Dec 23 2009

A Gift for Emily

Emily is a 6 year old crafter. When I spottedthis book by American Girlon Button Crafts at Michaels earlier in the fall, this gift idea immediately popped into my head, and today it finally got completed!


To go along with the book I filled a clear bucket with buttons by Basic Grey and Rusty Pickle and decorated it up with ribbon by May Arts. I purchased the wooden letters also from Michaels. My original intent was to decorate them all, but once I started — it came to mind that I WASpreparing this as a giftfor a crafy little girl, so why not let HER decorate the rest of her name — after all, I don’t need to have all the fun!


This is the fun book I found at Michaels. I would have loved this when I was young –in fact, I found it rather fun at my ripe old age! LOL!!!!


I hope Emily has fun decorating the rest of her name.


I used Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue from Wal-Mart for this entire project. The pink gingham bow was made with the Bow Easy.


A good use for little scraps of ribbon. Tying these on was the most time consuming part.


I used a Circle Nestie to cut the paper top, then just glued on buttons. Emily is also getting a nice assortment of ribbons with her gift, but I just didn’t get them cut and organized yet.


All Ribbon and Buttons, the Bow Easyand Circle Nestabilitiesused are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


The wedding card using a new release from JustRitethat I promisedis still in the works! Coming soon!!! Thanks so much for stopping in today. Have fun in these last few days as you prepare and anticipate Christmas! MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE! I’ll be back soon!

18 responses so far

18 Responses to “A Gift for Emily”

  1. Jerri Kay says:

    Totally adorable Sharon, Emily will love it!

  2. What a nice little gift idea!!!! To you my friend and your family “May GOD bless you with the most wonderful Christmas ever” Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  3. Kittie says:

    What a wonderful gift idea, Sharon! Emily will certainly love decorating the rest of the letters.

  4. Jessica says:

    How cute! My daughter would love a gift like this. That book is great, the letters will be fun, but that bucket is definitely my favorite part of this gift. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Jackie Pedro says:

    This is such a wonderful gift!! Darling!

  6. Bev J. says:

    I would love that gift as well. Very pretty for anyone. tfs and have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year.

  7. How fun! What a great idea for a crafty young lady!

  8. Marisa says:

    What a wonderful gift for a crafty young girl 😀 May have to think about this for my own daughter 😀 Love how you decorated the “E” and I’m sure she will have a ball doing the rest.

  9. Lisa Lynne says:

    I’m going to use this idea for sure! I have two little girls in my life who turn 5 and 7 in the next few months, and this is PERFECT!!!
    What a great gift.

  10. Martie Moser says:

    Emily is a lucky littel girl.

  11. Jessica says:

    So cute, and such a great idea!

  12. Diane Jaquay says:

    Could this be any more ADORABLE!!! I have an 8, soon to be 9 year old crafty girl of my own and I absolutely LOVE this idea! Her birthday is in February and this would be perfect 🙂 tfs

  13. Heidi Karpen says:

    This is so adorable, Sharon- what a great idea for my Emily or her friends as birthday gifts! Thanks for sharing you talents all year long!

  14. What an awesomely creative gift idea … she’s going to LOVE it!!! Smart thinking!! I’d like to wish you & your family a wonderful holiday season … may it be blessed from above with family, friends & joy!! Merry Christmas my friend! I’m so blessed to be able to call you my friend!

  15. Lady Dawn says:

    I find lots of fun things for kids that I enjoy as well. I don’t care if I have teenage boys if I like it I get it for myself. Maybe some day I will have a granddaughter! I love all the American girl stuff and have 2 dolls myself 🙂

  16. How fun!! I love girly stuff!

  17. Latisha says:

    What a cool gift, she is going to LOVE it!!

  18. leslierich says:

    What a fun gift for a 6 yr old crafter, Sharon! This is so CUTE and I’ll bet she just LOVED it!

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