Monthly Archives: November 2018
Where did November go? It is hard for me to believe that the month is over. The good news is, that means that the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop launches today.
It is a welcome break to make something that is not a Christmas card. I have been fascinated with sloths ever since I first saw the commercial with the sloth playing Charades. Maybe it is because I sympathise with the stress of trying to finish something while the clock is ticking down. Whatever it is, it caused me to buy this Newton Nook stamp the instant that I saw it. I also wanted a chance to use the Coffee Rings foiling acetate from Brutus Munroe, so this card came together quite quickly. Patterned paper from Moxie (Coffee Addict) supplied the background while the mat is patterned paper from Lawn Fawn’s Knit Picky.
Well, once again it has been a long while between posts. You would think that I haven’t been spending time in my craft room. In reality, I am there every day making something, except for last week when I was travelling down to Phoenix and stopped to play in Bryce and Antelope Canyons. It seems that I have just neglected to make my projects into blog posts.
Today the challenge on Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday is to create a bag out of patterned paper. This appealed to me as I am starting to think about Christmas bag and tag ideas. In spite of this, I ended up making a Birthday bag and tag. I found some Papertrey Ink sequin patterned paper in the right size to make a bag, and so the project grew from that. I decided to make a matching shaker tag from Papertrey Ink paper and sequins (Shakers and Sprinkles). I used a MFT balloon die to make the shaker. The Happy Birthday sentiment is also from Papertrey Ink’s Shakers and Sprinkles stamp set.
It was all pretty simple today and if I didn’t keep losing stuff in my messy craft room, it could have been made and posted in minutes. I am definitely going to make more of these bags, so thank you to Lexi for the instructions.