So often I have great ideas. But they seem to be just a little too late to put into action. I was so happy that this wasn't one of those instances. Signing up for the next round of challenges on the Papertrey Playhouse challenge blog I tried to actually start thinking about what I wanted to do rather than waiting until the last minute.
For some reason I got to thinking about how one of my favorite magazine columns or articles is always where the same products are sent to multiple designers. Between the ideas that never fail to make me think "why didn't I do that??" to seeing a variety of craft styles make a product work with their approach.
This is my creation using the "base" tag. I didn't have anything in mind when I was creating these tags and hadn't even been able to work with it until the Sunday night prior to posting the challenge for the group. Once I did have a chance to play I knew I wanted to use the new Summer Fillers set. I die cut and stamped the new pint jar on a scrap of grid patterned paper. Since there were items already in place I did a good bit of creative masking to add to my images. I did a little bit of coloring with my Copics on the single strawberry and straws. I stamped a single word from 2 different sentiment stamps in this series to create the text in the Tiny Label. I added some seam binding scraps and layered the tag over a doily. The background paper is a sweet blue gingham from October Afternoon with stitching to match the tag. This card feels summery to me. Just a sweet something to send to a friend and recall summer memories.
I hope you'll consider playing along with those of us in the Playhouse. Make sure to link your creation here or on the challenge blog so I can see it.