Oh, my goodness! What a CRAZY month I have had! I've dropped off of the blog world for a few weeks, but I'm back. It's been one project after another from 70+ hour work weeks, baby announcement photo shoots (don't get excited...I was the photographer, not the photographed), to planning baby showers, and producing an opera with 24 talented 2nd Graders...I've seen a little bit of everything the past four weeks. Here's a little peek into the craziness of my life.
Every year, my group of creative 2nd graders writes an original opera thanks to the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre's Opera by Children. The entire process takes about 8 months, but it is completely worth it! I always give my kiddos a special prize after they perform for their parents. This year I made them these oh, so cute prize boxes. The best part is they were basically free since I had all of the materials on hand. I had to glitz them up with cute little creatures on the front that matched their characters in the opera.
I used the Cricut cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More to make the boxes. It's a fun cartridge, but I wish the box sizes were bigger. This is the Gable Box cut.
Sticking with my free theme, I got bright colored copy paper and put it through the paper shredder for the "stuffing". It added a fun, bright touch!
Here they are, all lined up. The animals on the front were cut from the Cricut cartridge Create a Critter...one of my favorites! I cut little name tags out of the Storybook cartridge and they were done! One thing checked off the never ending to-do list!
The kids loved their little boxes and the keepsake inside of it! I told ElleBee I would cry if they ripped into the boxes in front of me, but I was SO impressed, because I didn't find even one little piece of paper on the floor. :)
Even 8 year olds appreciate it when you
make the world a cuter place!