Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Lady’s Set: Bracelet and Cards

I have wanted to share these for forevvvvvvvvver! I finished them back before Christmas but couldn’t post them because the recipients (Tammy, Valerie & Ashley) read my blog. I work with 3 of the most wonderful ladies in our women’s organization at church. It is a pleasure to be able to serve with them. I wanted to surprise them this Christmas with a little something fun. The excitement was magnified by my friend Tammy who kept bringing up and asking me about “those pink and white cards you made on your blog”. LOL! It’s super fun to make something for someone when you know they’re gonna love it. :)

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I simply can’t get enough of the elegant simplicity of these cards. The possibilities are endless!!! A little cardstock and some bits of leftover patterned paper and you’re good to go. (I know, I know… I just love them and I won’t post about them again for a long, long time.)

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I am mostly excited about the personalized, custom paper bead bracelets! I tried to choose colors that the recipients liked. They are super fun and ridiculously easy to make. (Tutorial coming.) I saw them online at PTI and liked them, but did not like the idea of using Mod Podge on a wearable item… sticky gooey mess if it got sweaty or wet. You can add glitter and sparkle to any paper of your choice. You don’t even have to worry about the pattern being “out of date” because all you’re looking for is the color… The pattern gets rolled up nice and neatly as it becomes a bead. I personalized each bracelet with a tiny metal charm engraved with the recipient’s first name initial.

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15 comments:

The Peterson Family said...

What fabulous gifts! And I can't wait for the bracelet tutorial. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas - just looking at your blog gets my creative juices flowing.

Lisa P in Hawaii

Jeanne said...

Wowwwweeee, Erin! These are absolutely fabulous! I'm sure your recipients went over the moon when they saw what you had made just for them! Can't wait for the tutorial.

Guess what...after we got the bench...Jessica started crying that her ear hurt, so we hightailed it to the doctor. Ear infection! :( It was a wild ride after we chatted, I'll tell you! LOL I still got Amy to her meeting and only a few minutes late...

Scrapwithsabrina said...

Those are paper? Are you kidding me? How FAB!! Can't wait for the tutorial.

Sparkle said...

What a great gift set! Absolutely gorgeous!

kc_froglady said...

these are darling! I love the way they turned out and so pretty too. So what did you use instead of Mod Podge?!?!?!?!? Hurry up already with that tut!

Jena said...

Oh, what fun sweet gifts - TFS! I haven't made those beads in ages, now you've got me wanting to make more right now! Thanks again for sharing your fun creations.

nancymt615 said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE BRACELETS AND CARD SETS. HURRY UP GIRL AND GET THAT TUTORIAL UP HERE!!!

Creative Mish said...

Wow! These are fabulous! I'm excited to see the tutorial!

Chelle! said...

I am never disappointed when I visit your blog--which I do quite often. What wonderful gifts you have made!!

Cam Beck said...

Good stuff. I came to appreciate papercrafts when doing some research for a client. I even tried my hand at it and concluded that it isn't nearly as easy as it looks! :)

Have you ever tried out scrapblog.com?

Amaryllis said...

love them!!!!

Kathy Billings said...

OMG!!!!! These are gorgeous!!!! I can't wait for your tutorial. How will we know when it is ready? What great gifts these will make.

Kathy Billings
Eggdcr8tr@satx.rr.com

Stampin n da Hood said...

soooo STANKIN CUTE!

AND...I just loved the other beaded goodie in my card, too!

Sonja said...

They look just beautiful Erin!!

Sincerely,
Sonja

Connie Gage said...

Just too pretty and to think their paper, wow....love them....

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