This week at Use it Tuesday we're asking you to bust into your stash and do something birthday related - card, layout, project. Just make sure to use those hoarded items!
For my very first Use It Tuesday DT project I made these little favor boxes for Rylan's upcoming birthday party. Hard to believe that he's turning 3, and like his brother at this age he's all about c.a.r.s. Now, being the creative mom that I am this is not going to be a simple repeat of Vance's party (though I'm considering bringing back the mini donuts in place of birthday cake... tires of course!)
The boxes were cut from a new file from the Silhouette Store and new cardstock, but everything else is hoarded including the crayon cars!
The white paper is filler from albums (which means anywhere from 6 months to 4 years old!), the red is a piece of scrap from Fancy Pants Rough and Tough that's been in my stash for over a year, the black ribbon is from Paper Studios and 4 years old, the red Silhouette sketch pen is over a year old and had never been used.
Now for those crayons - I was in charge of our church's nursery for a while (2 years ago) and replaced all their broken crayons with brand new out of pocket. I couldn't just pitch the crayons, and I'd seen a pin about melting crayons to make valentines and loved the idea.
I didn't have any molds as small as the original blog post but I did have these awesome cake pans with mini cars! What a lot of crayons went into these. The crayons in the boxes are as big as those pictured for a total of 8 car crayons. I'd intended to regift the crayons to the nursery kiddos at Christmas and forgot so they sat in my closet the past couple of years - I'm glad I finally have a purpose for them.
I'm linking this up to Scrapbooksteals.com's MCM 33: Celebrate.
ETA: Also linking this to the Moxie Fab Birthday Creations Week - tags and wraps Challenge.