Friday, August 10, 2012

Have a s'more!

Hi there!

It's Ian here from A Newbie Crafter.  For those of you who don't know, I am an Area Coordinator at a small college.  An Area Coordinator is a Residence Hall Director - just a different name to it.  So I work in Residence Life.  Through this, I oversee Resident Assistants throughout the year.

This semester I have chosen to do a camping theme which includes doortags for their residence hall room door, the semesterly programming board banner and a small gift that they will receive when they move in for training.

For the gift, I decided to give them a snack to keep their energy up as the days can get quite long during training.  What screams camping more than s'mores?  I saw this idea somewhere a couple months ago and thought - YEP!  I'm going to do this for my RAs!  So here I sat, in my craft room, with the NEW Artiste cartridge.  I cut the box on page 37 of the handbook.  I used 12"x12" paper from The Green Stack by Die Cuts With a View.  I cut the box at 5.5" (which is as high as it will go with 12"x12" cardstock).

I then used wood grain paper from the same stack and grabbed my Tiny Typewriter Alphabet (D1222) and Giggle Lowercase (D1137) and stamped "s'more kit".  To take it even further, I grabbed the Happy Camper stamp set (C1457).  I stamped the camp fire and raccoon on white cardstock, and colored them with Close To My Heart's Watercolor Pencils (3505 - currently out of stock until late September) to color them in.  I cut the images out and adhered them to the s'more kit layer.  I then used pop dots to adhere it to the front of the box.  Due to the way the box folds, some of the images or words were upside down so I adhered that layer on the side that was upside down.

Inside the boxes I am putting a mixture of Golden Grahams, chocolate chips, and marshmallows, hence...the kit.  :)  I will also give them a Kool Aid bottle to wash it all down "campin' style".  :)

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Craft Camp on,


Nicole said...

What a great idea and a super cute box! Thank you for sharing!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Ian, this box is just perfect for them. Not only is it attractive but they will love the goodies inside. This little gift is going to be a great hit! Thanks for sharing today.

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Ian!!! Your box turned out great! It really is cute! And the treats look just yummy!!!

Great gfit!

Creative M said...

What a Superduper Cute treat box!!!Oh! And Yummy Too!!!!TFS