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Friday, May 10, 2013

Upcycled Postcards

 My friend Laura came over the other day and gave me the greatest idea.  (Actually it was her kid, but shh, don't tell her)
She was making postcards out of old cardboard food boxes!
I thought it was brilliant!
So, of course, I had to make some too.
Think of all the old things you can make into these.
Record albums, toy packaging, game boxes! Endless!!
I'm going to send them to camp with my kid
(pre-addressed and stamped too)
that way she can easily send off letters to everyone she loves(and knows).
They are very easy as well.  As long as it is a minium of 3.5x5 and as think as an index card, it can be mailed as a postcard.
Mine are 4x6, just to make the measurement easier.
I used another postcard that I had on hand to trace.
 See the backs?  I was at Hobby Lobby and I found this!
It couldn't have been more perfect...and the best part??  It was 40% off this week!  Super!
I just love how they turned out!
So bright and colorful!
Make someone's day when they open the mailbox!!
Thanks for reading!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

DIY Gumball Party Invite

My darling daughter is about to turn 11.  Oh my where has the time gone??  She is still my sweet girl, but is growing up so fast I don't even know what to do.
Do you know what she wants for her birthday?
A pedicure...and a haircut.
Yikes!  I definitely have a tween on my hands.
She's getting a bike too, but it's a surprise, so shhhh...don't tell.
I did a whole lot of research on birthday invites and let me tell you, they are costly.  She is having a gumball party, complete with DIY gumball necklace favors.  So sweet!
I ended up figuring out how to make some really sweet invites myself.  So instead of paying $10 for someone else's work, then the cost of printing them...I only payed around $3.75 for everything!
It was so simple too!
I simply found a picture that I liked(online or whatever you want) and I edited it in Pic Monkey!
Super simple, and I love love love the way they look!
I even made ones with different times for the family cook-out.
The very best part???
They can be mailed with no envelopes, just like a postcard.
Very cheap thrifty of me.
Now that I know what I'm doing, all invites are to be done this way!!
(PS- that is my real number, but if you call I probably won't answer)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Chevron Bow Wristlet/Clutch

Don't you just love chevron?  Me too.
This bag was a cinch to make too.
It was a birthday gift for a dear old friend and I must say, it was the hit of the party.  :)
Go me!!
In hindsight I wish I'd have taken more pics of it because the inside is soooo cute(navy leaves with yellow roses).
I got the oh so simple tute here at Elm Street Life....she's amazing.
Now I just have to decide on what color I want.
Thanks for reading!