Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Create your own Survivial Kit

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving Eve! I'm finding that more and more these days my go-to crafting tool is My Digital Studio since it's portable, convenient, and super easy.  So we're going to spend our Christmas Holiday this year on a Disney cruise (whoo hoo!) and if you know anything about Disney cruises, the cruise fanatics have created all sorts of fun onboard activities, including Fish Extender exchanges. Basically families sign up in advance and bring this fish extenders (these are kind of like shoe organizers that are personalized with your family information) and then throughout the cruise you randomly drop off gifts for the other families in your group. It's lots of fun to come back to your room and see what kind of fun surprises await. So we've signed up for these and I decided to make fun cruise survival kits for the families and used My Digital Studio to design the cover and end used a full wood mount block case for the holder.

This was so easy to do and I love that I was able to get them printed through Stampin' Up's professional print services and just cut them down and it fit perfectly. I designed the case so that after the cruise families could use the cases as a keepsake from their trip.

This is the back of the case that lists of the information on the contents and fun things that can be used with it.

This is the inside of the case. I had to really cram everything in (and then realized that I forgot the tissues, so they'll be separate). Lots of great fun and useful things for the cruise.

I also designed bookmarks and key chains using MDS also. For the bookmark I used the kid's bookmark template, shrunk it down and then modified it for the cruise. For the keychain I added a 1" circle punch in MDS and filled it in with the Disney Cruise graphic. After printing it out all I had to do was punch out the image and attached it to a flattened bottlecap. I did use an epoxy sticker to cover the image so it's nice and sealed.

I also decided to give gifts to each of the kids in our fish extender group (I think I'm going to need a whole suitcase just for these gifts). I simply used the gusseted cellophane bags (currently on the clearance rack) and added lots of candy, glow bracelets, a bookmark, and key chain.
The gift tag was designed in MDS. All I did was pick out a tag punch, filled it in with cardstock, stamps, text, and embellishments and printed it out. I'm also working on gift bags for the crew members and I just enlarged this tag, and changed up the words.

It's so easy to make gift elements in My Digital Studio and you can still take advantage of Stampin' Up's 30% off select digital download and professional print product specials through the end of the month (there are several other projects I'm working on to get printed to take advantage of the sale) so there's still time.
Enjoy and happy digital crafting!

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  1. WOW!!! This is so awesome, Diana!! I think all of these great goodies will be well received. Have an amazing time!