When your children start to get older, birthday presents get a bit more complicated. There are many things that they'd like but it is difficult to choose exactly the right style or model to suit their wishes. Sometimes it is easier to just shop with them, but you still want to have something to wrap up for the cake and candles time!
My neighbor's daughter wanted a cell phone for her birthday and we stopped by a local toy store to see if they had a toy phone that she could wrap up and give her daughter until they could go to the phone store (we were thinking of something for a couple of dollars just to serve as a placeholder...). The only phone they had was much more expensive and then I realized - we didn't need a toy phone, we could cut one out of paper to serve the temporary stand-in purpose.
There is a cell phone on the Locker Talk cartridge. This is an older cartridge and I always thought it was a bit too cartoonish. However, when I needed to exchange a duplicate cartridge a few years ago, this was the only one the store had in stock that I didn't already own (remember, there used to be far fewer cartridges and stores usually do not stock all of them).
I added a cute flower and a peel off Happy Birthday sentiment on the front.
The purse style bag and the flower are from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge - one of the ones I "had to have" when I got my first Cricut. There are bags and boxes on many cartridges now but this used to be one of the few places to find these handy little items.
Mission accomplished - I left a bag with the finished surrogate gift hanging on the front door so it could be smuggled into the house in time for the birthday dinner.
The moral to the story - Sometimes you already have what you need - you just have to remember that you have it!
Don't forget, tomorrow is the Disney Pixar blog hop. I have two projects and I am trying to decide which one to post - maybe I'll just post both of them...
Have a great day!
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