I am in the midst of a HUGE and I mean HUGE project. . . one of those projects that I am trying to keep a happy heart through, but keep asking myself, why did I get myself into. In the end I know I will be happy I did do it, but right now I am in my own mental anguish (kind of like being at mile 15 of a marathon). What I am doing is making handmade scrapbooks (no pictures, just the base) for 14 moms in the co-op preschool I attend with my kiddos. I did have some time last week to whip together a card for one of my hub’s fellow engineer co-worker’s sweet little girl’s second birthday.
There is a movement around here where many moms from all types of social economic backgrounds have come together on Facebook and use that platform to swap, sell or look for items (mainly toys, baby gear and clothes) that we all have instead of buying new. Since it is via Facebook and you have to be from the area and be invited to the group, it is much easier and safer than Craigslist. I know I have padded my crafting mad money selling my beloved Gymboree collection that my youngest no longer fits into.
I found someone who was selling a huge bag of dress up cloths (Disney Princess) for only $10 that were in great condition. I packaged up the clothes and added this card for a little gift! This idea was right up this family’s alley since they are very aware of the environment and love recycling through goods.
Thanks for sharing a piece of “recycled gifts can be a great idea” pie with me!
Cricut Cart: Once Upon a Princess cut at 3.5 inches
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots
Paper: PTI and Recollections (white)
Ribbon: Celebrate It
Ink: CTMH (close to my heart) Cotton Candy
Stamp:My Pink Stamper: Sweetest Cupcakes
This card is so adorbs!! I totally feel ya on the massive project anxiety – I am in the midst of making 75 baby shower invitations & it’s pretty overwhelming! That is so sweet of you to be making scrapbooks for all the moms – it will totally be worth it when you’re done & get to watch them enjoy their special gift. You can do it!!
What a great little card!! I’m sure she loved it. And oh MY—-what a giant project you are taking on—those moms will be sooooo thankful though!!
Oh my goodness! Looking at all your stuff lately! It’s adorable! You are so crafty! =)
Thank you Celest! You are an amazing writer!