Sunday, November 20, 2016

"Frozen Fever" inspired gifts

My son was invited to a "Paw Patrol" birthday party for a little girl in the neighborhood. He was VERY upset that I didn't buy her a "Paw Patrol" gift, but bought  "Frozen Fever" Anna and Elsa dolls instead. I explained to him that we don't ALWAYS have to buy a gift directly related to the party's theme, and especially in this case, because I REALLY wanted to do something girly. He was so funny and was REFUSING to sign the card because it was girly and NOT "Paw Patrol"! LOL! It was really cute, even though he was being a stinker. I always like to include something handmade with my gifts so I decided to make a few things for her hair.

I've made hair ties like this in the past, which you can see HERE . You will need to scroll down a bit to see them. If you are interested in a tutorial, let me know. I took pictures along the way so I could put one together in a snap. I used ribbon I had on hand, but I thought it coordinated nicely with the colors from the dolls. I created a cute little card to package it up on for a boutique-y feel, which I love. I diecut the kraft paper using a spellbinders die and then gold embossed the border using gold powder. It was stamped using a PTI border stamp, which I can't recall the name of. It's quite old, but is so timeless and is a definite go-to set. I then added some white snowflakes from the "Two Feet Deep" stamp set from PTI as well. It is one of my all-time favorites and will be making a big appearance in this year's Christmas crafting.

Of course I needed to create a few felt covered clips for her as well. I've made quite a few of these in the past and I love how fast they work up. I thought that this color combination would be very versatile for a little girl and would be sweet paired with pink or purple. I wanted to make teal clips with yellow flowers, but I didn't know if they would match anything she had.

The sunflower image from "Rosie Posie" and "Rosie Posie II" was the perfect focal point for the card. I love having the coordinating dies for this set, but there isn't one for the sunflower. I chose to use a spellbinders scallop circle die, but it wasn't a "perfect" fit, but it worked out okay.

I stamped a snowflake image from the "Two feet deep" on the center of the flower, I thought it was such a fun "Frozen"ish addition. The background was created by stamping white snowflakes onto vellum. I layered the vellum over a teal piece of paper to soften it a bit.

The honeycomb image is also from "Rosie Posie" and I stamped tiny sunflower images into each center to continue the theme. A few crystal clear sequins finish it off. I had a lot of fun putting this ensemble together. When "Frozen Fever" first came out, I wanted to plan a party SO bad, but Emma was too old. I'm glad I got a chance to put something together to scratch a little bit of my itch. Ha ha! Thanks for fluttering by!


Debra said...

It is such a delight seeing your creations and reading about how you made them! I am sure your son will be the hit of the party with this gift set! Oh, she's going to LOVE it! So funny that he was mad it was not Paw Patrol, just chuckling! Now I'll have to google Paw Patrol. I'm def out of the loop now that my kids are older! Beautiful job on this set though! TFS!

Janice Rosenthal Rock said...

Soooo cute . .. would love to know what you did for the ribbons . . . . my little 6 year old cousin would LOVE some of this "bling"!!! Thanks for sharing . .. .always LOVE your posts!

Carolyn said...

These are gorgeous! I would love for you to share how you made them!! I have a 6 yo girl who would adore it!! Thanks x