and it is a rainy one here in Southern Arizona. Today I finally have the little project I have been promising you. It was a quick and easy way of wrapping up a crystal ornament I got for my neighbor who invited me to a wonderful Christmas Tea that the women of her church hosted. We had a good time fellow shipping and a real good inspirational message where they focused on my all time favorite scripture Proverbs 3:5-7 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart......." You know a lot of times we just TRUST God in some areas and not with ALL of our heart...but if we just take that next step and give it ALL to HIM things would be much easier. God does not tell us that there will be no more bumps in the road, but things are much easier if you just trust. Sorry....got a little sidetracked here :D.
Here is the little wrap/bag I made.
As you can see it is pretty basic, but using some Christmas DP and some colored flower confetti from Michael's bridal section it makes a pretty good presentation for a crystal ornament. I started out with a piece of DP paper 3"x12". I scored it at 5" and 7". On one of the 5" sides I simply used an oval Nesties die to cut the opening. I also cut another oval, one die bigger for my sentiment, which is from a fabulous set called Christmas Scriptures # 5922 from Clear Dollar Stamps (which I won last month when they had their Birthday Celebration ;D) and one oval for the "Merry Christmas" , which is also from this stamp set. As mentioned the flowers are flower confetti from Michael's bridal section and you get a ton of flowers. For my project I simply colored them with a Copic marker (I believe it is the R57) layered 2 of them together and glued them with a small glue dot. The center is a half pearl from Recollections. The flourish is one from MayaRoad which I sprayed with Avocado green MayaMist (this time I did use a small box and put the flourishes in so I would not have the MayaMist all over the place again, LOL). The angel ornament is attached with a staple at the top of the wrap. To finish if off I made a border using the Martha Stewart lace border punch on a piece of moss colored cs on both sides and attached it to the top of the wrap after I threaded some golden narrow ribbon through 2 wholes that I punched at the top, wrapped the border around and secured it with a piece of double-sided tape. I attached the "Merry Christmas" and the other little Poinsettia (I made) and voila, you'll have a nice little gift. The inside scripture was stamped in VersaMark and embossed with gold embossing powder and the "Merry Christmas" was stamped in Palette ink Moulin Rouge.
Well, that is it. I have been working a few more things and I will post those a little later, after my camera is charged.
Thanks so much for stopping by....it really means a lot to me.
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