Sunday, August 3, 2008

How much fun does one person deserve to have?


Seriously? I had a BLAST creating these projects for my friend's birthday, which is this week. (That's OK that I post them here, since she doesn't even know that I have this blog). It's my friend, Deb's, birthday on Friday, so I thought I'd surprise her with a few goodies.
The best part about creating the projects you see here is that I didn't run out and buy anything new. Everything I'd used was something that I already had. I take that back. I bought the cute little pen at WalMart. It cost me 25-cents. But, all of the materials you see here came from things in my stash.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this little bucket of candy. I had this clear bucket sitting on my shelf for about three years now. I bought it in Kansas City, thinking it was something that I was going to use quickly, but I didn't. It sat on my shelf forever. I was thrilled to have the chance to use it now. I cut out the window using my Nestabilties. Inside, I filled the bucket with Dove candy. I know she doesn't like York Peppermint Patties, and that seems to be candy of choice by folks who like to add a scalloped circle to their candies. I punched out the scallops out of brown paper, added a layer of patterned paper to match the outside; stamped a greeting out of my Stampin Up Riveting set. I added some ric-rac on the outside (to cover a few minor imperfections); tied some ribbon to the handle, and voila!

The lid was created using layers of scalloped circles (Nestabilities) and cut-out circles using my Colluzle. I 'popped' the inner scallops and circles with mounting foam, just to give it a little dimension.

Here's the little card that I made for her. The image is by Stampin Up. You can't really see them, but I added some 'gem stones' on her ears for earrings. I stamped her with dye ink and colored her with Copic markers

I made her this little Post-It note holder. I found the instructions through the Stamp Shack; but it was originally posted on Angie Kennedy Juda's blog Stampin Academy. It uses the Bind-It-All. I found the cute little pen at WalMart (in their back-to-school section). I used an old polymer stamp by Daisy D and a few Hero Arts stamps on this one.

I even made a little pocket on the inside of the book. This way, she can refill the book, rather than just throwing it away.

6 comments:

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

LOVE all these goodies!!!!! OH my Ethel.. this set totally rocks!!!

You rock!
Bravo!!!

Now I wan't those nestabilities...dang!

Kim H. said...

WOW WOW WOW! I want it to be my birthday! I love all the fun stuff you made! The color combo is dynamite! She is going to be in for a real Birthday shock!

Dawn said...

WOWZERS,, this is awesome. I think you did a fantastic job. (my bd is in oct...wink wink...)

Beth Norman said...

Oh Ethel, this gift set is just darling. The colours are fantastic. I know you're girlfriend will fall off her feet when she sees this set.

Thanh said...

OMG! I am so envious of Deb. She must have been delighted to have received such a wonderful gift!

Sue McGettigan said...

My goodness Ethel you've been busy! Way to go on using up the stash, this gift set is totally adorable!! Love the way you decorated the paint can :)