I usually don't craft multiple items because I get bored easily, but I did need just a few for an after Christmas party. These are for the guys so I kept it simple. It's hard to think of something guys would actually use or want. I started with photo strip acrylic frames which I found at Ben Franklin Crafts. I used the inner paper as a guide for cutting the background paper (mostly scraps from the DCWV Far East 8x8 pack). The saying (Funny Bones) was stamped on marker paper (from BFC) and trimmed to fit. Coordinating pigment ink was rubbed on the edges. Finally a mini calendar (Vippies) and a small charm with cord were added.
Matching pen boxes were made with the Sizzix die shown below. The boxes can also be filled with glass nail files for girls or perhaps several chocolate bar minis will fit. I was not sure if the new flat dies in the plastic pouches would cut cleanly but with the Sizzix magnetic platform they work wonderfully. You might not be able find the pack of charms any more because they were in a clearance basket at Ben Franklin Crafts. I wish I had picked up more packages as they were really marked down....maybe they're still there. You can easily substitute an Asian coin with a hole or make girly calendars with butterflies or flowers. Hope this idea is something you can use for future party favors or to make yourself a photo strip calendar for your desk. Happy Crafting in 2014!