My Family Scrapbook

Monday, December 21, 2009

Last Minute Gift For Someone Who Has Everything

This is a gift for my mom who says she doesn't really want or need anything for Christmas. She hates getting money as a gift but I think the presentation take care of that.

The idea came from Susan at That woman has more sources and more ideas than Carter has pills. (Okay my age is showing there just a little bit but who cares! She is phenomenal!)

Before I show you my pictures I want to share the link to the ScrapyLand Blog where you can find the video for this project.

Now with that shared I will say this project changes with the type of water you buy. The bottle I bought was Aquafina and the bottle was shaped a bit differently than that of the one Susan used but it was great because it gave me more surface to work on. I also made my design go all the way around my bottle so that any seems in the paper are hidden. I also took the extra step of gluing the bottom of the bottle back into place so that it is not removable. I want her to work to get the money out of the bottle.

Casino embellishments are somewhat hard to find and I did not want to take time to make the embellishments so I cheated a bit on this project. I bought a Jolee's package but I found that the slot machine was too long so I did what any scrapbooker would do, I used Undo, took it apart, cut it down, reassembled the slot machine removing one full section of the machine which made it the perfect height for my project. I used the retired QuicKutz Katie Font and a QuicKutz Scalloped Border to further embellish the label.

This project didn't take very long to make and I have to say makes receiving money a little bit more fun and gives the recipient something to unwrap, not to mention she is going to have to figure out how to get the money out of the bottle.

There is still time to make a few of these if you have no idea what to buy for someone... and they can be adapted for any theme or interest of the recipient.

Happy Scrappin' ! ! !


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