Welcome to a New Week for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!! This week its Picture Perfect Time and I LOVE this Sweet Apple Pillow!! =) Back To School time is just around the corner so I thought it would be FUN to create some Gift Tags/Bags and a Card with that in mind and I just LOVE the way they turned out!! For my First Tag I thought it would be FUN to use the Paper Smooches Paper Die, Tooth Fairy Dies, Foliage 1 Dies, Reflections Leaves Dies, and the Denim & Daisies Stamp Set!! I wanted to make a FUN Stuffed Apple Clip/Magnet so the Teacher can use it however she wants!! I added it to the Tag Base that I created by Die Cutting the Paper Die from some Cardstock!! I used a Mini Clothes Pin to help attach it to the Gift Bag!! I used some Hand Dyed and Printed 100% Wool Felt that I found at a Fabric Store and then I backed it with some Cotton Batting and I used the Tooth Die as my Guide as I Cut around it with my Pinking Shears to get that Little Border around the Edge!! I wanted to add a Pocket for a Little Tag Note!! So I Die Cut that from some Crate Paper Patterned Paper and then I stitched it to the Felt Die Cut Piece!! Once the Pocket was Stitched on I Stitched around the outside edges of the Apple (Felt Tooth Die Cut) leaving the Top open and then Stuffed it with some Stuffing to make it Plump!! I Stitched up the Top and my Apple was done!! I Free Hand Cut a Stem from some Kraft Cardstock and then used a Couple different Die Sets to Die Cut the Leaves from both Felt and Kraft Cardstock layering them together for more stability!! I added a Vintage Wooden Button and some Burlap Twine and I just LOVE the way I turned out!! For the Back I added a Clip and a Magnet so the Teacher can use it however she want/needs!!??
LOVE the way it turned up!! I added the same Stitching and instead of a Pocket for the front of the Apple I created a Layered 3-D filling for the Apple!! I used the Apple Die from the Fruit People Die Set along with the Little Apple Die from the School Icons Dies Set!! SO FUN!! I made the Whole Apple a Pocket on the Front of the Card Front and then I can add a Gift Card for his Teacher inside!! I used the Paper Die to create the FUN Paper Card Design and I LOVE how it LOOKS!! =) I Stamped the Sentiment from the Smarty Pants Stamp Set in Deep Sea Ink from Lawn Fawn and Embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder!!
Paper Smooches Gift Tags 2 Die Set!! I LOVE this Die!! Then I used the Apple Die from the Fruit People Die Set!! Along with the Leaf and the Stem!! I used some Yellow Burlap Paper from Canvas Corp. and made a FUN 3-D Element by having it come up through the Die Cut opening in the Tag!! I backed it with a Yellow Polka Dot Patterned Paper Scrap and then added a Felt Die Cut Leaf and a Kraft Stem!! I Tied a Bow on and added a Mini Black Button!! The Sentiment is from the Smarty Pants Stamp Set and I Stamped and Embossed it at the Bottom of the Tag!! I added the Ribbon and its ready for a Gift Bag!! =)
Stitched Frames Die Set!! I used some Speckled Red Felt to create the 3-D Apple and then I used the Flag Banner from the Flag Tags Die Set!!
Larissa Heskett ~ you're here!!Saturday, August 15th at 11:59pm PST to Play along!! You can stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS Blog for more details!! I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!