Thursday, April 16, 2009

So much new stuff...

well, not really. It's old stuff that I haven't seen in soooo long! I am starting out organized in my new space (a 12x10 spare room) and in the process of unpacking, I am finding paper I haven't seen in months! If you girls are lacking inspiration, go through a paper stack that you haven't touched in a while. Wow! I'm ready to crop....but my space isn't. Next week...I have high hopes.
If you are like me, you are wondering what to give for graduation gifts. I have 3 very important ones this spring (2 on the same night!). Money or a gift card springs to mind...but with some many companies going belly is safer.
Here's what you can do to make it more personal. I'd like to credit this idea from the blog of S.E.I. You can see their picture by clicking here. It is one of the many company blogs I follow. While this idea has been around for awhile, I just wanted you to see theirs, and maybe sign up for blg updates from them. They call it a tiny money holder. You can decorate it to match the graduate's style.
  • Cut a 6 ¼” x 2 ¾” piece of double sided paper
  • Score in from the edge 3” from each side, leaving a ¼” gutter in the center to create the spine of the book
  • Cut a 1 ¼” piece of paper (back), score in ½” from each side, leaving a ¼” gutter in the center• Attach the small piece to the larger piece, matching the gutters together• Fold cash in half, creasing each piece
  • Use ribbon to bind money to book, wrapping it around the spine and center fold of money, and knotting on the outside of the book

How simple...and cute. You can make your card and gift at the same time...just add sentiments! So get your tools out and start crafting. And remember....Keep Dreamin


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