Posts Tagged ‘tags’

Too much fudge is never enough…

One of my daughter’s friends was just about to celebrate a milestone birthday.  Sally is allergic to cocoa butter and so can not have a lot of the chocolate that is available in the shops.  We have worked out the cooking chocolate that we can use in my fudge recipe that you can find here.  I worked out a gift that I could make for her with some special touches from my daughter.

We started with this split ring…

And then I made a series of numbered tags, one for each year, each tag had a punch on the back with sweet sentiments about their friendship.

As you can see they are a collection of different themes and ideas, current and retired products.

This cute little cat was made with the Fox Builder Punch.

Once all the tags were made I added them to 18 bags of fudge…

The idea is that once the fudge is all gone the tags can be threaded onto the split ring as a book of love.

Here’s the card that Tegan had to go along with the gift…

And yes…Sally loved it.



Christmas in July preparations.

I realise that the thought of Christmas Cards may send a shudder through anyone at this time of the year, so hopefully this post will not offend 🙂

Basically Christmas was a massive shocker in our house last year.  I was rostered to work and was NOT HAPPY.  We had a lovely Christmas Eve and a wonderful hour with the kidlets before I headed off to work at 6am.  Poor Pete developed a nasty gastro while I was at work, I got it within an hour of getting home that afternoon and the kids were all up with it all through the night.  We passed it on to my Mother, my Nephew, one of my Nieces and my Father-in-law 🙁 .  Anyway, Pete and I decided a lovely way to recreate the love of Christmas (and all that magnificant Christmas food) would be to hold a Christmas in July Celebration. Hopefully by then our family would have forgiven us too…

Here is the invite that I recently sent out:

As you can see I have once again used the idea of the little pull out invite as I did with Zane’s invite here

Once they pull out the invite they will see that I have added a tag, the only requirement of the event is that each adult guest brings along a small secret santa gift, while I was tempted to write my name on everyones tag I have in fact played nice 🙂

(yes family, I did white out the name on the tag, wouldn’t want to give you any clues).

Anyway, it is going to be a lovely night, I need to start getting more organised with my table decorations – I’ll be sure to post more about it as the time goes along.

Happy Stampin’