Papillon Potpourri and Baskets & Blooms Baby Shower Gift
I went to a baby shower on Saturday and when I go to an event bearing a gift, I love to go handmade all the way. It's been a while since I've posted here on my blog, but I'm trying to get back in the habit, so for this post, I have 4 different projects to show.
I recently got the Papillon Potpourri set and the Elegant Butterfly punch to match and CASEd this card from Wendy Fassbender to use at my Stamp Club last week. I tweaked the design just a bit but love her overall concept. Of course, I also adore anything in rainbow order so as soon as I saw her card, I was all over it. This made a great club project and was simple to prep for. Wendy used punches for her squares but since I don't have both sizes of the square punches, I just used my paper cutter and that worked just fine...and fast!
I had a plain white handled bag that I dressed up for the gifts I made. I went very simplistic with this due to time and also because I think that sometimes less is more.
I used the Elegant Butterfly punch to make a rainbow assortment of butterflies for both sides of the bag. For the clouds, I used the scallop circle punch and cut them in half. I folded the wings of the butterflies in and used a little bit of 2-Way glue on the middle of them to stick them to the bag. I love how they look like they're flying across the bags and fluttering their wings.
Aren't these little booties so adorable? I found the pattern for the booties in a local Ben Franklin's store and fell in love with them because they were so cute and because they were made with felt. Hand stitching on felt is one of my most favorite things to do. It's so therapeutic. The pattern calls for machine sewing the booties, but I love doing that blanket stitch and all the embroidery work. I used the Baskets & Blooms Big Shot die to cut out the little flowers and I hand cut the leaves.