Enchanting Fresh Vintage - Workshop Project

Following on from yesterday's post where I showed you the make and take that I have been living off for the past couple of months, today I am going to share with you its companion project - the one that I have been demonstrating at most of those workshops as well!

I am rather a fan of cute packaging and cards as gifts, so when I can combine the two in something I can create with my own hands, I get rather excited!  It's the little things...

Speaking of little things, here is my fun project:


It's a simple little package (you will see just how simple once you get to the end of this post...) that opens up...


...to reveal a set of co-ordinated love notes and matching envelopes...


It's the perfect little project to illustrate the fabulous product and colour co-ordination factor of Stampin' Up! that set me all a-flutter almost six years ago, and still keeps me excited and motivated to create pretty things as often as possible :-)  It's also a great project to show how a little (or a lot!) of sponging can make a lovely vintage-y difference to what would otherwise be a piece of Naturals Ivory cardstock with a stamped image on it ;-)

And just for you, my lovely (patient, loyal and understanding) readers, if you would like to re-create the little package for yourselves, here is a quick and simple guide to doing so...

The little band that holds it closed is simply two strips of co-ordinating DSP - one 3.5cm wide and the other 3cm, with an embellishment popped on the top.

Of course, the combination of colours and stamps that I've used on this particular version of the project is just the tip of the iceberg as far as possibilities go :-)  If you use the above template for your own set of matching love notes, do feel free to share - show and tell is always welcome!

And if you'd like to be the hostess of a workshop where you get to keep a little project just like this one that I will demonstrate for you and your friends, be sure to let me know... ;-)

Stamps: Fresh Vintage (SAB), Teeny Tiny Sentiments Paper: Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Everyday Enchantment (SAB) Ink: Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers - Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals