Thursday, June 26, 2008

A fun gift idea...

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I've been making these for years - this is one of my favorite gifts to give kids because kids typically love art and I love to encourage them to create art. You can get the art cases from the craft store and whenever my daughter gets invited to a birthday, I typically do one up as part of the gift. For the past two Christmases, Michaels (craft store) had the art cases on sale - they had them on sale several times but during one sale they had them for $2.50 each so I bought a whole case of them!
Here's what the cases look like "before" and I have another photo of the inside:


There is a clear plastic cover on the case so I use an exacto knife to carefully cut into the plastic on one side of the case. You have to cut really close to the edge so you won't see the cut. After cutting, the prepackaged cover slides right out and you can slide your new cover in. I use a little bit of ashesive to hold the plastic back down, again just on the very edge and just a little so its not noticeable.


To make the cover insert on this project I used an ADORABLE digi kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs, called Squiggle It. It was PERFECT for this! Here's a peek:

Isn't that cute??!!

I had some good news this month - I had Scrapbook Dimensions ask for a project, Bella Scraps published two of my projects this month and Scrapbook News and Review ask for two projects for their July issue. That's always fun :)

That's about all for now....I can't believe June is almost over - where did the time go???!!!

6 comments:

Amanda Ann said...

That is so awesome!!! I totally love it!!!

karrin said...

What a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing.

Lara said...

What a great idea!!! This is so cute!!

Shirley said...

love it. and what a fab idea.... I know what im doing for Christmas presents this year now thanks

FrkTetlie said...

Really good idea! Thanks for sharing. and that digital kit was so cool! :)

Kool Crafts and Arts said...

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