6.16.2012

Summer Fun for Vintage Street Market

 It's the most wonderful time of the year for me!  Summer!  I love  hot weather and being able to sit outside  on my patio and enjoy nature's beauty.  Right now the temperatures are perfect for outdoor events and my creations for this month were made for my sweet nephew's birthday which we celebrated recently with a cook out.  I wrapped a gift with a home made pompom and made a money pocket.
My nephew is really into saving money for a trip the family is taking to Universal so I gave him cash and wanted a cute holder to tuck the money in.  I decided to make my own with a manilla folder.  This is super easy and I will share with you how.
First cut down a folder to the size you want.  I made mine 4 1/2 x 10.  Fold in half and score with bone folder.  Mat a piece of Party Games decorative print paper to front and stitch sides together.  I love the vibrant colors of the paper paired with the shiney finish.  Voila!  A gift card pouch is made and it's nice and sturdy.
Next I added a scallop crepe paper border that I sewed along the bottom.  I covered the seam edges by creating little bows with red Twirly Twine.
I then made a label with white card stock and cut a tiny strip of red foil also from Party Games.  The pennants are cut from the diamond die cuts in the set as well and then I used stickers for the date and sentiment.  The Paper Sheets and Tags sets offer a wide variety of items and are a tremendous value for all you get!  Plus they are on sale this month.  Check it out here.  A few yellow rhinestones completed my project.
If you want a contrasting background for the inside of the pocket, line with gift wrap paper.
And because I like to give something for him to open, I wrapped a box of candy in the decorative print paper and made a pompom from yellow crepe paper from the Party Games set.
I cut strips of the crepe paper and tied together in the middle.  It's as easy as that!  I wrapped the gift and tied a piece of aqua Twirly Twine around it to make a bow with a red button to secure.
I used the ice cream die cut and added the letter "C" from the decorative printed paper sheets.  It is attached with a bull frog clip.  I didn't realize the irony of this till later with the frog print.  ;-) A small rhinestone again to embellish and my gift was wrapped.
I hope this inspires you to create a fun birthday gift or even a Father's Day gift.  Happy Summer to you!

6 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Ohhhhhhhhhhh I love them both!! LOVING that ice cream man and love love love love pompom!! Tooooooooo AWESOME!!

Marghe

Que hermoso....

~amy~

super CUTE projects!!!!!

Annette

Amy these are just too fun..

Sharon

These are great!!! Love the bright colors! That ice cream man is just wonderful!!! :)

Ros Crawford

Wow! so creative ... really fabulous ... lovely card and great gift wrapping

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