Tuesday, September 21, 2010

40th Birthday Gifts

So many of my friends have been turning 40 lately! Or, as my sister-in-law said, 18 with 22 years experience.. I have been creating cute tote bags holding a few handmade cards for them to use for friends or family....

I have used: Concord Crush (brand new In Color), Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red and Very Vanilla card stock, Very Vanilla C6 envelopes, Extra Large 2 Step Bird punch, 1 and 3/4" circle punch, Top Note Die and Polka Dot Embossing Folder for the Big Shot (LOOOOVE my Big Shot!!!), some Die Cut Flowers that I believe are now retired (though I have a flower die arriving very soon for my Big Shot! Did I mention how I love it?), the new Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 and 3/8" circle punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, 1" circle punch, Scallop Square Punch, Cheap Talk stamp set, Retro Remix wheel, Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set, 1/8" Very Vanilla and Silver Brads, Build-a-Brads, Flower Brad (retired), Hemp Twine, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon and Filigree Brads. Phew! I had lots of fun making these, and using my new Concord Crush ink and Marker... yes, In Colors now come in markers!!!

You'll have to excuse my dodgy photos - I had stayed up late to finish the cards, and only just remembered in time the next day as we were leaving to take some shots.... so I didn't get the lighting right, and had to do a lot of doctoring to make them look ok...

Ooh! I forgot the gorgeous Playdate DSP! Those sweet red hearts in rows are a piece from that pack... and of course Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand and Baja Breeze ink to match the card stock... Also, sponge daubers to sponge the edges of some of the edges.


Monique said...

I really like the way you have made the bag, and used the beautiful brads on the handles.

Karen said...

Great gift idea, lovely