The morning may be trying to run away from me, but I am trying to keep up. I did get this set made yesterday, but haven’t had the chance to get it shared yet. Let’s hear it for lunch breaks, everyone needs one.
The card was the beginning of this trio, and the paper was the focus. It is sad to say that this paper is retiring soon, I sure have loved using it. What can be better than water colored floral paper? With my kind of projects, not much. Unless I sit down and paint my own, with paper this pretty I don’t have to.
The designer paper is layered on a piece of blushing bride cardstock and then on a pear pizzazz card base. Old olive is actually the light green used in this paper, but I wanted a lighter tone and thought it looked nice. All of the sentiments come from the Rose Wonder stamp set, there are some lovely ones in there. I stamped, did a banner punch, sponged and then sponged another one to layer underneath. The strip is 1/2″ wide and was left over when I cut the piece of whisper white for the inside card panel. I love those little leftover strips, they always come in handy.
I made a couple of gift bags with totally different dimensions in mind. I usually work with tall rectangle shapes, but went with a short clutch concept. The cardstock version could hold heavier tall items, but the designer series paper needs to keep it light. I had several ideas of gift items that would fit inside easily inside, lots of chocolate to be honest. I love sharing a chocolate treat or two, you should give it a try.
Have a creative day!