Today is my oldest (I'm sure she's hating THAT term) daughter's birthday. Since she's in Texas and I'm in California, her gifts have to be sent. I do try to add a little creativity so here's what I sent.
I made the accordion book using the Mini Book cartridge (which was featured on My Paper Crafting's Cartridge Showcase Monday).
I cut everything at 3 inches for the envelope and accordion pages. Then I cut 3 extra sets of pages in gray, patterned paper, and white at 2.75 inches. That gave me 3 sets of mats to choose from and all I had to do was cut apart the ones I wanted and adhere them to the base pages - sure made matting easy and perfectly sized! All the papers and embellishments are Cloud 9 (on sale at J's, woohoo!). The stamps are CTMH- part of the Cricut companion collection.
I really like the way this album folds up and "latches" itself and then slips nicely into the envelope which is large enough to hold the mini that has mats and embellies on each section.
Along with the gift cards, I included aroma therapy bath products, an electric wine opener, and a box of hand selected See's Candies (they can't buy See's in Lubbock!).
Happy Birthday, Aly.
You are so loved and make us proud to be your parents everyday.