Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hello

Well, hello there!

Short post today, as I am packing a box for Afghanistan for dear SIL and his troops.  
Wanted to include a bit of fun today, so I decorated some Tic Tac boxes.  
Hero Arts "Hello", Copic Markers, Jillibean Soup Twine, Tic Tacs, Bless You stamp from Great Impressions, DP strip from Simple Stories.


These were so easy - just used a Hero Arts stamp and some Copic colors on Kraft CS on the outside, stamped a heartfelt sentiment for the inside, and ta-da!  Not my idea - found where I'd sketched this out on a piece of scratch paper eons ago, and don't have any source for the original idea. 

I am going to enter this in the challenge at A Blog Names Hero.  The challenge is "The Krafty Crafter" (use Kraft CS or colors), and I did!  Ironically, I've also used a Hero Arts stamp!  Don't you love it when that happens?

Off to tape up a box...

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Patti J.

27 comments:

*Vicki* said...

I've not made one of these tic tac boxes yet and I think they're so adorable!!! What a fabulous support idea for the troops!! Thanks for sharing this!! HUGS

Sue said...

Patti, these are super fun and I am sure they will be so appreciated. Love the insdie sentiment too for when they are opened. Counting the days along with you.......

Hugs
Sue

Mary Dawn said...

love your little sweet treats, my friend :) thanks so much for playing along at A Blog Named Hero

Seleise said...

These are some of the cutest tic tac boxes I've seen! They'll be a great hit with your son and his friends. Please thank him for his service to our country. hugs!

Lorie said...

Goodness...you are such a sweetie! They "guys" will love these!

Cheri said...

FABULOUS idea, MF!!! God bless your SIL.

Katie said...

What a great idea. That is so smart. And thank you for supporting the troop and making their day a bit brighter!

Tina said...

This is so SWEET :-) of you. Love how you decorated the boxes. Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero.

Beth Norman said...

What a nice thing to do for SIL. They are so adorable and will be so appreciated.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

How very clever! I have the same pattern sketched out somewhere for snowman covers! Don't ask me where it is. They will love these!

Amanda Mertz said...

so sweet & cute! I'm definitely going to remember these for thank yous for my customers. TFS!

Donna said...

What a great idea, they will really appreciate those!

Gvendalen said...

What a fab idea, Patti! hugs, Helena

Audrey Frelx said...

Those are adorable, and what a wonderfully sweet treat for the guys over there!!! How kind of you to do that!!! I know they'll be so appreciated!

Glittered Paws said...

Wow have you been a busy gal - and I know the guys will love them - what a great idea and so much support for them. Maybe we will get more ideas tomorrow!!!

Carole said...

Adorable project Patti, I know your SIL will love whatever you send. Thought you'd like to know I'm now in contact with Michaels Corporate Office. Will let you know what happens. We are heading out to spend the week-end with our daughter. Hope you have a fabulous Saturday and Sunday. Love Carole xox

Glenda Atkins said...

So cute, what a great idea and they will probably be greeted with a smile and huge thank-you!!!

Sue W said...

Adorable!!! What a fabulous idea and sure to be appreciated!

Auntie Em said...

These are so cute! I am sure everyone will be very impressed with them. :)

Jenny said...

Congratulations Patti!

You have won $10 worth in stamps from Great Impressions Stamps!

Thank you so much for joining us in our Release Week festivities!

Please contact Jenny at jjstucky@sbcglobal.net to get your coupon code

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh what a fab idea for a wee pressie, bet they'll be very popular!

Becky said...

Now this is one fabulous gift idea :)

Brenda said...

Patti these are fabulous!!! And what a wonderful thing for you to do for the troops. I have never tried making any of these, but you have inspired me, I think I will be giving them a try.

Take care my friend :-)

Aixa M. said...

These are so cute and fun! This will surely put a smile on their faces!

Iris said...

Cute! Love the colors and it made a box of tictacs into a spontaneous hello! Great job!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, these are so sweet. What a nice thought! They will love it!

Lynne said...

Love this sweet little gift. So very thoughtful of you to make for our wonderful soldiers. Please pass along my sincere thanks for their service.