A friend and I will be going to London and I thought bringing her munchies for the trip could be a fun gift. I found some boxes Stampin' Up! used to carry that I got at a reduced price when the catalogue retired that were the perfect size. I filled one with nuts and trail mix, and the second one with candy. On the side of the box, I used a typewriter to add "the fun stuff" on the candy box and "the serious stuff" on the nuts one.
For the top of the box, I used a London stamp from Penny Black (that's going to come in handy later when I scrapbook my trip pictures) and remembered that we had the Carry On stamp set that had a sentiment that read, "Keep calm and eat a cupcake." Using markers, I shortened it to "Keep Calm and Eat." Those two stamps were just perfect for London!
I also found papers in my (vast) collection from Little Yellow Bicycle called The Escape, also centered around the travel theme. More perfect still, some of the vehicles on the papers are red double-deckered buses. I cut out the paper that had various stripes on it and kept the "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list" sentiment.
I am adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (Clean and Simple) because I kept my decorating of the boxes to just a bit of patterned papers and a touch of stamping, and to the Work It Wednesday SSS challenge (Stamp It).
Stamps: London (Penny Black), Carry On (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Papers: The Escape (Little Yellow Bicycle)
Ink: Dapper Denim
Accessories: 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Project Life corner Punch,
Treat Boxes, Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon, Typewriter