In the first display rack I saw, a fun, colorful paper line jumped out at me. It's was the new American Crafts Margarita line. It was love at first sight. I grabbed a few of my favorite papers from the line and selected the layered felt/button embellishments. I was good (so good) and passed on the coordinating Thickers. (That should have earned ME a treat!)
Tonight I sat down with only my new AC products in hand and a set of photos from Kevin's swim lessons last summer. I could envision a sun made out of one of the embellishments, the glitter/dot yellow paper, and hand-stitching.
And so, a layout was born...
It makes me so happy.
And then I realized I was left with felt/button FLOWER embellishments. Flowers? What would I ever do with flowers???
Then it hit me...
Last month when I delivered a birthday gift to my aunt, she commented that she loved the card (handmade) and said that my cousin had asked once when I was going to start making my own gift bags, too.
I found a "naked" kraft gift bag. I also found some colorful pipe cleaners that matched the paper line.
And so a gift bag was born. Complete with matching mini card. (I added the green pipe cleaners for leaves/stem and replaced the bag's handles with hot pink pipe cleaners.)