[This is my second post for the day. To see my Clear & Simple Stamps release post click here or scroll down.]
Today is a day to celebrate! I have been asked by the wonderful Jen del Muro to join her SFYTT team. I have to admit to being completely flabbergasted when I received her email. But once I recovered, I heartily accepted!
I'm thrilled to join this amazing group of crafters. Thanks so much for having me Jen!
For my card, I used one of the brand new release images that just came out at Whimsie Doodles appropriately named Flowers. I colored it in with my Copics and layered it onto a piece of white cardstock that I added a pierced border to.
I added two horizontal snips of vellum under that. It's hard to tell in this photo, but one has a decorative edge cut into it. And both have piercing in them for interest. I think they add a nice soft touch to the card.
Lastly, I doodled the bottom-most layer in with my Copic multiliner pen. Love how that turned out!
Check out what the rest of the team made using the sketch:
It's release day over at Clear and Simple Stamps. Today there are over 20 stamp sets making their debut, along with 10 die-cuts, and two brand new products: edgers and imprints!
There is so much goodness in Collection 3 that you will want to hop to each of the designers' blogs to see what they're showcasing.
I decided to feature the new Flowers and Flower Garden sets in my project today. Those of you that follow my blog or stop by in the warmer months know that I have a passion for gardening, in addition to my love of papercrafting. And these are two hobbies that I love to bring together any way I can.
To share my love of gardening with others, I made a little seed packet gift set. [Be sure to stop back here tomorrow because I'll share a full tutorial & PDF with you on how I made these.]
These seed packets are super simple and easy to make. You can make three from one sheet of cardstock. And best of all, there's only two folds and two pieces of tape (or glue) needed for each seed packet.
I decorated the front of each packet with the stems from the Flowers set. Then stamped different flower tops in different ink colors to signify the different flower seeds inside.
I closed each seed packet with a snippet of ribbon through a hole I punched in the top. Or in the case of the blue packet, a little button and twine through the hole.
You can glue or tape the flap shut, but I think they're much prettier this way. And it allows the recipient to open and close them at her leisure. I rarely use all my seeds at once.
On the backs of each packet you can handwrite the names of each seed you're giving away, along with some basic information on the plant: height, spread, sun requirement, water requirements, etc.
Package them up with a terra cotta pot and saucer and they make a perfect gift! Depending on what seeds you're giving, you may not want to plant in the pot, but directly in the garden. But that is entirely up to you! It still makes a perfect little gift set.
Be sure to check out what the other design team gals are showing off today: