So, what do you think of my BRAND NEW blog design !?! I was lucky enough to get the very talented Heather over at www.blogsbyheather.com to help me create a blog design that was just right for me ! And I am SO pleased with it !! I hope my followers like it too !! I am posting 2 projects today - a card and a matching gift bag. You guys know, I LOVE decorating fun gift bags to match the birthday cards I give away - but I think this might just be my prettiest yet !! Its for a special little friend of Jackson's named Sadie who turned 2 not too long ago. And I wanted something girly and sweet for her ! I decided to use the so beautiful Best of Butterflies set and I am so pleased with the results !! Take a look !!
Isn't that just lovely !?! I am so loving the color combo of Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder. I am so happy that all of these colors are now in our "permanent" collection ! My stamped layer is a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 3-3/4" x 5". I used my markers to color my butterfly in the 3 colors and stamped it all over. I then took a 1" x 3-3/4" strip of Pool Party that I embossed with the Fancy Fan folder, wrapped some 3/8" Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon around it and adhered it to the layer. This was adhered to a Wisteria Wonder layer measuring 4" x 5-1/4", and then added to a Pool Party card base with Dimensionals. I stamped the birthday sentiment from Petite Pairs in Wisteria Wonder ink, and punched it out with the Large Oval Punch. I layered it onto a Blushing Bride Scalloped Oval, and added some more of the sweet ribbon to it. A couple of Rhinestones really makes my sentiment pop. Next it was time for my flower !!
I punched out 3 Fancy Flower punches out of Blushing Bride card stock. I then spritzed it with some of the (retired) Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz we had a couple years ago. I crumpled up the flowers and made then more curly and fluffy with my Bone Folder, so it would look more like 3D petals. I adhered my 3 flowers together with some Dimensionals for a real WOW. The largest Vintage Faceted Button was adhered to the centre with some Glue Dots and a Large Rhinestone in the centre added the perfect bit of sparkle !! LOVE it !!
Heres the inside of the card. I stamped a couple more sentiments from the Petite Pairs set in Wisteria Wonder ink and a butterfly in Blushing Bride. Simple and sweet !
Here is my gift bag !!! Isn't that STUNNING !?! I almost hated to give it away !! First I stamped the front of the gift bag all over with Soft Suede ink and the same butterfly image. I also stamped the butterfly in Wisteria Wonder ink onto some Wisteria WOnder card stock and fussy cut it out with my paper snips. A piece of Very Vanilla measuring 3" x 6" was my main decorative piece for the bag. I cut a banner end onto it before I started. I stamped a pretty flourish from the Flowering Flourishes set in Pool Party ink in 2 opposite corners. I then stamped out her name "Sadie" with the Morning Post stamps set and more Soft Suede ink. I used my (sadly soon retired) Color Spritzer Tool with my Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake markers for a bit of interest. I then added my sweet butterfly with some Glue Dots, fluffed up her wings and gave her a row of Rhinestones for her body. I took some different strips of In Color Patterns Stack DSP to layer behind my tag for some more added color. I also added the old retired Blushing Bride ribbon that I had left over too !! SO lovely !!
Here is a picture of them together. So perfect for a little girl, don't you think !?! Sadie (and her mom) both loved them ! I hope you do too !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!
Stamp Sets: Best of Butterflies (clear only #133345), Petite Pairs (wood #122495, clear #122497), Morning Post (wood #126590, clear #126592), Flowering Flourishes (wood #126365, clear #126367)
Ink: Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad #126985, Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad #131172, Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad #126978, Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party Markers (2011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Marker Collection #123002), Blushing Bride Stampin Write Marker #131265, Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker #120967
Paper: Pool Party #122924, Wisteria Wonder #122922, Blushing Bride #131198, Very Vanilla #101650, 2011 In Color DSP Patterns Stack #122384
Accessories: Fancy Flower Punch #118073, Large Oval Punch #119855, Scallop Oval Punch #119856, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751, 3/8" Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon #122973, Vintage Faceted Button #127555, Large Rhinestones #129324, Basic Rhinestones #119246, Color Spritzer Tool #107066, Blushing Bride Ribbon (retired)