Sunday, February 10, 2013

Anything But a Card Challenge 12- My little Moon Pie...

Hello and thanks so much for visiting my blog!  Today, I am sharing my design team project for challenge #12 at Anything But a Card Challenges, Share the Love.  I had some fun scrapbook page layouts in my head that I wanted to make for this challenge, but once again, life and reality got in the way of my crafting time.  So instead, I am sharing the treat wrappers that my DD and I designed for her class at school.  My girls have been making their own Valentines since they were in Kindergarten, usually using stickers and glitter glue.  As they became older, they wanted a more 'mature' version (apparently candy is mature after age 8!), and we started making Valentines that doubled as treat holders.  

We were having a hard time coming up with an idea this year.  We walked the candy aisle at Wal-Mart trying to come up with a cute pun for the treats, but nothing seemed quite right.  My favorite was the bag of Smarties and the quote "If you're a smartie, you won't break my heartie!".  It received the eye roll that I was expecting and we starting laughing loud enough that people began to look to see what was so humorous in the candy section.  Before we headed back home for the day, we stopped by Rural King (a countrified version of a retail store) to buy dog food.  We saw a display of Moon Pies and inspiration hit! "I'm over the moon for you!"  This received approval from both girls, so we bought mini moon pies for her class of 32.  Then we went home and designed the tag using MDS 2.  If you ever need to make multiples of something, this is the most wonderful way to do it.  We designed a tag using the program and then saved it as a jpeg.  I opened it in my photo printing program and set it to print wallet size photos-9 tags per sheet!  Here is a picture of the tag from the MDS 2 program...

 We cut out the tags, mounted them on a square of black cardstock, and then mounted that on the wrapper made from white cardstock.

 and here is a picture of the opened wrapper, complete with a chocolate Moon Pie...

My daughter will be writing her name on the top inside flap before delivering these to her classmates.  As we were putting these together, I kept thinking about Big Bang Theory and that maybe even cynical and overly critical, Sheldon would approve of this choice...after all, his Memaw does call him 'Moon Pie'...

I hope you enjoyed our little Valentine's treat idea and maybe it will inspire you to make something 'punny' too!

Project Recipe: MDS 2, Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, sticky strip(holding Moon Pie to cardstock)

MDS 2 supplies-background is Love Letter pattern 9 DSP, cloud stamps from On the Go(one is mirror imaged) colored whisper white,1 1/4" circle punch filled with barely banana, medium heart punch filled with Love Letter pattern 6 DSP  I drop shadowed all of the elements to give dimension and used a text box over the circle punch for the sentiment (sorry don't remember the font...)


  1. I guess it must be an Older person thing as I like the Smartie sentiment, but the moon pie is cute too. They look really good, can't say that I have ever had one.

  2. "I'm over the moon for you" is a fantastic sentiment and I love how you dressed your moon pies up. :) Being a moon pie fan I heartily approve this Valentine happy and just wish I lived close enough to have one with you. Have an awesome week and hope your Valentine's day is full of love & happiness!

  3. What a fantastic idea. I love it! And I could go for a Moon Pie about now....:)

  4. TO CUTE!!!!Love your little Moon Pie holder (and my husband would love to get that Moon Pie!! LOL!)
    VERy cute.

  5. Awesome hybrid/MDS2 project, Margaret ! Such a sweet, creative idea and one your daughter is sure to remember making with you.

  6. Reality time wise does have a habit of whacking us about every so often doesn't it? Your cutie tootie Moon Pie? holder I am sure will be totally enjoyed.

  7. this is such a cute idea for a valentine treat-I like the smartie pun as well

  8. Ohhhh that's just the best!!! Love this idea for a Valentine. Much better than me having my daughter throw a cookie inside a jewelry box for her friend...LOL. :)
    Awesome job here.
    Lisa x


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