Showcasing Glitterbabe´s image

Today I have something special to share with you: I was given one of Glitterbabe´s soon-to-be-released images to work with, I made a gift bag (a couple of them actually) to go along with a card for Valentine´s day. It´s my first time showcasing an image and I hope I made it right.
So because this is a multiple craft post using the same image I´ll start with it:
How cute is that face??!!! I printed it three times and colored with colored pencils, glittered the heart with pink fine glitter and cut carefully around.
Then I took some old paper from my stash (but still pretty...) and cut it with a rectangular shape, and used (the one and only) rubber stamp with a Valentine´s sentiment I own to stamp the sentiment on them. I colored the tiny heart with glitter gel pen and faux stitched around with a fine black marker. I attached the image on one corner and save them for later.
Now the card:
If you read my blog from time to time, you know I like to recycle, looks like I can not put myself into throwing away paper or cardstock or cardboard... So, to make the card base and bag toppers I used a hanging file folder (a very proud me rescued them from the paper bin at work) like this one
On to my card again:
I decorated the front with some patterned paper and a ruffled ribbon made with red crepé paper. I attached the image-sentiment with foam tape and added more faux stitches with black marker.
on the inside there were the lines made to write notes on the hanging file folder, so I found them very convenient and worked my card around them: added two scraps of the pattered paper (cut one of the edges with edge scissors) and faux stitched them. Then, with two clear stamps I stamped several times the blank part on your left, and with other two the words love and forever on the right side; I finished it all with a U letter from a paper with Scrabble letters that I placed with foam tape for dimension.
The bags toppers were made following the same design as the card. I made two because one will be for my daughter and the other for my sweetheart, filled them with my favorite caramel candy. And if you are wondering my daughter will get the card too ( because my sweetheart will get a different one ♥).
What do you think of this project? it took me no time at all to put it all together, even though it has many parts... the most time consuming was the ruffled strip of crepé paper, but you can substitute it with already ruffled ribbon or lace, or just use a punch border or edge scissor...

I found a few challenges where I can fit my project:
Paper Sundaes challenge #47: gift it!
Fussy and fancy challenge #25: anything but a card
Frosted designs: glitter
Catch the bug: anything goes

12 comments:

Tammy Miller said...

Wow! These are gorgeous!! Beautiful cards in great colors and lovely details! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for our December Anything Goes Challenge!! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i am speechless! wow! absolutely stunning!!! and gorgeous!!!!

hugs :)

Softpencil said...

Gorgeous works as always!!! I love this Valentine´s Day set :)

Gina said...

Great job recycling the folder. I love this project and that kitty is just adorable.

Crystal said...

Great card & I love the little bag toppers! Such a great idea. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Melissa S. said...

That is a cute cat. Great coloring too. Thank You for joining us at Catch The Bug this week.

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

oh my! This is just such a darling project! That kitty IS adoreable! Someone is going to lovin' this set!

thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes this week!

Lisa M.

Catherine said...

Oh this is so so sweet Ileana ! Love this little cat and I agree with you, it's important to recycle every time you can ! Hugs and love from Catherine

CraftyGirl said...

This entire set is just darling!! I love that you were able to use the same image and make so many things from it! Thanks for taking on our glitter challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
barb :)

Tammy said...

This is adorable! I love that little cat! Fantastic projects! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge this week!

Vicki said...

Very nice project! You did an awesome job with this! Love the bag toppers! And all the stitching...you have a great way with paper hon!

HUGS!
Vicki

Kim said...

Aw, how adorable! I love this fabby set. Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs this week.
Blessings,
Kim xXx