Thursday, August 4, 2011

S'more Birthday Gift Ensemble

WARNING: Pic heavy!!
Here's me 2 years ago with my birthday "cake"
while camping in my real life happy place, Colorado.
And yes, that is a stick lit as my candle!

This week I've been busy making a fun gift for my daughter to bring to a friend's birthday party. I know I went way above and beyond for a kid friend birthday gift, but I was inspired by my new Scrappy Moms Happy Camper stamp set and some of the recent challenges going on. But most importantly I had fun making it (isn't that what it's all about??) and it makes for a fun blog post! :)


Here is the ensemble:

The card/anti-bac holder  - The tutorial
I used can be found HERE. Thank you, Jan!

What anti-bac scent? S'mores of course!

Key Ingredient # 1
I was tempted to get the generic, but these are
America's Favorite after all. It says so on the package.
Must be true.

Key ingredient # 2 - Love that they make
the squares now. Of course the box says Limited Edition,
 but they'd be crazy to discontinue it!

 Key Ingredient # 3 - But let's face it-
If you didn't have 1 or 2, you could live on this one.

 This sweatshirt is the main gift that got my idea engine
going. My pre-teens are obsessed with Aeropostale!

 This was a Wal-Mart find. I figured it
could come in handy for this sporty friend.

Supplies:
  • Cricut Campin' Critters cartridge (campfire on bag, s'more on card/anti-bac holder)
  • Cricut Gypsy Wanderings cartridge preloaded on Gypsy (water bottle vinyl)
  • Cricut A Child's Year cartridge for candle on s'more 
  • Cricut Cuttin' Up font cartridge on the gift bag
  • Cricut white vinyl
  • Stampin Up Kraft and Night of Navy cardstock; orange and brown Recollections cardstock, & tan and white cardstock from my scraps
  • Scrappy Moms Happy Camper, Simple Sentiments and Sweet Somethings stamp sets
  • Black Versa Color ink, Ranger clear embossing powder and Marvy Uchida heat gun
  • Stampin Up Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip ink with sponge for card/anti-bac holder edges
  • Fiskars deckle edge scissors and Fiskars ribbon punch for all of the tags
  • Rafia
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder for "graham crackers"
  • Hobby Condensed font for tag and card wording that is not stamped
  • Velcro dots to close card/anti-bac holder
  • Orange Peel Stickles for candle flame

I am entering this ensemble into the following challenges:
  1. Celebrate The Occasion # 24: Kid's Birthday!!!
  2. Whimsical Wednesday # 16: Fun With Folds! 

Remember that I have my 100 follower challenge going on! I'm just 10 away from mailing out a Christmas stamp set! :)

Enjoy your weekend!

30 happy comments:

Laurie said...

Super cute! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!
Laurie
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

Esther said...

Wonderful, clever project! How Fun!
Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

Craftin' Blind said...

Oh great crafty one, you have amazed me once again!! This ensemble is FABULOUS!! I love everything about the gift set! Those anti-bac holders are always a hit!! :) Remind me to let you know when my birthday is!! Hahaha, kidding!!
Great job with everything!
-Lori Craftin' Blind

Adrian said...

Wow, u have been busy! Great job!

Mary said...

What a great idea, love it!!! Thanks for playing along at CTO

Mary
marebearscraps.blogspot.com

laurie said...

This is so funny...I just dug out a smore stamp I have never used and made a card...I made some smores stuff to post on my cooking blog too next week...we must be thinking alike! I found a cook book at work about all the different kinds of smores one can make.

I like the texture you used for the cracker, really adds alot. What fun gifts!

I enjoyed reading your post!

Monica said...

Oh this is so cute Jen! You know I'm a s'mores lovin gal! I'm sure this gift will be the hit of the party! Nice work!
scraplifters.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Such a GREAT project!! Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Staying Crafty said...

Truly awesome! My favorite project to see are gifts that are so personalized for special people in our lives. This is fantastic. Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesday :)

Melissa said...

OH my, this is so cute and I am soo hungry...lol you did a great job on your card... gotta find me something to eat.... love it!

Thanks for joining CTO!

GiGi said...

This is SUPER adorable! I love thi cute smores set and the neat card with hand santitizer in it! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays and CTO!

Charlotte said...

Love it, love it love it!! i love everything about your projects!!!
Charlotte

Crafting Misfit said...

This is all so fabulous and creative!!!

Thanks for joining us at CTO!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Celebrate the Occasion DTM
Visit my blog!

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Super cute card. Thanks for playing along at CTO! ~Shen

*Star said...

Super cool card! I love that it holds the sanitizer. great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday. :)

girlia said...

Cute water bottle. Great job

Stephanie said...

Wow, what a super creative project! LOVE it. The card is so cute, and I just love how it holds the sanitizer. Cute how you attached all the little tags. You totally made me want some smores now..ahhh! It is way to late to go start a camp fire in my back yard. Your daughters friend is going to LOVE her gift, and all the moms are going to be asking you to make them something! Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays. :)

Kristen said...

wow you did a wonderful job. Love all the details that you have. thanks for joining us at CTO this week.

CraftyJAR said...

This is a lovely gift. I am sure she will love everything. I love all the sentiments. Thanks for joining us at CTO!
Judy

Trail of Treasures said...

All of the projects are absolutely fabulous! I especially adore your smore card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO!

Hugs,
Tracey - CTO DT member
www.trailoftreasures.com

Trell said...

So amazing. I love it! Thanks for playing at CTO!

Trell - DT

Jenni said...

This is so amazing! I just love everything that you made. Perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at CTO.
Hugs, Jenni
http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

What an awesome idea to have a camping care package! Super cute! Love the s'more birthday cake! Thanks for playing along with us at CTO!

♥ Rayna
http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com

Dilsaver Designs said...

Wow, awesome job!!! You really outdid yourself and it was SOOO worth it! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Cindy said...

WOW this is such a FUN and COOL idea!I LOVE everything about this gift set,SO SWEET!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesdays!:)

Glora said...

WOWZERS! I totally love this whole project! It is FABULOUS and so CREATIVE. Incredible job. Thanks for joining us for the Whimsical Wednesday Fun with Folds challenge. Hugs- Glora

sheena said...

so very cute! I think I need a smore cake

Laura said...

This is soooo great! I love it! I like all the SMS floating around there, too! I bet your daughter loved it. I, too am a camp-a-holic and smores addict! ;)

Scrappy Mel said...

OMGosh - soooo stinkin' cute! I love it! I'm sure your daugher's friend was thrilled!! :)

Lisa said...

This is too fun and very inspiring! Awesome gifts and so wonderfully presented! Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest fan!
Cheers,
Lisa
>^..^<

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