Good morning! I hope you are having a wonderful National Scrapbooking Day today. Some of us designers want to share a layout with you all just for the occasion and you might see them as you hop through our blog list today for... a new month challenge and hop with the Stampendous Design Team. We are getting prepared for spring gift-giving this month. If you have graduates, weddings, birthdays, teachers, or all of the above let's get creative with our giving.
I've got some teacher's in mind for this idea. Mind you I'm doing them for my children's teacher's and not for the mass PTO Teacher Appreciation gifts. Although, it might be possible given enough time.
I bought five fancy bars of fragrant soaps and sliced them into guest size bars for a sample package. I found these soaps at a new store in the area which I think are the best smelling cleansers, whoa! I have my favorites, but I'm not going to say what they are.
A lady for the Corset Ladies set is framed from a Vintage Frame stamp and fussy cut out. It has been popped up on top of an oval circle cut from an adorable paper from Echo Park's This and That paper pad. While the die cut was still hugging the diecut I used the inside rim as a ruler and added VersaMark so I could emboss a border with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel. The sentiment is from Friendship Assortment and stamped and embossed to match the Corset Lady. I wrapped and wrapped the slices of soap then wrapped some more with a strip of Chocolate cardstock and trimmed with some vintage ribbon (thanks Lori). Some more wrapping with vintage seam binding (thanks Lori) that I colored the edges with RV10. I tucked my oval piece under the seam binding and popped up the image and sentiment.
Now there is more to inspire you today. Jump on over to Melinda's blog and check out how she took the challenge. Here is the master list
And we want YOU to play along with us! Simply make a gift, gift set (could be cards, could be an altered item), or a gift card holder of some sort and add the direct link for your project to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than Thursday, May 31 at 11:59 PM EST . You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do! As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous new Cling Jumbo Tropical Garden stamp set:
Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address. We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you can enter as many times as you'd like!) this month...Happy Crafting!
Stamps: Vintage Frames (Stampendous), Corset Ladies (Stampendous), Friendship Assortment (Stampendous)
Paper: Chocoalte (Wausau), pattern paper (This and That, Echo Park)
Ink: Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Versamark Marker (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Aged Gold Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), lace edging, Zip Dry (Beacon's), oval die (Spellbinders)