Man, I am so blessed!
Thanks so much to all of you who have left comments, sent positive thoughts and taken time to pray for us! It has been a long weekend and a lot of driving up and back to the hospital. Friday we had a great meeting with all of the staff that is involved with his care, and came up with a longer term plan. We explained it to him, and while he "understands" he isn't thrilled and asks when he will get to come home. I am emotionally exhausted, but relieved that we made it over a pretty rough road this last week. He looks soooooo much better than last week, and may be able to get home as early as Wednesday, so happy! I will be heading up again tonight, and it is my FAV tv night, so you know the dvr will be busy trying to catch it all!
I was out cruising a couple of my favorite blogs, and lucked into Celeste's post sharing a freebie and a great idea for valentine's day! She is such a super clever, and uber crafty girl! I loved how she used her digi papers from PcLayers, but decided to use some of those gorgeous scraps that I just can't bear to throw away! So in honor of Celeste I used my delish Basic Grey scraps for this little project!
I did download Celeste's freebie, and it rocks! When I was done putting those together, I got out my circle cutter and cut a bunch of circles.
Step 1: What finished "fortune cookies" look like!
Step 2: Stamp on the backside of the patterned paper, now it can be the frontside if you wish!
Step 3: Stamp a sentiment on the inside if you don't want to print out fortunes.
Step 4: Poke hole for brad or use adhesive to get the opposite sides to stick, but don't crease or fold!
Step 6: Fold toward center, this takes a little practice. The backside folds down while the center meets in the middle, picture how a fortune cookie looks and the thinner the paper, the easier this is to accomplish.
Step 7: Use some adhesive between to get the two sides to stick
Step 8: I used a little bobby pin to just lightly hold so I wouldn't have to ;o)
Step 9: Use a die cut for a take out box, mine is from Accu-cut. Stamp one panel at a time and mask the others so that each one looks nice!
Step 10: Fold and apply adhesive to flaps.
Step 11: Put it all together, then use a fun piece of ribbon for the handle.
Step 12: Put valentines into box and deliver!!!
I edited the pics differently so the post wouldn't be so long. If you have any questions please let me know!!!
Hope you had a wonderful Monday...
and can find time to have a crafty week!