A good friend of mine turned 40 a little while ago and I wanted to gift her with something fun. You know, something other than old lady reading glasses, Depends, and an over-the-hill sweatshirt. After searching around pinterest for a little bit I ran across this craft. And then I ran out to get everything I needed to make it.
Being the crafting hoarder that I am, I already had quite a few of those tin buckets in my stash. I just knew they would come in handy someday. I used the Free To Be Me paper pad from Momenta to make the tag. I cut the big scallop with my Cricut and then layered papers and added Momenta puffy letters and numbers. And I tied it on the bucket with my BFF, baker's twine.
Inside the bucket is a piece of floral foam. I cut and shaved it down to fit all the way inside the bucket and then covered the top with patterned paper so the foam wouldn't show.
I also made a matching card. I am addicted to paper piecing with these Hero Arts cupcake stamps. And I absolutely love the vellum stickers from Momenta. They are available for all occasions. Even old lady 40th birthdays.
It was a fun gift to make and give!! Yes, there are 40 sucks in the bucket. I had to count them repeatedly because my kids kept stealing them from the bucket. I think they might have been testing my cognitive abilities, because I'm past the 40 mark myself. Luckily, I got a pair of those reading glasses for MY 40th birthday. There is no foolin' me!!
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