Well, here in Queensland it’s supposed to be Autumn but the temperatures this week don’t seem like it!!
Have you noticed the Springtime Hello Simply Created Garland Kit in the Occasions Catalogue? It is great!! It includes all the accessories for making a cute garland, including 3 sheets of printed stickers, 3m of Natural Linen Thread, 5 mini clothespins and 5 natural designer buttons.
I wanted to make one similar to the one pictured in the catalogue, so I picked up a photo frame from the local cheap shop. To create the image on the chalkboard, I used My Digital Studio (MDS). Now I didn’t have any chalk board paint or even chalk to write on one, so I used the 12×12 DSP which comes in the My First Day download (here) as the background. I then used the Be Awesome today Easel Calendar Template (here) which I love as it has amazing stamps like this one that you can use to inspire. I then adjusted it to the size that I wanted and printed it out. How easy was that!! I love MDS!!
I then created the garland using the supplies in the kit. It took me about 5 minutes to make!! Doesn’t it look cute!!
So I had a lot of pieces left over and I was inspired by my up-up-line, Simone Bartrum to make some simple thank you cards. Check out Simone’s cards here. I ended up making 24 cards, which I used as thank you’s for my birthday, which was a little while ago.
I love the new Envelope PUnch Board for creating envelopes but did you realise that it has a corner rounder on it as well. So I used it to put a nice corner on my cards. Some of the cards needed a bit of bling (most cards do, I think!).
Let me know what you think.