So I am completely reorganizing my art studio. Not just cleaning up, but moving furniture. Doing both at the same time… well, you can imagine the chaos. I decided to start this process as soon as I got home from CHA. The lower back was still completely uncooperative, and by starting this project when I did, I probably delayed the healing by a day or two.
“Why the heck did she do that?” you may be asking. Those of you who aren’t crafters especially may be thinking, ‘What’s the big deal?’ In my opinion, papercrafters, the really gung ho papercrafters, make a humongous mess, and almost always have difficulty staying organize from session to session. If it’s all done in one space, sometimes the wet media infect patterned papers, (yeah you know what I’m talkin’ about). So to think I’m figuring out a way to work THAT WORKS(!!!) makes me really happy! I’ll save the details for another post, because what works for me might not work for you. I will share that for today’s project, having easy access to my media, being able to play with it at a station designated for that kind of work, and then be able to easily put all it all away felt great!
So I have some small gifts to package and I’m really excited to be able to use gift bag and pillowbox dies from Sizzix’s Where Women Cook Collection for that purpose. These dies will be useful for presenting small gifts throughout the year.
Once the pieces were cut, I used them to play with my mists. The resulting patterns are natural and vibrant – if you want to see more of how I mist, I have several videos on that subject available for viewing on my YouTube channel.
I used the same techniques for the warmly hued pillow box. Recognize the heart shape on the left? This is my favorite heart die-cut of the season, Sizzix “Hearts, True Affections” #658923. And the lovely Irish Claddagh was die-cut from the Sizzix “Heart Crown & Bird Tags” #659183 Die and Embossing Folder Set.
These little packages can house any small gift – something handmade, a little trinket, candy, chocolates, little love nuggets whatever that may mean to you. Remember it’s the thought that counts!
Happy crafting, friends!
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – mists
Tombow – hook and loop tabs