Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Little Something called Gratitude

Hello!  I am back from our Spring Break vacation, I’ve washed all the laundry, picked up the dogs and I finally had a chance to get to my stamp room to create again!  I want to thank Heather over at Craft Gossip for posting my tutorial for my Cupcake Cash Card and Envelope while I was enjoying Mexico.  I also want to welcome all my new followers and readers over these past months!  I want to thank you all for the comments and/or emails that you have sent my way.  It is definitely encouraging and welcome since my move away from my stamping gems in the Midwest!

I’m sure there are many times in CAS113 017your life that you want to give  a little something to someone to express your gratitude.  Well, this project is just that.  It is a little tote bag that contains a matchbox (that WILL contain some chocolate nuggets) with a matching thank you card.  This would also be nice for a thinking of you, get well or here’s some chocolate because I like you gift!

How I did that: When creating 3D items it is not always Mini Tote Bag necessary to recreate the wheel.  The tote bag tutorial can be found here. I changed my tote bag up a wee bit, so mine won’t look exactly like the one featured. 

The matchbox was created using the Stampin’ Up Matchbox Bigz XL die (114890)

The cards I used were precut and pre-scored Stampin’ UP! note cards with matching envelopes (107311). They make thank you cards easy and they fit perfectly in the tote bag!

All items were scored on the wrong side with a ruler and a boneMatchbox folder.  I used the flourish from the Friends 24-7 set and stamped off to give a lighter image.  En Francais was used with full ink over the Friends 24-7 image.  I double sponged all the hearts with Baha Breeze and then with the Soft Suede.  The Newsprint Designer Series Paper was sponged with Soft Suede only and slightly distressed.  If you keep little scraps of your Designer Papers this is why you keep them for these types of projects!  The hemp twine was twisted to create loops and then tied inThank You Card the center under the button. 

Stamps:   Friends 24-7, En Francais, Tiny Tags
Papers:   Whisper White, Newsprint Designer Series Paper, So Saffron (Matchbox Button)
Ink:  Baha Breeze, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Designer Buttons – So Saffron (Retired), Linen Thread
Tools: Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Bone Folder, Ruler, Full Heart Extra-Large Punch, Heart to Heart Extra-Large Punch, Jewelry Tag Medium Punch, Sponges, Matchbox Bigz XL Die, Big Shot, Craft and Paper Scissors, Sticky Strip, Crop-a-dile
Techniques Used: Sponging
 Card Element Close Up

You can whip up some of these and put them up on a shelf so that you have them handy next time you need a little something to express your gratitude!

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  1. I just love the clean and softness of these items!! Beautiful!!! I will be featuring them on My Crafty Picks #11 on 4-10-11. If you wish to decline please email me at trbauer@insightbb.com

    Take care

  2. These are just beautiful! Such a simple and elegant look, but it's because of all of your attention to the little details.

  3. OMGosh! How precious is this set!! I am totally in love with it...I'll be CASing this idea, for sure! TFS

  4. Was directed here from Tiffany's Crafty Pick. Really like this idea. Thanks for sharing. Donna Valles.

  5. Such a beautiful set Linda! Love the fresh CAS look!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~