hope your weekend was fun and relaxing. Last week my neighbor came over and asked me if I had time to show her some ideas for little chocolates she was planning on giving to some nurses at the hospital where she gets her monthly treatment. I said sure and we went to town. We had so much fun she wanted to go to Mike's and get some paper and stuff on her own. She was totally overwhelmed with what was out there, but she bought some cool paper and ribbon and other embellishments. Besides that we found all kinds of little notepads and journals, magnets etc. that are usually in the $ bins, but they had a sale and everything was 45 cents, so we went overboard ;P. Needless to say that she came back the next day and was all excited to see how easy some of the little boxes and bags were to make. I have a few pictures to show you guys with what the bags looked like that I made samples of. So you'll have to forgive me that I am only showing the pictures and don't really have a recipe on what I used as I totally forgot to write it down, sorry!!!
The first picture is of a little box purse I made from a tutorial that I found at Carolina's . To be honest I truly love this little purse as you are able to alter it to make it bigger and still just use one sheet of 12x12 paper ;P.
K&Company DP sorry can't remember the name as it was a loose piece I had laying around
Prima flowers, Dew Drops and River Rock grosgrain ribbon from Ribbons And Bows Oh My.
Isn't that a cute little bag? It is so very quick to make too even for a beginner, like my neighbor. She really loved this one and was wondering if I could make this into a bigger bag. Well, needless to say that I gave it a try right after she had left and this is what I came up with. Since it is pretty big 9" wide and 4.5" high and 2" deep I used an entire 12x12 sheet of DP and had the idea of making it into a closed purse, so I added an additional piece of CS in a coordinating color and this is the result
The 12x12 piece for this purse was scored at 5", 7" on one side. I turned it and scored on the other side at 1.5" and 10.5".
After assembling the bag I added the separate piece of cs after scoring it at 1" and 1 1/4". For the flap I simply cut off the corners on an angle. I attached the 1" part to the back of the bag and punched 2 holes into the 1/2 " part ad threaded ribbon trhough for the handle. If there is any interest on having more details on this bag, I'll get more detailed instructions together.
Aren't those cute? This last bag actually holds quite a lot of stuff and is IMHO is much nicer and personal than a store bought gift bag.
All right, that was the playing around stuff I also have a Birthday card I made for one of the ladies at church.
I got to use some of my new PTI cs, well, it has been around for a while, but I never had ordered it until now. It is called Rustic Cream and is a lot like the SU confetti white paper, but heavier ;D.
Have a look at my last minute Birthday card
Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, SU Close to Cocoa, K&Company K-Ology DP, SU Pretty in Pink
Stamps: SU Elegant Cheer
Ink: SU Close to Cocoa, Chalk Box Creamy Brown to age the edges of the Pretty in Pink layer behind the DP.
Accessories: Nesties Labels 3, chocolate satin ribbon, Prima roses from the Fairy Tale Collection, pink Dew Drops, foam tape, dimensionals
Isn't this a cute little card? The elderly lady I gave it to absolutely loved it. She was so excited that I thought of her, but you know what, it was more rewarding for me, as I was able to put a smile on her face. She had lost her daughter who was younger than I am, while we were in Japan.
All right, this is it for now. Thank you so very much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day,
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