Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Spring, Please Come SOON!

Yucky winter.  Please go away.  I want to get rid of my winter jacket, socks and the sniffles.  Let the daffodils, tulips and crocuses bloom.  Green grass and warm sun.  Okay.  I guess what I am describing is maybe April, but probably May.  And that is two months away.  Guess I'll just have to make do with spring crafts.

First, here's a peek at two more things that I've put on Etsy.  And check out my other blog Felicity Avenue for more info.


Okay, so this is a project that I've been working on for a friend at work.  She's the lead teacher in my classroom and it's her birthday tomorrow.

First I started with 21 (that's how many kids we have) 3.5" x 4.25"** pieces of white cardstock and stamped "happy birthday" on each of them.  Yesterday I snuck them into the kids' folders with a note to parents.  I got a couple back today.  This is one:


So hopefully I will get the rest back tomorrow!

Then I had to make something to hold all of the cards.  I started with a piece of Kraft cardstock and did lots of measuring to come up with this box.  It measures 4 5/8" x 3 3/8" x 7/8".

stef bday2

The back I trimmed a bit on an angle so that more of the cards will show through.  I also scallop-cut the Raspberry Fizz Mix patterned paper that I added to the flap of the box.

stef bday

Here's a close-up of the front.  I used the new Beyond Basics Borders to add the design on the bottom and then the same birthday sentiment.  That huge, honkin' button is just from my stash, but I imagine that PTI will be coming out with their pink colors in buttons soon! 

stef bday3 copy

For the closure, I really wanted to use the Basic Grey magnents, but I don't have them, so I guess that idea was out!  I ended up sewing this PTI button on and threading some ribbon through to make a loop.  It doesn't shut quite as tightly as I hoped, but it does the job.

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I can't wait to give it all to her tomorrow! 

**Why 3.5" x 4.25"?  Well, this is the best way that I could get the maximum # of cards without making them too little! 


{happy birthday box/cards}

All supplies PTI unless otherwise noted  Stamps: Beyond Basics Borders & Birthday Basics  Ink: New Leaf, Pure Poppy & Raspberry Fizz  Paper: Raspberry Fizz Mix Patterned Paper & Stamper's Select Cardstock  Ribbon:  New Leaf Twill  Other: white button, floss, pink button (FooFaLa)


Tina, Ryan and Olivia said...

Love seeing your name on your pictures...great way to make sure the pics can't be copied!!