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Poppies For You {Printable Gift Tag}

19 Mar

I was creating a tag for a friend’s gift and since we are still wistfully awaiting spring weather here in the northeast, I ended up with this:

Printable Poppy Tag - The Life of the Party

I also made a pdf that has 4 tags to a page…

Printable Poppy pdf - The Life of the Party

You can save or print it from Printable Poppy Tags – The Life of the Party

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{Scrap}tastic Cards

3 Mar

I have this thing about pretty paper…

Even after I cut into it to make something that makes me happy…

I can’t bring myself to throw away the itty bitty scraps that are left behind…

They go into an “I’ll use them someday” bucket…

Well…that bucket is starting to overflow…

It was high time I do something about it…

So I picked through and pulled out some of those lonely little scraps and got to work…

Circle punch, anyone? I have one…

We all should have one…such a handy little thing…

And I used it to punch a dozen or so black and white scraps for this first card…

Black Circle Card - the Life of the Party

Yeah, yeah…

I know there’s no sentiment yet…

I can never decide what kind of card I want them to be when I first put them together…

Anyway…

Then I got all masculine with some pretty black and maroon leftovers…

Scrap Card 1 - The Life of the Party

Time for some color…

Scrap Card 3 - The Life of the Party

Hey look! There is an actual sentiment!

But I still had some black and maroon strips hanging around…

So I was back to them…

Scrap Card 2 - The Life of the Party

Okay, so I didn’t even put a dent in my scrap stash, but at least I saved a few pretty papers from the abyss!

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Valentine Explosion Box

14 Feb

This is going to be a picture crazy post…

But I think it’s worth it…

I’ve never made an Explosion Box before…

But a friend at work inspired me…

So I decided to make one for my husband for Valentine’s Day…

But I couldn’t show it to you before today or else he might have seen it too! 🙂

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It starts out looking like a perfectly ordinary box…

or a perfectly ornate box…

Explosion Box 17 - The Life of the Party

Until you take the cover off…

Then BOOM!

Explosion Box 4 - The Life of the Party

The sides of the box “explode” open!

Explosion Box 5 - The Life of the Party

My Explosion Box is three layers deep…

Explosion Box 6 - The Life of the Party

And each one is filled with sweet nothings for the hubby…

Explosion Box 7 - The Life of the Party

The bottom layer is the largest…

It’s uses the same red paper you see on the outside of the box…

Explosion Box 10 - The Life of the Party

Explosion Box 9 - The Life of the Party

And inside the dainty vellum envelope…

Explosion Box 8 - The Life of the Party

The second layer is a lighter pink…

Explosion Box 11 - The Life of the Party

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And finally, the smallest lightest pink layer…

Explosion Box 13 - The Life of the Party

Explosion Box 14 - The Life of the Party

I’m going to put a little baggie of candy in the center before I close it up…

That will probably be his favorite part!

Explosion Box 15 - The Life of the Party

EVERYTHING I used was from my stash…

And I used just about everything I could get my hands on…

Paper, stickers, pearls, rhinestones, stamps…

Glitter, brads, ribbon, and even one of my Kissing Booth Tickets!

Although I’m kinda scared realizing that I have this much stuff just hanging around!

Still, I think it came together awesome and I can’t wait to give it to my dearie…

Explosion Box 16 - The Life of the Party

What are you doing with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day?

Whatever it is, I hope it’s a love filled time!

Enjoy the Party!

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