Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hey, Friend!

Welcome to the next stop of your hop at
The challenge this month is to use felt or cozy fabrics!

If you've gotten here by other means due to the challenge at
Thank You and please enjoy my project!
Sentiments are by Stampendous
Dotted frame is Waltzing Mouse, Vintage Labels
I decided to recycle something from my stash of boxes, containers,
and objects that I have hoarded for the last 2 years. 
After pulling out the only felt shapes I own (Heartfelt, CTMH) , I recalled having an empty Close To My Heart kit box from back in the early days of my scrapping!
It was perfect for decorating and using as a future gift box!
I'm always looking for a clever way to give something special that's a bit different from the everyday.

I stamped and heat embossed the label from the "Vintage Labels" set, and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the coordinating Labels 18...easy!
The Close To My Heart punch-out felt pieces made it pretty easy, too!
This was as simple as just a card to make, and it will be such a fun gift to give!
What shall I fill it with?  The options are many!

 I made the little matching gift card, adding the felt and embossing.

Thanks for taking the time to hop today!

And before you hop on, please remember Claire in your prayers, and send her strength to continue all the wonderful accomplishments she's had thus far.   
Please show your appreciation to ALL the women in your lives, today and everyday;
mothers, daughters, family, friends, neighbors,...
We tend to take them for granted,
assuming that they are doing what they do because it is expected of them.  
We are strong when we need to be strong,
and tender when the situation requires it.
Love each other.

Cardstock:  Bazzill
Stamps:  Waltzing Mouse (Vintage Labels),
Stampendous (Happy Messages, Sunny Flowers)
Die:  Spellbinders Nesties, Labels 18
Embossing powders: Stampendous

Also entered into the challenge at
Stampendous Impressions (Gift Box and card)