Happy Wednesday, peeps! I love going away for a few days, but it really messes up one’s routine….I still feel like I am behind! But it was nice to see my dad for Father’s Day.
My project today is for City Crafter Challenge blog, which is “Clean and Neutral”, based on this photo:
as well as The Kraft Journal’s Make it Monday, which is to use felt, twine or burlap. I just received my new SU goodies, and these Tag a Bag gift bags were in there! I used my new Chalk Talk stamp set and framelit to make a gift bag and tag, and I added some “felt” leaves cut with the Autumn Accents Bigz die:
The felt is actually a remnant piece of that vintage-y “warm” quilt batting (can’t remember the actual name of it) that I have been pushing around my craft room for a while! I’ve tied the leaves with linen thread. Now, remember this is to be clean and simple, so there’s not a lot of fuss to this project, but I did do a wee bit of stamping….can you see the tree line from Lovely as a Tree stamped along the bottom of the bag?
I also love that there are little “hole” dies to use to cut out, well, holes, in the top of the Chalk Talk tag….and in this case, the bag too. I did find that they sort of jump around on my new magnetic plate (which is pretty awesome). Apparently the plate is not a solid magnet, but pieces of magnet. So the little itty bitty hole piece “jumps” until it is on top of a magnet. It’s a little challenging, but I finally got it to stay still long enough to run it through the Big Shot!!! I used the Natural burlap trim to tie the bag together:
I can’t wait to play around with this Chalk Talk set some more!
Here’s a pic of my dad and me:
He really does smile sometimes!!!! And a sweet little photo of Miss Cassidy as well: