Tuesday, September 14, 2010

PPA59 - I'm a Big Brother

Happy Tuesday!

Today I have a cute (IMHO) little project to share with you. Now that my friend Cynthia is home from the hospital with her baby girl, I wanted to make something for her son. A couple of weeks ago I posted the favors I made for the baby shower and I wanted Teo's little gift to be along the same lines. So, I came up with this tee shirt/shorts chocolate box:


Here is the side view:



The back view:


And, here it is packaged and ready to give:
Isn't it cute?!?!? It is self-standing so Teo can keep it on a shelf or bureau in his room.
The tee shirt and shorts were created from card stock cut at 3 3/4" x 5". I went down 1 1/2" and cut in 1/2" for the arms. From there I cut down to the bottom corners. I used a 1 1/2" circle punch for the neckline and 1 3/8" for the neckline trim. For the legs, I just cut a V with scissors. The box was made for the size of the three little chocolate bars.
The striped paper is from the SU Petals & Paisley DSP (retired). I put a piece of Old Olive ribbon along the shorts to make it look like an elastic waist. The 'I'm a big brother' saying was stamped in Old Olive using the JRS Small Letter Set.
I'll be entering this in the current Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge, which is to use Old Olive, So Saffron, and Tempting Turquoise.
Thanks for stopping by.

19 comments:

naturecoastcrafter said...

You are so clever. This is adorable. Check out this on the papertrey site--it looks like something you'd use--the little purse die.

naturecoastcrafter said...

Forgot to leave the link!!!!
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2010/09/introducing-everyday-treats.html

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely adorable! Very clever!

Sharon said...

Lisa, this is super cute!

Linda Callahan said...

This project is clever and cute! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

Melisa Waldorf said...

This is such a cute project!! I love it! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Super cute and very creative. I like that you made it so it could stand up and be a decorative item in his room.

DAWN Braun said...

very cute! I love how it's self standing!

Sharri said...

Lisa, You are very creative! This is so stinkin' cute!!! I love it and just might have to CASE it if you don't mind.

Beth said...

Oh Lisa this is so sweet and cute I just love it you make the cutest gift bags and boxes.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Cute and fabulous! It's so important to remember the brother's and sisters when the new one comes along...and what a great way to do it!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh what a great idea for an older sibling!

kay said...

OMG! This is such a cute favor !!! Love the colors you used and it has very clean lines! TFS!!! - http://creationsonpaper.blogspot.com

Curt in Carmel said...

Not only is this adorable and unique, it was so thoughtful for you to make for her "big brother". Often when the new babies arrive, the others kind of feel left out. What a great idea! Best, Curt

Elaine said...

What a great idea! I love it!

Mary Fish said...

Lisa . . . this is simply charming. Such a wonderful surprise to see that it's a box, too. Looks divine in the cello bag ready to give to the new mother. Congrats on being a PPA pick. Bravo!

Steph Zerbe said...

This is so cool!! I have to make some of these!!

Basement Stamper said...

That is absolutely adorable, I'm sure he loved it!

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

Oh My! This is just painfully cute! I love the idea and the craftmanship is flawless!