Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Blooms, Bookmarks and Blog Candy!!!
Since I have already made two cards for her, I made a tag instead to go on the bucket of goodies I am giving her. I have always loved this stamp set and coordinating die. It is called Garden Variety and I usually end up by pulling it out this time of year. I thought the sentiment worked well for a teacher also.
The bookmark, like I mentioned, was more of an experiment, but I like how it turned out. I used my felt and diecuts. I also used some colored elastic that I had saved to make baby headbands, but it worked perfectly for this project. I love the shine that it gives it. I first cut two pieces of felt using the label diecut from PTI. I used my sewing machine and stitched around the edge sandwiching the elastic. I also sewed the elastic into a circle using a zig-zag stitch before I started. It was easy to get it all aligned because the elastic had a center stripe that I could easily line up with the point of the felt. Once that was done, I diecut the flowers using some MFT dies that I love. The leaves are from PTI. Everything was hot glued and it was done! I hope she likes it. Thanks for fluttering by!