Saturday, August 8, 2009

Past Projects

Unfortunately my creative energy has been a little lacking since I've gotten back from vacation so I haven't made any new projects this past week but I figured that would make it a good time to share some past projects then.

I used a pattern from KaiserCraft to make this little purse for my cousin's birthday. The pattern is for an 8 1/2 x 11 paper so the final project is a little small but big enough to tuch a treat in and perfect for any girly girl. I made one modification to the pattern. I punched the two holes to thread the ribbon through in order to make the purse easy to open and close. The orginal calls for a flap and brad closure. I encourage you to go on the Kaiser Craft website and check out all the wonderful free downloadable patterns.

The tags I used are from the Every Jot and Title on Etsy. I simply added some rhinestones to the orginal heart and rub-ons for added detail.

The next couple of pictures are from a bridal shower I helped my grams host. Above is the towel cake that we made. Super easy to do. Simple roll various size towels (washrag, handtowel, standard towl) then secure with a rubber band. Cover the rubber band with some ribbon and stack the laters. A dowel through the center will keep the cake a bit more secure.

Here is the basket full of favors for the bride to give out. My grams couldn't decide on jsut one favor when I gave her a few ideas so we wound up making three different favors. So that large basket is completely packed with different favors.

Here you can see all the favors nestled in the basket. I never did get any good pictures of all our hard work because we finished so late at night and only have indoor flash photos on my tiny point and shoot.

These are the three different types of favors. The first is a little matchbook which I've made before and I'm sure you've seen all over online. If you need a quick and cheap favor for any occassion I highly recommend these. Two folds and a staple complete the body and you can decorate it with any stamps which keep it low cost. I recommend the individually wrapper Lifesaver Wint-o-greens to go inside because then you don't have to worry about melting but lots of other treat would work. Next up is a post it holder and mini pen. I found the directions for these on Vintage Plum. Last is a rather traditional favor. We used a sea theme because the weddng was in the island destination wedding. I will be back soon with fresh projects!


  1. great job with the party favors. I am sure the guests will remember those handmade goodies for a long time! I love the little purse card you made. It is darling!@

  2. That little purse is super cute!! - - my daughter would love that. I have seen those cakes...towels or think they're easy? They look hard! Hope you get your mojo and motivatin' back soon!

  3. Welcome back Jess! Thanks for sharing these ideas!

  4. I love the towel cake! I've seen the diaper ones for baby showers, but never towel ones for bridal showers. The cake looks so elegant. I hope the bride LOVED it!


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