I have just had a really lovely weekend and isn’t it nice to have slightly warmer weather? We went for a pub lunch with friends on Saturday followed by a walk in beautiful sunshine; maybe Spring is finally here?!
I also spent some time sharing my crafting supplies with a friend who is just starting out making cards and helped her make her first card – we were both so proud!
One thing I really enjoy at Easter is making little treat bags for my niece and nephews and this year I wanted to try a gift bag design that I saw on Pinterest. I didn’t print the template or use the dimensions from the original post (which you can find here) but just messed around with some scrap paper until I found a size that I liked.
I attached a flap of card to the back of the bag then folded it over the front and added a sweet mini peg to keep it all closed up. I popped some eggs in a cellophane bag and they fitted perfectly in the space inside!
Here’s what it looks like inside so you can see the folding;
The images are a set from Pink Petticoat which I coloured with Copics then cut out with a circle Nestie die and layered onto a scalloped circle cut with my Cricut.
I would like to enter these in the following challenges;
Having finished all the Christmas cards, it was on to the tags and I made a set of co-ordinating tags using the fab Cricut cartridge ‘Lacy Labels’ for the base shapes. I stitched around the panels and edged everything with TH Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. The rosette was made using an edge punch on a strip of paper and then I folded it by hand at equal spacing.
I have seen various versions of the post-it note holder on Pinterest and thought I would have a go at making one as part of a ‘welcome back care package’ for a work colleague returning from maternity leave. I used a flat piece of card from a cereal box, covered it with DP or Kraft card and inked all the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut.
A slightly different view;
The inside, and you can just about see where I have folded up the bottom section of card and glued the edges to make a pocket that the back page of the post-it note pad slides into;