Happy Wednesday to you! First, I want to apologize for not sharing the photos of all of Alison's birthday cards yet. She has taken some of them to school to put in her locker, and I wanted to make sure and capture all of them. She gets out early this week so I will make sure and do that this weekend! You all were SO generous both with your cards and your encouraging words! She really was overwhelmed (in a good way)! I will also update you all on how she's doing. I'm on a bit of a time limit today, so I will share that when I post the birthday cards. Please know that your kindness has truly blessed us!!!!
I like to keep little gifts on hand for when the need arises (friend birthdays, hostess gifts, and little thank yous). A long time ago, I created a pencil box gift (you can find the tutorial HERE) and thought it would be fun to revisit that and make some more. If you are interested in the measurements I used on this box, I just increased the two 1 1/4" sides to 2". There is just a bit of wiggle room left in the box but I was feeling lazy and 2" was easier to do. :-)
I scored some gorgeous pencils on my last Michael's shopping trip for exactly this purpose. I LOVE the gray polka dots..so chic! I did alter my original pencil box to fit 6 pencils instead of 4. To decorate it, I added some die cut felt flowers and an embossed sentiment (from Verve's Words of Wisom set).
My second box, I purposely did not add any sentiments (so I can give it for any occasion). I decorated it with a paper rosette, some felt flowers, ribbon, and a crystal button.
Thanks so much for joining me here today! I hope your day is filled to the brim with happiness! ~Laurie