This project was a fun one! Sabrina’s challenge is to “Put A Spin on It”, meaning to make a pinwheel and include it in your project. I wanted to make the pinwheel that spins (isn’t Sabrina’s card so cool?), so off I went to look for a brad that would fit the bill – ummm… no luck, even though I have boxes and boxes of crafty and office stuff, couldn’t find one – either the prongs are short, or, if the prongs are long enough, they are too big for the pinwheel. Continue reading »
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Going back to an old favorite project this time, here is another entry for the DTGD Challenge. The template can be found here and the instructions are here. The beautifully embossed cream paper is from The Paper Company, while the red polka dot embossed cardstock is a Bazzil Basics. Red paper bag from Hallmark, black ribbon by Offray. Keeping this post short because I babbled a lot in my previous one, LOL!
After making several gift bags with a floral theme, one of my daughters said, “Make a guy one, Mom, and make it blue!” I replied, “Are we talking about a gift bag, or are we talking about the movie with the blue people?” LOLs…Well, I remember that Laurie Furnell had some gorgeous masculine graphics released in the May PCHugclub, and I also have some coordinating cardstock, so I said, “Sure, why not?” So, here’s what I came up with:
… and here are the step-by step instructions with pics:
I haven’t been able to post last week due to the kids’ crazy end-of-the-schoolyear schedules and one kid getting sick. So this week, I’m posting several projects to make up for the non-post, LOL.
First up is this classy pink and black gift bag. I really like this color combination, and although it doesn’t show very well, the white strip is embossed with swirlies. The paper flower is made from 15 1-inch punched circles, arranged in 3 circular layers with 5 circles per layer. I wanted to lighten the color of the petals for added interest, so I bleached some parts of the flower. Yes, that’s right, bleach, LOL! I dipped a paint brush in liquid bleach, then stroked on the areas I wanted to highlight.
It’s still early in the holiday season and this is the perfect time to set aside a few hours to craft. The next question is, what to make? I’m excited to answer this question because Debbie Bastian, a wonderful designer at Aimee Asher, came up with a simply beautiful printable set, Christmas Jewels. Using images from Silver and Gold, she designed a card with coordinating envelope, gift bag, gift box, tag and candy wrappers. I’m sure you will love using her set – it evokes the feeling of an elegant, old-fashioned Christmas.