A decorative package, created by you, makes even the smallest gift that much more special. And, if you can re-purpose the packaging, so much the better! This little paint pail was once filled with holiday candies, but is the perfect size for a small gift, and looks super cute dressed up with Party Games and Unity Stamps!
Its so fun to suspend little tags along the handle, and Unity stamps worked perfectly for this! Using Unity’s “a number of things” stamp set, I stamped “LAUGH” along the side of the ice cream cone die cut to create a unique tag. The numbers from this stamp set are so cool-I stamped the number “2” onto a small tag and clipped it to the To/From tag with a mini blue clip. Love this set!
There is so much variety available in Party Games Paper Sheets & Tags. It is filled with bright colors and images that work for projects for both boys and girls. For this little pail, I chose to keep it sweet with blue and pink. I cut down the blue paper sheet to create the background for the cupcake die cut. The cupcake in this die cut is an uncolored dot-to-dot which I painted with watercolors and added some fine glitter to create sparkly frosting. Linen Tinted Tape adheres it to the background.
Vintage ribbon and little blue buttons dotted with adhesive pink pearls complete the trimming…
This next “treat” project uses the collection of fun paper dolls from our Family Fun line, which includes great paper doll die cuts for embellishing, and coordinating 12×12 cardstock. One thing I especially love about this line is how well it coordinates with authentic vintage items, such as these vintage ice cream cups!
Remember these ice cream cups from childhood? I remember every day at school during lunch, we would get to choose a flavor of ice cream, and would be given one of these cups and a little wooden spoon. We were all so eager to eat the ice cream the threat of splinters didn’t even occur to us! 🙂
As these cups are so decorative on their own (love the fonts), I decided to just trim them with silver glass glitter and vintage crepe. The spoons become the perfect stand for the images of the children. I simply cut out the images, glued them to the spoon, and propped them among the candies.
These “sweet” cups, and the coordinating wooden spoons are actually available in our online “vintage” store, HERE, and the Family Fun collection is now shipping to stores. I can see these little treat cups filled with Birthday, Valentine and Christmas goodies as just a little something to give to someone special…
I hope you are enjoying your weekend!