A to Z Challenge – 2019 – U is for Unique

I’m going with Unique for my letter “U” in this 10th Anniversary A to Z Challenge.   There are a lot of crafters out there so I try to make a few things that are a little unique.  Tell me what you think about these.

For Valentine’s Day one year instead of making my husband a regular card I decided to use candy to spell out my message.  I taped different of his favorite candy bars on a sheet of poster board and wrote a message around them.  The message says:  (Candy in parentheses)

Baby Love (Baby Ruth candy):

There are more reasons why I love you than there are stars in the (Milky Way) but let me (Take Five) to start:

1)  You take me to fun rock concerts instead of the stuffy (Symphony).
2)  It may not be (100 Grand) but you give me all your money on (PayDay).
3)  You are a great dad to our (3 Musketeers).
4) You show me you still love me even though I have a few more wrinkles and (Rollo)’s than when we first met.
5) B'(Twix) driving through the (Sno Caps) mountains to Reno or watching that Cash Cab guy from New (York Peppermint Patty) we still have good times!

Our life together has been very (Good and Plenty) more to come!

He liked it so much he didn’t want to ruin it by eating the candy!  I guess he could have taken the candy out and left the wrappers.

For my mom’s 90th birthday I made this flower shaped card.  I found different things that happened in 1923 and put them on the petals of the flower.  This is another one that would be very easy to personalize.

These are some of the decorations I made using my Slice machine.  I was really happy with the way the guitars came out.  They will go great in my concert album.

I found this little shadow box at Michaels and used it to make a Halloween Haunted House mini album.  I think the paper I used in the background makes it look like there are lights on.

We have a local baking supply store who has a party room for rent.  I thought if I made a mini-album in the shape of a cake I could go to them and see if they would be interested in working with me to offer these to the people who have parties there.

Another way to give a gift card is this purse.  

It opens to show a bunch of tags with cheerful quotes and there is a pocket to tuck the gift card in.

Similar to the Name Game cards, I made this one for a friend of ours who was turning 60.  He has a boat and loves to go out on the water so I used a boat template and put a picture of him at the wheel.

The anchor I made using the Slice design card!

Finally, for Father’s Day I made this T-shirt mini.  

Inside are lots of pockets for pictures.

And spots to write notes. 

It can be easily personalized with dad’s favorite team colors and if he’s not into baseball or football I have golf or fishing among other activities. 

Have I managed to come up with some unique ideas for gift giving?  I’ve said before I love experimenting.  Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t.

Five more letters in this year’s A to Z.  I think I’m gonna make it, how about you?

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I'm a 60-ish, married, mom to 3, creative soul looking to make the world a better place one smile at a time.
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21 Responses to A to Z Challenge – 2019 – U is for Unique

  1. So imaginative!! Love the creativity. BTW, have you taken the Creative Type quiz? It’s fun and interesting. https://mycreativetype.com/

    DB McNicol, author
    A to Z Microfiction: Unicorn

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  2. joey says:

    That candy board is way cute! In college, when we had Halloween fundraisers, one of my chums sent me a Tootsie Pop “To a sweetheart from a sucker” — clever, clever candy phrasing. One of my fondest memories of him. Maybe he’ll scrapbook in his retirement! Haha

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  3. John Holton says:

    I like the candy bar one, and yes, he could easily eat the candy and leave the wrappers there.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Yeah, he ended up eating the candy and saved the board for a while but that went by the recycle bin after a while. Glad I thought to take a picture of it though!


  4. Janet,

    Unique, you got it that right! I love the V-day card you made for your hubs!! I might have to keep your idea in mind next Valentine’s Day or use it for 40th wedding anniversary in June. The boat name card is ubber cool. I bet your friend loved it, too! Your ultimate selection of tools are useful to pUll together yoUr brilliant ideas.:)

    Thanks for visiting today’s A2Z Little Mermaid art sketch ‘Ursula’ post.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Please feel free to use that idea, Cathy! I’ve actually done it a couple of times using different candy bars. I just buy a bunch of candy that I know my husband likes and try and figure out something to make them work.

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  5. ghostmmnc says:

    Well, shoot…I can’t pick a favorite because they are all so fun! The petal flower card is unusual and makes a great memory, and of course I like the haunted house, because you used the wooden shadow box. You sure do have some unique ideas! πŸ™‚

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  6. These are great! I love the candy card…yummy!

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  7. Lisa says:

    Those are all amazing! Of course, the candy bar is the best! So clever you could personalize with so many kinds! I love the more Rollos! That one must have brought Snickers!

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  8. Ally Bean says:

    The candy bar poster is clever. You are uniquely qualified to be unique.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thank you Ally. I actually did that poster while sitting in my car! I don’t remember why except that maybe my husband was already home and I couldn’t sneak around him? I had no studio then πŸ™‚


  9. Such cute ideas!!!! Love the candy bar one.

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