Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring Joy

Tomorrow is the last day of school for quite some time. The kids won't go back until May 5th, so I decided to throw together some last minute Easter treats to send to their teachers. I decided to take the easy route and use some of my Crafty Secrets Vintage images rather than stamps. They are so charming and they created the perfect feel I was going for. Once I had chosen the two images I was using, I headed straight for my K & Company paper slab and found the perfect paper; totally un-conventional, but perfect non-the-less.


Everything is distressed using Vintage Photo Distress Ink (surprise, surprise). The images are mounted onto Kraft cardstock and then sugared with crystal glitter. A few buttons threaded with the retrieved linen thread are the perfect embellishment! Everything is better with buttons! LOL! I was also able to add some of the delicious ribbon I spied in the dollar bin at Michael's! Who knew such a luscious roll would be housed in such a shabby place? I must go get more!

I let my daughter pick first since my son wasn't home at the time and she chose Mr. Bunny headed on an Easter Outing. I guess my son gets Spring Joy! I thought for sure she would pick the one with the babies and bunnies! Oh well!



These were so easy to make. I just scored an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of Kraft cardstock at 2 inches on the long side. I then scored at 2, 5 1/4, 7 1/4, and 10 1/2 with a half inch tab to adhere it together. The height is 4 1/2. The handles are a one inch strip secured to the inside with glue dots. I added a strip of ribbon across the handle with sticky strip and then added the two bows with glue dots on either side! So super quick! Thanks for fluttering by!



Heartwarming Vintage Booklets by Crafty Secrets
Kraft cardstock, K & Company pattern paper, buttons, linen thread, ribbon, sponge, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip

22 comments:

Karen from Ontario said...

Oh my...such beautiful projects you have created....

Paula Barin said...

Adorable... love the vintage look. Thanks for sharing the instructions on how to make the bags. Your creations are such an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

This is cute. Do you have a video. I'm not seeing where you scored or why you scored. So to make it I want to do it right. Thanks.

Lesley said...

Love these little bags.
Lesley

Debra said...

Beautiful treat bags. Thanks for sharing the instructions. I'm always looking for treat bags to make for teachers.

Connie said...

Wow, Kelly! These are sooo pretty! I love the vintage feel of these!

Lisa Brown said...

These are wonderful, Kelly!

Kelly said...

Darling projects!

Scrap for Joy said...

These bags are so cute! I love the vintage images and your choice of papers was perfect!

KatieTurtle said...

I love these! Thanks for much for the pattern, I was looking for some cute bags to make for May day!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Kelly, I LOVE the vintage look of these!!! Fantastic!
Wowzers...your kids sure do have a long break from school!!

Heidi Kilgore said...

Can I just say , these are gorgeous!! I love all the vintage projects you do. I bet your children's teachers all hate it when summer comes and your kids move up to a new grade! LOL ! You spoil them all year. anyway, really beautiful color combo and choice of papers. Just FABULOUS!

Hugs,


Heidi

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are just too cute!! Love them!!

Cynthia said...

Love those images you used! They look great with the paper that you chose too! Just so luscious and vintagey! Lucky teachers!! You are so thoughtful!!!

Little GTO said...

Too cute! I wanna be a teacher. LOL! Sharon

harrahx2 said...

Oh, I am in love! I have these images and I will make these boxes. They are adorable.

ArtisticInkspirations said...

These are soo so cute.. and a good way to use old vintage post cards or pictures!!

Leslie Miller said...

So cute! I love that they're rather non-traditional. Of course, I love the vintage look, anyway.

Abby said...

What cute treats! Love those vintage images!

VoicesWithin said...

So beautiful! I Just love those Vintage images.
♥Holly

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Kelly, congrats on being featured on Moxie Fab world!! This is super darling!!!

Cindy Major said...

Oh, instantly fell in love with those bags! How wonderful! I have received some vintage Halloween images in a swap and I think this would be a great idea to put them to good use. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring me!

Cindy