Wednesday, April 28, 2010

GIFT CARD BOX cruise ship

I think I've mentioned this before...
I love to grab a kid from around here and
have them pose with something we 
did so it shows the scale. It's so much
better than just saying 3 foot long.
It's easy to see it this way.

 This big boat was used for a candle lighting
first....then it was used for GIFT CARDS the
rest of the evening.

On the same "deck" as the gift card slot there
were mini deck chairs that held a votive 
candle. Those were provided by the Mom
so I don't have them for the picture.

But I do have a picture of the way it shipped.

All the pieces fit inside the ship. 
 This is sorta a weird picture but it shows
how they were all inside the .... what do you 
call it....the hull? I'll just call it the inside of
the body of the ship. Ya' know what I mean.

 This was probably the biggest and fanciest
Gift Card Box we've made.

We love making these themed boxes to
go with any event. It's fun to make just 
one themed item instead of multiples for 
centerpieces ...especially if it was a
cruise ship!

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Magnolia Heebie-Jeebies

Without a doubt...this is my favorite tree 
in my yard.

I transplanted it from my previous house and
it was a yucky and wan 2 foot nothing of a tree. 
It didn't like where it was planted.

I knew it had potential. Now over 20 years
later, it is about 25 feet tall.

But its beauty is so temporary.

And it leaves such a mess as it
drops his pink-turned-brown 
petals all over the ground...
and deck too.

But it's so glorious at it's peak
that I'll take the good with the bad.

I'd make this picture my
computer screensaver if I
hadn't taken it in the wrong direction.

But maybe that's just as well since I 
keep 6 million folders on my computer
screen. The combination of all these
flower petals and folders might make
me have a sensory overload!

Or, give me the heebie-jeebies. 
Yeah....they're real.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Beach Placecards/3D Lifeguard Chair

Stacey has perfected the art of making a 3D
beach chair into an easy to ship and easy to
assemble cool looking beach chair.

(Wait until you see the cruise ship she made and
how the pieces all fit inside the body of the ship for
easy and compact and safe shipping.)

This lifeguard chair is about 3 foot tall and
makes a great placecard table display for a 
beach or tropical display. It sits 
comfortably on center back of the placecard table.

The individual placecards can go on each side 
and in front of it.

I think these single thickness cards combined
with sunglasses make a perfect fit with them.

The stems of the sun glasses are what holds up
the cards so the guests get a cute and usable
favor with their placecard.

I also am crazy about this font called 
"Inspiration Rob" that I wrote "Beach
Placecard Ideas" in. I always go for the fonts that
look like they have movement to them.