January 3, 2010

Early Birthday Present


Happy New Years!!  My first post of 2010!  There is no guarantee that this year will be any better (or worse) than the last but at least we can have faith that we've grown wiser from lessons learned and blessing given in 2009.


Here's the project that I was working on over the holidays.  It's a birthday present for my husband's aunt who seems to really appreciate the work that I put into my pieces.  I wanted to make her something cheerful and useful and I thought that 3 x 3 gift cards would be great!  She likes to give friends and family little tokens of thought and appreciation so these little cards might come in handy for her.


The SU! colours used are Bayou Blue, Real Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, and Kraft.  I also got around to using up some of my Vanilla hodgepodge hardware and build-a-brads.  The embellishments probably make these cards on the more expensive side but if I have it and it fits with the project what's the point of holding on to it?   Anyhow I made 10 cards in all and a few were repeats. My favourites are the cherries and the ones with cross-stitching. (You can click on the pictures to get a better look)

Anyhow I hope she likes them as I much as I appreciate her.  Hope all is well with you in your neck of the woods.  In my home we are getting ready for the first day back to our pre-Christmas routine.  School, spelling tests, music lessons, dance lessons but thankfully no swimming lessons.  4 days at the pool for me was just a little much.  Instead we'll fit in a family swimming night once a week.  Sounds like a better use of all of our time.  I don't know about the rest of you moms and teachers but I could have used another week.  I know this sounds strange but I would love to have Winter break as opposed to Summer break as I would love to hibernate in the middle of winter when there's less day light time.

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for January 5. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/ or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at http://blogfindsoftheday.blogspot.com.

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  2. Beautiful work, Laural! I'm sure she'll love it - it's a lovely work of art! Good for you for using up some supplies =)

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  3. Awesome gift set. She will love it for sure!!!

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  4. What a great project! love the combination of papers on the kraft cardstock and the embellishments you chose. So cute!

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  5. Oh, what a great idea girl! Love it. Now that you've shown this, it makes me think I should do another card box and include some of these "swap cards" I still have on hand in it for my sister. When I mail her a card, she says she keeps it instead of reusing it - so I always write on her cards. Well, I'll give her some of these, as I did 2 friends for Christmas. Thanks for the idea. I do love your little tins and all those cards. Did I miss what size the cards were? I'll recheck. Beautiful! TFS

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  6. Beautiful crations. I like your style, is diferent.
    Keith Rueda
    paperlandcreations.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh this is way way way cute! I love them all. I also wanted to thank you for your super sweet comment on my blog! I really appreciate it girl!

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  8. Oh my, Laural, these are fabulous! Great colors...I like the cherry card best! ;)

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