Thursday, June 18, 2009

Its That Time Of Year Again...

It's the time of year again for graduations from college and high school all around the country. Many families are planning parties and celebrations for these milestones in their loved ones lives. Some of these gatherings will be elaborate and some will be simple but one thing they all have in common is the need for a secure place to put all the money filled gift cards that will be given.

I recently had the opportunity to make one of these little gift card boxes when my mother-in-law announced she would be hosting a graduation party for a family friend who is graduating from college. She asked me to create the gift card box to hold the many anticipated money cards from friends and family and I was more than happy to do so.

This request made me chuckle a bit when I remembered how at my own wedding that my father-in-law (with the best of intentions of course) proceeded to remove ALL the gift cards from the wedding gifts at the reception for safe keeping just in case they had money in them! He told no one about this until the end of the reception when he handed us a huge stack of cards with a proud and protective looking smile. When it came time to write thank you notes we had absolutely NO idea who sent what! I think that event must have still been fresh in my mother-in-laws mind when she asked me to create the gift card box...for obvious reasons of course.

The cardboard box measured 11x11x11.

I added "Chip Chatter" letters and "Jolies Boutique" stickers.

A little paint, ribbon and scrapbook paper goes a long way.


  1. I love your story and the box. It's so beautiful. I see lots of uses for this. lovely idea.

  2. Thanks Dors, I still get such a kick out of remembering how hard it was to try and write those darn thank you notes! :)

  3. That is so cute and such a great idea! Great job! Funny story about your father in law lol, a fun tale to tell! :)

    All the best,

  4. that is a wonderful little box and a nice way to get someone started in a life after college.

  5. Students definitely need all the help they can get these days. I read somewhere that the average college grad is in a tremendous amount of debt by the time they finish school due to all of the student loans they've had to take out so every little bit helps I'm sure.

  6. I've passed the "One Lovely Blog Award" to you for your blog which I enjoy looking at every day!

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  7. Hi Cinderella Moments! Thank you so much for the honor of being awarded the "one lovely blog award"! That was so sweet of you! Unfortunately, at this time I won't be able to participate as I have several time sensitive projects I am working on and any extra time I have has been dedicated to these and the maintenance of my blog here. I hope this does not sound ungrateful as I truly consider it an honor but I don't think I can fulfill the obligation of nominating 15 others...I am spread sooo thin right now. I hope you will understand:(

    Many Thanks,
    Cindy Shea:)


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