Friday, May 31, 2019

graduation gift card mini album | doodlebug design

Hello friends! I'm excited to share a little project I made for my favorite graduate with the amazing "Hats Off!" collection from Doodlebug Design!  (The little album I used is a cut file in the silhouette store.) I know...it doesn't look like much - but just wait until you see the inside! I needed to keep the outside kind of flat so the entire piece could be thrown in a purse or backpack.  Because, truly, they are going to want to keep this gift close after they head off to college!  (Oh, and don't miss that fun velcro closure!)
graduation gift card mini album by Wendy Sue Anderson

graduation gift card mini album by Wendy Sue Anderson

 It's a mini accordion album...with pockets!  Here's a closer look at the inside of the front cover - then we'll get to the meat of it! ;)

graduation gift card mini album by Wendy Sue Anderson

Each little pocket is the perfect size for holding a giftcard!  Of course, every grad needs to head to Target to buy supplies for college! 

graduation gift card mini album by Wendy Sue Anderson
Oh, and food.  Every college freshman needs to be spoiled every once in a while - when they are tired of ramen or mac & cheese, they can pull out their handy-dandy gift and treat themselves to a delicious meal out!  And don't miss that awesome graduation cap paper clip on the right page - it's the cutest!

 graduation gift card mini album by Wendy Sue Anderson

 And the perfect gift for any grad - especially your FAVORITE grad?
Cold. Hard. Cash.  It fits perfectly in the pocket as well. ;)

graduation gift card mini album by Wendy Sue Anderson

The last page is perfect for this little grad owl and his special message for your graduate:

graduation gift card mini album by Wendy Sue Anderson


 Don't forget to embellish the back of the closed album:
It's the perfect sticker (with awesome metallic silver) for the back - the perfect message for a new graduate!
graduation gift card mini album by Wendy Sue Anderson

"Hats Off!" to all of this years grads - now go make them something fun to celebrate!!

     
 
     

Thursday, May 30, 2019

graduation hat gift boxes | pebbles inc.

It's Graduation season, which means it's the perfect time to make a cute, quick graduation gift. For today's project, I chose to use our high school colors to represent my favorite colors -- black and gold (yellow)!  And since I have a handful of grads I want to celebrate, I thought I'd share the super quick and easy gift idea I'm using this year!  I wanted to create something simple and quick that I could create in a few hours.  I landed on this cute cut file, and the rest was history!  Here's a peek:

Graduation Hat Gift Boxes by Wendy Sue Anderson

   I used a cut file from the Silhouette store (design #75119) to create these cute little graduation cap boxes.

Graduation Hat Gift Boxes by Wendy Sue Anderson


It's fun to have a mix of patterns, especially if the gift boxes will all be displayed together.Now I can fill the boxes with treats, cash (every grad's fave) or a special note. Wouldn't these be fun favor boxes for a graduation party?  Or they could even be place cards for a graduation dinner!

Graduation Hat Gift Boxes by Wendy Sue Anderson


So many fun possibilities, but today, I'm sticking to filling them up with these cute little cookies that are also sporting our school colors! Happy Crafting!

Here's a link to the original post on the Pebbles, Inc. blog. Click on the images below for product information:

 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

my bright life card challenge | pebbles inc.



If you're familiar at all with my style, you know that I love a white (or solid) background with little pops of color.  At the same time, I love, love, love, a fresh and colorful design! So you can imagine the turmoil I felt when I opened up the "My Bright Life" collection by Pebbles Inc.- it's filled with so many (many, many, many) beautiful, colorful, happy designs!  I wanted to use every single one of them!   Here's where fate played a role - my assignment was to challenge myself to craft outside my comfort zone!  So I did!!  I challenged myself to create a card using at least FIVE patterned papers - on the SAME card!

Card Challenge by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "My Bright Life" collection from Pebbles, Inc.

Yes, it was a challenge, for sure!Here's my first attempt:

Card Challenge by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "My Bright Life" collection from Pebbles, Inc.

