Sunday, July 31, 2011

{creative} handmade gift exchange

I participated in the great & wonderful Handmade Gift Exchange by Craftaholics Anonymous, and I think I'm hooked! She can definitely count me in for the winter edition :)

Here is the gift that I sent:

Summer Drink Party Set

Summer Drink Party Set 2 - HCE 2-2

My Partner, Michelle Fukunaga, is a stay-at-home mom to 2 lovely daughters in the state of Washington. She loves getting crafty just like me! I made her a Summer Drink Party Set in hot & fun cool down colors to help her this summer in style!

I included: 4 koozies (different colors so that they would all know which one is theirs!), coasters, drink stirrers, straws, drink flags, and party circles to use on straws or as cupcake toppers - if they wished! 

I made these fun summer drink accessories using my handy-dandy Silhouette SD. Print & cut and the flocked heat transfer were amazing and helped me repeat the scalloped flower motif of the fabric.

Here's the GREAT gift I received:

Magnetic Dry Erase Board

I loved the color scheme - I am totally digging aqua & yellow right now!

She included fun little paper rose magnets and a color coordinated marker & eraser. I especially love that it was magnetic as well as a dry erase board. I keep it at work so that I can enjoy it every day :)

If you didn't participate in this past exchange, I highly encourage you to participate in the next one in the winter. It was a lot of fun & who doesn't enjoy getting a gift?!?


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  1. What fun gifts Amanda! I love the party set you made and the magnetic memo board is so handy! Thanks for linking up! I love seeing what everyone made!
    Happy crafting,

  2. Great gifts. I have a party every Monday. I would love for you to stop by and link up your party set and magnet board and any other projects you would like to share.

  3. I just stumbled on your blog and absolutely love your summer drink set! Do you have a tutorial for how you made the covers for the koozies? What did you use for the monogram?

  4. During my frenzy, I didn't take pictures. I will take some pictures and show a tutorial. It was quick & easy - to put it simply: I just measured the width & height of the foam koozie and allotted for a seam allowance. The bottoms were hit & miss so I just had the fabric go around.

  5. DANG!! Your gifts are darling! What a fun exchange. :)