Besides putting together Easter projects, I have also been working on mini journals. I actually picked up the journals at a local craft store. They were on clearance 2 for $1…which was a steal so I bought several different styles and colors! I decided they would work perfect for hostess gifts…all I needed to do was decorate them up by adding a few embellishments and some stamped images! I began by using some of my favorite stamp sets: Mixed Bunch (which is the flower stamp) and Papillion Potpourri (which is the butterfly stamp). The thing I love most about Stampin” Up! products is that they design coordinating punches for their stamp sets! This means no more cutting images out by hand! Yeah!!! Love that! 🙂
So getting back to the journals…it took me less than 10 minutes to decorate them. I actually had a package of tags from the Attic Boutique product suite which, unfortunately, is retired now. I stamped the “Just Because” sentiment on the tags and then embellished the journals with ribbon, butterflies and flowers. Stampin’ Up! has two different size butterfly punches in their current catalog. I love these punches because you can overlay the butterflies and give your projects much more dimension! The possibilities are just endless!
Stampin’ Up! Supplies include:
Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set
Mixed Bunch Stamp Set
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (Ink)
Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad (Ink)
Attic Boutique Embellishments
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