19 August 2010

Gift Bag for CJ’s birthday

Hi everyone, hope you are all doing well!
Today I want to show you a gift bag I made for my brother for his 16th birthday on Tuesday the 17th of August.
This week Stampin For the Weekend’s theme is Anything goes!
Isn’t that easy!
We’re being sponsored by Sir Stampalot
I decided to make a gift bag for CJ.

I found the tutorial here.

And the back, with a pocket and a tag with a note in.

I used a stamp called Giddy Up, one of my Sugar Nellie stamps.
I coloured it with the following Promarkers:

Sandstone – for the hat, horse and pants
Dusk Pink – for the skin
Sky blue – for the top
Gold – for the patches
Berry red – for the hat band, buckle and flowers on the ground
Henna – for the hair, shoes, rope and gloves
Forrest green – for the grass
Yellow – for the flowers
Cool grey 1 – for a shadow around the stamp
Here I made a knot with the two ribbons, red and blue.

I coloured three identical stamps.
The first I stuck at the front of the card, from the second stamp I cut out the top of the boy with my circle colossal and from the third stamp I cut out the horse with my circle colossal.
The little boy I put on pop ups and stuck on the back pocket, with a sentiment: “Happy Birthday, CJ”.
I also repeated the red and blue ribbon, with a knot, on the pocket.
The horse I stuck on the tag.

Please hop over to Stampin for the Weekend and take a look at my stunning DT friend’s cards/creations!
I also took part in the following challenges with the gift bag:

Gingersnap Creations - go dimensional (boxes, bags, etc)
Simon Says Stamp -make a gift
Wild Flower Patch - polka dots
Creative Belli - round and metal (brads, metal rimmed tags, etc)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - vintage (distress it, tear it, etc.)
Kaboodle Doodles - add a little metal
Ooh La La Creations - spots and dots
Stamps R Us - all male theme
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - bold and bright
Just Us Girls - wild wild west theme
I Did It Creations - anything goes
Our Daily Bread Designs Blog - Stamp it more than once
We had such a fun day on CJ’s Birthday.

I baked CJ a Strawberry Bavarian Cake from my Baking book.

Me and CJ

It was delicious!

My mother and CJ

CJ loves horses. He has been doing horse riding for 5 years and is now riding a very special horse for the owner of a Riding School. CJ does not ride the school horses at the farm, since CJ is now too experienced.
The horse he is riding is a merry called ‘Something About Mary’.
She is a beautiful white horse and he loves riding and training her!

But CJ also loves his brothers!

CJ playing with David and Daniel.

I also baked CJ Croissants for breakfast on his birthday.

It was a pile of Croissants! Remember, we are a large family of ten!

By the end of last year, CJ won 3 small rockets as a price for answering 12 out of 12 Science questions correctly, read more here.
So in the afternoon we went to CJ’s horse riding school and launched two rockets.
CJ exploded the third engine while making it!
Some fun pictures of the afternoon:
We all went out to the field on a Quad Bike.

Andrew and David were very exited!

The rockets

And up it went and with a huge speed came down to the ground!
The parachute failed!
It is a tradition in our home, when you are older than 7, to go out for dinner with our parents, on our birthdays.
Josua’s birthday is on the 24th of August, so my parents took them for dinner together.

I just love these pictures!

Take a look at the amazing milkshake they had for dessert!!

Although CJ teases me a lot and makes me mad……….I love him as my brother!!

Have a blessed weekend
Crafty Greetings


  1. WHAT FUN!! First - your card was SUPER! Love the tag and the colors you used were perfect! Second -- OH MY GOODNESS - can you adopt me (I'm 60). You must be a MARVELOUS cook! I'm sure CJ loved his card from such a sweet sister!

  2. What a wonderful day of celebration. You must be quite the cook to make such lovely treats. Yum.
    Love that sweet card. So many interesting details. Seeing the rocket fly brought back memories of my son and his friend going to the local park at dawn and shoot off their rockets.

    Thanks so much for joining us at I Did It Creations.

  3. WOW!!! Heidi-Mari your only thirteen and so very talented! What a beautiful job you've done on your brothers Birthday card! Your coloring and card design rock! Your brother must of loved it! (All your treats have made me hungry! LOL!!!) Thanks for sharing your card and photos and for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

  4. This is such a beautiful card!! Love the cute image and your design!! Looks like you had a lot of fun!! TFS the photos!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the light challenge this week!

  5. Great card - what a wonderful lot of thought and creativity you put into this - thanks for sharing all the photos too. Thanks for supporting the JUGS this week with your participation. *grin*

  6. Wow, what a lot of work you put in to your brother's birthday. I'm sure he appreciated it very much. Your gift bag is beautiful. Thanks for joining in the fun at KKKG this week.

  7. Absolutely fabulous and very creative you have a wonderful family and it looks like you all had an amazing day
    Thank you for sharing with us at ooh la la

  8. WOW!I love your card.SO much detail.It looks great all put together.And thanks for joining us at stamps r us blog.

  9. That gift bag is fab Heidi, I love the pocket with the tag :) Great photos too & that cake looks fantastic & so do the croissants - you obviously bake as well as you craft! Time for tea I think - you've made me hungry lol

    Have a great weekend.


  10. What a neat birthday he must have had!! :) The card looks great too! I love the star border, especially!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  11. Wow this is sucha cute card and it looks like you all had a brilliant time on CJ's Birthday that food all looks so yummy :D
    Thank you for joining us at KKKG and good luck.


    Amy xx

  12. Wow, you created a beautiful gift bag for your brother. Your coloring skills are excellent. You are very talented and I bet that cake was good. It was beautiful. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamps Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  13. Precious cards and family photos! Great way to stamp it again! Thank you for joining us in the ODBDSLC! We hope you will join us again! Have a blessed day!

  14. Very cute card. And now I'm hungry from your food photos! LOL!

  15. This gift bag is so wonderful and I bet your brother loved it.
    You are so talented, it is so fun to visit your blog and see all the amazing things you create.

  16. What an awesome masculine card! Absolutely fabulous!

    P.S. If you love challenges you are sure to love my new blog:

    Hugs, Karen

  17. What a wonderful post Heidi-Mari, I really enjoyed seeing your fun family photos!!! You are blessed to have such a precious family and you certainly are a blessings to them!

    Your card is magnificent!! love the image and your design!
    take care sweetie and thank you for playing along with us @ Creative Belli!

  18. Heidi-Mari, you are an exceptionally talented artist! This card is wonderful, and your brother is lucky to have such a thoughtful and gracious sister!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Gingersnap Creations!

  19. I think we had all better watch out - such talent is coming along. Beautiful work - your brothers party looks great too.


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