August 10, 2010
You will need:
5 sheets of 8.5 x 11 white cardstock.
2-3 sheets of accent cardstock/ paper. I used 8.5 x 11 and needed 3 sheets, but with 12 x 12 you will only need 2.
Adhesive and embellishments of your choice. I used:
Cuttlebug embossing folders: Swiss Dots & D'vine Swirl and the Embossing Borders were from the With Love set.
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge for monograms
PTI Ribbon, CS, Stamps and Ink, Misc bling and pearls from Hobby Lobby, Prima flowers, SU butterfly die and slot punch, Christmas Red Stickles
For the box base:
Cut 4 sheets of white cardstock at 8.5 x 8.5, and score each at 4.25 in both directions.
Cut last sheet of white CS at 6.5 x 6.5 and score at 1" on each side
Slit on 4 score lines to make tabs, adhere to form the box lid
For the cake:
Using the scraps from your box base, you need to leave 1 square at 4.25 and cut 1 square at 3.75 & one at 3.25.
Score all 3 squares at .75 on each side and follow the directions for the lid
Now you are ready to embellish! Cut 10- 4" squares out of your accent paper. I ran 6 through my Cuttlebug embossing folders, and the other 4 I added an embossed border to and used the SU slot punch to hold the gift cards in.
I cut butterflies from the scraps for one of the boxes, and used Prima flowers and lots of bling for the other.
August 6, 2010
After a week of riding the "Like Bike" loaned to us by a neighbor, Megan is now riding her bike without the training wheels! And is doing awesome! The video below was taken less than an hour after she first got on her bike without the training wheels.
Check out the videos below, just please excuse the quality. These were recorded on my point and shoot. I do not have an actual video camera.
Megan on the "Like Bike"
Megan on her bike: