Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Wild Blooms Cards and Bag

Hello!  It's super duper hot over here.  We've been enjoying a lot of fun in the sun and all have tans to prove it!  :>  Very much enjoying the weather but not the high sticky humidity that seems to go along with it.  We had an afternoon of dark clouds and all got excited for the showers that were coming than they did not!  :>  So thankful for central air conditioning I can tell you!  :>

The other day I shared with you the photo blocks that I made as Teacher gifts this year and today I will share how I wrapped them.  I came up and worked on the photo blocks for weeks beforehand.  The wrap and thank you cards I made the night before!  LOL  I may  have forgotten that I needed them!  Still happy with what I came up with!  It's funny how when you don't have much time it just comes together:



A week before my package from Simon Says Stamps came with my first memory box die, wild blooms!  I was truly itching to use it so I put it to work!  Love it! I am actually really desiring to play with dies so you will see me slowly get more and more!  I used a sheet from Indie Chic by My Mind's Eye and cut the flowers out and used the negative for both the cards and the bag. I made the cards first and than when I went to wrap it came up on the spot for the idea for the bag.  I think it was close to midnight when I got around to that!  But that's the nice thing about dies it can be super fast!

On Canada day we took the kids to see the fireworks!  They loved it!  We went with some friends and I got a few cute photos:


Well that's it from me!  Hope your staying cool where you are!

11 comments:

Lindsey said...

These are gorgeous, Anita! I love how the cards and bag coordinate. Dies ARE fun, aren't they? (And I even once thought I didn't want a die cutting machine silly me!)

Barb said...

It seems there are lots of us getting more and more into die-cuts - I've really been enjoying them lately too! Love the bags and cards for the teachers, Anita! Adorable photos too!

Head over to Flickr soon and check out the Scrapfest discussion thread - sure hope you're gonna be there again this year! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!

Annette said...

wow these are so pretty...totally love them..

~Tammy~ said...

Cute cute cute! Darling matching set! Cute pics too?

Trinh said...

I have been eyeing the MB dies too. I love how you used the negative die. It's wonderful when projects come together quickly! And that pic of your son with his friend is so cute!

Dawn said...

This is a great way to give the gifts. Lovely bag and cards.

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful card set, Anita! I love that die. It has so much detail. I think you'll be addicted now. There's just so much out there! I love that photo of Carter holding the little girl's hand. Heehee.

Robin K. said...

I loooove the MB dies too- so easy to whip up a great card with them! The CAS design of your gift bags and thank you's are wonderful! Looks like you and your family had a great time celebrating!! Stay cool-I'm very thankful for our central air too:)

Greta said...

So, so cute! I need to use my negatives--love the look!

jennfontaine said...

You did such a beautiful job! Love the patterned paper that you picked! The wold blooms is stunning! Great job!

 

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