My sister's birthday was last week, and I thought it would be fun to get her a SMASH book and make some fun little goodies that are ready to use! I pulled out three My Creative Time Dies: Just Simply Live, Stitched Oval, and Vintage Stitched Label. After cutting a ton of these shapes in colors that coordinate with the pages of her orange SMASH book, I stamped the sentiments from Just Simply Live on them. I left some blank too, so that she can add her own captions. Then I tucked them into a kraft envelope that I had lined using my Papertrey Ink A2 Envelope Liner Die. I added a little velcro so that it can be open and closed multiple times.
I also pulled out my PTI Get to the Point dies and cut a ton of arrows using different scraps of patterned paper, again coordinating the colors. I tucked them into a cute envelope made with the MCT Fancy Envelope Die, again adding some velcro.
Here's a look at the envelopes closed up. I also got her some fun pockets, washi tape, and stickers.
I wrapped the book itself, but to package all of the accessories, I decorated a small kraft bag. The "Happy Birthday" was cut with my Cricut using the Gypsy Wanderings digital cartridge.
And, of course, I just had to add a cute MCT tag! I made this one using a stamp from Just For You and the Just Tag dies.
My sister was very excited about her gift, and hopefully having some pre-made accessories won't make the process seem too daunting!
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