Anna here with today's post. Here in the UK is glorious and I am enjoying the beautiful English Summer we are having here at the moment.
Today I am sharing some projects using Ellies Day Out. As with all Nikki's collection, "Ellies Day Out" comes with a shaped pattern paper. I love my shaped papers, which is why I "heart" Nikki Sivils!!!
On this layout of my daughter "Blooming" I used a half sheet of "Ellies Day" and layered on to 2 strips of paper; Pure Shopping, Pink is Pretty.
I love the delicate doilies out at the moment, so added a small doilies for a feminine touch.
My photo of my daughter has been mounted onto "Ellies Shoes".
I love to cluster embellishment on my layouts. I had fun cutting out lots of embellishments from the diecut sheet, "Ellies Cutie Cut Ups".
Handbags, tickets and circles were layered and clustered with chipboard flowers, pretty mulberry flowers and a chipboard birdie.
Finally I used some chipboard to make my title and layered this onto the tickets from the diecut sheet.
Here in the UK, we still have a few more weeks of school left, and all us Mum's are thinking about Teacher gifts.
I made a Thank you card and a cute giftbag that I will definitely use as a Teachers Gift this year; add a few homemade sweets/cookies and a gift card and my present is complete!
I cannot waste any of my scraps, this card was made using the scraps from my layout. I cut the scallop semi circle from "Ellies Day" and added a few scrap strips onto my card with 3d foam pads. A couple of diecut shapes and a jewel adds the finishing touches.
These gift bags are a staple in my house for making quick thank you gifts with a couple of homemade cookies in.
1 sheet of paper is all you need to make 2 bags! I have added a diecut handbag, a scrummy corduroy brad and a flag. Just add some pretty coordinating ribbon to tie your bag together.
- Trim your 12" x 12" sheet into 6" x 12"
- Now score 1 1/2" in from each side
- Next score 5" up from the bottom and from the top
- Score 2" down and 1 1/2" in, on all 4 sides
- Cut along the line to the 5" score line, and cut the 2" x 1 1/2" out.
- Ink if you want all edges at this stage
- Using double sided tape, adhere 2 of the flaps and stick to from a box
- Now lift up the 2 sides, you now have your basic cookie bag.
- I now made a flap to pop over the top of my bad, using a scalloped punch.
- I stuck the scalloped circle onto one side of the bag, and punch a hole and thread ribbon through to keep the bag closed.
- Decorate your bag as you wish :)
Enjoy your Summer, keep scrapping!