Monday, February 20, 2012

"little bird" get well gift by lauren bergold

i make loads of birthday, christmas, and even "just because" gifts... but i have to confess that i've never made a get well gift until now; i guess because they tend to be a "last minute" type of thing?  but it occurred to me that there's no reason i couldn't make a pretty little thing in advance, using the YOU MAKE LIFE FUN kit, to be ready should i need one:

i started off with this cute little wooden shopping bag, a $2 item from the "unfinished wood" section at the big box craft store.  i sanded the edges and gave them a quick coat of white acrylic. here's one of my crafty little secrets: if you know you're going to cover most of your project with patterned paper, there's no need waste time or paint on the bits that won't show! i used a small brush on JUST the edges and corners of this, inside and out.

of course you'll have guessed that the kit was the source of every other item in this project! i've used both sides of american crafts' "sunshine" paper, as well as pink paislee's "beauty parlor" and "old school". the flowers are prima, mounted on a little foam tape for dimension, and topped with an october afternoon "thrift shop" sticker sandwiched between two of the gorgeous cosmo cricket buttons. prima's gorgeous flocked rub-ons make the PERFECT finishing touch!

the little card is made from another october afternoon sticker, with a computer generated sentiment; the bird and hearts are die cut and punched from scraps of the same papers, and attached to wooden kitchen skewers. the pixie dust signature seambinding that came with the kit is gorgeous, but i had my heart set on *pink*... so i tinted it with a bit of glimmer mist!

i filled the container with my favorite vitamin c drops for the photo, (they're a cross between candy and vitamins... i eat them year round!) but i think any little wrapped candy or treats would work for this. personally, i am hoping that my friends will all be SO HEALTHY this year that i never get a chance to use this gift!  (but it's nice to be ready, just in case!)  :) :) :)


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