Monday, March 13, 2017

DIY: A Nugget of Fun!

I am excited to join "Blog with Friends" this month as we focus on blog posts with the theme, "Green". At the bottom of this post you will find links to their blogs. I encourage you to visit their sites to enjoy seeing what they have to share with you.

I am totally excited about what I have to share with you today because these projects are super fun, super simple to recreate, and super yummy; a great combination. They make for great and cost effective gift items for anyone. Obviously these are perfect for St. Patrick's Day goodies but are also great for any time of the year; gifts for teachers, neighbors, co-workers, Mother's Day, etc.
This handmade chocolate box, made from a 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" piece of patterned paper and 4 " x 4" piece of Clear Memory Protector (the clear cover), can be made in a matter of a few minutes. Seriously. You can choose your preference of candy (chocolate ranks highest on my list), tie it off with a ribbon and bow, and add a small gift tag. (This gift tag came from the March Stamp of the Month, "Tea-rrific".) (I will post a video of me making this box, next week so be sure to check back then. Consider subscribing to my Blog so you are notified on all future posts. In the meantime, I have provided a link to some basic directions that makes reference to a website that has step-by-step instructions.)
I enjoy making 3" x 3" cards to include with gifts. They are super easy to assemble and are cute! The patterned paper is from our Adventure Fundamentals paper packet. Black cardstock was added for contrast. Black ink was used to stamp the focal point and sentiment with the ShinHan markers used to color the image and White Dots. Black and gold ribbon was used from the Uptown Ribbon Pack.
I used the Some Kind of Wonderful stamp set for the stamped images and sentiments.
These are the fun variety of cards I was able to quickly duplicate based on the first design. Don't you just love how everything coordinates? I do! LOL

See anything you like? I would appreciate you sharing the content or image through social media.

Continue checking out the "Green" blog posts as referenced in the visual and links provided below.

"Baking In a Tornado" - Green, Egg, and Ham

"Eileen's Perpetually Busy" - Graduation Cap Ice Cream Cake

"Little Mama Jama" - Mint Mocha Cupcakes

"Confessions of a Part-Time Working Mom"Leprechaun Craft

"Spatulas on Parade" - Green Bunny Poop

"Think in English" - ESL Vocabulary Strategies

Have a blessed week and always be sure to...Make It From Your Heart!


  1. What a cute gift idea! I *love* the cards as well. That turtle is adorable!

  2. I love giving food as a gift but now I realize I should spend more time thinking about the packaging. Makes it even more special!

  3. Very, very cute gift box!
    Chocolate is high on my list as well.
    Love, the Swiss Girl

  4. What an adorable idea! I never would have thought of this! Thanks for the share.

  5. These are so adorable! I love thoughtful little gifts like these.

  6. What a cute little box, chocolate is always in season!

  7. I love both the box and the card! A gift like this would brighten a whole day!