Hannah turned 18 last week (I know - how fast does time fly!) We couldn't get together with family and friends as we usually would so we had to think a little outside the box to make the day special.
I've used the Christmas Countdown Project Kit and decorated it with some pretty colours to make this set of gorgeous drawers. Each drawer has a message from grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins plus our clan. Just print off the greetings and wishes and fold them to go in the little drawers.
Doesn't it come up well all decorated. I've used Peony Garden DSP plus a little of the In Good Taste DSP (patterned paper.) I've also used some Whisper White embossed with Greenery embossing folder. (In my video below I accidentally said shimmery white but it is the whisper white.) I've cut some leaves from Champagne foil for a little extra shine, and added some Beaded Pearls and Elegant Faceted Gems.
The set of blank drawers come in your kit (along with some Christmas decorating parts to make an advent calendar.) To repurpose it, just choose your favourite patterned paper or coloured cardstock to make an alternative set of drawer fronts to decorate for a special occasion. Cut each drawer front piece to 5cm square and you can either trace one of the templates from the kit and cut with scissors or a HUGE shortcut would be to get a 1" circle punch. I didn't have one of those but I did have the Timeless Label punch and just used the edge of that. It is a little shallower than the circles in the kit but still worked well and was a lot easier than cutting with the scissors.
I made a matching card and envelope using some of the same supplies.
Here's a shopping link if you need any of the supplies I've used: Project Supplies
I've put together a video giving a closer look and a few more tips for this project.
Thanks to the lovely Ann from Complete Balloon Decorating in Buckley St, Essendon for the beautiful balloons.
And thanks to the lovely Helena from Bakes By Her for the extra special cupcakes and biscuits.
Wow - doesn't really seem ALL that long ago that Hannah was a cute little bub and now she's 18 and soon to finish school. That saying is so true - the days are long but the years are short. Wishing you every happiness Hannah. xx