Three leaves for a challange today

 Yesterday I got my cards finished for our demonstrator's meeting tonight.  And, today I added a matching favor to my card that we will be making at our meeting tonight. 
A couple weeks ago when I was at Kay Kalthoff's house for a gathering, somebody was talking about a favor that I had made, and that she disliked using the favor die because she could never figure out how to get the ends to twist nice.  So, I did a little demonstration for the ladies that were there and showed them my easy peasy method.  Kay asked me if I would do a demo at the next demonstrator's meeting, which I will be doing tonight. 
I love making these little favors, and I thought it would be fun to make one that had a Thanksgiving type of theme.  I love to use them as table favors for Thanksgiving, because it's one of those holidays when people don't decorate their houses much, but set a lovely table for sure. 
To the right you will see that I tried the favor with and without ribbon.  I do them either way, but I find that people have a difficult time untying the ribbon, so I don't use it all the time. 
I added three leaves to the box, just so it would qualify for the challenge over at Crafty Boots Challenge to use 3 of something on your project.  You know I just love a challenge to show off what I made. 
It took a whole lot of muscle to crank out all these projects on my Big Shot yesterday and today.  I moved the project out to the living room today, so I could watch a little television, and watch the baby, while I cranked out all the pieces for the project.  So, I have to share another photo with you of my future Stampin' Up! demonstrator.    Who wants to be a crafty lady?  I do, I do! says Olivia.      

 And after I snapped a few poses at the Big Shot, I wanted to get a shot of her cute little overalls with the big puffy bottom.  Little did I know she was about to do the splits.  Olivia is just learning to stand by the chair, and she can stand a long time. She cannot, however, move her feet while she stands, and her foot was sliding on the blanket, and she was about to go down.  Every day it's something new as she is really getting about and into things now.  She will be 9 months old this week. 
Big Shot is all cleaned up and put away for today.  (Tomorrow I have to finish alterations on 2 bridesmaid dresses.  Talk about switching gears.  My plate is full this week.)  I hope to get in the craft room and make some cards later.  I have workshops to plan and create for this week. 
Come again soon.
Mary Alice


  1. Your favor box looks great with it's three leaves, and it is so practical, I love how the ends twist.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. What a great card with matching box! I think your card is so elegant, with the beautiful shapes of the pretty and colorful papers.

  3. Wow wow!! Thanks for playing at Crafty Boots I love your creations! That candy wrapper is so cute! I recently signed up as a SU demonstrator in the UK and our new catalogue only launched yesterday but I can't wait to get my hands on that International Bazaar paper!! xxx

    1. Glad you liked my projects. The paper favor die for my big shot is probably my favorite. I use it so often. Tonight I demonstrated it at our demonstrator meeting, and Kay Kalthoff video taped it to share on her blog. I'll see if I can post it on mine, too. You will love being a SU demo, and start yourself a shopping list from the new catalog. The International Bazaar paper was the first thing I ordered, and I have a hard time using it, because I hate to cut the pretty papers :)


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