do me a favor...

We decided on our favors very early on in the planning process - monogrammed chocolates packaged in truffle boxes. I found the perfect 2 x 2" boxes at Michael's several months ago (purchased with 50% off coupons) and ordered the chocolate molds online. The question remained: How would we decorate the boxes? I knew I wanted to create a band around the box, using our colors and to have our monogram on top. The search for ribbon was on. I looked in stores and online and just wasn't happy with anything I saw.

Today, FI and were at the craft store for something else and I, of course, had to browse the scrapbook aisle on the off-chance I would find something useful. Bingo! I found the perfect green and blue damask paper (on sale) and the two colors of Bazzill Bling cardstock that matched. It all came together in a minute and I walked out of there VERY excited to do what else? A mock up! Here's the list of supplies and directions:

  • 12 x 12" patterned paper - Autumn Leaves "Le Fleur" by Rhonna Farrer
  • 12 x 12" Bazzill Bling cardstock, Diamond (white)
  • 12 x 12" Bazzill Bling cardstock, Sparkle (light blue)
  • Pop dots
  • 1 1/4" circle punch, Stampin' Up
  • 1 1/2" scallop circle punch, EK Success
  • Gift Tag Embosser - Single Initial, Horchow.com
  • Scissors
  • Double sided adhesive
  • Favor Boxes, 2x2x2", Garner Studios from Michael's

  1. Assemble box
  2. Cut patterned paper into 3/4" wide strip
  3. Wrap paper strip around box front to back, anchoring one end to center of box top. Leave excess and trim to a point
  4. Punch scallop circle from blue cardstock
  5. Emboss initial on white cardstock and punch out with circle punch
  6. Layer initial over blue scallop circle, using adhesive
  7. Center monogram on box top and attach using pop dot, to add dimension
I am SO thrilled with how this turned out - clean, simple and a with a personal touch. If only every other DIY project goes this smoothly...


Meg said...

Jen, these just turned out WAAAY to cute!!! I'm soo impressed!!! THe pop dots are definitely a great way to give it some dimension!!! I wish we were doing a favor that would require these, but alas we are not!! Oh well, awesome job girl!!! =)

Monica and the team said...

they are fabulous ! you are so creative and talented

Meagan said...

Jen I love your favors! They are so adorable. They warm even my cold, anti-favor heart. Great job!!

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