This week’s Theme Thursday came about kind of by accident. I’m planning a workshop for a hostess for next week and wanted to incorporate the Fresh Cuts stamp set and coordinating notes. I already had a card project planned and wanted to somehow get the Fresh Cuts notes on a 3D item.
I also wanted to play with a few more things from the Occasions Mini catalogue before it bids a farewell on June 30th. So, I had some Die Cut Blooms and Picnic designer paper on hand so I decided to use that.
This is the 3D that started it all….
This is a great little box to put a gift in and is super easy to make. I started with a 9×9 piece of Old Olive cardstock. I scored it at 3″ and 6″ and then turned the cardstock a quarter turn and did it again. I now had 9 squares measuring 3×3. I made a diagonal score in the four corner boxes and folded the corner in on themselves and stapled them. This was the base of the box.
I stamped the large stamp from Fresh Cuts in Bashful Blue on one of the Fresh Cuts notes. I then cut it down to 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 – just perfect to fit on the front of this box. I backed the laser cut flower with an Old Olive Die Cut Bloom and a piece of Picnic designer paper. I stamped the small flower in Pumpkin Pie and cut it out and then added it to the project with a brad from my Pretties Kit.
I took another strip of the Picnic designer paper and adhered it to a strip of Old Olive for the handle and tied a bit of striped Pumpkin grosgrain on it. And then…..
This is my fave project this week and when I started I didn’t know how it was going to end up. The card base is Whisper White and I didn’t want to add too many things as I like the clean lines of it. I had a square of Picnic DS paper so I used that. I added two large Die Cut Blooms on top. So far, pretty easy. I punched out a 1 3/8″ circle in black and layered it with a 1 1/4″ circle in Certainly Celery.
I then stamped the butterfly from Just Celebrate and watercoloured using my aquapainter and reinkers. I cut it out and added it to the large flower with dimensionals.
Using my Crop-A-Dile, I added two black eyelets and tied in some Black Gingham Ribbon. Lastly, I added a 3/4″ circle of Certainly Celery on which I stamped “original” from Art by Design. I then backed with a 1″ black circle. And then…..
This 12×12 scrapbook page uses very simple elements. I started with a piece of Pumpkin Pie 12×12 cardstock. I had two matching squares of Picnic DS paper and these two great pictures of my son eating a donut. Since his favourite colour is orange, it was a perfect fit.
I figured out where I wanted the pictures to sit and then placed the DS paper. At first I thought I’d make one horizontal and one vertical just ’cause and then I realized that I could write on one as my journalling space since it’s lined! So that is what I did. I added a bit of black gingham ribbon to the journalling block and to the other, I added the large circular rub on from the Anchored Rub Ons.
I had to incorporate the Die Cut Blooms somehow on this project, so I added a bunch of the textured circles around the outside edges. And then…..
I noticed that I had done a card, scrapbook page and 3D, so I had to make a tag to round out the group!
This is a 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 sized tag. The largest layer is Old Olive and that is layered with some whisper white. I stamped “my friend” from Blossoms Abound in black ink along the bottom and used my horizontal slot punch to punch a notch out for the Pumpkin striped grosgrain. I used my tag corner punch on the corners.
I used two different Die Cut Blooms and added a rub on from the Summer Days rub ons. In the centre of the flower, I used my Build-A-Flower Accents and Elements and a Build-A-Brad.
Well thats it! A different Theme Thursday but look, they all match!