Saturday, May 31, 2008
Making Changes

It's time for a blog change. It's a work in progress as you will see.


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Saturday, May 24, 2008
Mini Paint Can

This is a mini clear paint can I found at AC Moore. It was part of my nieces birthday gift. I am not real happy with how I decorated, but still think it is cute. It is a scrap piece of colored striped paper that is on the inside of the can. I used letter stickers for the name put on the outside. The flags at the top are a border sticker, also on the outside. And I wrapped the red ribbon around the outside and fixed it with double sided tape. I added 2 small flower charms to the handle. A bazzill white flower is attached to the lid with a self sticking red button in the center.

Oh and I filled it with bubble gum balls.

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Kindergarten Treats

Thursday was the last day of school for my little kindergartner. I can not believe in a few short months she will be in first grade. Where has the time gone?? Anyhow, I have been busy since last weekend making up a treat bag for the kindy graduates.

These are 2x2 cards that are sealed in little clear envelopes that I posted about a while back. The stamp is a dollar stamp from Michael's. I used colored pens to outline the flower and trace the sentiment. The flash kind of drowns out the colors.

I saw these last year on a message board and had saved a pic of them to my computer. I had a different idea in mind, but was unable to find little blue grad cap stickers so I needed to come up with something else. These actually look so much cuter in person.

It is a Hershey chocolate nugget with a 1x3" blue strip of card stock wrapped around it. The squares were cut with my paper cutter because I didn't have the right size square punch. I can't recall off hand the size I cut them. I cut 2 and glued them together to make it a little more sturdier.

The tassels were the time consuming part as I made each one using embroidery floss. I tied it around a mini brad and attached it to the square. I then hot glued the square to the top of the nugget just to make sure it stuck good.

I put them in little zip lock type bags that you can get from Wal-Mart cheap and added a bag topper. I printed the text on my computer and then stamped and colored the little cap at the top.

Next are some friendship seeds. This is a template that folds up like a flower seed packet. I can not remember where the template came from, but I have several that say different things (pumpkin seeds, snowman seeds etc.). I had downloaded them from somewhere a while back.

The elephant is a stamped image from a SU valentine set (the name escapes me right now). There was some text on the template at the bottom where the elephants feet are so I had to do some altering of the seed packet image so that the stamped image would fit. I colored it with chalks.

I put a handful of orange tic tacs in a little zip baggie and put inside the envelope. I think these came out super cute!


This purple container is a kids plastic snack cup with lid that I bought 6 for $1 at the dollar store. I filled them with Whooper candies. I used my cricut (George and basic shapes cart) to cut a blue circle for the top of the lid and used a fine black pen to add a little border. The sun was cut with the cricut also (doodlecharms cart I think) and I outlined it. I printed the words on clear mini labels from my computer.

All of these were packed up in a clear cello bag and tied with some blue curly ribbon.


This was a little gift for the teacher. The class took up a collection for one gift, but I wanted to make a little something. This is another idea found on a message board. I stamped images from a retired SU set with white craft ink onto black cardstock. I stamped the letters of her name with some foam alpha stamps and my SU inks and matted them with matching SU cardstock. I found the red picture frame at the dollar store.

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Hi! I'm Melissia. I am a wife of 9 years, a mother of 6.5 years and a program assistant for almost 2 years. I enjoy paper crafting and doing various other crafts. I also enjoy reading, blurfing, brain games and spending time with my daughter.