It has been very busy around here and I am ready for Spring Break!! I recently posted some fun projects on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog but just didn’t get a chance to share them on my own blog. I will make up for that today…pull up a chair while I share!!
Right after Valentine’s Day I had a very special weekend at my favorite scrapbook store, Scrapbook Creations. If you follow my blog you have heard me talk about this great store which also has a Cottage and a Bungalow that you can rent and stay at so you can just play all weekend. Well, I won a free weekend at the Bungalow and so my best buds and I spent the weekend there.
Since there was no school that Monday, they threw in an extra day and we had such a great time.
I didn’t have time to make anything ahead of time but found these cute little glasses and filled them with yummy chocolates for everyone. We created, shopped, ate, shopped some more, ate some more, played games, shopped a little more (broke), and even slept a little. We even had a mini snowstorm for a few hours.
Now for the projects I mentioned. I wanted to make the store owner a special thank you and remembered a fun card I made a long time ago from a paper lunch bag.
You can create great little places to tuck things in and I had the girls each make a tag to tuck in.
Since I gave that card away, I decided to create a second version for Sparkle N Sprinkle this last week. I made a few changes and created my own little tag. My base is a white bag, folded and cut, and I used one of the floral images from Framed Florals set, colored with alcohol markers, for my card/bag “front”. I added the Leafy Floral Background to the tucked side panel.
I stamped the inside with another floral image from the Floral - Daisy Rectangle set and Nature's Butterfly. I used the Kindness Appreciated sentiment on the right, cut out with a Spellbinders’ Label Ten die.
I used a slightly larger Label Ten die and the Being My Friend sentiment for my tag. I added a touch of Sunny Daze Glitter and a few cut out dimensional flowers as a finishing touch.
With the release of the new Happy Spring set and the Bunnies & Bows set, I was inspired to create an Easter themed bag card. This time I used the bottom of the bag on the inside of the card.
I added a sparkly strip across the decorative cardstock on the front, using the Glitter Masking technique in SNS’ Tips and Techniques section and Cloud Nine, Luau Green, and Orchid Rose Velvet Glitters. The sweet bunny is stamped on Sparkling Sands Sparkle N Soft, shaded and colored with alcohol markers, and cut out.
On the inside I used the Bees Buzzing sentiment and flowers from the Spring - Benjamin Bunny stamp set for the left side and created another decorative panel to cover the bag bottom folded and adhered with dimensionals on the right side.
I heat embossed the three little bunnies on velvet glitter, cut them out, and colored them with alcohol markers. I added them, along with some wrapped chocolate nuggets, to oval tags from Spellbinders‘ Back to Basics Tags.
I used Spellbinders’ 2010 Heirloom Ornaments and orange polka dot cardstock from a Basic Grey "Fiction" 6 x 6 paper pad to create my “carrot” tag. The greenery at the top of the “carrot” is die cut from sticker paper, using the leafy stems from Cheery Lynn Designs Japanese Garden Lace Oval and Luau Green Velvet Glitter.
You can find more details on these cards on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog. I hope you try these as they are really fun to make.
These cards are entered in the following challenges:
Kindness and Friendship Bag Card
A Blog Named Hero Challenge #22 – Free Style
Clearly Inspired Challenge #71 (CIC71) – Anything Goes
CraftyCardmakers Challenge 87- Friendship
CI Paint Inspired By~ Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 176 - something borrowed
Happy Easter Bag Card
Basic Grey Challenge #90 – Happy Easter (Fiction)
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 73 – Celebrate (Leaves from Garden Lace Oval Die)
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge Week 152 -Bunnies or Easter
Crafts4 Eternity Challenge R#116 - Egg-cellent Easter
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 85 - Spring Days
Stamp and Create March Challenge: Fur or Feathers
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge – Easter (Spellbinder Dies over 6 mo. old)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #208 -Fuzzy Friends!
Crafty Calendar March Challenge - Easter Egg-stravaganza!
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – lots of Layers