Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Game ON! Game Birthday Gifts in a Tote!

Ok, so I got back on my blog before August ended . . . barely.  It's been busy, though getting back into the swing of school with my girls - ugh!

Anyway, as I mentioned in my last post I had some birthday cards to make this month. I was given the idea of board games as gifts for my godkids, so I used the games as inspiration for the cards. Here they are:

This was one of my favorite games growing up!
I hope they enjoy it, too!
My hippo was from the Cricut Lite Zoo Day cartridge!
The 7 is from the Mickey Font cartridge - stickled of course!
I used my PC to personalize the inside.

And who could forget Hi Ho Cherry-O!
My teen-aged girls wanted me to open this game
so that they could play it before we shipped it off - LOL!

The tree with stickled cherries is from the Cricut Stretch Your
Imagination cartridge, and the 3 from the Mickey Font cartridge.

Again, the inside was personalized on the PC.
I was irritated with myself that I didn't use more creative
wording to tie in the games. I had in my head a while
before I made the cards that I would say "1-2-3 cherries
for 3 years old!" or something like that. Oh well.

And Candy Land!  Such a classic game!

I used The Mickey & Friends Cricut cartridge
for the lollipop (all cards were welded on my Gypsy). 
The popsicle stick was real and was tied with
Trendy Twine strawberry cupcake baker's twine.

I was a little better with this wording!

My BFF and the mom to these birthday recipients
had just posted on Facebook about how she would like
a Magic 8 Ball to tell when certain stages will end in
her children. I thought it would be fun to surprise her
with one given my game theme I had going on! I'm sure
the kids will enjoy it after the novelty wears off. :)

I used an 8 ball graphic I pulled off the internet to
make this card on my PC. No Cricut cartridge!

The inside!

And of course I had to package it all in a fun way,
so I got out my vinyl and personalized a storage tote from
Walmart! The handles have green on them, so I chose
the lime green vinyl to match. In retrospect, the green
is not the easiest to see when the tote is filled, but oh well.

I used my Cricut Lite Cherry Limeade cartridge for the letters.

Each godchild received two games
plus the Magic 8 Ball for my BFF.

I did wrap each gift before I packaged it up and mailed the tote across the country. The shipping was probably the most expensive part of this gift, but it was worth it. I don't get to see these kids too often, so I like to be the fun godmom that sends them fun, personalized cards and gifts. And my BFF spoils me on a regular basis with her friendship and her thoughtful gifts, so it was a pleasure to send this out. Sorry I didn't post my usual supply list. I tried to put some details within the post, but leave a comment or email me if you would like any more info.

Have a good remaining week all!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Treat Box Using the New Artiste Cartridge!

Hello, my crafty friends!

If you are still following me, thank you!!!! I've had a hard time getting back into my craft zone since moving in May, but hopefully it will come fully back soon. The new Close to My Heart (CTMH) Cricut cartridge, Artiste, certainly has me wanting to get back into the craft zone. I just received Artiste on Friday and made something that night with it! This cartridge is definitely a must-have.

Last weekend I went to Michigan with my girls, friends of theirs, and one of their moms. We had a great time! I told that mom that I wanted to make the Lemon Blueberry Muffin cookies recipe I have pinned on Pinterest after we went blueberry picking. I actually delivered on that promise and made the cookies! They are yummy!!

Now how can I tell someone I'm making cookies and not share them? I can't, so I made this cute little box and tag to put some cookies in for my vacation friend.

  • CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge for box and tag
  • Cricut Preserves cartridge for blueberry
  • JoAnn Kraft paper
  • Cardstock scraps for tag and blueberry
  • Clear Acetate for window
  • CTMH "You're the Best" stamp from Kudos Collection in the Artiste Bundle
  • Stampin' Up Brocade Blue marker to ink stamp
  • Shore baker's twine purchased from Scrappy Moms
  • Stampin' Up oval and scalloped oval punches
  • Lime and Waterfall Stickles

Wells that's it for now. I have some birthday cards to make, so hopefully I will have them up soon! Have a good week!