Oh boy, I’ve been thinking for the past week that I probably would not have an opportunity to participate in PTI’s Blog Hop this month. But I was ‘forced’ into creating a couple of impromptu gift tags yesterday and Friday night, so I figured I would go ahead and create a little project for the Hop while I was in the groove. Honestly, though, I should have been mopping the kitchen/dining floors. Meh. 😉
Here is the inspiration photo for this month’s challenge:
Aha!! My favorite color! ;-D (hee hee)
I went with the lovely bows, the yellow polka dots, and the gift bag themes for my project. Yes, you heard that right – it’s not a card!
We have had some Easter-colored pretzel M&M’s on hand, for rewards purposes. When I saw those yellow dots in the inspiration photo, I immediately thought of those. So I grabbed a little plastic pouch and picked out all the yellow M&M’s to fill it. The blue capital M on them doesn’t quite match, but oh well!
I used my Mat Stack 4 Mega die to create the label topper, the main section from some striped aqua DP by DCWV and an underlying layer in white, sides trimmed down just a smidgen. I tried to imitate the bows, using white instead. The sentiment panel was made with my Limitless Layers dies (the sunburst in Lemon Tart and the circle in white) and then decorated with some Tag-Its stamps. I fussy cut some stamped Sweet Spring butterflies from Lemon Tart cardstock and adhered them with foam adhesive, also adding some mini rhinestones for a little bling.
This is my first goodie bag project with this type of topper/decor – I liked it, and I might have to try more in the future. Very easy and quick to put together.
Hope the photos aren’t too irritating – had a bit of a struggle with that yesterday, but I didn’t have an abundance of time to fiddle around with it.
You can find more creative projects along the Hop over at Nichole’s blog.
Thanks for stopping by today. I am off to church for a few hours, then I’ll be back to do some blog hopping. 😉
Stamps: Sweet Spring, Tag-Its #3, Tag-Its #5 (Papertrey Ink)
Paper/Cardstock: Lemon Tart, Stamper’s Select White Cardstocks (PTI); Designer Cardstock (DCWV)
Inks: Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Embellishments: Rhinestones (Kaisercraft); Stitched Ribbon (Offray)
Tools: Limitless Layers Dies, Mat Stack 4 Die (PTI)