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Happy Birthday

January 2, 2016

Today my Mum and Dad celebrate their birthdays.  Yes I know the same day but not the same year!   This year I cased the Occassions Catalogue which will be released on the 5th January to create a small gift bag to hold my Mum’s present.  I had a small plain Kraft Gift Bag and added the designer series paper from the Botanical Gardens Designer Series paperMums-birthday-2016-6Now, something really cool about this Designer Paper is that the Botanical Blooms stamp set (which you an purchase in a bundle) is that the stamps can be used to pretty up the paper.  So I stamped the centres to the flowers using Hello Honey and Mint Macaron ink.  How cool is that!  Mums-birthday-2016-2I added a strip of Botanical Gardens Designer Washi Tape over the top edge of the Designer Series Paper.  I created the tag by punching the top with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and stamping the greeting from the Suite Sayings stampset (Occassions Catalogue) using Cajun Craze ink.  The flower is cut from Hello Honey card using the matching Botanical Builder Framelits Dies (also part of the bundle).  Mums-birthday-2016-3The centre of the flower is cut from Cajun Craze card.  I stamped the leaves onto Old Olive card using Old Olive ink and used the matching framelit to cut them out.  The leaves and flower are attached to the tag using Glue Dots.  A large Basic Rhinestone finishes off the centre of the flower.   I used a length of Linen Thread to tie the tag to the handle of the bag.  Mums-birthday-2016-5I love it when you CASE something and it turns out just the way you imagined.

So I cased the layout once again to create a card to go with the gift bag.  This time I used a greeting from the Petite Pairs stampset to add to the bottom of the tag.  I used Crumb Cake card to layer on the Designer Series Paper (which once again I have stamped) and the Washi Tape.  The tag is attached using Glue Dots.  Inside the card I added a piece of the Designer Series Paper and some more Washi Tape.

So happy with the way the gift bag and card turned out.   Glad to say Mum loved them too.

Bye for now,


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