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50 Sucks! Birthday Gift

Today is a special day for my school secretary and I wanted to do something fun and cute for her. I had seen so many different things like this on Pinterest and just KNEW it was perfect for her since she has such a great sense of humor and loves decorations.

I started with a small hay bale from Wal-Mart that I purchased for less than $4. Let me warn you, it makes a HUGE mess! Since I was assembling this at school I had to be inventive on how I adhered the ribbon. I cut a slit in the ribbon in areas and then used a paper clip that had been unfolded and then reshaped into a U. It worked great and held the ribbon down into the hay. Next time I know that I need pins of some sort. LOL!

After securing the ribbon, the next step was making sure that I could get 50 suckers in the top. I started by making a column of 5 suckers and then went across the back to make a row of 10. It fit with some hard work but it was worth it. The colorful wrappers of the suckers add just the right touch.

The next step was to add the saying to the front. I cut the background cardstock (My Mind’s Eye) into a top note shape at 6″ using the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge. I cut the top layer of orange cardstock (Coredinations) into a top note shape at 5 1/2″. I inked the edges of both and then adhered them together. I cut the saying from brown cardstock (Coredinations) at 2″. After I adhered the saying down, I went around each letter (and number) with my Tuxedo Black Ultra Fine Bic Marker. I also went around the edge of the top note shape with a Uniball White Signo pen and then with Goldenrod Stickles.

I hope she loves her gift as much as I love her and loved making it! 🙂

When you place your order for the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge {$99}, you will not only get the Cricut Cartridge but also 3 coordinating stamp sets and Dimensional Elements!

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