Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A happy accident

I love it when I make a mistake and the result is something completely different.  I still have to go back and try and make my original idea, but I have something extra as well.  I did just that yesterday. 

I was scoring some card stock to make a card.  The piece was a scrap and wasn't to the dimensions I thought.  I measured first, but I must have made a mistake. When I folded the card stock over I got a score line that wasn't in the middle.  I looked at my mistake and noticed right away that it looked like it might work as a pocket. I cut it in half and made two tags out of it.  I stitched the sides and made two tags that can hold gift cards.  I have been loving this owl punch from Stampin Up that I have had for awhile now. I love that I can make it look a million ways by punching from tons of kinds of papers and even stamping on it.  I love versatile tools!!

I used some Hero Arts stamps to stamp the snowflakes, the wood grain on the owl's belly, the present and the "Gift" sentiment.  I used Stampin Up products to punch the owl, the branch, the white label and stamp the "To and From" on the label.  My scallop border punch is by Fiskars.  The ribbon is from American Crafts.  I've had it awhile.

I used VersaMark to stamp the snowflakes.  I wanted to have them be subtle in the background.  Don't you love how many fabulous ways you can use that ink?

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. I hope someone will enjoy their gift being delivered by owl this Christmas. ( It's kind of like Harry Potter! Hee! ) 

1 comment:

PiecesByEmily said...

Jessica, this is such an adorable tag. Great idea for gift card holder.