Anyhow, all I really wanted to say was that my Pilates instructor celebrated her birthday today, and I go to her tomorrow for my session and wanted to make her a little something, and here they are:
Paper: PTI Carstock, Patterned paper from old stash
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, CTMH (Juniper ink)
Stamps: PTI (frame), Hero Arts (sentiment), Butterfly (gift from Jacqueline)
Other: Flower (Hero Arts), SIlky white flower (unknown), Crochet flower (made by me), brad (old stash), PTI Mat Stack Die, Gemstones (stash)
It's so nice sometimes to not do too much to a card. I loved that patterned paper and simply added the flowers, the butterfly that was so kindly sent to me already stamped by Jacqueline, and I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment on a die cut that I made from a PTI die.
Then I decided to make her a little treat bag with some of the yummiest Date, Coconut and Walnut chewy cookies that my wonderful friend three houses down introduced me to over Christmas! The treat bag design is something that I found in my blog browsing on the Cosmo Cricket blog HERE, really cool idea, all you need is one piece of cardstock. So here it is:
This is the front view. I am not really good at decorating, so it looks a litte plain, hey, it's my first one! My master piece on this is my lovely rose, a close up is on its way.
Here is a side view. So there is a little goodie bag inside there holding the cookies. The box itself is really one whole piece of 12 X 12 cardstock. And then you can add a topper, which is the dark brown cardstock if you want, or use other creative ways to close the box or add some ribbon handles for example.
Well, can you tell, I had fun! I hope she likes it and is not allergic to coconut, dates or walnuts!
Wishing you all a very good night! It't just gone midnight here! I guess a little sleep before the normal daily activities including a run in my countdown to the Marathon in 13 days! Yippee! So excited!