Monday, May 2, 2011

A Gift to Mail in a Card

When mailing a birthday card to a friend, I really like to include some kind of small, flat gift.  Something that will make the card more fun to open...a little surprise!

So when sending my Aunt a b-day card, I decided to fashion a magnet to send for her kitchen.  She loves sunflowers, so that was my inspiration.  I used  my Cricut to cut out flower shapes in sunflower colors, making each one alittle bigger than the one before.  I then glued them, one upon another, turning them each time so that the petals of the flower underneath would show through.  A little layered button embellishment was a fun way to make it look finished.  I cut a piece of a flat advertisement  magnet (the kind you receive in the mail from realtors, etc.) and glued it to the back. 
A sweet little 5 minute gift was born!  I loved that I could do it quickly with materials I had on hand.  That made my spontaneous idea, doable.  These could be done in beautiful colors for spring and would be lovely party favors, Mother's Day gifts for children to make, or teacher's gifts.  Enjoy!
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6 comments:

  1. Great and quick idea!
    I am starting my own linky party tomorrow! It's the first one. I would love it if you would participate! It's called $10 Tuesdays and it's for things that cost less than $10 and take 20-30 mins (ish) to complete. I love inexpensive and quick projects and I'm guessing others will too ;) Thanks so much for considering.
    Tina Watschke
    http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com/

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  2. Yay!!! Cute, cute, cute! :-)

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  3. Thanks for your link up to my 20 minute Tuesday party!
    Now you need to come back and claim your FREE button pony tailer!
    The first 50 people in May to follow my blog AND follow on FB and send me their address will get a freebie!
    Come see!
    http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-giveaway.html

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  4. Great idea! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

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  5. Gorgeous! I would love to make your flower from paint chips...{I smell a trip to the paint store coming up to "sample" some chips...}


    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

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  6. Your flower is really cute! I love all the layers and the cute button center. Your aunt will love that you took so much thought into making something that she'd like.

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