Happy … what-the-heck-day-is-it??
Where do the hours GO??? I had NOTHING on the calendar today. NOTHING! It was cold and windy and the "plan" was to clean the house (I swear I heard the bathtub whimpering, begging the bath towel to fall off its hook and wiggle around to clean it!). Alas … the call for "more soup, please!" came from the in-laws so off I went to Costco to stock up on soup-making supplies. I LOVE making soup and my in-laws love EATING my soup. Who am I to deny my fans?? … and I love being able to help them have a nutritious meal. They eat like birds and, at 80+ years old they aren't into cooking much anymore. I make them a few batches of soup to have in their freezer. A 2 cup freezer bag will feed both of them for one meal. Any-who …. got the food … then needed more freezer bags, so off to Dollarama … then needed taco shells for dinner, so off to Sobeys … then home to put it all away … a bite of lunch, a quick delivery then off to get the kids. I think I finally got to make my BED around 3:30 … and DID manage to clean the house by 4:30. Bam! Day gone! Why am I rambling on about all this?? Well, I suppose to give you a little snippet of my days and to let you know that you aren't alone in your "there aren't enough hours in the day!" feeling. So! Who the heck has time to make little gifts for teachers, friends, co-workers? With THIS little project, pretty much anyone! Check these out .…
I took 1 sheet of the fanTABULOUS (should TOTALLY be a word!) Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper ($14.50) …
I then simply placed the "U" shaped strip inside the clear box - I didn't even attach it with adhesive!
I then cut another 2" x 2" piece and DID attached that to the inside of the lid with a little snail. I SUPPOSED I could have just used a 2" x 8" strip of paper instead but I figured there would be a little error in the scoring and didn't want the DSP to buckle when I closed the lid … so I just went with the 2" x 6" strip and cut the separate 2" x 2" piece for the lid. Make sense? I DID find that I had to trim the 2" x 2" piece a HAIR smaller to fit perfectly.
I filled the boxes with the traditional striped Christmas peppermint candies and "scotch mints". I think I used 5 of each. Then I just needed some ribbon to keep it closed and add the finishing touch.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these little treats! Aside from being so stinkin' cute they are ridiculously quick, easy and inexpensive to mass produce AND you can use any DSP you have on hand for any occasion! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, Valentines Day, Mother's Day … flu them with paperclips, flowers seeds, tea bags, candy, bath salts, chocolates - the possibilities are endless! My kind of project!
So that's it for my rambling for tonight. Time to grab a cup of tea and watch a few episodes of Corontion Street. I seem to have 26 episodes recorded. Yup - where DO the hours go???
Have yourself a stampy evening! xo