 I know...I kind of chickened out a bit.  I picked papers with only a few colors.  It was still a challenge to incorporate several patterned papers, with no solids, and I really like the way the card turned out, but I felt like I didn't rise to the spirit of the challenge.

So I tried again!  This time I picked papers that I wouldn't necessarily choose under any other circumstance.  I love them each on their own, but I struggle with mixing bold patterns.

Card Challenge by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "My Bright Life" collection from Pebbles, Inc.

 What do you think?  I think I did a little bit better on this one!

And then I thought I should give it another go.  So I made this card:

Card Challenge by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "My Bright Life" collection from Pebbles, Inc.

 And this card:

Card Challenge by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "My Bright Life" collection from Pebbles, Inc.

 Then I made another one!

Card Challenge by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "My Bright Life" collection from Pebbles, Inc.

 And before I knew it, I had a half dozen cards completed!

Card Challenge by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "My Bright Life" collection from Pebbles, Inc.


 And now I want to create a dozen more!!

Card Challenge by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "My Bright Life" collection from Pebbles, Inc.

 So now, I challenge YOU!  Either take my challenge, or challenge yourself to craft outside your comfort zone.  You just might be surprised at the outcome! (Click here to see the original post on the Pebbles, Inc. blog)


mothers day butterfly cards | pebbles inc.

I guess it's a little late for Mother's Day this year...but moms like cards ANY time!  Here's a quick and easy homemade card idea sure to please your mom!

butterfly shaped mother's day card set by Wendy Sue Anderson

   
You can find step-by-step photo instructions on the Pebbles Inc. Blog!


 It's easy to make multiple cards using the same instructions, but choose different papers!  It's fun to mix and match!

butterfly shaped mother's day card set by Wendy Sue Anderson

butterfly shaped mother's day card set by Wendy Sue Anderson
   
 Happy Mother's Day! ♥

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

my bright life party | pebbles inc.

Hi friends! I created this fun little party set last year for the Pebbles, Inc. blog with their "My Bright Life" collection!  I just love inviting friends over to my home for little get together - and if I can use my paper supplies to decorate just a bit, you can bet I will!  But I usually want to focus on the food or activity, so the decorations and details have to be simple and quick - so here are a few details from my last little soiree!
  Quick and Easy Party Details by @WendySue featuring the "My Bright Life" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 With the gorgeous "My Bright Life" collection and the help of a few fun punch boards, all of these items were so quick and easy to create!
  Quick and Easy Party Details by @WendySue featuring the "My Bright Life" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 Here are a few of the details! Using various patterned papers, and the mini alphabet punch board, I created this quick little "celebrate" banner.  After cutting each letter, I used a small hole punch and string to attach them together!
  Quick and Easy Party Details by @WendySue featuring the "My Bright Life" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 The Gift Box punch board made quick work of these little favor boxes (don't forget to use the little tags and stickers to create fun dimensional tags!):
  Quick and Easy Party Details by @WendySue featuring the "My Bright Life" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 And the flower punch board made it so easy to decorate the table - but look how fun they would be as box toppers too!
  Quick and Easy Party Details by @WendySue featuring the "My Bright Life" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 The pre-printed tags are cute alone, but look at how fun they are when they are layered together:
  Quick and Easy Party Details by @WendySue featuring the "My Bright Life" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 And since every party is better when there are sugar cookies involved, why not put these tags to work???
  Quick and Easy Party Details by @WendySue featuring the "My Bright Life" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 Wrap them up - easy peasy!
  Quick and Easy Party Details by @WendySue featuring the "My Bright Life" collection by @PebblesInc.Quick and Easy Party Details by @WendySue featuring the "My Bright Life" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 Of course, if you need utensils, you can make them fun too! Put them in a jar and decorate the jar:
  Quick and Easy Party Details by @WendySue featuring the "My Bright Life" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 And, finally, with all of the sweet treats, water is the best drink option - decorate it too! Quick and Easy Party Details by @WendySue featuring the "My Bright Life" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 Even one of these ideas of My Bright Life Party Details will make your next event a little more fun and a lot more personalized!  Happy celebrating! 

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