Monday, June 1, 2015

Getting creative

I was in charge of prizes for my cousin's fiancée's bridal shower this weekend. I thought I'd get a little creative with the wrapping of the prizes, plus I haven't done anything arty in awhile.
Here is a book wrapped in tissue paper with heart ribbon on top. The box I covered all the seams with washi tape (I'm trying to use more of it, I have 25 rolls). I also added some flower stickers.
 Here I had two gift bags that were kinda plain. The pink one I added some satin ribbon and then a strip of ribbon with white roses on top. The second one was a brown bag, I added some washi tape to the top, some vintage lace and then some green wired ribbon and a burlapish flower sticker to the top. I love how this bag turned out so much that it inspired something else.
 I also made a card for the shower and a graduation card for my cousin's kid (different cousin).
For the bride's card, I used dictionary paper with the word bride on it as background, some vintage lace and some pearlized buttons on top.
For the graduation card, I used dictionary paper with the word graduation on it for background, layered some paper and added stickers spelling out "Congratulations" on it.
I joined Kimberly's My Own Style ATC swap a few weeks ago (mostly because I needed to do some art), and I had the hardest time figuring out my style. This morning, I sat down with my supplies and was thinking how much I loved the gift bag above, so I basically re-created it on ATC's.
I used dictionary paper with the word artist as the background (I made three for the swap, and one for me), added the green wired ribbon with the burlapish flower sticker on top. I used some vintage trim and a paper measuring tape for the bottom.
 Liz at Lululiz in Lalaland kinda inspired me to make pockets for them, she always does for her cards, and I thought it might be fun to start doing that with my cards. So, I used the leftover page of the dictionary. I folded it over and added some washi tape. I plan to match each card to its page when I send them out.
I still have to write up what my style is. I'm not entirely sure, I was always going to start with dictionary paper and then go from there. I like that I combined vintage, fabric, and paper.
I love these cards so much that I really want to keep them and make something else, but I'm not going to. I know I've done something great to give away when I want to keep it.

1 comment:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What fun...all your efforts made for some nice packaging. Also I sent an email..I received one of your ATC's from the Swap and Love it. Happy July 4th and Thanks.