29 March 2016

Recent Paper Crafting Projects

  Since coming home from Texas, I've been working on several class-related projects -- so many that I was almost late sending a box of Easter treats to Bailey! I sure miss the days when she was home and could enjoy an Easter basket and a small Easter egg hunt. For the last few years, I've had to embrace mailing her an "Easter box" -- the next best thing!

In this year's box, I included plenty of treats plus a jar with chocolate eggs and a little spring tag. I also sent along some Temptations for Rory and a separate tag so that the jar can later be filled with kitty treats. (Although in retrospect, that would be a LOT of treats!)

After die cutting the tags, I completed them with odds and ends I had in my stash. Fun and easy!

Over the weekend, I also made a banner for my case at the antique mall to go along with my recent efforts to spruce it up a bit. (More on that in another post!)

I purchased the chipboard banner pieces separately at Memory Bound. We carry them in packages but it's nice to be able to buy the components individually so you can get the number you need. Based on the width of my case, this is just about the longest word I can spell!

I covered the chipboard pieces with one of my favorite  -- now discontinued! -- cardstock colors, Sea Salt. Then I die cut scalloped ovals for each banner piece to brighten them up a bit.

 I cut the large letters at Memory Bound then embossed them with my Big Shot and adhered them with foam tape for dimension. Then I got out my scraps and punched flowers and butterflies to match the overall color themes I see in my case. Finally, I strung the banner pieces together with thick jute. This project took just a couple of hours!

 I'm planning to make a banner for each season to help pull my display together. It definitely brightens up the case a bit and hopefully will help draw customers my way!

  LOTS OF CUSTOMERS, please! :)

1 comment:

Kimberly Marie said...

You always do such a great job on your crafting, Janet!!