The never ending gift

About a month ago I hosted a “card party” for my sisters and nieces and nephews. I pre designed a bunch of cards and cut everything out so all the guest had to do was assemble. Some of the cards required embossing and┬áthe younger kids loved cranking the crank to get the paper through the Cuttlebug. My great niece Annah is 5 and has a March Birthday. She told my sister she wished she could have a Cuttlebug so she could make cards at home. And so the idea was born. I decided it would also be a great gift for my Granddaughter who is one year and one week older than Annah. The Cuttlebug was pricey but I found the cute little Sizzix for $17 at Michaels when using my 40% off coupon.

Part of the reason for the first “card party” was that I have way too much paper. And when I had to change my room around to make room for the Force I knew some things had to go. I had 2 little 3 drawer plastic cabinets that I emptied out and thought the would be perfect storage for the girls supplies. IMG_4770 IMG_4769

I then cut a bunch of 8.5×11 colored┬ápaper in half and scored them to make A4 cards. I then went through my embellishments and filled a drawer for each of them. Then I had odds and ends of patterned paper that I thought would make great card parts but by then the 3 drawer cabinets were full so I added a plastic shoe box for more storage. I cut vinyl to personalize both the cabinet and the shoe box and the gift was done! IMG_4767 IMG_4768 IMG_4772 - Copy

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About Nancy

Hi. My name is Nancy and I live in Wisconsin. I have been married to Sam for 44 years and I am mom to 5 grown children. I also have 2 grandchildren , Gavin 12 and Hailey 9. We live in the country and have 2 dogs, a cat. I love making cards and paper piecing. I also enjoy making tiles.

4 thoughts on “The never ending gift

  1. What a great idea. My grand daughter would love this idea. She will be seven in May. This would make an awesome gift for her because she loves doing crafty things like I do!

    • The best thing was freeing up space for me. My daughter said Hailey loves the gift and has been creating cards like crazy.

  2. Terrific idea for young and old!!!! I once hosted a “Valentine Card Making” party for my Red Hat lady friends and we had a BALL!!!! This reminds me of how much fun it was and inspires me to throw another party to design cards! Thank you for the post!

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