Monday, July 11

Forever Friends

Hello crafty friends!  It's almost a week since my last post.  There were lots of things going on outside my planet.  I was having so much fun that I set aside my play time for a while.  Can you believe I haven't been inside a craft store for weeks as well?  The last time I went to Joann's, I came out empty handed.  I'm pretty proud of myself.

Now that everything's slowing down a bit, I decided to make some cards today.  A few years ago, I received five of this from a group swap online:

I salvaged the F with embellies, and used them for my card fronts.  I'm glad I was able to find a stamp that could go with the letter F.  I stamped and heat embossed it on vellum so the flower can still be seen.

Since it's a card set, I wanted to put them together in some kind of packaging.  And then I remembered I bought a big bunch of paper bags from GFS during my first craft show.  The size is perfect for A2 cards, so I thought I can make it more interesting.  Using leftovers from the cards I made, I came up with this:

To cut the window, it will help if you have the smaller size cutting pads from Sizzix.  Then from the inside, I adhered a remnant from plastic packaging like that of Spellbinders'.  Now my altered paper bag houses 5 cards and envelopes.  For closure, I just used a paper clip so it can be sealed and reopened any time.

Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  DCWV, vellum, leftovers
image/sentiment:  Autumn Leaves
ink:  Tsukineko, Stampin' Up
tools:  Spellbinders, EK success edge punch, paper piercer, heat gun, flower punches
embellishments:  stamped and embellished monogram, rhinestone, spiral paper clip
adhesive:  Scotch, Zots, mounting tape

This project is similar to the Flower Cards I made last month.  Click here to see.

'Til next blog!


Carol W. said...

You have more restraint then I, I can't stay away for the stores lately. Love the card set and how you designed the bag!

Erica said...

Your packaging is super original and inexpensive too. Nice idea.

Cindy said...

What a fun idea. I usually just tie a ribbon around the cards but I love this!