Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Shannon's Gifts

It was Shannon's birthday last week! I promised to share what we'd sent once she let us know she'd received her package...after all, I didn't want to post photos and let the cat, or in this case, DOG out of the bag, ruining her surprise!

We picked out doggy material for her *extensive* fabric collection (and because it was so darn cute~Shannon will think of a wonderful craft for it) and found some coordinating ribbon:

Then I spelled out Angel Kisses with Scrabble Tiles, adhered them to painted tile trays, and added pretty buttons in Shannon-ey colors:

And of course, I made her a birthday card!

White cardstock, folded not quite in full thirds:

A sunny paper for the inside and outside:

A coordinating paper for the "underfold" front of the card, with extra pieces cut out to make a coordinating gift tag:

Some pretty adhesive-backed paper lace (this is some of my FAVORITE STUFF!):

Coordinating chipboard letters spelling "friend" (I made sure the "E" wasn't glued all the way down, otherwise the card wouldn't have opened!

Smaller ivory letters to spell "Dear" (Shannon is a dear friend, after all!) and to spell her name on the gift tag:

"Happy Birthday" for the inside of the card, on pretty paper, with foo-foo trims punched out, and corners rounded...I added lime green brads to the corners as well:

How the card looked open, from the back:

...and the front!

Talk about FUN!~


~I've never been a fan of apricots, but Smitten Kitchen is tempting me to give them another try with Breakfast Apricot Crisp...

~My daughter, who puts Ranch dressing on just about everything (okay, except pancakes), will have to keep a copy of this recipe from A Pioneer Woman Cooks in her "My Parents are Kicking Me Out of the House" cookbook when she leaves for college in five years.


Check back tomorrow when I post photos of our toddler making Daddy's Father's Day card... it involves PAINT!

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