I have a fun project to share with you today! Erica has been helping my family at the Northwestern Michigan Fair in Traverse City, MI for the last two years and has absolutely loved it! My sister, Jan, and brother in law, Rudy, have a 4H group at the fair each year and Erica wanted to do something special for them this year. She asked me if I could create a gift bag for each child, so she could put some little gifts in them to help keep the kids entertained while they were on the fairgrounds for 8 days. Of course, I would make them! I was so excited!
When I was talking to Erica about the bags we came up with the idea to design each bag to go with the animal they were showing at the fair. It ended up that there were 10 kids, so I made 3 pigs, 3 sheep, 2 goats, one chicken and one rabbit. Here is a picture of all of the animals before I put them on the bags.
I used a lot of different punches, current and retired, but I don't remember which ones I used as I didn't write them down. I know I did go to Pinterest and look at a lot of different punch art. I CASE'd (create and share everything) some of them, others I took a little from this one and a little from that one and created my version. I also made these in May, so it makes it even harder to remember. You can check the ones I pinned on Pinterest at Stampin Scrapper.
You might be wondering why I haven't posted them until now, and the reason is I wanted to wait until Erica handed them out to the kids. I know they are not following my blog, LOL, but I didn't want any of the parents seeing them either. My sister didn't even know we were making these. Everyone was so surprised. The best thing is the kids loved them!
All of them were so sweet and posed for a picture with their bags so I could put them on here.
The picture on the bottom left hand corner are my nephew's children. They have grown so much since I saw them in April. It is times like this that it is hard being away from family. They are so stinkin cute!!!
I had a lot of fun making these for them and I have to say, I love creating 3D projects. I think it is my favorite thing to design and create. I just don't do it as much as I want to. I think I am going to have to change that for this upcoming holiday season. In September I will be starting my Fall Friday projects, so I will have to make sure I made some 3D projects. Make sure you check back for a new fall project every Friday from September 7th through October 26th.
Thank you for taking time out of your day to stop in and check out my project. I hope you are having a great weekend!