Monday, June 18, 2012

A Father's Day present

Here is my dear husband and our two little munchkins on Father's Day.  My daughter wanted to make her daddy a present for the special occasion. 
Side note:  She filled it with m&m's....of course, he had to share when he opened his present....hmmmmm.....was that really for daddy?!  ;)
This is actually an old American Crafts container that originally held snowflakes.  I think old containers like this make great little present holders- I really don't ever buy gift bags anymore - it's just as easy to reuse or upcycle other things!
My daughter helped make this - she picked the paper and helped tape it onto the container.  She also sprayed the chipboard letters with some barnwood colored spray (non-SU).  For the background, we used the new Apothecary Accents framelits and a fun new technique.  This is the shaving cream technique - she was in the mood to get messy, so we had lots of fun with this one!
To make this background:
1.  Fill a plate or platter with shaving cream and spread it so it is flat.
2.  Drop little droplets of re-inker randomly around the surface of the shaving cream.  (Here I used Sahara Sand and Real Red)
3.  Take a popsicle stick and swirl the re-inker spots as desired.
4.  Dip the selected paper into the shaving cream.
5.  Set on a craft mat or wax paper and blot with paper towel until no shaving cream remains.
6.  Repeat as desired and allow to dry.
And here she is with her finished product - she selected the ribbon and button at the top also (I did all the hot glue gun work, though!)

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