The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

How to survive those college football bowl games . . .

My brother-in-law is one difficult guy to shop for. So this year instead of shopping for him, I decided to craft instead and came up with the idea of putting together a College Bowl Game Survival Kit.

I gathered up some of this favorite snacks (a big bag of Skittles and some smaller bags of barbecue and salt & vinegar potato chips) and packaged them in an upcycled acrylic box that formerly housed a pound of fancy salad greens.

Decorating the kit's lid was super easy with some fun sports-themed stamps from DeNami Design. I used stamps from both the Sports Balls stamp set and the All-Star Greetings stamp set. The stitched letters are digital elements from Design by Dani's I Like Love You digital kit, and that fun font that I used on the label is a Creating Keepsakes font called CK Sports Football. Perfect for this project! And I just happened to have that gridiron patterned paper in my stash.

I completed the collection of bowl-game goodies with a score card pad I designed myself in MS Word and printed out, four to a sheet. Then I simply cut the score cards into quarter sheets and bound them together into a rip-off pad with some PVA bookbinding glue. Now he'll have a way to keep up with all the scoring action with each college bowl game he watches!

Well, whether you are planning to spend your day firmly planted in front of a TV to catch your New Year's Day college bowl games or penning your new year's resolutions, I hope you have a fabulous day today!

Thanks for dropping by! Happy New Year!


Pam said...

What a fun kit Emily!! Happy New Year to you!

Marisa said...

I need one of these for my hubby! Great idea :) Happy New Year to you :)

Maria said...

Wow! How very it! Happy New Year to you and family!

Brenda in IN said...

This is so clever, I bet he loved it!

cghundley said...

Wonderful and
thoughtful gift.
Hope he liked it!
Carla from Utah

Lisa Elton said...

What a cute idea, I'll have to remember this one! Happy New Year Emily!

~Tammy~ said...

What a superb idea! This just is the cutest and clever!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Clever, clever, clever. I try to "think like Emily", but I'm never as good at repurposing things as YOU are!

Bet your BIL really liked this. :)

Carol Hartery said...

Hi Emily!
I LOVE this idea and will have to make one for my sister who is a huge Seattle SeaHawks fan.

Happy New Year!