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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cute Recycled gifts!

Hi Everyone, Today I wanted to share a way to make up cute little gifts and recycle something most of you have around the house. I took the strawberry and blueberry containers that we get from Sam's Club and saved them until I could use them. I use these to put little candles ,hand sanitizers, mini lotions and candy in. I just measure where the label goes and cut a piece of cardstock to fit. I use my corner rounder to make it fit a little better and then decorate it however I want! I then wrap a ribbon all the way around to make it more secure. I buy the shredded filler paper from Walmart for $1 and it works great to set the little gifts inside the container. This first container gift was actually an order someone placed to give as a gift. They just wanted something for St. Patrick's Day! It had two tealight holders, 8 tealights and a mini hand sanitizer from Bath and Body Works

This second container was a little gift for my sister in law. There were a few little spring votive candles and a strawberry scented hand sanitizer from Bath and Body Works.

I love how these are turning out and I have been stocking up on them just to have a quick gift to give whenever I need one :-) Have a Beautiful Day! Rebekah

Monday, March 28, 2011

Disney Cars Birthday decor!

Hi Everyone,

I know I haven't posted in over a month! I have been super busy getting ready for my little guy's second birthday! His birthday was Disney Cars and I decided to wait until after the party to post everything that I have been working on!!

The Invitations!

I cut Lightning at 4 1/2. That is the smallest I could go without the paper ripping! I love this cart but don't like that you can't cut very small. Way to many small details that don't make it past the blade on the machine!

The cupcakes!

Instead of doing a cake like I normally do, I went for much simpler! I used a regular black cupcake stand and spruced it up a little bit! I cut "The world of cars" at fit to page for a standard piece of cardstock. I then used wooden skewers that I painted black, hooked them to the back and then stuck them in that green spongy stuff you put fake flowers in (can't remember the name, LOL) I decided to wrap the green stuff in red tissue paper and to hold it in place, used a couple ribbons and hooked it to the stand. The little road along the bottom is also on the cartridge. I used my gypsy and welded four of the pieces together just and it worked out great! The little characters sticking out of the cupcakes were bought at Party city. I couldn't get the cricut to cut small enough to do my own and it saved a lot of time!

The tables!

For the tables, I decided to go super simple and I loved how it turned out! I just bought plain black table cloths and quickly cut yellow strips of paper and taped them down, making them look like a road. Then I borrowed some of the cones my hubby uses for cross country to add to them and help hold down the tablecloths because of course it was outside and windy. I then cut three more characters from the cartridge and used them as centerpieces.

Table Centerpiece! This was my favorite out of everything! I made a little "cars" bouquet. I found the bucket for 50% off at hobby lobby. I cut the four characters at fit to page so each was a different size and then put the wooden skewers on the back and stuck them in the green stuff. I finished it off with some shredded paper I found at walmart for $1. I loved how it turned out and I am going to put it in my son's room because he LOVES cars!! It ended up being a little over 2 feet tall! The drinks! Last but not least, I wanted to add one more little touch that everyone loved. I searched under google images until I found this Rust eez label. I blew it up as big as I could and printed them off on my color printer. I then just took the labels off the 2 liters and taped these on. Super simple but was a nice addition to the party!

The party was a blast and my two year old loved it so all the work was a success!! Now I just have to try to get my craft room back to normal from all of this chaos :-)

Have a great day!!