October 28, 2012

autumn wishes

While religious education classes are certainly no party, I still like to make little things for the girls in my class. In my way of thinking, this current item could fall under the category of party favor and fit Paper Nudge #3 at Creative Paper Trade.

Rather than hand out candy or anything else Halloween-related in RelEd this time of year, I made snickerdoodles for the girls and packaged the cookies in recipe card pockets à la Melissa Phillips.

Each time Michael’s has new recipe cards in their bins, I take a peak and see if there are any that can work as pockets. Because they area 4x6 inches in size, they also work great as journaling cards for Project Life.

There were a couple of extra pockets when I finished my assembly line. Rather than let them go to waste, I cut a piece of cardstock, stamped it, added a punched circle, and slid it into the pocket.

Now I have a couple of note cards for my stash and a few cookies to munch on, too.


paper:  rustic cream c/s (PTI);  KP Halloween (K&Company); recipe cards (Michael’s)
stamps:  Rustic Branches and tag-its #7 (PTI)
ink: rich cocoa, tangelo and rhubarb stalk dye (Memento)
dies and punches:  limitless layers (PTI); starburst (Martha Stewart Crafts)
extras:  key tags (Staples); baker’s twine (MS Crafts): ribbon (Michael’s); glass beads (Cousin Corp); cellophane bags (Michael’s)


Marybeth said...

Nancy I love the treat pockets you made, such a creative idea! That is so sweet of you to make and the cookies are making me hungry ……

carol (krillsister) said...

Cute. Definitely will take a closer look at the rcipe cards at Michaels. Love the notecards you made too!

Barb King said...

These are cute, and snickerdoodles are the best! I should make some of those, it's been ages.

Lisa said...

What a yummy little project! This is the best idea for those inexpensive Michales goodies. It would be perfect for a Christmas cookie exchange. You've decorated them beautifully too ~ love your pretty bow and stick pin! Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Paper Trade!