Tuesday, March 27, 2007

R.S. Dinner - Favor Boxes

For the past couple of days I have been working hard on a project that started out simple and has ended up taking me a long time. This Thursday for my church, they are having a dinner for the women -- and I was put in charge of making the favors. I decided to make 2468 boxes, but a little smaller than half of a sheet of 8.5x11. I was to make 60 of them. I thought, no problem, it will go fast -- but it ended up taking me forever. They turned out really cute, but I think next time if I was doing a favor for a group this large, I would go with cello bags and toppers or something. The boxes contain Hershey's Kisses.


The paper is by My Minds Eye in their Wild Asparagus Collection and this design is called blue vine. I was going for an elegant look. Isn't it pretty paper? It was double sided and early on, I decided the boxes would look better if I covered the top somehow, so I punched an oval using my giga scalloped oval and folded it in half over the top of the box and it looked awesome. The paper is just the reverse side of the blue vine sheets. Hooray for double sided paper! Punched a couple of holes for ribbon, and then printed a scripture on white, punched it with my mega scallop punch and tied it on with a bit of silver cording and VOILA! Simple to make -- but like I said, in multiples of 60 -- quite time consuming! I really hope the ladies like them.

The scripture on them reads:

"And this is the blessing which hath been bestowed upon us, that we have been made instruments in the hands of God to bring about this great work" ~Alma 26:3~

8 comments:

Leah said...

oh my goodness, how special! What a lot of work (& love that went into these) - now you can teach an enrichment class on making these! perfect scripture too! (of course it always works out that way, doesn't it?) :D

Marie said...

Gorgeous paper and I'm sure the ladies will love it! Perfect scripture, especially considering the Visiting Teaching message theme this year :) TFS

Sue said...

ROTF...I was blog surfin' and not really paying attention to too many of the writen parts of blogs but as I read yours I nearly fell off my chair..I thought you had to make 2,468 of the boxes...lol...then I read on and realised my mistake! I thought perhaps you were part of that HUGE church in Houston! LOL
Thanks for waking me up!
Sue

Beth said...

Wow, you are one dedicated lady. How proud you must have felt.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous Amanda!

Alicia said...

These are great! I love the verse you used.

becky said...

These are just precious! I know you are so proud! The verse you chose is wonderful!

becky

Cyndi said...

Wow Amanda these are awesome!