Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tranquility Trilogy

The last day of the July countdown! It's been a great ride and I hope to tempt you one more time with another project featuring the new Favor It #4 Box. Triangle is the word of the day (I watch a lot of Sesame Street) and as such, this little box is in a pyramid shape. It's the first one of the Favor It boxes where the contents are completely boxed up. Which got me thinking...

...have you ever heard of a Baby Gender Surprise Party? Sort of a new thing. I've heard two variations. First, the parents-to-be know the gender of their baby and bake a bunch of cupcakes, dropping an appropriate color gumball in each cupcake. The guests must bite into the cupcake to find out if it is a girl or a boy. And second, the secret is hidden from the parents as well. Mom and Dad take a sealed envelope with the new baby's gender (written by the ultrasound tech) to a bakery. The bakery bakes either a pink or blue cake and then covers it with white frosting. Mom and Dad have everybody over and cut the cake to see what they are having. Fun, no? I'm considering doing some variation of this with my next pregnancy (which...THANK still in the future!).

So, I decided to use these little pyramid boxes to create a version of a gender reveal. Nice neutral colors of Spring Moss and Lemon Tart. I used the new triangle dies to cut out accents which are stamped with Background Basics: Gingham. Pull out an old fave ( Bitty Baby Blessings) to help baby it up a bit more.

What's inside? Well...this fictional baby is a GIRL! Pink M&M's let the cat out of the bag. Or you could go blue. You can buy single color M&M's at Michael's or a candy store. I got mine at Wegman's. Or, just buy a bag and eat all the colors that don't apply. Not a bad idea:).

Now, the new Favor It box is a sweet little number to assemble. You only need to adhere it at two points, so they come together quick. And it seals up tight. I wanted to stick little flags at the top and in order to have somewhere to anchor them, I had to snip off the little bitty tip of the box with scissors. Very easy. A dab of hot glue keeps it all in place.

So, what other sorts of secrets can you reveal? And what else can you fit in the box? Lots of things. I'll leave you with one more idea--newborn pacifiers are a nice fit. Happy showering!

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to swing by the blogs of my esteemed colleagues to see what they have up their sleeves. I'll be back in a few days with all my July projects.

Nichole Heady
Jessica Witty
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Lisa Johnson
Melissa Phillips
Michelle Wooderson
Maile Belles
Danielle Flanders

Stamps: Background Basics: Gingham, Bitty Baby Basics, Limitless Labels
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Stamper's Select White, Lemon Tart
Dies: Favor It Box #4, Triangles, Ad Sense, Double Ended Banners
Ink: Ripe Avocado and Lemon Tart


  1. Oh this is soooo sweet! Love these little cute boxes. Good idea for a school treat as well! Thanks.

  2. Oeh, such a lovely idea!!! This shape is fun for cute little baby thingies!! Maybe even little sox will fit in? Love the shape and love what you created with it!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  3. I've never heard of a party such as this. What a very neat concept. Filling the triangle boxes with treats is a good idea ... for any occasion or party theme! Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Yes, I have heard of a baby gender reveal daughter has a friend who did just that! So amazing how times have changed. Love, love the cute triangle boxes-those were definitely more work than your average card...but what am I saying nothing you make is average! LOL:)

  5. I love the "gender reveal" idea and of course "Putting it in Paper" really gets me going! I love the way you think and what you make from those great ideas! Cute as can be!
    Your loyal fan, Suzanne : )

  6. Love the Reveal idea!! The triangle box is perfect for so many occasions!

  7. great favor! I love this idea!

  8. Great idea! I love the idea of revealing the gender at a shower or even a small party before the shower :-)

  9. I love your idea of buying an assorted bag of M & M's and eating all that do not apply!! Great idea. Love your project better than eating cake with a gumball in it, blah!!

  10. So very cute. :)

  11. Cute.... we are planning a girl baby shower for my daughter. I am thinking "favors" :)

  12. FABulous!!! I love the gender reveal and the pacy ides... I wish I'd done this for our baby twin boys!!!

  13. great idea! i think the addition of the little pennants on the top really creates a nice look. by the way, my college roommate and i used to call our dorm room "procrastination station" love it! :) hope you don't mind, but i referenced you in my blog (no pictures, just links back to you).