This little project is something I made yesterday using some paper bags. I bound a few paper bags together with my Zutter Bind-it-All and created this little Friendship Album, so the tops open to inset photo tags or a gift. I don't know yet if I'm going to sell it at one of my craft boutiques, or use it for a friend. But it sure turned out nicely. It has a soft, romantic and vintage feel to it. I used vintage sheet music, MME patterned papers and Melissa Frances stickers among other things. I'm very happy with the end result.
I made the roses using PTI wool felt and the PTI heart border die. I originally learned this technique from a post on Melissa Phillips' Blog but hadn't tried it until I saw the tutorial this week on Nichole Heady's Blog for PTI - I'm sure glad I gave it a try. These flowers are SO beautiful. If you click on the image, you can see the project up close and really look at the beautiful felt flowers. You can watch the tutorial, but you basically just roll up the felt borders into these sweet little rosettes. I also used PTI dies for the leaves, but the brown stem is from Prima. Here is the link to the Make it Monday Tutorial on Nichole Heady/PTI Blog:
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2012/05/make-it-monday-66-felt-flowers-from-border-dies.html - Make it Monday #66 - Felt Flowers from PTI Border Dies
Here are a couple of close-ups from the project:
I am also entering this project in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Blog where they are looking for Clean & Simple projects. This project really is fairly simple. It's easy to make these rosettes. Here is a link to the challenge at their blog:http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/05/simon-saysclean-simple.html - Clean & Simple
http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/05/hello-everybody-thank-you-for-playing.html - Simon Says Stamp & Show/Anything Goes
Another challenge blog that I absolutely LOVE is Pile it On so I'm also entering this super fun challenge with this project. Here is the direct link to their current challenge:
http://www.pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/05/pile-it-on-20-clean-and-simple.html - Clean & Simple
I hope you like this little project. Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look. I appreciate your visit, and hope you're having a great week.
Blessings to you,