Saturday, May 21, 2011

Blossom Bouquet Bag...

When I saw the new Triple Layer Punches in the Mini catalog...I knew I had to have them. And they are SO much fun to work with. I just had to play with the "Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch" right away and this is the first project I made with it...
I wanted to make a project using a bunch of the flowers, all in different ways. I found this strip of Designer Series Paper laying around my stamp room. So I didn't measure it or anything, I just scored all edges at 1", cut some tabs, and folded it up to make a bag. Used some jumbo eyelets to hold my ribbon handle, added some cardstock on the inside to make it a bit more sturdy...and VOILA! The perfect canvas for some Blossom Bouquet punches. I just used the colors in the Designer Series Paper...which is from the Nursery Suite Specialty pack....and went to town. I also punched out some circle punches (1" and 3/4") and added those to the mix. The colors I used were Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, and Chocolate Chip. I also got some fun coordinating accessories out. Then I just went crazy layering and making some fun flowers. Adhere them to the front of the bag and there you have it! A simple project with lots of "PUNCH!" :) (Hehe...get it?!) Anyway....here is the cardstock I added to the inside...

And then look at that fun scallop detail I added to the top of the bag...

And then here is a close up of the layered flowers...

Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoy!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

May Club 3D Project...

I haven't shared the 3D project for club this month yet. So here she is in all her glory...
How EASY is this project?! All you have to do is take a white lunch bag, cut it down to the size you want, scallop the top, and decorate! And VOILA! You have a fabulous cute gift bag!!! You could even add a handle if you wanted. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE making my own crimper paper stuffing for the inside...all coordinated with whatever other colors I am using in my project. As you can see here...

And I wanted that piece of cardstock poking out from the back so you could see that the back was decorated too....not just the front. All it has on the back is a piece of the same Designer Series Paper that is on the front mounted on cardstock. But...it just makes it more sturdy and stays open better. And then here is the flower accent up close and pretty...

I love making those flowers! Oh...and the oval that the "Imagine" stamp is on is from the Ovals Big Shot die. Oh...and I used all sorts of different Designer Series Paper for my clubbers. With different colored flowers and such. So this project is obviously so easy to switch around and use whatever YOU like!!!

Hope you enjoy and thanks for visiting!!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

May Club Card...

Last Wednesday was club day. However...this month we weren't able to meet in person. Last Wednesday was the day my Grandpa passed away. So for obvious reasons, I just couldn't make club happen that night. However...of course we still have projects for the month and here is the card they will receive with their order...

Have to admit...I am kinda in love. :) This card is a lot of fun to make. And I LOVE the flower that is on the card. Here is a close-up of the flower...

HOW CUTE!!!! :) It's made from our Satin Ribbon. You heat it up and melt it and it turns into this flower. I actually made a few of these into clips for my daughters hair. I meant to take pictures and show you. I guess another day. :) But hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sewing FUN!!! Pouch Style!!!

I actually do have a few things to share with you over the next little while!!!! So hopefully I can be a bit consistent with my posting now. Life has been crazy these days and I just haven't gotten into a good schedule yet. Plus, my grandpa passed away last Wednesday, and have been struggling with that. He was the most amazing and sweet man! He is missed TERRIBLY!!!!

As my mom was staying with me after I had my baby...I wanted to take advantage of her sewing skills. I am NOT a sewer but really want to be. :) I had seen these fabric pouches around and wanted her to show me how to make them. These are cut out with the Pennant Die. And then just sewn together to make a cute little pouch. I am kinda in love and have intentions of making MANY more!!! :) Here is the first one I have made all finished...

How cute is this?! So again...used the Pennant Die to cut out the main pouch. I cut out a total of 4 pennants...two in the flower and then two in a brown polka dot one because I wanted to line my pouch. Then I used the Flower Folds die (I know this is an expensive one but SO WORTH it!!! Trust me!!! :) ) to cut out some flowers from felt. Then I just sewed these on to the front of my bag and added a big button and some ribbon. Too cute!!!! :) So really...all that is involved in these is just sewing all the pennants together and then folding the top down and sewing that to make a place to put the ribbon and tie closed. (I really don't know sewing terms so hopefully this makes sense! :) ) Here is a picture of the top all cinched and tied closed...

As you can see I just added some Old Olive taffeta ribbon for the tie. Here is a close-up of my flower...

And then inside I just put a few bags of COCONUT M & M's!!! If you haven't ever tried these...YOU MUST! They are DELICIOUS!!! :) You can't always find them in stores but if you ever do...try them!!!! :)

And then here is this cute pouch opened up. You can see the lining in there. :) So they are sturdy, beautiful pouches...inside and out!!!!

I love this little guy and will definitely be making more!!! Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting!!!