This past week and weekend was fully packed with lots of gift giving and blessings! I had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday. Not just any birthday… this was the BiG one! The BiG FIVE-0! When did that happen? Doesn’t seem possible.
But I have to say… my family made this the best birthday ever… regardless of the number. Have I mentioned just how much I love this man who is a true gift from God to me.
First my hubby and kids surprised me with the gift of tickets to go see The Lion King and I have to say it was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!
It was the best show EVER! The costumes were simply spectacular! At the very end of the show, during their standing ovation a snapped a quick pic so I could remember this night forever.
That night alone was such a wonderful gift… but then this happened! My sister Ronalda and her husband Curt surprised me when they walked into my studio. I had no idea they were coming. It was such an awesome gift and blessing. (Sorry for the blurry selfie… we were so excited).
I received the best gift of all this weekend with all my kids coming home for a special birthday dinner celebration… and the most epic family pic ever! I’m sure you’ll agree…
Curt and I share the same birthday week so we got to blow out the candles together. The family decided to get creative since our combined candles of 106 might have caught the house on fire. lol By the way… White Almond Cake from Giant Eagle is the best cake ever!!!
I truly feel blessed. Todd and I laid our heads on our pillows Sunday night knowing what pure joy and happiness is. There is nothing better than celebrating with family. A true gift.
And believe it or not, this past weekend I also squeezed in a craft show. I had set up on Saturday at Cypress Christian School Craft Bazaar. I appreciate the gift of all of you who stopped by to say hello and support my creative business.
One of the popular items I had for sale were my “Santa-tizers”. To continue the awesome trend of gift giving I decided to put together a FREE TUTORIAL for you so you can create your own.
Aren’t these the cutest!?! They make great gifts… the perfect little stocking stuffer.
Just insert your favorite Bath & Body Works mini sanitizer.
They are so quick and easy to make using our new Tag Topper Scallop Punch (133324).
• Start with a piece of Real Red Cardstock cut to 8 1/2” x 2”
• Score at 1/2″, 1 1/2”, 3 5/8“ and 4 5/8”
• Punch the Small Oval (120908) between the 1/2” and 1 1/2” scored lines
• Punch long end with the Tag Topper Scallop Punch (133324)
• Insert hand sanitizer bottle (Bath & Body Works) by sliding lid into punched oval then use Sticky Strip (104294) or our new Fuse Fast Adhesive (129026) on the 1/2″ section and fold to make the “box, gluing the 1/2″ section to the Tag Topper Scallop end to secure bottle.
The belt is a 2” x 1/2” strip of Basic Black Cardstock with Silver Glimmer Paper (135314) punched with Petite Curly Label Punch (129405) and a 1/2″ square piece of Black Cardstock. Whisper White Cardstock strip is 3/4” x 2 1/8” and run through the Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127023).
I made the tags with the retired Jewelry Tag Punch but you could use our current Little Labels Punch Pack (126881) or circle punches instead. I punched one out of the Silver Glimmer Paper (135314) and the other I printed the word “Santa-tizer” from my computer onto Whisper White Cardstock and then punched it out and tied both tags together onto the lid.
They really are super cute and easy to make… and even more fun to give. You can order all the products needed for this project from my Stamp With Anita ONLINE STORE.
Click on the image below for FREE download of my Santa-tizer PDF…
I hope you enjoy this little gift and token of appreciation. After all… you only turn 50 once so you might as well celebrate it. And just so you know… there are only 49 days till Christmas!