It was the morning of my daughter's friend's Birthday Party and we had yet to decide on a gift for her. Normally this would involve a trip to the local toy store for a new Barbie, Bratz doll, or Littlest Pet Shop toy that these girls tend to favour. But on this occasion I thought it would be fun to create something for once, especially since I have a room loaded with supplies for all types of crafts. So here's what we came up with:
Felicity and I created this tin together with her adding all sorts of sparkly finishing touches. Her friend likes to collect all sorts of trinkets so this tin would be a perfect place to keep her treasures. We also filled the tin with a hand crafted set of earings and necklace made by a friend in her favorite colours. The papers are My Mind's Eye - Magnolia Starbirst "Sisters" collection and the glitter is Ranger - Tim Holtz Distressed Stickles. Ribbons are Stampin' Up and American Crafts and gems were also unkown.
This is a project I created for my husband when he first started working out of town. I wanted something that would stand up to his wear and tear and would contain some treasured family photos for him as a momento while he's on the road.
I spray painted a cigar tin with a hammered gold metal finish and stamped the word 'family' with Staz On walnut coloured ink. I created a long accordian fold using an eleven inch strip and a six inch strip of gold Stampin' Up paper spliced together. I added metal accents from Stampin' Up's Hodge Podge kit and fussy cut floral accents from Basic Grey's Mellow 6" pad.
Felicity had written a special note to her Dad and created this drawing which I scanned and shrunk down to put inside the mini file folder under her picture. I used the computer to type her name on the tab at the top of the folder.
The flap that has a picture of Tristan weaving a willow fish net with his Grandpa contains a special message to his Dad also. It is always suprising what they will write when left to themselves. Each message was very touching and much more than I expected from them at that age.
A picture of Kieth's favorite toy was hidden in a pocket created behind the photo collage on the first page. He was thrilled when he recieved this gift and keeps it with him when he's on the road. With a new addition to our family (Isabelle), he says I have to make him another one that is up to date. Could be a good winter project.