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Jul 21, 2019 07:17 pm | Christine Adams

Purple Birthday Gift Set

I was so busy making convention gifts that I didn't have much time to spend on my mom's birthday gift. But I saw a set of notecards at Hallmark (I know, crazy that I would PURCHASE note cards - right?) but I grabbed a few things, took them home, and themed them out!

It's obviously a purple/gold theme, with confetti tissue paper, a purple gift bag, purple note cards with gold foil, and a gorgeous birthday card that I COULD have made myself, but lacked the time! I also found a lavender hand soap at Bath and Body Works to go with it and added a coordinating tag to go with it!

I embellished a plain purple bag using gold foil paper, layered with our pansy cardstock. I used a "happy" think cut die. Then added Gold Foil and Pansy paper circles using our basic circles and stitched circle thin cut dies. I used our new Vanilla cardstock and gold embossing powder for the "birthday" sentiment and gold puffy heart sticker.


The note cards already had a gold foil trim, so I added circles in the center using our basic circle and stitched circle thin cut dies and gold embossing powder with our new monogram stamps! (I LOVE these!! They make sweet personalized gifts!)

And then finally, I added a monogram circle set to the cover of the box of the gorgeous card that Hallmark made! 
And in an instant, I have another themed gift! I love have the supplies to make a custom gift centered around any color or theme! I just wish I had more time to play! I'd love to see what you come up with!
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Jul 21, 2019 07:03 pm | Christine Adams

Love and Sunshine Gift Set

We had such a wonderful time at our annual Close To My Heart convention in Provo, Utah! I wanted to share my convention gifts I made for my roomies and special friends. 
Bath and Body Works has a lotion called "Love & Sunshine" with a picture of pink and white daisies accented with gold foil. I decided to use those elements to create a themed gift!

First of all, I got the lotion on SALE! Then I used dollar store gift bags and added two daisies made from our Flower Market cartridge. The leaves were folded and crimped at an angle. And the center of the flowers were gold foil. I also welded together "Love & Sunshine" from our Artbooking cartridge. I used our Stitched Rectangle Frames thin cut dies to mat the sentiment.

The set of 4 cards features our subway tile embossing folder and our dots embossing folder. I used the dots on the envelope flap as well. The hello was cut from our gold foil paper and attached with foam tape. And I sprinkled a few gold sequins for fun! In addition there was a tin full of chocolates to give us all energy throughout the week!

I love how well everything coordinated! It's so much fun to create themed gifts or party decor! Maybe you can take this idea and run with it next time Bath and Body Works has a sale!

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Who Am I?


I am an Independent Consultant with Close To My Heart. I have the best job in the world - where I get paid to stay home and play with paper and scissors and of course my CRICUT! I offer classes, clubs, crops, and home gatherings - where you can learn new techniques and earn FREE products all while having fun! I also have an amazing team of both hobbyists and business builders - where everyone gets a discount everyday plus the opportunity to earn extra income or even substantial income! I'd love to have you join us!
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