Thursday, October 20, 2011

What do you do when...

You find out from the teacher that there are going to be four more kids at the party than you made party favors for and you are out of envelopes AND brads?  You raid your stash, of course!  What happens when your raided stash result is WAY cuter than your original though? 

So my first problem was the envelopes.  I didn't want to run out to Hobby Lobby and buy a package of 12 envelopes when I only needed 4, plus I bought all of the envelopes they had last week.  Chances are they wouldn't have had them anyway.  What I did was, I took my BIG envelopes, I think they measure 5 3/4 x 8 3/4, and trimmed them down to 5 3/4 to 5 1/2.  I know they weren't exactly square, but I figured the 4 year olds wouldn't notice.  On the open side, that I just cut, I took a long piece of scor tape and sealed the envelope shut.  Then I decorated the envelope just as I did my others, from yesterday.

The black Cor'dinations marquee pieces I had in my scrap bin from an old project.  I sanded the edges a bit and they were ready to go.

The bit of Halloween border was a pre punched piece that came with my Halloween paper kit, last year.  I just trimmed it down to fit inside the marquee piece.  The fabric brad was in my stash.

I only had three fabric brads so the last envelope got another pre punched piece, this one I popped up with a pop dot.  It's funny to me that I had to make these at the last minute, with scrap bits and pieces and I like them even better than the original ones.  Go figure!

Are you excited for your Thursday?  Remember, it's weekend eve!  I'm heading to the grocery store after work but that is all the excitement on my agenda :)  I hope you have a fantastic day!  Thanks for coming by today!!!!


  1. oh my i just love them! the how you used the core'dinations!

    oh i am so ready for the weekend! --my mother in law has been staying with me while hubby is on a business trip and this is the last night--hehehehehe--

  2. Cute favors! Great job with improvising.

    And Mary Pat, you cracked me up.

  3. You saved the day! :)
    And they are just as cute as the other ones!
    You know I started buying extras for school and birthday parties after my first year as room parent because of that happening!
    It never fails :)

  4. Great save! I love the favors. Super cute

  5. sounds like you did just what you needed to do, and they look great!

  6. Those look great! Great way to improvise...I'm sure they kids won't even notice, especially at that age.

  7. Teehee great minds think alike, lol.
    Love your second batch of these treat bags as well :)

  8. These look great! Sometimes limited time and supplies forces creativity! Becky x

  9. I love these!! That is so great that you improvised, I probably would have freaked out and run to the store in a panic!

    I celebrated weekend eve with the girls and pizza, I'm very much enjoying this weekend eve thing! Although, I did forget it was Friday morning when I woke up the next day, that was a little weird!