Starry Thank You

I have not been feeling well the past couple of days and so I was unable to submit the rest of the homework for the Online Card Class “Sparkle & Shine” – but that is okay, I’ll just post it here :-). For Day 5: Paste and Mousse, I made this card:

On a piece of white cardstock, I applied Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (in colour Pacific Teal) through a star stencil with a palette-knife. It would probably have sufficed, if I let it dry for 30 minutes or so but I wanted to be on the safe side and let it dry for a couple of hours.

In the meantime, I prepared the front panel by cutting one of the larger stars from Lawn Fawn’s Puffy Star Stackables with my die-cutting machine. On a stripe of teal cardstock, I stamped the sentiment “I thank my lucky stars for you” from the stamp set Lucky Stars in Versamark ink, poured white embossing powder on it and heat embossed it. I glued the teal stripe onto the front panel just below the die-cut star.

I adhered foam tape on the back of the front panel and glued it onto the cardstock with the teal stars. As a last step I wrapped around blue twine around the front of the card.

I hope you like this card. Thank you for stopping by!


Gift Bags as “Thank You”

I like to give away gift bags as a thank you because they are easy to personalise and you can fill them with whatever you want. I used to make them like this but I am more fond of smaller sized gift bags, so I invested in the Goodie Bag by Lawn Fawn.

I absolutely love the Goodie Bag! It is easy to assemble and to decorate. I have used the Goodie Bag for some occassions now and I want to share two of my favourite designs here: the autumn-themed and Captain America-themed bags.

The autumn-themed bag was a gift for the hostesses of the Thanksgiving Dinners that I am invited to every year. I live in Austria and even though we have something similar to Thanksgiving (we call it “Erntedankfest“), it is very religious it does not include large dinners with friends and family. In 2007, two friends of mine decided to bring Thanksgiving to Austria and we celebrate it every year since. These two always organise the whole thing and make sure that everything runs smoothly on that day. So, as a thank you I made them each a goodie bag and filled it with my favourite tea and chocolate.

To make one Goodie Bag, two die cuts are needed and both fit perfectly on a 6×12 inch sheet of paper. I ran the die through my die-cut machine. The die makes most of the work for you – it not only cuts the bag but it also adds the score lines to fold the bag in shape. In terms of decorations, I used the stamp set Happy Harvest by Lawn Fawn.

The Captain America-themed bag was a gift for the hostess of the annual “Game of Thrones“-dinner within the circle of our friends. To make the dinner fun, everyone is supposed to dress up like their favourite character. Since I do not watch or read Game of Thrones (cough), I had no idea about anything Game-of-Thrones-related. Another friend, then, suggested that I should start my own house and be Lady Rogers as in Captain America’s Steve Rogers as I am a big fan of Captain America and Chris Evans.
To show off the emblem of the Rogers House, I decorated the goodie bag to look like Captain America’s shield. For this, I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Stackables and the Lawn Fawn Puffy Star Stackables and die-cut them in red, blue and white cardstock. I adhered everything together with tape runner and voilà, I had a Captain America goodie bag.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Have a nice day!

Edit: I have started reading the first book of Game of Thrones – and I like it. What I do not like is that there are so many names to remember…