Hi there! It's Saturday, the sun is shining, and I think there are pancakes in my future. Needless to say, I'm smiling!!! Today I thought I'd share with you a couple of birthday gifts that I made for my friend, Fran. This first one started with the jar. I've been using a lot of these jars for craft storage, and I had an empty one sitting out on my desk. What to do...what to do?
Make a homemade Papertrey button sampler, of course! I happen to have all of the Papertrey button colors (what? some women collect shoes...I have craft supplies) so I grabbed some of each and put this together. I used pinking shears to cut out the muslin topper, used tea dyes to age the edges, and stamped the sentiment in the center. One of Fran's favorite colors is olive green, hence the color combo for decoration.
This other homemade gift didn't photograph so well, but it's a checkbook cover. Uh huh. When you love eating crabs and you craft, a seafood-themed checkbook cover is a perfect gift, no? *giggle* Fran liked it and that made me very happy. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time...M
Ink: Papertrey ripe avocado, dark chocolate and tea dye duo
Cardstock: Papertrey vintage cream
Stamps: Papertrey Tags For Spring and Fresh Alphabet, SU Crab & Company
Other: Copics, Cuttlebug tag die, Papertrey ribbon, pinking shears, muslin scrap, clear checkbook cover, half-pint Mason jar, Exacto knife (to cut the crab claws and stick in the sign)