Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Retro Fun!

Hi All,

My husbands sister turned 50 last week.  She decided to bless us by coming up to visit the family from her Georgia home.  I think she just wanted to come up and have a party!  I wanted to do something a little special for her...because she's a special person and"s a special birthday. 

Hubby & I went to a "throw back" candy store.  Man I tell you, this place has it all!  Candies brands that are older than me.  Rainbow bubble gum, candy necklaces, cigar gum, wax!  Trying to figure out what candy was popular 50 years ago wasn't difficult at all.  My sis in law may be a few years younger that me, but candy didn't change much back then.  The old tried and true brands didn't disappear for years.

Armed with $30 bucks worth of candy, we now had to think of the best way to wrap it.  Sure a box, tin or paper bag would do...just not my style of doing.  A good friend sent me instructions on a paper purse recently so that's what I'm going with.  Here's my take:

I love the Boho feel of the paper.  Very retro!  The paper and embellishments were left over from a scrapbook kit I bought a few months back.  It took about an hour from start to finish. I had a creative time making this.

I think I can put all that candy in here and still carry it!
I hope she gets as big a kick out of this haul as we did.
Happy Birthday, Jules....we love you!

Until later....
Keep it crafty!

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