The other night I had my neighborhood friends over for Pokeeno and I wanted to give everyone a little treat.  So part of my Garden/Spring theme I created little boxes which decorated the table and then everyone took one home.

This little box idea is from the Stampin’ Success magazine – all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators receive this magazine monthly and it has stamping ideas, product tips, business tips and more.  I love getting it every month.  The April issue is due out any day now.  And the other awesome thing is that Stampin’ Up! has archives online for us back to 2003 and there are lots of online extras including project instructions.  I made slight changes to the box that they showed us in the magazine – but kept the basic theme, layout and colors about the same.

The box is the Fancy Favor box cut from Pretty in Pink card stock – the top is sponged with Melon Mambo ink.  I cut a 1″ strip of the First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Occasions mini catalog – scored every 1/4″ and accordion fold – glue the two ends together and then turn it flat to create a circle – which I glued to the front of my box.  I used the green bottle of Multipurpose Adhesive which I held for a minute so it would set.

On top of that is my butterfly focal point.  I cut two So Saffron butterflies using the Big Shot and the Beautiful Butterflies die.  Each is stamped with the flourish from the Bliss Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  The edges of the top butterfly are also sponged.  I layered the two butterflies together and on top of a Pear Pizzazz 1″ circle and then on top of the butterflies is a Baja Breeze little flower punch from the Punch Pals pack.  I tied a piece of Linen Thread around the center and tied in a knot and trim – there are holes poked through the circle and the thread goes all the way through to the back of the little circle.  I glued the butterflies to the front of the box on top of the DSP.

I filled them with shredded tissue and candy (chocolate of course).

For those of you that are wondering about the birds that I usually post about in the spring.  Well they are a bit slow coming to my yard this year.  I think because of the construction/workers that were here from mid January through the first of March.  Either that or the weather is different this year.  This week I am starting to see activity around the bird houses – the birds are looking in but so far no nest building has started.  I even saw a woodpecker take a peek into the new woodpecker house that I have added for this year.  Crossing fingers that we’ll have some nests soon!

Spring Bingo players here come your next two pieces.  Have a great weekend – I’m having a PAWS Demonstrator  meeting this weekend and looking forward to getting together with all my demonstrator team members and friends.

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