Kaity-bug's Valentine

First, a side note; if you are Sandee from Sandee's Creations, please contact me regarding the Tulip Bouquet, I have the information you requested, but don't have any way to reach you!!
after shrinking

Our youngest daughter has a boyfriend...hmmmm...well, like a real boyfriend, her FIRST boyfriend - you know, not the kind where you change who you like every other day...make sense?  I should also mention this is my first experience with one of my kids having a boyfriend/girlfriend, LOL; so I'm a bit lost, a bit nosey, a bit protective - all those things; but what a great kid for Kaity-bug to like!  He's a fabulous kid, his family is GREAT and we've really enjoyed getting to know them.  Kaity-bug and he have basketball in common (serious basketball, favorite NBA players, favorite college teams, they love playing basketball with their teams, etc) and we love watching his team play when we get the chance!  I've told Kaity-bug several times that I like their relationship, it's full of respect and kindness - THAT speaks volumes to this momma!

Anyway, for Valentine's Day, she got him several miscellaneous things but what to put them in?  We decided to decorate another gift bag (like THIS one) in his college team's fave colors - black and gold/yellow (Wichita State University). 

And I seldom make shrinky dinks but I LOVE THEM; and this was a perfect time to use them.  We traced the letters of his name onto white shrink plastic, cut them out, stamped them with basketballs and then shrunk them.  We ultimately tied them onto the bag; I had wanted to use a ball chain for the letters so he could put them on a key ring or something like that, but ultimately the holes were too small.  That's OK, we can try it again soon!

We purchased the 3D basketball court and basketball at Hobby Lobby, I think they are adorable.

Anyway, straightforward, a basketball stamp, card stock, paper, felt, dies, shrink plastic and voila - a super fun gift sack!

AND for a bit more fun; here's pictures of Kaity-bug and her special Valentine!  Aren't they just the CUTEST?  LOL

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for sharing in this momma's first experience with boyfriends - so far, so good!  :D  Hope you have a GREAT Friday; hugs, ~M.

PS - sorry for the awful pictures, it was midnight by the time I finished the project and could take photos.  :D

Stamps: Misc. Basketball
Papers:  PTI Harvest Gold, Smokey Shadow, Misc. DP
Ink:  Staz On Pumpkin
Accessories:  shrink plastic, twine, PTI dies and felt, 3D basketball court & basketball


  1. Michele, this is fabulous. I love how you've decorated it with the basketball and court and the letters are so neat. Perfect for a teen male.

  2. LOVE IT!!!!!! We too are enjoying your family -- and Cal LOVED the gift bag (and the contents!). Thought it was very cool -- you guys did GREAT!!!!!! You're so creative!!!! GREAT JOB!

  3. They are a very cute couple!! Love the bag - it's perfect!

  4. aww so sweet .. young love.
    Love the bag and the little letters
    Lisa ;)

  5. oh this is so sweet!! Bless them! What a great project! Pami x

  6. How sweet are they!!! Love the gift bag! You do such great work!


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