Monday, August 18, 2008

Quick & Easy Gift Idea

Today I needed a little something else to go with a birthday present for my niece who just turned 8. In a matter of minutes (20 or so) I put this together. It's a cute card kit in an extra stamp box. I saw this idea on Splitcoast thanks to Creativetracks' example here. I love the idea of making an extra stamp box into a purse using the Crop-a-Dile to punch the holes for the ribbon handle. Inside I put prescored cards in the '07-08 In Colors, matching ribbon (idea to wrap the ribbon on the round tab punch I got from Lisa Henke), images from Pun Fun ready to color, some scallop punches, and some stamped medallions from Think Happy Thoughts. I also included some new colored pencils with the rest of her gift so she could finish these.
The only problem with this box size is the envelopes didn't fit (so I forgot them at home!). This is super easy to do with the In Colors because they coordinate so nicely, plus I always have the matching ribbon. Some other ideas to include in this kit (had I had more time) would be different colored mats to layer the main images on, brads, personalized address labels, mini address book and postage stamps. Pun Fun was the perfect set for this gift since it contains cute kid-friendly images for 8 different occasions!
Anyway, thanks to creativetracks for the neat idea and thanks for stopping by!


  1. this is super cute. I just found an extra box, I think I might just have to barrow this idea for my neice who turns 9 on 9-9! Great way to use up some of your last years In Colors. and glad to see you are using the round tab punch to wrap ribbon, isn't it great.

  2. Wow! What an awesome idea!! The project is soo stinkin' cute and how clever to use your old in-colors. My niece would love a gift like this, so I have to bookmark this one! TFS!

  3. Kristin, this is so adorable and what a cute gift!!!

  4. This is a great idea! We have a birthday party on Saturday that I might just have to put one of these together for!


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