Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A "Loyal" Matching Gift Set

Hello Authentique fans, Heather here with another blog post. This time I'm focusing on how to use those little scraps and Details stickers. For today's post, I have a card and matching bag with a gift tag. I find that it is often really nice to take the extra step from simply making a lovely card, to decorating a little kraft bag with scraps and stickers to match. 
For the bag itself, I took scraps and pieces of the Loyal Collection (Honest, Brave, Durable) and solids from the Free Bird Nest including Comfort and Familiar. I really wanted to use the little Detail with the silhouette of the man's hat and mustache, so used a fun mustache stamp in both a chalk ink (tag) and using clear embossing powder (the bag).
It was pretty easy to take small pieces of the Loyal and Free Bird papers, notch opposite corners using my Corner Chomper, and laying them all in their future spots before gluing down. I filled in spaces with Diction phrases, or Details stickers, then added a couple of matching buttons.

I hardly ever get to use this fun mustache stamp, but it was perfect for this tag!

 The card was simply the jumping off point, and has similar details using Steady, Brave and Honest papers, along with another backing of Free bird, Detail stickers, button and ribbon. I used dimensional adhesive to make the mustache Detail stand out.

This is a fun little gift set. I figure that I'll probably save this for someone's birthday later this year.

I hope that if you have a bunch of leftover scraps, that you find a great use for all of them like this gift set. It's such an easy way to create something cute and creative to share with others.


Supplies Used: 
Loyal Collection: Steady, Brave, Honest, Durable, Elements, Details
Free Bird Nest Collections:  Comfort and Familiar 
Additional Supplies: 
buttons, dimensional adhesives, ribbon, stamps, twine, embossing powder, kraft gift bag, card base

4 comments:

  1. This is such a fabulous project! Perfect for male gift giving....I just love the look of these papers. Thanks so much for the inspiration!! Cathie
    www.creativecutterroom.com

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  2. Cute project!! I just received my Loyal Collection in the mail yesterday-- cant wait to work with it!!

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  3. Your project is so cute Heather.

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  4. Really like this gift bag ideal !!! great quick thoughtful embellishment.
    ava

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