Monday, October 5, 2009
Sweets for my Sweetie!
This week my husband Geoff and I celebrated our four year anniversary! With a new baby and the holidays around the corner, we kept our gift exchange budget to a minimum Personally, I love a great homemade gift and a zero budget challenge! I started digging around in my scrapbook goodies and decided to work with the Chocolate Celebrations collection. This collection really lends itself to weddings, anniversaries and Valentine's Day so I knew I was off to a great start. With the "sweets for my sweetie" theme in mind, I created this goodie tower - and it was easy! Scrapbook paper actually makes wonderful wrapping paper for small boxes, which is what I was working with. All you need to do is wrap the box and lid separately and make sure all of the paper is very well attached so that it does not snag and rip when the lids are removed. To accomplish this I always use spray adhesive rather than a scrapbooking product. Spray adhesive comes in a can, like spray paint, and is applied the same way. I always spray my paper (on a surface you don't mind getting messy - like a piece of cardboard) and then let it sit for one minute. The adhesive will get a little tacky and then it sticks the best. I then used ribbon and my Chocolate Celebrations Appetizing Accents to embellish my boxes. Fill with your sweetie's favorite chocolate treats!