you who were so sweet with your comments on "Rudolph". The girls loved it (and so did the boys. There were a few Boys Scouts at our event last night. Brothers of some of the girls in our troop). I tell you...I'm beginning to feel (and act) as though I'm living my childhood through my girls, of being a Girls Scout. I recall as a youngster, being in Girls Scout but it was really brief. I didn't go as far as my girls. But, like they say...once a Girls Scout, always a Girls Scout. Just like homeschooling, Girls Scouting is another "Family" thing, in our home. My DH is the pricipal of our homeschool, he is also a registered Girls Scout, right along with us. How cool is that, my girls thought. Next year our smallest one becomes a Girls Scout as well. We are all looking forward to that. She is so encouraged by her two big sisters and awaiting to follow along in their footsteps. It is sooooooooo fun. Okay, okay...on with the project we created for our middle daughter and her Girls Scout troop.

Meet Mr Snowman...I got this idea from Teri's beautiful Mr. Snowman, oh how I love snowmen...

Although I loved how she embellished hers, I had to take mine to a different level. You see, the recipients of these will be from ages 4-7, so....we all kinda know what will happen to Mr. Snowman, once the goodies are eaten up...yep...not that he'll melt away but...he will most likely be thrown away (eventually). So that is why I decided to try and keep it basic and yet cute. I so much wanted to emboss his hat, add some stickles, dew drops and maybe even a ribbon, but...those ideas slowly went to rest once I remembered the age level that'll be receiving these.

Just as Rudolph, Mr Snowman and everything about him was created by my Cricut. "Accent Essentials", "Plantin SchoolBook" and "Tags, Bags, Boxes & More" were all the cartridges used.

The little treats my daughter wanted to fill Mr. Snowman with, were treats we found at Paper Pleasing Ideas. These treats are great with Hot Chocolate however, based on experience, children will not wait for the Hot Chocolate, at least not in our home (lol). We made samples to test for ourselves and it was fairly simple and real yummy. Although the recipe calls for toothpicks (for dipping), I would not recommend that for 4 year olds. Just a safety precaution.

Because we wanted to display the treat within, we decided to create a "window" box. The treats can now be viewed from the back side.

Oops...I truly intended to keep it quick and short. Thanks for your patience and most of all, thanks for stopping in and being such a blessing. Hope you enjoyed your visit God Bless~

Details:
Technique: Cricut cartridges "Accent Essentials", "Plantin SchoolBook", and "Tags, Bags, Boxes, & More"
Paper: Stock Paper (SU)

16 comments:

Margie said...

Oooo, more snowmans! These are even cuter!!! I love them - especially with the lil' peek-a-boo window you made! They're perfect for 4yr olds ;) I know how that goes since mine will be 5 on Sunday!
xoxo

Joy said...

Awe...these snowmen are so cute! I always like to look at faces and yours look so sweet and innocent. I love the eyes...they look gentle. I love the idea that you attached it to a box...I may just have to try this out! you do such great ideas with your cricut. I know how it is when you make it for little ones...all your hard work and effort is less valued at that age...so I just stick to brown bags and have my daughter draw pictures on them =) TFS! I love it!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Oh wow what wonderful snowmen hun, these are truly fantastic. Hugs Linda x

mochamama said...

Rena, I LOVE LOVE LOVE these. They are sooooo sweet!

Cindy Haffner said...

Sweet snowman, love him.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh what adorable boxes Rina and your snowman is just so sweet.. love the festive music, Hugs, Nikki x

Kim said...

Hi Rina~ Holy cow....your work is AWESOME! I love the snowmen and the reindeer! You are so talented! :)

I also want to Thank You for stopping by my blog and leaving such wonderful comments....they truly make my day!

Lots of Hugs~ Kim

Teri said...

Rina, these snowmen are so cute!! Is that cute snowflake a cricut item too?? My poor cricut needs dusting! xoxo

renee said...

Rena, I am new to your blog and will have to keep coming back!! your things are adorable and your so right this can be so addicting. Love the snowmen and the reindeer too. Thanks for sharing, and it is wonderful to meet you. Blessings to you and yours <3 Renee

Anonymous said...

these are the cutest i am sure the kids will enjoy them..have a great day..Liann

Jen said...

Sooo cute!!! I am jealous that you had time to create... you're so fast!!

Great job on Mr. Frosty... I have got to get on the ball!!

hugs,
Jen

WhimsicalThoughts said...

Rina- You did a great job on the snowman! you are so talented. Thanks for sharing! I just bought some new cartridges for my cricut, I can't wait to create. I JUST got my heater fixed so now I can start being crafty again. It was just to cold in the house to move let alone create something! LOL - Thanks for sharing, I love all of your creations, God Bless- ~ Toni

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Rina, these are AWESOME! What a fun and super creative gift idea. Love this! Such a sweet snowman face too. :)

Michelle Ueligitone said...

What a bunch of cuties! The eyes really make them! They look so sweet! The snowflake is such a nice touch too. You did a great job.

Diane said...

Oh Rina,that is so sweet and you are too!!!!

Shirley said...

How precious and so cute too! You were so creative with the view of inside the box too!