Swimming Lessons

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Today is Ezekiel's last day of swimming lessons at the community center.  He learned the Spiderman stretch...

and the monkey crawl.

 He loved using the kick board for his front and back floats...

and playing in the mushroom...

but most of all, he got so giddy just jumping in from the side.

To celebrate his last day, he and I put our creative abilities together to make these fun, little packages for his teachers and two swim mates.

Together, we whipped up a batch of Pumpkin Cookies.

Then, while they were cooling, Ezekiel went to work painting the lower portion of the lunch bags to look like pumpkins... some white and some orange.  We put the cookies in plastic zipper bags to keep them fresh.

Then, we wound the tops of the lunch sacks into pumpkin stems and wrapped them with green, pipe cleaner vines.  I used my Speaking of Fall Cricut cartridge to cut out one green, cardstock leaf and one white, cardstock leaf for each pumpkin bag.  My George and Basic Shapes cartridge was used to cut the tags.
I, then, stamped each tag with a pumpkin inked in Moonlight White Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink, clear embossed the "to You from me" sentiment, and added a Hero Arts gemstone for a little shine.  We punched holes in the top of the leaves, using Stampin' Up's 1/16" Handheld Circle punch, and slid all the cardstock embellishments onto the green, pipe cleaner vines, before finishing the vines off with a little twirl for effect and to hold the embellishments in place.

I hope they inspire you to wrap up your next batch of fall goodies in style.

1 comment:

Ellen said...

Wow, what a creative pumpkin bag...you're amazing!