Today is the day in the US for each of us to ponder what we are thankful for in our lives. It has become almost trite to say that you are thankful for your family, but I really am. I have a wonderful husband who supports me in all of the different interests that I have and I have an amazing son who is becoming a truly thoughtful and interesting young man. And then there's my sister and brother, who I know will be with me through thick and thin. But, Thanksgiving is a little bittersweet, too. Both of my parents have passed away and Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that reminds me how much I still miss them.
I'm also really thankful for my Stampin' Up! customers; especially the ladies that make up our monthly stamping club. I made these fun Sour Cream containers to include in the club orders this month. I like to make little things to give to my club gals to let them know how much I appreciate them. While I included ribbons and buttons in theirs, you could easily create these as little party favors or place holders. These are sized perfectly to hold a couple of little chocolate treats or something else that is small. And what is especially cool is that they are easily mass produced.
The materials I used for these containers are:
- Stamps: Day of Gratitude
- Ink: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz
- Cardstock: Naturals White
- Accessories: Crimper, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch
You can create your own take on the Sour Cream container; here's how to do it:
– 1/4 sheet of cardstock
– Stamps or stamp wheel
– Sticky Strip
– Paper Crimper
- Stamp your images onto your cardstock.
- Roll your stamped cardstock into a tube so that it looks like a toilet paper roll.
- Put Sticky Strip on the long end and adhere.
- Pinch one end shut and glue it.
- Fill container with whatever goodies you want to put inside.
- Pinch the other end shut – at a 90 degree angle and glue it.
- Crimp both ends to be sure that they are securely closed.