August 7, 2009

Everybody Loves Goody Bags

Who doesn't like goody bags?  It's always nice being given something no matter how small or large.  What about something handmade?  I've made a few things to thank my guests for coming to my first workshop.  A couple of those gifts being a hand-stamped bookmark and a post-it note holder.  

The Post-it note holder was really fast and easy especially since I only used the butterfly dies to decorate them.  I thought about stamping "Thank You" on them as well but they looked so pretty I decided to leave them alone.  I had a hard time coming across the golf pencils but finally found them at Staples Office Supplies.

The bookmark was a little bit nit picky since I'm such a perfectionist.  For each stamp, except the butterfly, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure that the image was exactly where I wanted it.  Some people are able to free hand really well. Sometimes if I'm really familiar with the way a stamp set is mounted I can do it but this set is still new to me.

Anyhow, I hope the ladies like them and appreciate the time that went into making them.  I enjoy making little gifts even more than cards because they may just get some use rather than just sitting there looking pretty.

Paper:  SU Rose Red, Old Olive (as a substitute for Kiwi Kiss), Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart dp
Ink:  SU Rose Red, Old Olive, Cameo Coral, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Old Olive & Rose Red grosgrain ribbon, golf pencil from Staples, post-it notes, and Beautiful Butterflies bigz die.
Stamps:  For all you do


  1. Ohhh, I can't wait!! Gifts are always fun. I also need a new bookmark as I've tried to read more this summer. These are beautiful :)

  2. They are both so pretty; I'm sure the ladies will love them!