Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Set

So, my husbands parents came to see us last week. We had a great time, seeing all sorts of fun things, playing with the kids, lots of good food, good chocolate(we're in Germany, we have to indulge once in a while!) and great memories. I have to admit that some of my favorite with my mother-in-law was the time we spent upstairs sitting at my desk together! She had a few things on her list that she wanted to learn, so we made tutorials, helped her feel confident, ordered a few key tools, and yea...we had a great time!! The night before they left, we decided to make a little something for her to take to her sisters for their birthdays this week. Here is what we came up with!

We used a retired SU paper for little 3x3 cards, candy bar(yum, yum) wraps, and little cello bags. The colors used, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, and So Saffron. I know I say it a lot, but I love SU's color coordination!! I love having my paper match the ribbon, ink, markers, etc., it makes things so easy!! We used the 5 petal flower punch, the 1 3/4, 1 3/8, 1 1/4, 1/2, 1/4" circle punches(I LOVE punches remember?!), the scallop edge and the Boho Flower punch(thanks Britt!). The cards are pretty self explanitory...just layered the punches, etc. The stamp was from the Think Happy Thoughts stamp set. Ribbon, 1/4" chocoalte chip and satin chocolate chip ribbon.

For the candy bars, I simply cut the paper big enough to wrap it nicely, leaving a little length(maybe almost 1/2") on either end. I put adhesive on the ends, right along the edge, then folded the paper and adhered it...the put the ends through my crimper and twisted a couple of times. You know, my crimper was among the first tools I ever puchased, an oldie but goodie for sure!!

So, for the cello bag. I used the Top Note Die for my Big Shot, in Old Olive. I wrapped a few little reisen chocoalte candys with some scraps of paper, and then made some paper strips to add to the bag(ie, tiny slivers of crimped paper all wadded up so it looks cute). I used the small cello bag from SU and it fits just perfect with this top note die cut! I stapled the cello bag to the back of the topper, then used sticky strip to attach the front of the topper to the cello bag.
It was so fun to watch my mother-in-law's face as this little gift came together so quickly...she is convinced that having the right tools makes creating things like "this so much easier!" I do agree!!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Make it a great one!!


Allison said...

This is great! I love the colours and all of the different pieces you created.

Unknown said...

oh how sweet. The colors are right on.

Jeanelle said...

Hello dearest! What DSP is that again? I'm in Hawaii with my sis and family. Just got back from the beach - heaven! I thought YOUR parents were there, not TBA's. Fun -- so glad they could come and visit! Love you lots! xoxo

Dawn Zorer said...

When are you coming home? I need you to have some classes so i can make some cards i am proud off, i just used my last card i made with you. Now what am i going to do?
I wish i could make cards half as nice as you, and i would be happy
Dawn Z

Stacey Schafer said...

darling projects! i left a surprise for you on my blog:)