Friday, February 12, 2010

Don't plan on it

Well, have you ever had one of those weeks that just didn't go as planned? That was my week this week. My parents were coming to visit, and I asked my mom how her card stash was. She told me it was pretty depleted, so I figured I would just make cards all week to build her stash back up. Well, I've gotten 2 cards made. Not quite the stash I was hoping to build up for her.

Anyway. I finally got my kids' teachers presents made. That's the good news. The bad news is that they are both sick and missing their parties today. My daughter yesterday got an ear infection that had her in amazing amounts of pain. We took her to the doctor and got started on the antibiotics last night, so I figured if she wasn't in pain she could go today. But then my son in the middle of the night had his eyes sealed shut from pink eye. And when my daughter woke up, her eyes weren't sealed shut, but they were oozing, too. So that meant a trip to the doctor this morning for my son. And no school parties!

Here are the boxes the teachers will get after the long weekend:


I used the "Squared" Perfect Presentation template for these boxes. This particular size just takes one sheet of cardstock, and they go together really quickly. I originally planned to do some layers and cut out hearts, but then I went a totally different route. I decided to emboss polka dots and wrap with the ribbon to make them look like little presents! I did my son's in red and my daughter's in pink. I loved the end look. So fun! And easy. And that's what I needed this week! And I have a little tip for you on the Perfect Presentation templates. Many of the templates are also available now in the SVG format. So, if you have a cricut with the SCAL software, you can buy the SVG format, and the cricut will do all the cutting for you.

I'm off to tend to little sick kiddos, and then later today, be back to check on all your blogs that I've missed out on this past week.

Perfect Presentation Template: Squared
Stamps: Unity Distressed Dots
Ink: Versamark
CS: PTI Pure Poppy
Accessories: White Embossing Powder

11 comments:

Jenni said...

I am so sorry that your kids are sick and that they are missing out on parties! And that your did not get to craft for your mother. Hopefully you will get to do some crafting while she is visiting!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

That's too bad that your children are both sick. Good thing you could get them to the doctor to get the medicine for them.

These boxes are cute. I like that you kept them simple but they are still fun with the big polka dots and ribbons.

Chris said...

these turned out very cute!! love the distressed dots!! hope your kids feel better soon...ear infection AND pink eye...how did you do that one? lol

Michelle said...

I still think it sucks the kids had to miss out on the Valentine stuff at school - what timing!!
These polka dot Valentine boxes are the cutest! I love polka dots. So when you make my rolls...and marshmallows, if you want to send them in a box like this with polka dots, I'm totally fine with that *giggles*

Kerri said...

I just love these, Rebecca! The same thing happened with my son. He got a horrible cold and missed Wed-Fri of school. No party for him, so I still have the teacher treats LOL! My daughter got to go to her party though : )

laurie said...

Hope your kids get better soon. The boxes are awesome!

Alyssa S said...

These are great! They're perfect for little presents and go together so quickly! So sorry to hear about your sick kiddos! Hope they're feeling better soon.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I hope the kiddos are feeling better now! I love the boxes and those distressed polka dots are awesome!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

So sorry to hear your kids are all sick! That's how it goes when you're a mom :)

Hugs and get well wishes,
Renee

Angela said...

These are terrific! I love the fun dots! Hope the kids are better....

Susan said...

Oh these are beautiful!! I bet the teachers loved them.