Sometimes, a girl needs something sweet… especially if she’s a little girl (in years or heart). Papery sweetness is my favorite kind! This little set is meant to brighten someone’s day and would work for a birthday, friendship, congratulations or an every/any day occasion All of the patterned papers are oldies from my stash, with the exception of the beautiful paper ‘ribbons’ that were part of the ‘Miss Nelly’ 6 x 6 patterned paper collection from Kaisercraft.
City Crafter Challenge Blog is hosting a challenge using fabric in a project. I’ve been keeping a scrap of pink and white gingham fabric that was too pretty to toss, and too small to use… until now! I used some iron-on interfacing to make it easy to keep straight. Wonky gingham just doesn’t do it for me! The other reasons I love to back fabric if I’m crafting with it are that it’s so much easier to cut, much easier to sew through and the fabric becomes opaque rather than semi-translucent.
The heart is hand cut from from a Martha Stewart border punch and the little resin strawberries were a vintage find! The sentiment is stamped on vellum and comes from Papertrey Ink’s ‘Garden Variety’ stamp set, designed by Melissa Phillips and an all time favorite of mine. I debossed a line on either side of the sentiment, just because.
The square is cut from coaster board so that it can serve as a tag for the recipient. It is covered with some sky blue dotted paper, embellished with some Prima flowers, some more of the vintage resin strawberries and a bit of green and white gingham ribbon. On the top portion of the card, I backed the heart with some green that matches the gingham ribbon and popped the heart up to add some dimension. The tag behind the heart was placed on an oval that I stamped with some bitty blossoms.
The little gift box was made with a Sizzix die~ Box #2. A band of gingham fabric around the middle, topped with a paper ribbon band and embellished with the same strawberries and another tiny bow made from Stampin’Up’s marina mist 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon finish the body. For the lid, a simple panel of pink checked gingham (the last teensy bit), two more flowers and the addition of 2 die cut leaves made from Die-Namics ‘Royal Leaves’, finish it off.
Sometimes, a project can evolve over time and sometimes, it’s as if the pieces were all lined up and just waiting to come together! This one practically put itself together~
Hoping your new week is off to a good start.