Personalized Birthday Gifts
I love birthdays ... from cake to presents to celebrating with friends and family; birthdays are just a lot of fun. Having two kids means lots of birthday parties which means lots of buying birthday gifts. For birthday gifts, I prefer to give something that is personal and can be used over and over. This cycle of birthdays, I’m making personalized tote bags. I already posted on this, here but I have another example including what I put into the whole gift. For this project, I used my Cricut Explore Air, Cricut Iron On Lite, Cricut Vinyl to make: a personalized tote bag, pencil box and bookmark. I also made two birthday cards to go with these presents. Lots of ideas here so I will break them down as I hope this post will leave you inspired to make some birthday gifts.
Personalized Tote Bag
These tote bags are great for carrying a ton of stuff. I get the blanks at Michaels and use my Cricut and Design Space to build the design. The font is Pooh Marker from the Disney Pooh Font Cartridge. I used Create a Critter for the dog and Zooballoo for the lion. Cricut Iron on Vinyl is easy to use and comes in a variety of colors and styles. I have a post here that details how to use and layer iron on.
For the bookmarks, I cut a piece of 100lb cardstock to 2” wide by 7” long. I then chose a few different Washi tapes to wrap around the cardstock. I try to use different widths, patterns and textures to build interest. After the cardstock is wrapped in Washi tape, I adhere letters to the bookmark and laminate it using the Xyron create a station.
Personalized Pencil Case
For the pencil case, I purchased pencil cases from Michael’s. I then cut out names and shapes from Cricut vinyl and used transfer tape to smooth it onto the pencil case front. You can layer the vinyl on top of each other. Just make sure the bottom layer is smooth with no air bubbles.
One layer birthday cards
For this card, I built a top folding note card and made a cloudy background by applying Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean with a mini blending tool along a Creative Memories Scallop Edge Ruler. I kept moving the ruler to achieve a random cloudy pattern. After heat setting the Distress Inks, I heat embossed the sentiment in WOW silver Embossing Powder and colored in the letters with Tombow Markers. The balloons and critter are from a Mama Elephant stamp set and I colored with Copic Markers with minimal blending. The balloons and critter are adhered with foam squares. I used a rectangle nesting die set to cut out the frame and adhered the frame to the front of a top folding white notecard made from 110 Neenah Card Stock.
Tying it together
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Disney® Pooh Font Set
Concord and 9th - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Unicorn Awesomeness
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