Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Thank You - Imaginisce Memorial Day Gifts

Hello blogging friends! I can't believe its almost Memorial Day already. My crab trees and lilacs are just starting to bloom. They are gorgeous. Minnesota has been slow to warm up this year. There were frost warnings last weekend. That is turning around though...the temps may reach 80 degrees today! Wahoo! 

I am up on the Imaginisce blog today with a Memorial Day gift idea. I created my Memorial Day project with a specific person in mind, my husband. He served in the United States Marine Corp many years ago. Now he is part of an honor guard detail for fallen soldiers making that last trip home to their families. Fallen soldiers are escorted 24/7 on their journey. Its ceremonial, but it speaks volumes. It says We care. We respect the ultimate sacrifice that you made. I wanted to make something to thank my husband for the service he continues to provide for this country that we love so much.

This is a two part gift. The first one is a gable gift box made from kraft paper and embellished to look like a flag on the front. It's perfect for tucking in a note along with a gift card to my guys favorite restaurant.

My husband loves to do crossword puzzles. Every crossword puzzle maniac knows you need to use pencils, in case you need to erase a word that was wrong. One pencil would do, but my guy won't sit with his crossword unless he has 2 pencils sharpened and ready to go. I think this pencil holder was made with him in mind, 4 pencils at the ready! I kept the flag theme going on my pencil holder too.

Imaginisce : Pattern Papers (Perfect Vacation), Foam Tape
American Crafts: Cardstock, glitter tape
Core'dinations Kraft Paper
Silhouette Cameo
My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags die
Hero Arts Sentiment stamp set

If you would like to help our Military personnel, check out Operation Write Home. You can donate handmade cards for soldiers to use to send to their loved ones.

No big Memorial Day plans for me. My guys here are recovering from surgery. My husband had steroid injections into his bad discs in his back, and my future son-in-law just had an emergency appendectomy. Looking forward to a quiet and relaxing weekend at home.

Have a fun and safe Memorial weekend!

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