The weather is finally warming up and I am finally getting out of my winter funk! I've finally felt like getting back into my craft room and creating - which means I actually have a few things to share over the next few days. Finally!! No new scrapbook pages but I have made some cards and this cute gift bag!
I've had my eyes opened to this amazing website called Stumble Upon...if you live under a rock as evidently I do.....this website asks you to indicate your interests and then when you click on "stumble my interests", it does just that....it automatically brings up website after website containing only the things that you are interested in. If you like the website, you just click "I like it" and it files the site automatically into a favorites file for you. Amazing! Obviously, one of my interests is crafting and one of the sites that Stumble Upon brought up for me was Under the Table and Dreaming with the page opened to the most beautiful wreath made out of recycled book pages! Can you even believe it? I love it! I thought I'd start small and made 3 flowers out of scrapbook card stock. I then traced a chipboard letter onto coordinating card stock, cut it out and glued it to the bag as well. A few Heidi Swapp plastic leaves and voila! a custom gift bag for the birthday girl! I plan to make the wreath too...now that I know how easy (but slightly time consuming) the flowers are. As a side note, Stephanie uses hot glue to adhere her flowers together but I just used Scotch Quick Dry adhesive and it seems to be working just fine. I will use a glue gun when I make the wreath however.