Friday, June 13, 2008

Stumped for a Quick Father's Day gift?

I was, too! Then I remembered that a little while ago I had picked up a snowglobe at Target in the frame section. I loved this snowglobe because it had an insert space in it and a twist-off base, so I thought it would be a fun project.

Ward's birthday always falls around Father's Day (sometimes even ON the same day), so this is always crunch time. Add to it that we're saving for our new house, so I've been given strict instructions to buy nothing for these two big events (sorry honey, not sure that's really going to happen!). So, in that spirit, I decided to make the snowglobe up in a nice masculine way.

This is officially the smallest layout that I have ever done! (It is 2.5" x 3.5".) First, I found a recent picture of Wally, the Beav and me and changed it to black & white, and made the size LITTLE. I used a tiny Cuttlebag tag and "Shining Moments" from PTI Favor It Weddings and the leaf and date stamps from Wedding Day . I didn't want to add much else, as I'm hoping that Ward will put it in his office, so ribbon and bling were definitely out of the question! Here's how it looks all put together:

I wish I could tell you just how little time this took! It is one of those projects that will make the recipient think you spent a ton of time coming up with the perfect gift. I think they'd be fun grandparents gifts, too.

Notice how we're rapidly approaching the middle of the month? You PTI fans know what that means! I hope that you've been enjoying the countdown peeks at Nichole's blog, as well as the Senior Design Team member's blogs. Lisa Johnson has been previewing her Flower Garden set all week - with amazing projects (make sure you stop by and see them!) and Heather Nichols has another great Father's Day project today with Guide Lines (I LOVE THIS SET - it is a blast to work with!).

I will be back Monday with a look at what I created for the PTI gallery. In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend - and treat all the dads in your life extra specially! Be well.


lakind said...

Fabulous idea! Love it!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

oh.. that is beautiful and so masculine! Love it!

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute, Jenn! Love how it turned out!

Kimberly said...

what a great project!! love the mini page you created for the inside!

Anabelle said...

What a great project, Jenn. I'm sure he loved it!

Sandy said...

What a cool Father's Day gift!!