Sunday, June 20, 2010

some tags, a card & barnum's funundrum (lots-o-pics)

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i have several things to share with you today!
one of my favorite crafty things to do is take a small little gift, wrap it, and add a quick tag. i especially like to surprise the little people in my life with these gifties, but it makes kids of all ages so happy to unwrap a little something- even if it's a .50c candy bar or a new box of crayons. people seem to enjoy the tags too. i always add enough ribbon so the tags can hang somewhere- a doorknob, a dresser drawer pull, over a chair back, etc. they are fun to make, and a great way to use up scraps, practice new techniques and coloring ideas- so everyone wins!
these are some tags i made the other day to surprise 2 special little boys i know- and what little boy (or girl) doesn't love some cute robots?!

Stamps: MFT Bunch of Bots and the teeny weeny heart on the top tag is from MFT's Love Machine sentiments from these sets too
Paper: Creative Cafe tags, MFT cream paper panels, MFT Robot digi paper
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories copic markers, MFT dienamics (cloud trio die) nesties, pop dots, ribbon (michael's)
Other: wrapping paper is from target

up next is a card for a dear friend's daughter who recently graduated from high school. it's a 'girlie' version of the recent graduation card i had made for our little brother.
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it's almost identical, except i used lots of bright yellow (her school color) a thicker twine and a big flower that i custom colored to match with copic markers. you NEED this set if you have any graduation events in your life- now or later! in fact, you NEED all 3 Fred Bear sets- 'cause he's so adorable!!
STAMPS: MFT Fred Bear Graduates
PAPERS: MFT paper panels, cardstocks (MFT banana split, bazzill), basic grey patterned paper (from june bug paper pad)
INK: memento tuxedo black
ACCESSORIES: copics, nesties, MFT dienamics large scallop, pop dots, MFT cork, MFT earth girl button, thick twine (home depot)
here's a look at the inside too:
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the circus is in town this weekend too! here's a few pics from Barnum's Funundrum:
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finally- sending very happy father's day wishes to all the awesome dad's out there! hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
thanks for visiting!


Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a fun blog you have and I love your creations! I'll certainly be back for another visit! I just adore Fred Bear and your graduation card with him is sensational! Thanks for sharing your wonderful circus pictures too! :D

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh everything is so SWEET!!!

Chris said...

love that card, the inside is great too. I gotta use more yellow.

Christina Fischer said...

Your tags and card are absolutely adorable!!

I love making tags, too -- such an easy way to jazz up a gift! :)