Here I am again with another Papertrey Ink group post. This time we are highlighting the new Garden Variety II and Year of Flowers Titles stamp sets...both so springy and fun. Our assignment was to find an inspiration piece and then create a project inspired by it using these sets and the new Seed Packet Frame 2 die.
I have long admired French General. Their site is the loveliest of lovelies. It is the kind of beautiful that makes me dream, takes me away to a lovely place I have only dreamed about, and the kind of beautiful that inspires me to no end. I had to use the sweet inspiration photo above for my project today. I love the button cards in their elongated shape and with several different elements attached...do you love it as much as I do?
I used the Seed Packet and Seed Packet Frame 2 dies to create a pocket to hold my own handmade button cards made with the Just the Ticket Border die and stamp set. The packet was created using patterned paper while the Seed Packet Frame 2 die was cut from Rustic Cream cardstock and is stamped with Hibiscus Burst and Classic Kraft ink.
The tickets are cut from Kraft, Sweet Blush, and Rustic Cream cardstock and stamped white Vintage Cream, Classic Kraft, and Hibiscus Burst. Wouldn't a pocket full of these handmade tickets make such a fun gift for a crafter? I love sweet, little, unique embellishments.
All it takes are some of Papertrey Ink's vintage buttons in White & Cream mix and Sweet Blush, a bit of Rustic Cream Button Twine, and a few of your favorite vintage buttons and you have yourself a sweet bundle to present to someone crafty.
For the front of this seed packet, I added a layer of Classic Kraft felt behind the packet and just inserted a few trinket pins to go along with the theme of my project. The flower on the front was created using the new Notched Flowers die, Buttoned Up #2 die, patterned paper, vintage trim, and a button, and then of course a strip of Vintage Cream satin ribbon was wrapped around and tied in a big bow to finish things off.
For my second project I created a fun gift tag using the new Garden Variety II, Year of Flowers Titles, Seed Packet Frame 2 die, and Seed Packet die. I thought this would be a fun way to present a little note to a friend...a mini clothespin attached to a wooden spool wound with New Leaf Baker's Twine.
I used the Year of Flowers Titles stamp across the bottom by adding "Chrysanthemum" stamped in Classic Kraft ink, the Seed Packet Frame 2 die was created with Sweet Blush cardstock and stamped in Pure Poppy ink, and the beautiful image from the new stamp set was stamped using Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, and Aqua Mist. I used more images from the new Garden Variety II set and stamped them on a Tiny Tag attached to the bottom of the packet.
Sweet, easy, fun to create, and a little something that could remain on display.
Thank you again for your visit! Now, off to see what the other designers have waiting for you to enjoy:
- Nichole Heady
- Heather Nichols
- Dawn McVey
- Lisa Johnson
- Betsy Veldman
- Ashley Cannon Newell
- Maile Belles
- Jessica Witty
- Erin Lincoln
- Danielle Flanders
Have a wonderful day!