Saturday, July 28, 2007

Salty Sweets

I purchased these chocolate covered pretzels at Target yesterday, mostly because I thought I could eat the pretzels and the empty container would be nice for embellishments. Maybe I could put some ribbons or buttons in it I thought. OMG . . . I have too many containers for embellishments as it is . . . I certainly don't need another one. And I sure as heck don't need to eat 12 gigantic chocolate covered pretzels just so I can have an embellishment container that I don't need. Scrap that whole idea and on to Plan B. I didn't eat the pretzels and I turned it into a housewarming gift for a client.

I used no stamps on this project. The words are made using an Autumn Leaves Font CD and I printed them out on my computer on SU Naturals Ivory paper using brown ink. I put my sentiment upside down on an SU Soft Sky stamp pad and lightly pressed on it to give it that cloudy look. The designer paper is from Crate Paper's Cowgirl Collection. The Scalloped edges at the top and bottom of the container are a bunch of giga scalloped ovals with the last five scallops on each end cut off and adhered to the back of the paper. It was very time consuming, but I like the look better than trying to cut with those darn scalloped scissors. The top of the lid was fun to make. I used a new Limited Edition Quickutz die cut called Circles to make the flower and the brad is from Making Memories. The polka dot ribbon is from Archivers and the Close To Cocoa ribbon is from Stampin' Up!

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments on my blog, and I am looking forward to the blog candy drawing early next week. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are all having a great weekend.

~Pegi

8 comments:

Peggy Maier said...

Really turned out pretty! One can NEVER have too many containers CAN one?

Michelle said...

This is so cute! I love the paper you used!

Crafty in Calgary said...

What a fun *and yummy* project! :)

Marie said...

This is so great! I love the color combo...mmmm chocolate covered pretzels!! :-D

malieta said...

Your project is really cute!

Amy said...

Just found your blog! I am from Lakeville, MN, so we're neighbors! I've got you on my Google Reader now, so I'll be able to keep up with what's going on. Great cards!

Amy

Taylor VanBruggen said...

This is soooo cute, Pegi!! What a perfect little housewarming gift!

So Sonya said...

Wow that looks brilliant!