Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Use it Tuesdays - Birthdays

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. 

**Side note: Sooooooo, I couldn't find the pin I'd used, guess I didn't actually pin that idea. But here's a good explanation of how to go about melting your own crayons.

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.


  1. These gift boxes are so darn cute. I'm not exactly on the Use it Tuesday schedule yet, but your projects are driving me in that direction. My latest birthday card (made last week) was made wholly from items taken from the stash. I'm wondering if there's something I can make this week...

    By the by- you should consider linking this wonderful project up over at the MoxieFabWorld.com. They've a gift bag/tag challenge issued today that this is perfect for!

    1. I'm sure you can come up with a birthday card to make!

      And would you believe I've followed MoxieFab for a while but haven't ever played along? Guess I'm gonna have to check it out...

  2. Great idea! Those cards are so cute. Thanks so much for being a part of our Design Team this term!

  3. Hey Jessica! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Tags & Wraps Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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