I am so excited to be able to share with you this month’s project with for our Fancy Friday monthly hop! If you just came over from the amazing Jeanna, welcome to the next stop. My friends and I want to be able to share with you our ideas in a monthly format. We will use different themes each month – sometimes colors, sometimes a sketch, sometimes a stamp set focus. The one thing you can count on is that it will be fancy! Over the last year “fancy” became our word to describe the best projects, the best new clothes, even the best pedicure colors. Now we want to share with you our take on “fancy” each month. This month we are focusing on “pretty packages”. Talk about timely! I know you will love the ideas from our whole hop so make sure you go visit everyone!
I am, and have been, in love with these Mini Muslin Bags from the day they first came out. They are perfect for so many things so I always have a package of them on hand. You can go minimalist with them or deck them out. Either way, they are fabulous every single time! For today’s project I kind of split the middle. I stamped in a simple way but added some special embellishments. It looks fancy (well, it IS Fancy Friday) but still not time consuming. Win! So the how-to. I started with my bag and put a scrap inside to help make stamping easier. I inked up the sentiment from Bright & Beautiful with Mossy Meadow and stamped right onto the bag. Then I took some Always Artichoke Seam Binding and some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and distressed them. Just sprinkle with water, scrunch and dry. With the Cherry, I pulled on a thread from the end of the ribbon and started bunching the ribbon together a bit. Then I just wrapped it upon itself and hot glued it together from behind. The Silicone Craft Sheet makes this a total breeze! Then I took the Artichoke binding and some Venetian Crochet Trim (I’m addicted to this stuff!) and clipped them in a gold Mini Metallic Clothespin. I hot glued the flower next to the clothespin and then glued the whole thing to the bag. The Basic Pearl was colored with my Daffodil Delight Blendabilities. I did add a touch of glue even though it has its own adhesive just to make sure it stays put.
Obviously my version today has a Christmas flair but this could easily be modified for many other uses by just changing the sentiment and seam binding colors. See, now you will want to have a package of these bags at the ready too!
Okay, off to go visit the awesome Mercedes Weber! You will love her project!
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Stamp: Bright & Beautiful; Ink: Mossy Meadow; Accessories: Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Venetian Crochet Trim, Mini Metallic Clothespin, Mini Muslin Bag, Hot Glue