Friday, May 22, 2009

Right on Target

It was teacher appreciation last week and for each day my daughter went in she had a little gift for them. Click on the highlighted word to see the notepad holders and paperclips. I found these adorable apple oil reed diffusers and apple pedicure sets in the $1 bin at Target. WaHoo, love a deal! And they really were so cute. I wish I had photographed the actual gift to show you just how cute they were! Each gift fit just perfectly inside my Big Shot Bag with Scallops. And how easy this was - zipped my Bag with Scallops and Real Red cardstock through the Big Shot added my Sticky Strip adhesive to adhere my bag together and instant cute bag :)
Crunched for time? but still want to decorate? - Easy, Die Cuts! Perfect accents already cut for you just pop them out and adhere to your project. And they come with 4 sheets, 1 of each color. Have fun and mix and match your pieces.
So I took my Blooms Die Cuts and pressed them onto my VersaMark pad and then sprinkled Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat set them to give them a beautiful sparkle. Layered them together with a Fresh Favorites II Button for a purdy accent. Stamped 'For You' from Fresh Cuts on Pumpkin Pie with Pumpkin Pie Craft ink and again, heat embossed with Iridescent Ice. HINT: You can get all the glitz without getting the glitz on you by using Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder vs Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Love both products, but when I use alot of glitz, like I did for my blooms, I usually choose to heat set the sparkle so my recipient isn't full of sparkles. TIP: To heat emboss you will need to use either Craft Ink or VersaMark, this is a sticky ink which always your powder to stick to it.
Popped out my sentiment with the Word Window. Used my Crop-a-Dile to punch out 2 holes at the top to feed my So Saffron Ribbon through. And there you have a cute and very easy to create bag. The teachers loved it, hope you do too :)

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Happy Kreating

Stamps: Fresh Cuts (sentiment)
Paper: Real Red (102482), Pumpkin Pie(105117)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie Craft Ink(105240), VersaMark(102283)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Bag with Scallops (114519), Die Cut Blooms (111376),
Heat Tool (100005), Iridescent Ice Embossing(101930), So Saffron Poly Twill Ribbon (retired from last SAB catalog), Crop a Dile (108362), Fresh Favorites II (107422), Word Window (105090)


Lorraine said...

Those are very cute! And a thoughtful gift too.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

I LOVE the bling... I never think of using my Irridescent Ice!

Thanks for the reminder.

Melissa said...

I think they are adorable!

Mary Fish said...

I'm with Kris . . . I always forget about my iridescent ice. These projects are adorable. What a sweet idea! Hugs, M

Carrie said...

So, so cute! Love the color combo!

Patti said...

Kim, thanks for explaining how you got the sparkles. I always get confused between the products you can use. Great job!