The challenge this week on the Paper Crafts message board is being hosted by Tasia and she challenged us to make a card that is any shape but square or rectangle. This was perfect because I have been wanting to make a heart shape card using my Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Image: Stampabilities House Mouse "Tails of True Love"
Tools Used: Spellbinders Nestabilities and BossKut Flourish die
Embellishments: Pearls by Hero Arts, flowers by Prima and brads from my stash
Techniques: Image colored with Prismacolor color pencils and blended with Gamsol
I found this tutorial for these adorable paper bag purses and just had to try making one. The instructions were super simple to follow and I put this together in about 20 minutes. Super fast and easy! I think these would be adorable to give some Christmas cookies or candies to friends and co workers. They would also be perfect in other themes such as birthdays. Couldn't you just see one of these done up very girly girl with lots of bling? Oh I could see doing a beaded handle and adding some flowers.......I think I will be making lots of these in the future! You can find the tutorial for making these HERE.
Inside the purse.
It's that time of year again when I start frantically trying to get all my Christmas cards made. You would think I would work on them all year and not be rushing at last minute....but no. One of these years maybe I will learn. I'm trying to make cards that are A2 size and with not too many lumpy embellishments so that it doesn't cost me a fortune in postage. I'm having a hard time though keeping my cards simple. I'm so into ribbon, flowers, bling and all those fun things that make it harder to mail your card. I don't think I did too bad with this one though. I was also able to make it work for three challenges, as well as I was able to use my scraps from the last card I made. Yeah!
The challenges I'm able to enter this card for are: 2 Red Bananas - A Christmas card Cupcake Craft Challenges - Use the colors red and green The Pink Elephant Challenge - Use your favorite coloring medium which in my case is to use my Prismacolor colored pencils. I love coloring with them!
I would highly recommend stopping by all three of these challenge blogs to check them out for some awesome inspiration.
Image: House Mouse "Santa I ate your cookies"
Printed Paper: Christmas Mint by SEI
Tools Used: Spellbinders Nestabilities and Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Embellishments: Metal dots by Colorbok
Techniques used: Image colored with Prismacolor colored pencils
Completed card size: A2