Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wish List


Good afternoon! It's December 1 and that means it is time for another Paper Cubed(P3) Challenge. This month we were to make something involving a list and since we can all benefit from making a list when we shop, I made a Christmas Wish List booklet. First let me tell you were my inspiration comes from....when my older kids were small, my middle son Chad always used to sneak and unwrap gifts really bad. Once he opened up a game I had bought for him and had it in his room playing it for a month before Christmas and when we opened gifts Christmas morning the box I had wrapped was empty. I was so upset and told him he would get the game as soon as the store opened the next morning since they had sold me an empty box. His little sheepish grin gave him away and he confessed to sneaking into the packages. So this is where the secret code comes in, every year since I have wrapped my gifts and given them fictitious names. This year they will be Dasher(Heather), Dancer(Chad), Prancer(Seth), Comet(Shelby), Vixen(Sadie), and Rudolph(Dalton).

Now on to how I made my Wish List booklet...I used the little brown bags from SU and cut off the scalloped edge. I then covered the top of each bag with Deck the Halls DSP and fastened the bags together with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon. I punched Round Tabs out in Cherry Cobbler and added the reindeer names with some retired rub-ons. I gave each of the kids a piece of Very Vanilla card stock when they were all home for Thanksgiving and had them write their wish list on it. I have that inside each bag and I have gift receipts for the ones I have shopped for already. The front was embellished with the more rub ons. This was a very easy and fun project, if you have questions let me know.

Make sure you check out all the other wonderful projects at the Paper Cubed blog and make something and link it up for a chance to win an awesome prize!
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5 comments:

Michelle said...

Hi Sandy

What a fabulous idea, this looks gorgeous.

Michelle :-)

Charlene said...

What a sweet memory...I'm sure at the time it wasn't too funny but aren't you glad he did that now? Love your secret code system...and that organizer...too cute for words!

Lorrinda said...

Ha, you've got them fooled this year! What a great wish booklet! Now if you can just keep it away from the kids so they can't find the receipts...

Toni said...

Cute, love the story!

Kim said...

I loved hearing your story, what a little Houdini your son is! My sister and I were pretty good at finding and playing with our gifts when we were young so I empathize with him! Your wish book is adorable!