Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mini haul plus a crazy birthday invitation idea...



Found a couple of good deals tonight @ Joann's & Michael's. First, I found the most beautiful 12 x 12 scrapbook at J's - This Martha Stewart album was only $5.97 !!! It has wooden butterfllies attached to some of the ones you see on the front cover. (I saw this EXACT album across the street at M's for $19.99!) They also had a pack of the identical MS stickers and I have a Yourstory (white album) but I thought - why not get it already made and its really gorgeous. It will be absolutely perfect for my Sister's upcoming 40th surprise birthday! We are having a butterfly theme. I am making the invites- hoping to get them done this week. I am also making the centerpieces, they are going to be awesome! They will be tall mason jars with a moss bottom, and i am going to add stems of ferns and maybe some flowers (not sure if dried or not) and using a real, small branch im going to hot glued a silk or fabric butterfly on it and put holes in the lid of jar. When i think of this idea it reminds me of childhood- catching butterflies and bugs. Hope it makes sense to you all - lol. I actually had terrible headache on Sunday and had slept for like 14 hours and while off in la-la land is where this idea came about. My initial thought was to have delivered the invites via the jar, using the same idea but with a small scroll inside with the info on it. My younger Sister Amy thought I was crazy! LOL, Depending if I can get enough jars in time, I still may go with that idea and make the centerpieces too.
Or maybe I will just make them for my immediate family and then mail out the pretty paper invites to the others....
Oh, the decisions a crafter has to make!!! The other deal was $3.97 for the Optic Dot Edger by MS and the Birthday Candle punch (also MS) The large MS Butterfly punch I used a 40% coupon on and got it for $10.19 ~ Ok I need to stop buying and get to making these invites!!! Any suggestions on what else i can put in the jar?

6 comments:

Linda said...

Wow what a nice album.Love all the butterflies!!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great haul, the butterfly punch has been on my list!

I used to love catching fire flies in jars! Sounds like fun!

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scrappinC said...

What a great haul. The punches always come in handy and you can't have to many albums. The invitation idea sounds great.
TFS!
Cindy Lou

Sherry said...

They have beautiful butterflies at the dollar tree. That would go perfect with your theme. They come in packs of 2 large or 3 medium. Just thought I'd let you know encase that your interest. I love you're idea of the invitations in the jar.
Sherry

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