I have to admit that some days I have been bad and didn’t write anything… but for the most part I’m keeping up with it. I can’t wait to look back on it when the boys are older. I also made my mom and sister one for Christmas. They were a hit and easy to make in “bulk”.
What you need:
These cute berry boxes, I found mine online at an etsy shop.
Date stamp and index cards (cut in half). I got my date stamp online at amazon.com but I have also seen them at Office Max or Staples. I love mine and use it for my Project Life stuff.
Postcards (also cut in half) of course Design Sponge had real vintage postcards, I had to cheat and found this cute pack with a “vintage look” but were actually new.
The longest part was the date stamping, I turned on a movie one night and stamped away, but because I was making 3 boxes it took what felt like all night. It was worth it because I love the outcome!
They are really a cute and simple (and inexpensive) gift. Do you have a way to jot down what you do daily to look back on it… do share!
It’s a Party, It’s a Party for FINN!
It’s almost here… my little baby is turning two. I know its super cliche and everyone warned me but I literally can not believe how fast he is growing up. I can remember every detail of his birth and feel like it was just a few months ago. At the same time it is hard to remember my life before he was here. If you are a parent you know I can’t begin to explain what he has taught me. I have learned to savor every moment with my 5 month old even more now. Uh enough with the “Mom” moment… :(
On to the Par-tay!!
Please excuse the next few posts if Yo Gabba Gabba creeps you out. Finn is obsessed so naturally it is the theme for his birthday party. We are having a “friend” party the evening of his birthday and then doing family stuff separately. I finished his invitation and sent them out a few days ago.
This year I thought the boys could help me make Bryan’s Fathers Day gift. That thought might have been a little premature considering my boys are 4 months and almost 2 years old. This project didn’t turn out exactly as I had planned in my head, but they boys were actually involved so that’s even better right :) Aren’t the little hand prints so cute?
I saw this cute picture on Pinterest a few weeks ago. Then, I drilled down to where it came from and it was an Etsy Shop called Personalized Prints. She has some really cute stuff (love the wedding fingerprint tree). Her example was for a bare tree and you add your kids hand prints for the leaves. She must not have a two year old boy because this is not what happened to me. I couldn’t even take a picture of it because the picture’s life was on the line and I had to act quickly to save it.
I cut the tree and letters out from my Silhouette. Use tweezers for the thin paper branches and tiny letters.
I placed everything backward on a piece of scrap paper and used spray adhesive to stick the letters and tree to the paper.
Stick the tree and letters to the page. Love those pudgy little hands! He even helped me with the letters.
Six very messy hands (mine included) and a few hours later, here is what we came up with…
My “2001” had a little fight with Clyde and Clyde won, so I added a thumbprint heart and wrote the year in the corner.
I used a 13″x10″ frame and used white paper behind our painting.
Happy Father’s Day to all of the daddy’s out there.
Are you still bitter about not getting invited to the Royal Wedding? Well tell someone about it, in a Union Jack Card. The Wedding is only hours away, and today I heard that over 1 billion people will be tuning in. The most watched televised event in history. Crazy.
Here is what you need to feel involved :)
- Red, White and Blue Cardstock
- Blank Note card
- Sewing Machine
- Red Thread
Cut a blue piece of cardstock the size of your Note card, mine was 5.5″ x 4.5″.
Cut out the following strips:
- 2 thick white
- 2 slightly thinner red
- 2 thin white
- 2 slightly thinner red
Place a thin white strip under a thin red strip and place it corner to corner on the blue card, sew a line down the card. Isn’t there something fun about sewing on paper? Do this again across to the other corners.
Now you have an “X” on your card and we need to add the “+” over that.
1. Place the 2 thick white strips in a cross over the “X”
2. Place the thick red strips over the whites
3. Sew down both lines
Trim the excess strips and tape your flag onto the notecard.
Here’s to William and Kate…