Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pay It Forward 2011..#1..

I am participating in Facebooks "Pay It Forward 2011"...and just completed my first project.  It is a paperbag mini and I saw this technique of assembling it online somewhere, but now I can't find the video... The inserts are something I came up with, but I am sure someone else thought of it first!!

The recipient mentioned she liked purple, and loved girlish, frilly things...  So I went with flowers and butterflies.  The paper is all from a big pack I got at Costco a couple of years ago.....

I coloured flowers  from Wild Orchid Crafts with my homemade glimmer mist and the way they grab the colour!!!  The lace is from A Tresure Nest I believe and it too is coloured with my sprays.
Butterflies I made using my Martha Stewart punches that I JUST bought!!!  Coloured them with Studio G ink from Michael's then a coat or two of clear embossing powder.

The pearls are from Close to My Heart as well as from the dollar bin at Michael's...I free-handed the pattern.

 close up of the binding....

 Between each page is a slide out Journalling card I for more pictures and cute!

Lots of room for pictures and journalling.  I really had fun making this and I hope she enjoys it!!


  1. This book is just so elegant. Of course she will like, I mean love it. Your butterflies are adorable. My fav part is the roses on your cover. I struggle SO much with how to arrange flowers. Thank you for the paper collection info punkin.

  2. This is gorgeous.
    I am doing the pay it forward facebook thing as well. Don't you have to make this for 5 people...I am just giving my post it note holders... wow I feel lame now :)

  3. Appreciate the ideas for how to use Nestabilities. I will keep them now, and hadn't thought of gluing two pieces together. I've only been doing this kind of papercrafting for about five months. I saw some good deals on the Sizzix web site. They bundle a group of Tim Holtz dies together, and the bundle ends up being about half the cost of buying them separately.

  4. Tracy...I am making something different for everyone. Most of my "Pay it Forward" 5 are dear friends back in Canada that I would probably send stuff to regardless!! I don't have people here to make things for, so it is theraputic for me as well!!

    Mrmorris....I don't know if i should go to the sizzix website or not!! lol

  5. great job Tangie I LOVES IT!!!
    Flasher :-)

  6. This is one amazing gift!! I love everything about it.
    When I hit post now, I am going to do a happy dance (please don't picture it in your head, you may die laughing) I made it to everybody on WOYWW and commented everywhere! Yay me! Took me long enough!
    Tertia 110

  7. Thanks for the peek and sharing.

    Hugs, Marjo #10 Happy WOYWW

  8. This is soooooo stinking CUTE!!!! Love it!