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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Getting ready for a birthday!

Nope, not my birthday but our grand daughter, Amber, turns 18 next Wednesday!  18!!!!  I can't believe it!!!  Amber's birthday party with family and friends is today!  Of course, Darrin is smoking his usual wonderful pulled pork and smoked chicken wings.  YUM...

Amber is at that age where it's hard to buy for her and she's quite the shopper or saver I should say.  She's always looking out for the best sale(s).  So, it's cash for her BD...but that's so boring and I'm tired of giving the gift what to do!  Google!!

And this is what I came up with!  You make a money pad!  I went to the bank and got 50 brand new one dollar bills.  Then I stopped and picked up a can of Plastic Dip!

Several layers of Plastic Dip are applied to the top of the pad (I used chipboard for front and back to hold the dollars together).    I won't go through step by step, if you're interested you can go to this link and see a video!   I used Bob's vice to hold the pad while applying layers of plastic dip.

And my finished money pad!  I made a cover for it...and the 50 reasons I wrote on each dollar bill!

Amber is a very caring young lady so it was pretty easy to come up with 50 reasons why I love her! e.g., you are beautiful, you are so considerate, you are so get the picture!

 She can just remove the dollars one by one!  How cool is that!

Next up I rolled some money around a skewer so it was rolled quite tight.  I place a roll inside a balloon then I blew up the balloon and tied it off!

Can you see the little roll of money!  I put a small piece of scotch  tape to hold it in shape.  There's only four of these!  I think Amber will be happy with her gifts and happier to be able to spend them!

The money pad is all wrapped up and the balloon dollars are tied to the bag!  We're all set for the party!  I'm picking up fresh corn from our local farmer this morning to take for dinner.  We love Weil Sweet Corn and today is their first day for the corn being ready!!  Can't wait!!!!    Good food, fun and family time!  Can't get better than that!


  1. What a great gift idea for a young person….or heck for anyone….tx’s for sharing Robbie!!

  2. That's a cool idea! that would have been a HUGE hit with Corey when he was young. We laugh all the time because he would iron his money. And BOY, did he save his money! I'm sure it's going to be a great party.
    xx, Carol

  3. How clever I may steal your idea for Christmas.

  4. What a great idea for a cool way to give money! I have a grandson who would love this! I looked at some videos, and you can use rubber cement for the edge also. I think I have some of that!!! Thanks for the great idea.

  5. Fun way to present the money for a momentous birthday! She will remember this celebration. BTW that one quilt shown on my blog did I need look like your friend- uncanny. And like you, I've got the video Mary recommended on my list for when we get back from Maine.

  6. Happy Birthday Amber. Great gifts from you Grandma Robbie. I did a money chain for my grown granddaughter by using washi tape to put bills together end to end and then I placed the zig zag bills in a box with the top one attached to the box lid. When she opened the box the money just kept coming and coming and coming. It was a wonderful hit. Food, Family and Fun...Priceless! <3

  7. What a fabulous gift idea! She's one lucky granddaughter.


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