Monday, November 23, 2009

A FUN way to start a busy week

OK, this is the second post for the day, so please scroll down and read the first one, it's got some good advice! :)

On Sunday, I got up at early and headed to the airport to catch a plane to go to Kahului for the Ben Franklin Craft Fair.Well, I was ready to go but the plane wasn't. Anyway, got there over an hour late, my favorite pecan tarts sold out already (sigh!) but I was still happy to be there. I had brought some make and takes to do and I was ready to craft!

We did the Ho Ho Santa favor. It's really easy, take two 3" red CS circles. Just add a black 1/2" CS strip for the belt and a  silver mirror paper belt buckle to one of the 3" red CS circles.

For the box gusset, you need a 1.5" x 5.5" CS strip. Going lengthwise, score both horinzintal edges 1/4" in. Then going vertically, score both edges 1 1/4" in, leaving a 2" section in the middle. Put some 3/16" double stick tape along the 1/4" horizontal sections. Snip at the scored points to create the flaps. Remove the paper fromt he tape on the center sections and fold up the side sections, forming a "U". Attach the 1/4" flaps to the two circles. Forms a little pocket box for the treats.

I also had a snowman version made the same way. In fact, this technique is great for all kinds of shapes like the Sizix Hello Kitty Head or the Turtle. so many possibilities to make things into favor boxes.

A favorite was the owl french fry boxes I had from Halloween. Here are some friends that crafted with me that day. Dominick Macauley, Vanessa Deanta and Mom Sarada Macauley, all from Maui.

Speaking of friends, I finally got to meet Kris (K-Lusive Kreations) and her adorable family. In fact, I was so excited, I forgot to take a picture with them! DUH! Kicked myself later for that. Kris is so sweet, as many of you know, and she gave me some wonderful goodies, too!She gave me some treats, now how did she know Chocolate Chip with Mac nuts are my favorite Maui CookKwees flavor? And the personalized note pad is so great, I can't believe she stamped every page! WOW!

And look at  this Cute Angel Anya Ornament she made for me. Look at all of the details she added. I know where I'm going to hang it already!

So, even though the plane was broken, my day on Maui was just No Ka Oi! This Thanksgiving, I am especially thankful for all of the new frineds I am making and all of the wonderful people out there who are so kind and thoughtful. Thank you for visiting today and I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving week!


  1. I missed out on the pecan tarts too! got the manju though! LOL... and i pinky swear, i didn't know chocolate chip w/mac nuts cookwees was your fave!!! it's mine too so i thought you'd like it... =D i did a copycat of my first ornament post minus the danglies, you're just so fabulously craft i had to make one for you too... I hope you enjoy the goodies, just a little something from us... Thank you for all of our goodies too... No, i didn't eat the girls' super sweet treats... =D and it was so AWESOME to finally meet you!!! lots of hugs, Kris

  2. It was really great to meet you, too, Kris. You know, I forgot to ask Allen if you ever SLEEP! You make so many cute and beautiful crafts, it's amazing! Hope you all enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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