Father’s Day

Yesterday I had a rare day to myself as the boys were at cub day camp enjoying some abseiling, crate stacking and archery! Therefore I decided a little bit of craft time was in order.

I do love making gift hampers and I think most people I know have had one from me at one time or another. I was interested to see how my Kirstie Cuttlebug could be used in hamper making.

Father’s day was a good time to experiment and I went for a “bucket of love” an actual bucket (men don’t tend to like baskets much and I do like a practical gift!) Filled with some treats the boys picked out….a few less than there should have been as I misplaced a bag of things I bought a few weeks ago! I know they’re safe somewhere (along with a set of clear greetings stamps!)?

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It was very simple, I covered the bucket with wrapping paper and stuck to a theme of red/white/blue/silver. One of the goodies was a huge beach towel for our holiday which worked well as packing to hold everything still.

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The dies I used were poppy stitched star, craft emotions uppercase alphabet and x cut mini bunting.

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I used brown luggage labels and some metallic and glitter card. I LOVE my poppystamp star die as it has some fab stitching detail which looks lovely on metallic card.

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The bunting die is also useful and can imagine it will get quite a lot of use! I struggled with the alphabet die and it took a few attempts to get a clean cut on all letters, I wonder if the card was a little thick or my sandwich of plates wasn’t quite right??

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A crafting day was just what I needed, my next project I think shall be teacher end of term gifts, only 5 weeks until schools out for summer!

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