IMG_0846 copyHere’s a little nostalgic birthday themed gift for a dear friend of mine, Nancy Riley! The tin with the chalk board element on it can be found at Target’s Dollar Spot this season! I wrote the words “Remember Your Roots”. Then I filled the bucket with candy from Nancy’s era! Think Zots, Pixie Stix, Boston Baked Beans, sucker with the looped white handle that is out of thick string, Chicklets, etc. Then I wrapped the handle of the bucket in different ribbons with the colors Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Basic Black, and shades of gray.

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This card is a TOTAL case from Connie Babbert. I received this DARLING card in our Control Freak swap at Convention. I didn’t change a THING on it!! Connie is amazing, she comes up with such creative ideas. The heart and silver circle have Dimensionals behind them to give them a POP.

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On the inside of the card, I wanted it to look like a Polaroid snap shot. Nancy’s gift is another nostalgic themed item. Nancy is originally from Iowa and her heart is near and dear to that state. I ordered a t-shirt that has a shape of the state Iowa on it, and it says “home.” The website is found here: The Home T. I copy and pasted the photo of the t-shirt from the website, then I morphed Nancy’s head into the photo of this shirt! Since the shirt hasn’t come yet, I didn’t have it to actually wrap it, so this was the next best thing.

Hope you enjoy this! It’s fun to get creative with gifts!