It is another cloudy, humid day. The sun peeks out of the dark gray clouds here and there but for the most part, it has been like this all week. I keep wondering where the nice, summer weather is. My container garden is not liking all the rain we have been having. We got an inch just yesterday afternoon!!
On a more positive note, all this rain has given me time to hole up in my craft room and create. Guilty free crafting is the BEST!!!
The creations I am going to share today are a set I made for the birthday of one of Char's friends. I guess the girl is mad about pink so that was my theme. Sometimes just knowing someone's favorite color helps jumpstart creativity.
The first thing I created was a card.
I totally copied this card design from Maile Belles
. I used the Paper Trey Ink
set "Birthday Day Style
," which was designed for PTI by Maile. I changed it up the card design a bit to make it my own. I chose to use pinks and oranges, I matted the stamped, focal sheet in raspberry fizz and instead of using clouds and enamel dots, I chose to embellish the card with sequins and rhinestones. I LOVE how this came out!!!
It looks good with the gift, right? (Excuse the photo please. Not my best!!)
The next thing I had to do was create something to go inside the bucket to hold the money that I was giving along with the nail stuff. I used the same basic design again but on a square envelope.
I cut the envelope using my Silhouette die cut machine, which helped me to make this project in record time.
I used different styles of Washi Tape to seal the back and added a die cut balloon. You cannot have the front look good and not the back, right?
I originally wanted to wrap this all up in a cellophane bag but after going through my stash of bags, I realized that I did not have any of the right size in stock. I had to go to plan B. I had bought a pink gift bag at Target a couple weeks ago for something else and decided to use that instead. So I had to make a tag.
I used Paper Trey Ink
's " 2012 Birthday Tags Stamp Set
," 2 1/4" oval dies
and tag sale # 5 die
to create this.
I filled the bag, added pink tissue and tied the tag on with some different colors of curling ribbon.
I think the whole thing came out perfect and just right for a girl obsessed with pink.
That is all for now. I hope you are enjoying your Saturday and the sun is shining where you are!!
Have a great Day!!