Good Friday Morning! Very excited to announce that starting this month I am on the Paper Sweeties Design Team!! You know I love my Paper Sweeties! And since I discovered the products a little over a year ago, I've "met" so many awesome bloggy people and made so many new bloggy friends. Great products, great service, great people... what's not to love!?
Today we're sharing the April Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge Photo! So pretty and for me the inspiration was the wreath... greens and browns... a little bit of neutral and the feeling of Spring.
Of course, I added a pop of .. well... ok a lot of pink. I like to think the inspiration photo is the harbinger of Spring and this is the next day... when the blooms start popping. Even here in the desert, we have an explosion of flowers on the cacti in April and it is beautiful! I made this little ornament using a twig wreath that I picked up on clearance after the holidays and was so happy I was able to find it when I saw this photo!
I've been wanting to try cutting some felt with my dies for some time now, so for my wreath I added flowers and leaves from the Pretty Posies Stamp Set and Sweet Cuts. The flower I used was just a little big, but the stamp set has "layer" lines on it so for those I stamped the flower onto the felt and then with scissors cut out the size I wanted. Then I used the stem and leaf dies to cut out the leaves. So easy and they cut like butta'! Then I consulted my jar of buttons and found these very very old shaped buttons and added them. It was like they were laying around waiting for this project.
So my most used ribbon? Paper Sweeties crinkly Seam Binding Ribbon and I used the Cookie Dough here. I wrapped it around the twig wreath and then tied it in a bow at the top. I just love the way the seam binding lays on a project and can be such a beautiful mess. The Spring Joy Sentiment is from the Jelly Bean Time stamp set. And I cut that yummy banner from glitter paper using the Birthday Banners Sweet Cuts. These banners dies are great on their own like this or with the matching stamp set. Another one of my favorite dies!
And those cute little birdies and birdhouse are from the Tree of Life Add-On Spring stamp set. They are wonderful images that go nicely with the Tree of Life stamp set, but also they make great little add ons to so many cards... it's really an adorable set! And I'm sure it's no surprise to see I've sprinkled my favorite sequins everywhere, these are the Watermelon Sequins which were the perfect mix of soft green and pink for this project.
Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team has made for your viewing pleasure and further inspiration... you will not be disappointed:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
April Guest Designer: Marsha Drain
Hope you play along with us this month! Nothing to lose and everything to gain! You could win some free Paper Sweeties goodies!!