Today I have a tag I made to accompany a gift I was sending to a friend.
It’s been a mentally tiring day today so I won’t blather on for long. Yesterday evening, not long after I posted, my body gave in to fatigue again so certainly didn’t end up on the wii fit! Managed a much better night’s sleep last night though so woke feeling better.
Unfortunately waking to the news of what went on in Washington yesterday didn’t help my mood. My view… well hoping that blog readers will agree and I don’t end up with scary messages as a result… that man needs arresting, and/or committing! He incited that and I am worried for the future for those in the US who want to progress and remain a sensible democratic country. OK politics over… back to the crafting and the pretty tag I made!
I used my scalloped tag topper punch to create it, with the gorgeous Seaside Spray cardstock. Then I added a strip of the Flowers for every season dsp.
I also added a the band across the tag with the reverse of the same dsp (always the handy thing with SU DSP is the coordinating reverse!).
I decided to use a sentiment from Lots to Celebrate and then the small flower sprig from Fancy Phrases.
Both of these I stamped in night of navy. The flowers I added a little bit of additional colour using promarkers.
I added the gems and some little white dots using a paint pen to outline the sentiment panel.
The ribbon for the top is from my bag of scraps. A bit like my quest to use up patterned paper I am on a similar quest with ribbon – I have a massive amount I just need to use up!
Now to head to bed and hope that tomorrow’s news may be better and calmer.
Today’s Stampin Up Sunday is a bright and joyful pocket letter!
We were given the supplies and instructed to make a pocket letter for a swap partner at the online retreat a few weeks ago.
I decided to make mine using a mix of both in color dsp and the Flowers for every season dsp. I did lots of fussy cutting and decided to go for the main three colours of Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Bumble Bee.
I used whisper white for the bases and also added some white panels to break up the patterns. I also used the stitched shapes framelits and the Joy dies for the central title panel.
Each third has a base of one of the in colours and then either fussy cut flowers from the Flowers for every season dsp or a panel of the paper. I also included ribbons and gems on a few.
I then added the Joy die cut which I added as the central feature and the stamped sentiment. I had to do a bit of masking to just get the you rather than the full sentiment of “to you and yours”.
I then made little pouches for the back of some of the cards and added into them little treats of the cuts for the recipient using all the same colour scheme and idea of flowers.
Sincerely hope the recipient liked what I made and found the extras useful.
Loved making this. Took me a little while to make but really enjoyed myself.
And then you need to see what I got in return from Karen… it’s stunning and totally blew me away…
Of course it had made me want the Boho Indigo kit… she included lots of extras like die cuts and stamped images from the kit so going to be doing projects using them really soon!
Another of our retreat projects from the weekend to share today… and this was free crafting! We were told to decorate the four notecards and the paper pumpkin mini box. I decided to use the leftovers of the Flowers for every season dsp that we had in our kits for my cards and box.
I used four different paper as backgrounds and die cut some circle shapes and then fussy cut out the sunflowers from a fifth sheet of dsp.
On some of the circle shapes I also did some pricking using some templates I’ve had for ages.
I also used some copper thread and white thread to add some different textures into the mix.
I added little enamel dots to each card too as embellishment.
I also used off cuts of the backing papers to decorate the front of the paper pumpkin box and then used a strip on the inside of each card and a little tag on the envelope.
Really cute! And there is a little bit of space in the box to add a treat.
Loved playing with this little bundle of supplies.
Last weekend I spent the day on zoom with the Scrimpys SU team doing all sorts of lovely crafty stuff and chat.
The first project was a one sheet wonder using 6×6 dsp from the Flowers for every seasons suite. The project was designed by Karen. And it was a lovely template to use.
Here are my cards…
I added cardstock to the basic kit that Amanda had supplied and a bit of extra ribbon but love how these came out.
I also chose some embossing folders from the stash to add texture to the back panels.
Love how bright and cheery these cards are. And how easily I put them together during the zoom call. The most complicated bits were choosing which of the beautiful papers to use and then which sentiment to use.
Using some blocks of colour with the background panels really changed how the one sheet wonder looked and I love it!