I've been so busy with numerous things, however, I have been working on several projects. I had another check-in with my doctor and all's well. Had a few errands to run for the aunt (yep, I'm back at it again...lol!), had to take "the" Buster for grooming -- blah, blah, blah; but I finally finished one of the projects I've been working on. Well, I pretty much had to considering it'll be going with me and the hubby later today to an anniversary celebration. A good friend of mine and her DH are having their 1-year wedding anniversary celebration.
The gift for this couple came as somewhat of a surprise to me. Instead of a card, my creative juices started flowing to make a money box. The idea to do this just popped into my head though because my intention actually WAS to make a card. But..., I like this better!!! And I don't think I could have planned this box any better -- wherever, in the far-far recesses of my mind, this idea came from; if I did I'd definitely like to tap into it a lot more... lol!!!. Here's the money box:
Okay, let me tell you -- this money box can fool you because the base is not the box! It's the little round box on the top! To talk about my box a little, the box is detachable -- it's held to the base by magnets so it can be removed to easily get in and out of the box:
There's a little standing tag on the back of the base reading it's from Leonard and me; and when you open the lid of the box... that's where the gift of money is tucked away!!!
I added a bit of everything I could find and get my hands on once the thought of it was coming together... lol!!! I've added lace, satin ribbon, beads, rhinestones, flowers, and -- of course -- Stickles!!! I embossed it and even personalized the top of the box for the happy couple with a bottletop cabachon!!!
Don't you think this is a more exciting gift to give than just a card?!!! It's so different and I had so much fun doing this box. I really hope they like it, and I hope you do too!!!
I hope the rest of your weekend is a happy and crafty one!!! I'll be back with another fun project soon!!! However, right now I'm going to get a few hours sleep before I have to get ready to take my gift to the anniversary celebration.
Thanks for taking time to stop by, I always love and appreciate your coming over!!! Or, and you are at home when you're here I hope you know! For now, hugs, and...
I'll be seeing you!