Monday, April 23, 2012

a candy card for a birthday girl!

bff birthdays are really the best excuse to go ahead and indulge in my undying love for pink and celebrations and all things girly. so I bring to you simple, yet my favorite: candy card! something  i've made since hmmm my college days. you know, the pre-pinterest days! 
you will need: poster board, candy, mounting tape, wrapping paper, bow!

the hardest part is just finding the particular candy you want to use once you come up with your little note! i stopped in way too many convenience stores/gas stations/party city's looking for those dang hot tamales. but of course, it was completely worth it.  i also do tend to be a biiit anal about these birthday things. i'm learning this about myself. i just want them to be perfect! birthdays are supposed to be special. so when i made a mistake on one side i was all weeeell what am i to do now. and then luckily the idea of wrapping one side as a present came to mind. 

so in the end you have: one side wrapped as a present, the other side with your sweet note. 
and a pretty happy birthday girl! we all win!

22 comments:

Samantha said...

What a cute idea! Major kudos to you for thinking of this before the days of Pinterest! :)

Samantha said...

You're adorable. Kudos to you for thinking of this prior to the days of Pinterest! :)

Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados & the Bay said...

How cute =) What a fun idea

Danielle said...

That is such a cute idea!! I wanna do it for Steven! How fun :)

Sami said...

Such a cute idea! Will have to remember this for my next birthday present :)

katOUT said...

Love the gift wrap idea on the other side...to cover up your mistakes! Genius! Happy Birthday to Ady!

katOUT said...

Love the gift wrap idea on the other side...to cover up your mistakes! Genius! Happy Birthday to Ady!

Pamela said...

What a sweet, adorable idea!!

Lindsey said...

You are the sweetest and most creative! I love this idea :)

Ashlee said...

What a cute and fun idea!! I would have never even though of this. :)

wildchild said...

you are just the sweetest friend. birthdays ARE supposed to be special, and you rock for making sure they are.

Young and Fabulous said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this idea chels!!!! totally goig to borrow and copyright you if i make this for a friend!!!

seriously you rock! :-) LOVE IT!

xoxox

jayme said...

job well done! you made this AND got to see ash (but not dash) that night? sounds like a perfect day! xoxo

melanie said...

i re-pinned this on pinterest just because i love it that much!

Shelby said...

I love the card! That's such a cute idea

Britta Marie said...

this is such a great idea! i'm sure your friends look forward to your awesome gifts!

Bethany said...

This is so cute! Bet your friend loved it!!!

Lauryn said...

That is such a cute idea! Very clever :) I'm sure she loved it!

I completely agree- birthdays are meant to be special. I love making a big deal out of them for friends and family.

little t said...

Ha ha I love this!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love that card! Too cute!

Jodie said...

I love this idea!! I'm so gonna use this for my friend's birthday!! Thanks! :)

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