Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sweet Stop 45 and JUGS 23 challenges

I am posting my projects for these two challenges together, because I created a gift and a matching card for my friend's birthday. The JUGS challenge for the week was to create something using a template. I made this purse using Lauren Meader's All Boxed Up template from PTI. I discovered this awesome woven looking paper from DCWV that I have had in my stash for years and now I can't believe I never used it before. It was perfect. The flowers were made with two different punches and were inspired by a purse I own. The ribbon is from SU! Inside there are two pockets which are designed (I think) to hold cards and envelopes. I made a set of monogramed note cards for my friend, following Nicole Heady's project shown here. Since I loved the woven paper so much and needed a birthday card to go with the gift, I used matching elements on both purse and card. You can find the sketch for the Sweet Stop challenge here. The stamp is from SU! I have had it for a couple years and have been waiting for the perfect time to use it.


Stampin' Pam said...

Heather this is just delightful - I am with you - that woven paper is divine and just the perfect look for your very clever purse. I've owned that template for quite awhile and never thought to turn it into a purse. SUPER cute. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. We appreciate your participation and support. :-) Hope to see you again on Saturday!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh Heather, this is amazing! What a gorgeous gift set! I like how you created a purse & filled it with cards! Very creative. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls template challenge! Hope to see you on Saturday!

CreaRenata said...

Stunning work! I love the purse. Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!


Nicole said...

Heather, this is amazing! Don't you love it when you find stuff in your stash that you forgot you had!? HA! Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Stop! Hope you play again with this week's sketch! It's posted!! Hugs, Nicole