Friday, June 12, 2009

Big Cakes and Butterflies

Attic Gal Rachelle says:

For my hubby's birthday I was so excited to make his card with my new SU Big Shot 3-D pop up cake die.   Look what it does!  This is the front of the card, then when you open it:

TaDa!  A three layer cake pops up!  Doesn't that just take the cake?  

I am so excited about this new die, and my creative juices are really flowing!

*Oh, if you are a local, I am going to be having a stamp party at my house  on Tuesday, June 23 at 7pm.  If you want to make one of these, come by!*

I have a whole passel of kids and that means a LOT of teachers, which means I have to come up with a bunch of affordable teacher gifts.  Wish I could spend more, because they all deserve it, but what I lack in expense I made up for in cute!  Lookie:

I found these darling yellow fluted jars at Tai Pan for only $1.97 each.  I filled them with goodies and decorated them with butterflies die-cut from funky papers.  I made little wire antennas and their bodies are chunky colored staples.  Stuck them on with glue dots (I heart glue dots!)

Aren't they just fun?

Some teachers also got the gift I always give - rubber stamps, of course.  I just wrapped them in wrapping paper and stuck the extra butterflies all over them.  Those package look like they are going to just flutter away!

School's out, summer's here, and the family and I are heading to the hills for a camp-out.  Have a great weekend!


  1. That card is just crazy and not really fair for the normal people that don't have 30 hrs in a day!!! I want to be like Shelly!!! You should make cards that say that!!!:)