Monday, August 8, 2011

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho ...

... It's off to camp I go!! One of the highlights of my summer every year (at least most summers when I am blessed enough to go!) is when I get to go to our church girls' camp. I love the girls, I love the outdoors ... there's pretty much nothing about it that I don't enjoy.

One of the tasks that I really enjoy preparing for camp is the "Secret Sister" line. Basically, it is a clothesline hung in camp that has a ziploc baggie with each girl's name on it. All the girls draw names on the first day, and then they become "secret sisters" to one another for the remainder of camp ... they put treats, little handmade gifts and nice notes to each other in them through the week. I usually start the ball rolling by putting something fun in everyone's bag when I hang the line on the first day. I kept seeing so many cute things all year, that this year I went a little overboard and did several things ... and this is the first one.

I cut these cute little purses out with my Cricut ... saw the Forever Young cartridge last year and couldn't wait to make these. The flowers on these were made with the Daisies #2 Bigz Die ... and the best part about them is that they are attached to a clip so the girls can wear them in their hair, put them on their book bag or purse, or hang them from a necklace. Cool, eh??

And don't these just look like a garden all tucked together in this box??? I am sooo happy about how they turned out. The BEST part is that I used up a bunch of old patterned paper that I have had FOREVER ... AND I used a bunch of retired SU cardstock for the flowers. It's great to find something fun AND useful to do with supplies that seem to gather dust!! (And I should mention here that these are full of Dove chocolates!!)

I have a couple of other posts scheduled to show up this week while I am at camp. If you check back you will be able to see what else I made for the girls!! (And did I mention that I am in charge of all the food/cooking this week??? CRAZY lots of prep for that .... sooooo glad the shopping/packing are behind me!!)

Stamps: None
Paper: Unknown Patterned Paper, Retired SU cardstock
Ink: None (printed the names out with my computer/printer)
Accessories: Daisies #2 Bigz Die, Corduroy Buttons, Forever Young Cricut Cartridge, Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals


Shoshi said...

What gorgeous little flower bags, Wendy! Great idea and I'm sure they'll go down really well. Have a great time at camp!

Deborah said...

Cute, cute ,cute I am sure the girls will flip over these. Have a great time.

Pam said...

How fun and so sweet of you to put so much time/love into these!! I'm sure they'll be very appreciated. I'm sure there will be chocolate in some form at every meal!