Thursday, June 21, 2018

Planner Tags and Holder| with Anabelle

One of the things I love most about being part of the paper crafting community is the chance to make 'planner friends' online. Trading supplies and sending little treats is a big part of the fun. I have found myself recently including tags in the envelopes that I send out. I decided to create a set to use this summer. I made three matching tags and made a holder for them. Here's how they turned out.

I used one of the cards from the card pack and tucked the tags inside. The jelly clip served as a closure. I decorated the card front with stickers, a die cut and my favorite Abigal font letter stickers.
Each tag had a theme. This first one is all about a tropical vibe - sitting under a palm tree with a yummy drink.

I love the chit chat die cuts. They really make the greatest accents on my projects. As you can see, I used white cardstock for the base of the card. I love how the white makes the colors in the Sweet Summer collection just pop!  I used some punched paper and a sticker border. Then, I embellished each with the die cuts.

This tag is all about the yummy sweet treats we love to have in the summer time. The rainbow banner and umbrella make it so much fun.
My last tag reminds me of sitting on the beach and listening to my favorite music. The little cassette tape brings back lots of memories of me doing just that!

The best part about these gift tags is that they are a little gift themselves. The bow at the top detaches and is a planner clip. I made them using paper from the 6 by 6 pad and a metal die cut. There are digital bow die cuts as well. And you can even find bow templates online to print out, if die cutting isn't your thing. I love how these turned out and think I will be making a LOT of them now.

Aren't they so fun???  Can't wait to send them off to their new homes.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great day!


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Matchbox Gift Containers | with Karen

My oldest daughter is celebrating her birthday soon and this year her chosen theme is a little more generic than previous years. I'm normally crafting up a storm to match a favourite TV show or movie, however, this year she decided on a watermelon theme. Um, yes, especially as I had the new and adorable Sweet Summer collection on my craft table to inspire her.


























We always have a little family and friends BBQ at the beginning of July for her birthday and I love putting together treat containers for each family to take home. While I originally planned on making each box the same, I thought it was a bit more fun and colourful to vary it with different cuties from the Odds and Ends pack. So while the watermelon will be the main focal point and appears somewhere on each box, there are going to be a few fruity characters making their appearance in there too!
























This is a fun pop-up drawer design from the Lori Whitlock store that I modified to feature these cute die cuts. Pull open the drawers to reveal your treat....
...and a little pop up surprise. Besides using some adorable Petite Prints paper (this paper worked great because the inside of the box ends up being a different pattern) and patterned paper from the Sweet Summer collection for the base, the main focus are the cute die cuts from the Odds and Ends pack. 

I even layered a few of the cuts and to create some more dimension (and cuteness) simply by using some foam adhesive to adhere the flowers on top of the fruit.
It doesn't get cuter than this!
I also added a few Glitter Sprinkles to each box for some fun texture...
...and a mini doilie and a couple of mini clothespins to each box. Oh, such a sweet way to say thank-you for coming out to celebrate with us! I can't wait to see what my daughter decides to stuff inside these cute boxes. I hope they make out family and friends smile!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Graduation Cards | with Virginia

In a few weeks time, there will be hollow echos through school hallways and we'll hear the laughter of kids outside as they ramp up for some Summer fun!   Here are some graduation and end-of-school card ideas using the Hat's Off collection.  I made the cards monochromatic with touches of silver foil, all that is needed are school specific color embellishments for that extra pop!
I like to use the cut-apart-cards paper for the card design.  It's so easy to fussy cut out the frame or shape(s) to make instant die-cut elements.
The 4x4 cut-apart card originally had the sentiment 'Let the Adventure begin', you can change up the sentiment to suit your theme. This card would be great for a teacher who is ready to enjoy a splash of Summer fun after a busy school year.
No matter what grade your child is graduating from, it always deserves some recognition!




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