Tag a Bag Mother's Day

Sunday, May 11, 2014


This stunning pattern from the Watercolour Wonder Designer Series Papers requires very little embellishment.  I featured the sentiment from the Delightful Dozen Stamp set on a banner of coordinating Smoky Slate grey card stock.  I was initially going to heat emboss the sentiment in white directly onto the grey but my children had just gone to bed and I didn't want to risk disturbing them with my heat tool, so I added a layer of vellum to the banner and stamped in StazOn Opaque White instead.  The effect is softer but works in this project.  


I then finished the card with a small embellishment - this little butterfly from the Papillion Potpourri set, stamped on the same DSP to ensure a colour match with the roses, and then punch cut and adhered over a little loop of twine to the banner.


What Mum doesn't love a homemade breakfast on Mother's Day?!  Part of my gift to my Mum was some homemade sugar-free Granola (an 'I Quit Sugar' recipe by Sarah Wilson, http://iquitsugar.com/recipe/coco-nutty-granola/).  Hidden away on page 158 of the current Stampin' Up! Catalogue are some little gift boxes. One of these made the perfect package for my little gift.  I only had a short window of time to decorate - lucky that was all that was needed!


I stamped directly onto the acetate sleeve with the "Fabulous is what you are" sentiment.  I wanted to add an embellishment to tie in with the card, so I put on same butterflies and a little vellum in the form of die cut leaves from the Secret Garden framelits collection.


Some members of the Creation Station design team showcased different uses for these Tag-a-Bag gift boxes in last week's blog hop.  To see their creations please visit here.  

Thanks for stopping by!

2 comments :

  1. Absolutely stunning Jenn! What is the paper you have used behind the vellum? It looks textured. I noticed you used it in a previous card with the owls too.

    Lisa

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment about these projects Lisa. In the last Christmas Occasions catalogue, Stampin' Up! had some textured 12 x 12" cardstock available. I couldn't resist picking up the Smoky Slate grey you see here in this project. I love the textured finish! Unfortunately it has since retired.

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