Hey, Crafty Ladies,
I just wanted to say, how great it was to see so many of your smiling faces at Ethnic Fest this past weekend. And I had the opportunity to meet many new friends. I just love making "pretties", but more so, sharing it with all of you. It is so much fun, doing what we do. But the best part, is that when we give a hand crafted card or gift, it comes from the heart.
So, are you ready for this week's challenge? I must say I've been busy as a bee, so excuse me if I don't participate. I'm still finishing the favors for my daughter's baby shower....I've got a few done, and have quite a lot more to do. But I should have them all done by Thursday. Then I'll have to get the food items prepared..., not to mention shop for the food tomorrow.
I made these diaper favors from felt pieces, and just added some ribbons, charms, and a baby pin embellishment. The felt pieces were cut into a triangle from 7" squares. The tags are from an awesome company by the name of Wilton. You purchase the tags, or invitations, or announcements, and then go to their website to print them out perfectly. (a really neat idea...wish I would've thought of something like that). They are filled with candy hearts, in a baby theme. Some of the hearts say, "Peek-a boo", and "Baby Talk" and "Hugs & Kisses"...
I am melting a butterscotch baking chip in the bottom of one, for a door prize. How fun is that?
Now, back to the challenge...And as always, feel free to combine this with Ronnie's color challenge. There's nothing better than a "2 For".
And keeping with the baby theme, here is a new layout for a card. It is a diaper fold...now, it doesn't have to be in a baby theme or colors....it's all about the fold. And as always, those who participate in the challenge will be treated to a special gift. Scroll down to view this excellent tutorial by Beate on Splitcoast Stampers, and then let your artistic juices flow:
Diaper Fold Pouch
by Beate Johns
Create a cute little pouch out of one piece of paper.
One square piece of lightweight card stock or double-sided patterned paper
Fold paper in half diagonally.
Take one of the lower corners of your triangle and fold it over to the middle of the other triangle side
Take the other lower corner of the triangle and fold it over to the middle of the opposite side.
Take one layer of your top corner and fold it down to create your pouch.
Decorate and fill your pouch.
You can fill this with candies, a note card, or use it as an envelope for invitations. Also, you can alter the size. By making it smaller, you can use it as a card front. Or by making it larger, you can fill it with bigger goodies.
To give you some ideas, here is a link to some examples of this fold on Splitcoast Stampers.