I'm so excited to bring to you new ways of using items from your stash! I've been sitting on the Heartfelt Creations Antiquity Paper Pad Collection for a long time! I have a few sheets left in my stash, yet not enough to make a mini album out of.
There were some terrible news I had about a family member suffering a stroke and being rushed to the hospital. Although I can now consider myself good at hiding stress, it doesn't mean I don't feel it. So off to my craft-room I went, turned up some jazzy tunes, and creating I began. I can not begin to tell you how much of a stress reliever crafting can be!
For the following Get well Card I used the following Dies: Spellbinders Swirl Delight S2-142, Spellbinders Parisian Motifs S5-035, plus a generic filigree die (in black, underneath the Swirl Delight die), and washi tape.
For the Gift Bag I used the following: We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board. (Click here to see my Haul video where I present this product to my viewers.) Heartfelt Creations Fleur Borders and Pockets Die HCD1-778, Heartfelt Creations Berry Blossoms Stamps HCPC-3731, Heartfelt Creations Berry Blossoms Die HCD1-793, Spellbinders Blooms Three S2-046 (for the stamen), Spellbinders Swirl Delight S2-142, a generic filigree die underneath (in black), washi tape, and a Martha Stewart Paper Punch.
To make the Gift Bag is pretty simple. Follow the instructions provided in the We R Memory Keepers punch board. However, I highly recommend you make your first bag with a scrap 12x12 piece of card-stock. This is just so that you make your all of your mistakes with this piece and don't waste any good paper. I promise you, by your third bag, you're making gift bags like a pro! That checkerboard piece you see on top is washi. Because washi tape tends to come off, I ran double sided tape along the edge to secure the washi.
I then measured the bag from one side to the next, cut 2 pieces of black card stock (approximate 3 inch wide), used my Martha Stewart Lace paper punch and adhered these pieces to the inside of the bag. Pretty cute if I say so myself!
For the embellishing, I used my Spellbinders and Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps, and it's just layer upon layer. Yes, this was very therapeutic indeed!
I'd like to add that after several days in the hospital, my dad was given a clean bill of health, was told not to stress too much and to keep his blood pressure in check. hmmmm... maybe I should get my dad started on crafting....
Thank you for visiting my blog. Until next time!