Wishing you all a lovely Friday with lots of that 'Friday Feeling' and a great weekend to follow. With Mother's Day just around the corner I thought I would share some easy and fun creations to make it an even more special day. I have had to dig into the archives for some old creations as I just haven't had a spare minute this week for making anything. I just love all the colours of these and still have lots of these older papers and Candi from Craftwork Cards, they do bring us such beautiful goodies.
I love little handmade, recycled or up cycled gifts and today I'm using Candi - any colour you fancy -to create some easy but nice little bits and pieces. First up is a decorative bottle label, a great way to add a little pzazz to bottle of wine, champers or anything you might fancy. I have just cut a long strip of pearlised card, scored about 1.5" from the end, on the thin end, and about another 1.5" from first crease, I've then punched a circle in the centre of the two fold lines, I then found off the corners at both ends to give a nice finish. When the creases are folded the circle opening then fits nicely over the bottle cork/lid leaving the label end to hang down the front. All you have to do then is punch a border, if you fancy, and decorate however you want - I have punched and sculpted some blooms and cut some scruffy flowers and added lots of Candi centres and some Candi along the end too. I also added some liquid pearls for a little bling.
Cupcake toppers are soooooo easy to make and look so cute on your home made cakes. Either used in cupcakes or presented on a hand crafted card for the recipient to use, they make a useful and pretty little gifts. Pretty papers, lots of cocktail sticks, Candi and bling is all you need. You can either make your flowers from Candi or punch and layer some and use Candi in the centre. If I make as a gift I like to make a card to present them on, just use your favourite papers and job done - have fun creating!
Up cycled notebooks........
Another easy little gift is a pretty notebook, buy any size you like, tiny, journal or jotter size and decorate to your hearts content. How nice when you take a pretty little book from your bag to write a little note or a number etc.
Hope you have enjoyed today's Candi creations, gave a great weekend - keep safe and happy. See you next week,