Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Graduation & Congratulations Cards

With all of my friends graduating from college, and school being over finally. I was able to take out the craft supplies and whip up something FANTASTIC.


FOLD & CUT THE PAPER: but make sure you leave a corner connected (so it opens like a card)

 Leave the corner connected. (top right corner)

TASSEL TIME: Wrap the string around two fingers multiple times to create a loop (this will be the tassel)

 Tie another string to the "donut" that you just created

Cut the bottom of the "donut" in order to create loose strings.

It should look like the attached tassel (in right photo)

Poke a small hole in the front of the card (I used a paperclip) Then pull the string through, and tie a knot in the inside of the card.

 Final Step: Decorate your Graduation Cap Card, and Write a lovely note on the inside :)

A Second CONGRATULATIONS CARD! Very simple. You can write this in a cool font to make it look nicer. I individually cut out each letter from a different piece of paper.



Saturday, February 9, 2013

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Girlfriend in a box

 Since I am in a long distance relationship, little gifts sent in the mail here and there mean a lot to my boyfriend and I. Just things to remind each other that we are thinking of them. And it's always fun to get something in the mail!

I wanted to send my boyfriend a "girlfriend in a box." in the mail, once I started creating it.. I figured it would be too heavy to mail! So I am giving it to him this weekend in person.

Random objects that "represent" something
Tape, Paper, and a box!

My random objects include:
Gum "Fresh"
Chapstick "reliable"
Hand Sanitizer "Clean & healthy"
Candle "Vanilla"
Tissues "Soft"
Alcohol "Fun"
Matches "Spark"
A Movie "Cozy"
Sour gummy worms "Sweet & Sour"
First Aid Kit "Healing"
Kit Kat "Chocolatey"
Sour Straw "Sour"
San Diego Key Chain "San Diego"
Stuffed animal "Comfort"
Picture of us "Love"
Undies "Sexy"

I cut out little hearts to label each object with what they represent

I used the remaining pieces of pink paper (from heart cut out's) to decorate the box!

I created a piece of paper that had all of the hearts written down.

Here are some final pictures of all of the objects together :)

:) Jae

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Creative Balloon Date Night

I wanted to plan something sweet for my boyfriend... A creative date night. I had too many different fun ideas for things we could go do (bowling, minigolf, beach, dinner, movie, dessert etc), so I had to minimize them!

I came up with 4 main ideas:
(1) Active activity (free)
(2) Fun date activity ($)
(3) Dinner
(4) Dessert

Then I came up with two different options for each of these main ideas.
Activity: Smash ball or Smash ball ( I obviously wanted to play smashball)
Date activity: Mini golf/Bowling or Wine, chocolate & board games cozy at home.
Dinner: Go out to dinner, or cook together at home
Dessert: Frozen yogurt or Ice Cream

I created these pieces of paper:

8 ballons (4 different colors) Each color represented the 4 main ideas:
Two green balloons: each held one activity option
Two pink balloons: each held one dinner option
Two blue balloons: each held one dessert option

Place each option in the balloons, then inflate. REMEMBER which color represents what activity.. so you can tell him/her which color to pick from.. and the date can play out in the correct order :)
Throughout the night I would tell him to pick one of the blue balloons, or one of the pink balloons..etc, and that would determine what our next destination/activity was :)

I also gave him small gifts throughout the night.. we played with them while we waited for our ice cream :)

Our night played out as follows.
We went to the park and played smash ball. I packed fruits and veggies to snack on, and we had a little mini picnic at the park

Then we went mini golfing :)
And went out to dinner at malabar in downtown Santa Cruz.
We ended our night with ice cream from Mariannes in Santa Cruz.

At the end of the night I let him pop the 4 left over balloons to see what the other options were.
It was an amazing night, we had a lot of fun being "spontaneous" and I always love planning creative things for him!