Sunday, September 19, 2010

Paper Pleating

One of the trends I've been seeing in the magazine's lately is pleating paper. It looked like such an interesting new way to use paper I just had to try it. I used it on this Thank You card, I hand-stitched the edges so that the paper would lay flat and so I also didn't have to use adhesive on each fold. Some other ways to adhere the pleats is to use it as a border underneath cardstock. I look forward to trying this out on a layout next time, look for that one next.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Easy and Quick gift idea

I made these bag toppers for a cute giveaway at the open house I had recently, which was to look at the new Close To My Heart Fall Idea Book and some of the new product. To make it, I cut out scraps of patterned paper that was approximately the width of the baggie and folded it in half. I then stamped on the white paper with my saying, rounded the corners then tied a bow with my ribbon and adhered it to the white paper with a Glue Dot. After I attached the white piece of paper, I stapled the folded paper just above the sealed portion of the bag so that the treats inside the bag would stay fresh.

My ladies loved it, especially the cookies inside. You could also put the recipe of the treats on the back side of the toppers.