Saturday, March 13, 2010

Happy Birthday

Hi Fellow Crafters

Things have been up side down around here lately, with starting work, visitors from abroad and out of town and sick kiddo's. So not much crafting going on.
However my new boss' birthday was on Thursday and I decided to make her a memorabilia pouch, she is off on holiday to London and Paris soon and I thought she could do with a little something to store all her tickets, brochures etc in. I made a VERY simple rectangular pouch and then got my class( the Lion class) to place their fabric paint covered thumb prints all over the pouch. I then decorated the prints as people and wrote their names beneath their prints.

I then needed a card to go with the gift so I used the same card as here (seeing that it has a lion ;-) -just changed the sweet baby to a pieced sun (Can you believe it - I didn't take a picture!). and on the inside I again used the kids thumb prints to sign the card. This time I turned the thumb prints into lions and lionesses.

And what would a gift be without packaging? For this I used this fab template from Papertrey Ink. I decorated with some DP I have had for some time that just happened to have lions on it. I also thought my boss could keep it on her desk later to keep letters or notes in, seeing as it is a mini file holder.

I also added a British adaptor in for a little extra from me.

Happy crafting.


eli said...

Hi Paola, Thanks so much for another cute project on Craft Schooling Sunday, your boss must love you!
all the best, Sara

Anne said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift!

Kathryn said...

I love the little decorated thumbprints! Would be a fun project for kids to make.