Supplies needed: Tootsie Rolls, paper currency and a baggie for the unused candy. Mine is going to a friend who loves Tootsie Rolls.
Carefully unwrap the candy. The wrapper sometimes wants to tear where it had been twisted. I folded the currency into thirds, lengthwise.
Fold the money in half cross-wise.
Roll the cash into this little bundle, then wrap it in the candy paper.
It is a lighter bundle than the candy, but about the same size.
The birthday boy is getting all of this in a box. Half of what you see has cash in it, the other half is candy. I'm sure this will bring smiles.
My area (SE Michigan) is getting snow, snow and more snow all through today and into tomorrow. The birthday boy's parents haven't hinted at postponing the party but I won't blame them if they do. Their town has issued a snow emergency which means no street parking. If it is lifted by tomorrow afternoon, all will be fine except for those of who don't like snow and will grumble about wearing boots, parkas, mittens, wiping our noses which run in the cold...oh wait, I wasn't going to complain about all of that.
I meant to say that because of the snow and cold, I decided to use a technique I learned by watching this Sandy Allnock video. The stamp set is Arctic Pals by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson (here) The front of the card simply says "Wheeeee" and the inside says "Happy Brrrrrthday".
I added dots of snow with a white pen to tie into the white of the blue paper used as the first mat, and also to cover up an accidental black splotch.