Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring Infused Gift

I love to create small delightful gifts of gratitude. I've always agreed with the phrase "It's the thought that counts." Truly the thought does count and with just a drop of creativity you can create something meaningful.

Mini Framed Pincushion:
- Select a small frame with a 2x2 or 2x3 inch opening. Remove the glass from the frame, if it's included.
- Using hot glue, attach a fabric swatch from the Vanilla Sunshine Collection to the inside of the frame.
- Cut a 2x5 inch strip of quilters batting and fold over to create a 2x2.5 inch rectangle. Place it behind the fabric.
- Cut a piece of cereal board or chipboard to fit snugly to the back of the frame. Hot glue this piece to secure the batting.
- Dress up the frame with lace trim from the Mia Bella Collection and indigo bakers twine.

Rosette Hat Pin:
- Cut out one rosette from the Mia Bella trim. Slip on to the hat pin.
- Tie a ribbon at the base of the rosette to help secure it in place.

Bluebird Card:
- Cut glitter paper from the Vanilla Sunshine Companion Set in half. Fold in half and score to create a 3x3 inch card.
- Cut a 3 inch strip from a Vanilla Sunshine scalloped border ad glue to card about a 1/2 inch from the base.
- Wrap the traditional blue washi tape around the the card overlapping the border.
- Add a umbrella page element sticker as the focal point.

Join us tomorrow to continue the S.E.I. Giveaway and a party table project!


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Kristy LifenReflection said...

I have to say the papers in Vanilla Sunshine are fabulous to work with!

Scrapycandy said...

I just love umbrellas! Of course I live in Seattle.

Стокли said...

Bluebird Card is such a cute little thing1

Kelly Massman said...

so beautiful!! love it!

Carla said...

Enjoying all the lovely projects on the blog.
Carla from Utah

Beatrice Lawson said...

The bluebird card is adorable!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the idea of a frame pincushion! Thanks for the inspiration!

sharon g said...

I just love the peach and pretty blue together. I have never used that combo before, but will try it because it's just so pretty. It's like a poppy against the blue sky.

lynda said...

I have the Vanilla Sunshine collection. It's nice to see you use it!eeLuxpe 11931

Emily Keaton said...

This set of projects is just fantastic!! I love the colors and soft look of everything. :)

BethW said...

Just gorgeous-this collection is so lovely.All of the projects I've let me know I have to get thisone.

Beth said...

A frame and a pincushion - great combo!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

beautiful projects!!

Sue D said...

So sweet!

Jean said...


Tigerberry said...

Love the the colors in your project.

k. smith said...

Love, love, love the Framed Pin Cushion. Not only is this a practical gift for a sewer but a beautiful showpiece not to be stored away.

Kathy said...

Such a sweet gift idea. Love these papers!


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