Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Be a star

I am a craft junkie. I love gadgets, gizmos and just about every craft item I come across. I am a sucker for all things craft! And then there are the stamps. I have loads of them! I 'need' them. Special ones for special projects, all season ones for every possible holiday, bold ones for fabric, lines ones for artsy times, .... you get the idea. In spite of all the awesome stuff I have in my craft room, I find that some of my favorite projects have been made using bits and pieces of left overs hanging around my desk. It is almost relaxing to limit the items I use sometimes. That is the case for these two projects. I was cleaning off my desk, yet again, so that I could reward myself with some stamping time. (you do it too, don't you?) and I came across this little yellow flower I had punched, the blue button, and the strip of blue paper. They just went together so well I had to make something with them! This card is built on a river rock long note, because that is how long my strip of olive paper was. I cut a piece of dotted paper from the, can you believe it....Cutie pie paper (yes!) and layered the three papers on the front of the long note. I used my sewing machine to stitch along the sides of the blue....I thought it made the blue look a bit like denim. I brushed the edges of the flower with a bit of blue ink and stuck the button on with a glue dot. The words are from a retired set. I even made a little envelope to match! So fun! I had a tiny strip of blue cardstock left over so I decided to make a matching tag. This one has a star on it instead of the flower and turned out quite boy-ish. Same basic layout and design for this tag. I used a scrap of twill tape for the tie.
I have quite a pile of scraps from the Ginger Blossom paper packet hanging around...I can't wait to get playing with that!
Have a good one!

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