Wednesday, February 15, 2012

40 Sucks

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!!

I hope you're having a great week so far. Thanks for stopping by!!

21 comments:

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

This is so cute! I have that paper pad and I love it. The colors are so bright and fun. Great gift, I'm sure your friend will love it!

mustangkayla said...

How fun! I will have to remember this for future gifts!

VanessaB said...

omg! i looooove it, mara! what a cute idea and i love what you did with it! i'm going to have to pin yours! :)

Jodi said...

This is so super cute, and I'm pinning it to do it as well! LOVE it!!! hahahaha, on your kids stealing the lollipops, my kids would have done the same! Forgot to tell you too, LOVED your twine and Momenta Projects!

Joni Kix said...

I love this! And I pinned it! What a great project! TFS!

Joyce said...

This is really cute. But, if you think 40 sucks, try 50. 40 will be looking pretty good then.

Rebecca said...

Hee hee that is just AWESOME! I bet your friend will get such a kick out of it!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun gift for your friend Mara- to help her laugh away the years!!

wendipooh13 said...

Mara that is sooo clever I love it!!! such a fun idea!!!!

LynnLe5 said...

OMG!! I love this!! I am not 40 yet, but would love this!! Great idea...thanks for sharing.

IamDerby said...

Hey Mara! This is too cute. Great present very fun! Thanks for the ankle advice. It's iced and elevated right now!

Joni Kix said...

Do you know that 12 people have already repinned your project? Everyone loves your idea!

Sarah Lou said...

oh that is too fun!!!!!!!! and the card is just fabulous!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh this is darling Mara! I bet your friend had a good chuckle with this sweet gift ensemble! Love the cupcake too ;)

Michelle H. said...

This is such a fun and clever idea!!
Love it!!
Love that you added 40 sucks too! LOL!
The card is gorgeous.
I'm over 40 too but no one bought me any of those reading glasses! LOL!

Christa said...

Mara, you are sensational! This bucket totally rocks! In fact I loved it so much I linked it into my Fabulous Finds Feature at Practical Scrappers tomorrow. You may see some friendly faces stopping by to say HI!

Kim said...

yep it totally does!!!!!! but this doesnt I totally love it!!!!!!!

BrendaB said...

LOL! Love this project!

Susan said...

What a great gift idea!! Love it!

Sue said...

Very funny! I'm sure the recipient got a big laugh out of this gift:) You made it look so pretty!

Angi Barrs said...

Sooo super cute and clever!