Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Easel card and matching bag - Birthday Set

Hello again :)

Today I have a birthday set to share.  The little girl  die cut is from Lili of the Valley and I inked around the edges with distress ink and matted it on MME 'So Sophie' paper.  In the photo the paper looks very brown but in reality it has a pinky /purple tinge. The flowers are Prima e-line and the felt leaves are Making Memories.

I don't make easel cards very often, mainly because I don't know where to put a verse or message!  For this one though, I added eyelets, tied string through both and tucked the little tag under - if that makes sense!

The matching bag is the same cutting file from My Time Made Easy, that I used to make the Christmas bags.  If you don't have a cutting machine you can buy the file in pdf format and cut it by hand.  I made the matching card box by cutting 2 sheets of A4 card to size and scoring them with my Groovy Duo scoring board.

I added lots of rolled flowers - I love making these and once I get started it's hard to stop!  They are made by cutting a rough circle with scissors, cutting it into a spiral and rolling it up from the outside to the centre.  Finish the end with a spot of glue to hold it all together.

I was at a patchwork class on Saturday learning to how make a flannel quilt.  When I was getting ready to go that morning, Caleb saw my material sitting on the table and asked, 'Oh are you making an old fashioned quilt today?'........ I think I'd rather call it 'rustic' :)

Thanks for joining me today and see you soon :)
Sarah x

I'm entering this in the Divas by Design Challenge - Anything goes


Ruth said...

These are absolutely gorgeous. I love the way you've added the sentiment on the easel card - must remember that!
The box and bag set are really classy looking. The colours are beautiful and the little bit of texture is great.
Ruth x
PS I was talking to Christine D last night x

Eskimo Frosting said...

Beautiful collection. Your card is beautiful and I love the gift bag set.

Thank you for joining us at Diva's by Design this week.



Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous, fabulous easel card and love that bag!
Helen x

Jenny said...

I don't make many easel cards either for the same reason! Your birthday set is beautiful...I love the colours and the rolled roses, you are good making your own I'm afraid I cheat with a die :0)
Jenny x

Joey said...

Sarah these are stunning, your card is beautiful, I absolutely love the little bag! Joey x

Vicky Hayes said...

Sarah you are full of amazing ideas like the little tucked-under tag detail here on your easel card! I love the bag and box too - your gifts are perfect little works of art. Isn't Caleb a hoot! Have a lovely weekend, Vicky x

laney said...

wow Super projects Sarah!! thanks for joining us this time at Diva's would love to see you next week too

Anonymous said...

Superb as always Sarah!