It's time for another challenge at 613 Avenue Create! As always, this week's challenge is "Anything Goes" but with the optional twist of using an Irish saying/blessing/quote.
Coincidentally, it is also time for another of my monthly boxes to be sent to my grands. This month I'm not altering a mailing box, but I did make a treat container for them.
I was able to use the super cute "Cynthia Fairy Pushing the Mushroom Cart" for my image this week. The Stamping Boutique is one of our generous sponsors this week. I cheated with this image a bit. I knew I wasn't going to be able to get my background the way I wanted with markers, so I colored in the image and background on my computer, added my Irish Blessing and printed the whole thing.
I made the box out of green card stock - it is 5" x 5" with sides that come up 2.5". I used my Fiskars scalloped border punch to punch the top edge all around the perimeter. I lined both the inside and outside of the box with some of the Echo Park "Saint Patrick's Day" papers. The twill ribbon is some that I got at work.
(In addition to the "treats" in the box, I'm also including this DVD I found that has both "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" and "The Gnome-Mobile" on it! The kids might not be to impressed, but I'm sure their parents will get a kick out of it!)
I had cut shamrocks with my silhouette out of the same green card stock I made the container from, and then punched holes in them to be able to use them as a tag. I tied them to the tops of clear treat bags, filled with Rolos, with some sparkly Offray ribbon.