Hi everyone, happy Wednesday! Since the rainy weather kept us indoors today, my crafty friend Sue & I decided to each create at least one new project and blog about it...for fun. I've been kicking around some ideas for small ticket items to sell at the PAWS (Partners of Animal Welfare Society) booth for Fall Fest in our town this weekend. I already created some fun "carmel apple pops" favors earlier in the week so I decided to stick with a Fall candy theme for my projects. So first here's a look at the carmel apple pops.......
After making just over 2 doz. of these, sadly I ran out of Dove bites :o( so onto the next idea! Now I'm down to my last 2 bags of candy...some Mary Janes in cool new flavors & colors that I've never seen before. Looking at the colors I was reminded of fall leaves & acorns & the like so I went in search of an acorn shape in my cricut cartridges and lo & behold there was one on the doodlecharms cartridge (this is a great cartridge, it has basic shapes for nearly every season/holiday.) I did run into an issue with cutting the acorns...they could only be cut with a group of shapes: a leaf & a small berry, so I decided to add some leaf-shaped favors too. Next I went to my stack of favorite go to papers, the BoBunny Dots collection and found some deep, rich fall colors to use. Since I wanted to cut my leaves in different colors I also ended up with acorns in several colors & decided I liked them in these fun, funky colors!
I also cut a sheet of leaves & acorns in a tan color and cut the acorns apart and layered the tops & bottoms over the colored ones. I inked the edges of all and added a little tiny bit of bling to match. I love my silly colored acorns :> I think I may add a little twine bow to the leaves or maybe stamp a sentiment on them.
Attaching the paper acorns & leaves to this type of candy wrapper (waxed paper) proved to be a challenge and in the end I found that good, ole masking tape did the trick! I had so much fun, on this gloomy rainy day, creating these favors & spent most of the day working on them. Things just seemed to go together quickly and I was so pleased with the finished items...it reminds me of something my grandmother used to say "when you set out to do right, God will guide your hands" and today was a perfect example of how right she was! I hope you all have a good evening & don't forget to count your blessings :> delisa