• Gift Bag and Easy Tag Set
  • Spring Cards of Encouragement
  • The Science Behind Crafting and Health
  • Non-Photo Layout
  • Flower Die Cuts That Spring To Life

Gift Bag and Easy Tag Set

Hi friends, it’s Wendy Sue again, sharing my most recent happy little project with you!  I really love giving little “just because” gifts to family members and friends.  Seeing the look of surprise in someone’s eyes when you give them a special little gift, just out of the blue, is the BEST!  It’s really easy to do these types of things, without a lot of planning ahead, if you have a nice stash of gift cards, gift bags, gift tags, etc. on hand.  I recently discovered that my stash was getting low.  I decided to use some fun little phrase cards from the “happy day” collection to create some quick and easy tags.  And of course, I had to use the coordinating papers, along with my Gift Bag punch board, to create some sweet little gift bags – just perfect for tucking in a delicious treat…chocolate anyone?!?

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

I trimmed some of the 3×4 cards from the “weekend” patterned paper.  I knew I wanted to use these cards to make some really easy tags.

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

I trimmed the excess “white space” from the left and right sides of the images.

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

 Then I created the top of the tag shape with my gift bag punch board.  I simply lined up the left edge with the “start line” and punched.

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

Next, I flipped the card over, lined up the other edge with the “start line” and punched again.

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

Easy!

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

To finish off my tag, I cut a small square piece of coordinating paper from the 6×6 paper pad and added it to the tag toptag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

Followed with a pretty enamel dot!

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

I followed the instructions included with the Gift Bag Punch board to create a “medium” gift bag, cutting my paper at 7″ for the height.

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

I attached the tag to the gift bag.

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

And now it’s ready and waiting to be filled with a yummy treat for a special somebody…whenever the mood strikes!

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

tag and bag set by @wendysuea featuring the "happy day" collection by @pebblesinc

Supplies:
Happy Day “Weekend” Patterned Paper
Happy Day “Let’s Chat” Patterned Paper
Happy Day 6×6 Paper Pad
Happy Day Enamel Dots
We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board
This to That Double-Sided Super Sticky Red Tape

Spring Cards of Encouragement

Spring Cards by Mendi Yoshikawa using Phrase Stickers & the #HappyDay collection from @PebblesInc. @SnippetsByMendi

Hello there!  It's Mendi here today with a heartfelt set of encouragement cards perfect to brighten a friend or family member's day! Today's cards were all about focusing on the sweet sentiments found on Happy Day Phrases & Labels Cardstock Stickers sheet.  Up first I have a card using the darling "Hello" banner stickers on the diagonal, paired with the adorable birdie and bicycle images from the companion icon sticker sheet.   I was able to make this card in a matter of minutes and yet it turned out to be my daughter's favorite. Up next is a card using the short pennant … [Continue reading...]

Non-Photo Layout

Layout made by @evapizarrov with the new #JHCottageLiving collection from @pebblesinc and @TatertotsandJello

Hi everyone! Eva Pizarro here bringing you an easy tutorial for a non-photo layout. Sometimes you want to tell a story but just don't have a picture to help you illustrate it. That's what happened to me when I started this layout. During my last two years of engineering, I decided I wanted to go abroad and finish my school in Italy. I had already studied the language but hadn't really spoken Italian very much. While living there, I met my husband and we started dating (not everything was study). After a few months together, he told me that I had a few funny phrases I would say all the time … [Continue reading...]

Flower Die Cuts That Spring To Life

Spring Blossoms Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using the #HomeGrown collection from @PebblesInc. @SnippetsByMendi

Hello there!  It's Mendi here today with a Spring layout all about blooming flowers!  For almost a decade we faithfully visited a local Tulip Festival, but sadly we haven't made it for the past few years (something I think we need to remedy soon).  I wanted to create a special layout capturing the fun we had the last year we attended and I decided creating a beautiful floral grouping with the ephemera flowers was the perfect way to do this! I was looking for a way to fit more photos on my page so I chose to string a set of mini Polaroids along the bottom of my page.  These were … [Continue reading...]