Thursday, December 31, 2009

Easy Packaging and a GIVEAWAY!!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!! I am SO excited to start a New Year here at Rubber Romance Stamps! Today I have a super QUICK and EASY neato favor to share along with a GIVEAWAY to celebrate the New Year!

Well, every January I host a sleepover for a few of my best friends from high school and all their kiddos. We all have such a good time. I love having a little basket of favors and gifts to give each of the girls that come. (We live about an hour and a half from all of them now, so it's a little vay-cay for them!)
I found some adorable *pink* hot chocolate packets at Target and knew I had to use them! So I made quick and easy, but festive, packaging for them!
Here is what I used:

Rubber Romance Stamps: Sweet Dreams Sentiment & Bunnie Girl
Cardstock (Martha Stewart & Bazzill Bling)
Trimmer (Fiskars)
Embellies (Opaline Half Pearls by Basic Grey)
Ribbon (May Arts)
Scissors (Martha Stewart)
Ink (Memento)
Markers (Copic Ciao)
Paints (Smooch)
Punches (Marvy Uchida)
Hot Chocolate Pouch

First, cut your paper. (Measure your hot chocolate pounch). I cut mine 12 inches by 4.5 inches. I wanted some of the pink to stand above the packaging to add color.

Next,  cut your patterned paper 1/2 an inch shorter than the cardstock on each side. Adhere the PP to the cardstock front.

Next, stamp your images and color. I stamped a few so after they dried I could see which wouldlook best with my PP.

Using my punches I punched out the image and then punched a larger circle to frame the image on the packaging.

Then,  I adhered the image to the front of the packaging and stamped my sentiment right onto the patterned paper.  I then added my half pearls to each side of the sentiment.

I added a dimensional to the back of the hot chocolate to help it stay in place.

Then I placed it inside the packaging pressing the dimensional to the cardstock well.

Finally, I tied coordinating ribbon around the top to close the package. These are all ready to go into my guest baskets and the image of Bunnie Girl couldn't be more perfect!!!

So, who out there would like to win Bunnie Girl? I have one Bunnie Girl Stamp up for grabs! ALl you need to do to have a cance to win is be a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post!!! Winner will be announced next week, so check back!!
Happy new Year everyone! We can't wait to share it with you!!!


  1. Hey, I'd love to win a Bunny Girl! She looks like I feel in the morning...LOL! This was a super fun idea Sammye Jo. So glad I stopped by. I hope you all enjoy your sleep over. Sounds super fun.


    PS I'm a follower now!

  2. Hi Sammye Jo,
    Wonderful project. She looks how I feel most mornings!!! LOL. Would love to win one of these stamps - they're gorgeous. I am already a follower.
    Dawn xx

  3. Hey hey I would love any one of those stamps . I can do rubber stamping . does that qualify me for being crafty now ? LOL !!! Hope you enjoyed your pajama party .Happy new year dear .

  4. This is so cute. I always wondered how those cute little sayings were put on all those little crafty inventions. You've just opened a new door for me. This would work so well with my new cricut.

  5. omgoodness those are cute! i have never seen the pink hot cocoa packets either! Great stamps! love those stamps...I am a follower now

  6. Following, would love a chance to win!

  7. what a gorgeous sweet gift. how lovely this would be for friends as a little pick me up or comfort gift. i am a follower please enter me in the draw ty so much jan

  8. Love your Chocolate gift/favor and what a fun and exciting way to celebrate and visit with friends!! How Fun! Love her and would love to win! Thank you for the op to hop on over and enter!
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

  9. First, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment Sammye Jo...especially about my daughter :-) !!!! I'd love to win the Bunnie Girl stamp (my dh has always called our dd 'bunny' so how great would that be!!!) I've signed on as a follower and look forward to seeing all your pretty creations!

    Happy New Year!!!

  10. What a cute idea!! And yes I would love to win Bunnie girl! :)
    Thanks for a chance!

  11. How fun is this?!! Thanks for the cute idea and the chance to win a cute stamp!!

  12. I am so appreciative of you ladies who do tutorials. They are SO helpful to me! I can definitely use the help. Thanks and for offering the candy too!

  13. This is so cute! I gotta get some of those hot chocolate packets! And thanks for the chance to win!

  14. OMG! That is so darn cute!! Not sure which I love more, the bunny slipper girl, or your hot chocolate packets!! Love it!
    I'm a FOLLOWER!!

  15. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the inspiration:)

  16. Bunny girl is adorable! I have followed this blog from before there was a design team!

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  18. Oh that looks just fabulous. I would just love a chance at winning Bunny Girl. I have just become a follower, thanks for the chance
    Hugs, Rosalee

  19. Such a cute idea to use as a favor for your friends. Bunny girl is so cute...I would love to win. I am a follower of your blog, thanks for the chance.

  20. That is a lovely gift to make! I love how simple it looks! Bunnie girl is cute :)

  21. What an awesome idea! Love it!
    I'd LOVE to win that stamp :)

  22. Hello SammyJo- I am a follower of your crafty, cheerful and terrific blog.
    Would love a chance @ winning that stamp.
    Your project was just adorable. I am sure the girls will love it.
    All the best,

  23. What a clever and creative idea, just perfect for a "sleepover"! Love, love, love, ALL the Rubber Romance Girls and believe it or not, as many as I already own, I do not have Bunny Girl, but would love, love, love to add her to my collection! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful gift ideas. We always need gifts and new ideas too! Happy New Year!
    Thanks, Celisa :)

  24. What a great idea!!! and yes I would love to win a Bunny Girl stamp. Thanks for the opportunity!