Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Upsy Daisy Favor

This is a favor I made for our Women at the Well (WATW) program at my parish. This program occurs about four times during the school year, and this is our sixth season. We provide a light dinner of soup, bread and dessert (getting donations for these if possible), and then have a presentation by an inspirational speaker. It is an evening of spiritual renewal, so when I found this little "kit", I knew it would be perfect for a WATW evening. I made the "poem" so that it fit the cello bag topper. What you see in the picture is a closed topper with the cello bag and it's contents, plus an open topper (bag is tucked underneath). The fold over Confetti Cream hides the staples that keep the topper closed over the cello bag. I do not know where the words originated from, but as usual I didn't do a straight CASE either. ;). Here's what it says...

To: My Beautiful Woman
From: The Lover of Your Soul

A Loving Gift of Everyday Reminders:
Toothpick – Pick out the good qualities in yourself and others. Matt 7:1
Rubber Band – Be flexible. Things may not always go the way you want,
but it will work out. Romans 8:28
Band-Aid – Heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else’s. Col. 3:12-14
Pencil – List your blessings everyday. Eph 1:3
Eraser – Everyone makes mistakes, and it’s okay. Gen 50:15-21
Chewing Gum – Stick with it. There is nothing WE cannot accomplish TOGETHER. Phil 4:13
Mint – You are worth a mint to Me. John 3:16-17
Candy Kiss – Everyone, including you, needs a kiss or hug everyday. 1 John 4:7
Tea Bag – Meet me daily for intimate conversation in the Living Room. It is our R&R (reconciliation and rejuvenation). I’m there every day, longing for your company. John 4:4-30

My Love – Together, We can Live Every Day Fully and Joyfully!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Confetti Cream
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red and Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Small Cello Bags, Slot Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, staples


Paula said...

Juli, this is no very nice! I love it. I may make some for my kids to send to them. I really like the way you did the poem as a card, on top of the topper. Great idea, and I will have to borrow it!

Carla said...

This is a really wonderful gift, Juli! I love the idea, and would like to make these for the ladies at my church at our next women's event. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carrie Poisel said...

Oh, I'm so glad I found this! It will be a perfect little something for some special ladies in my life. Thanks for sharing it!