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 the 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.
I then cut a bunch of 8.5×11 colored paper 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!