Those Springtime Vintage papers I've been using over the last couple of days are beautiful enough to frame on their own, but I think this blue floral, mounted onto plain card stock, topped with a die-cut initial and tucked into this driftwood-style frame, makes a gorgeous little gift for a young girl to hang in her room.
Using the same idea you could decorate a notebook or make a clothes peg label. Everyone loves a personalised gift!
Springtime Vintage designer paper, Not Quite Navy card stock, Timeless Type junior alphabet dies
The next piece was inspired by the shabby-chic frame which was given to me by a lovely friend with impeccable taste!
The window in the frame is tiny and I couldn't think what to put in it for a while, it occurred to me that this beautiful woodcut heart from the hostess set Cute by the Inch would be perfect.
I stamped it twice using Early Espresso ink - once on Very Vanilla card stock and once on this tone-on-tone pink paper from the Springtime Vintage series. The woodgrain background on the Vanilla card stock was given a quick wash with my aqua painter and cut out, then the designer paper heart was cut out and popped it up on dimensionals over the background. I mounted this onto textured Very Vanilla card stock and love the scale of it in the frame.
Stamps: Cute by the Inch (hostess set)
Ink: Early Espresso
Card stock: Very Vanilla smooth and textured card stock
Other: Springtime Vintage designer paper
There we are! I hope you've enjoyed these speedy gift ideas. Now, if only I could think of a speedy way of getting the housework done...!
See you tomorrow,