Well, hello there cozies, you’re back.
Last year, around Thanksgiving, I gave my Big Shot and the Gourd-Jus dies a workout.
This was the result:
Fast forward, oh about 9 months, to the birth of this little beauty made for Pin-Sights Challenge DT Call.
Gourd-Jus and Many Thanks meet Layering Leaves and Tree Ring, with a little Memory Box, Pink Paislee, cherry woodgrain, EBE 100# Wood embossed papers, and Basic Grey thrown in for good measure (and some poor lighting thanks to a shifting sun & late photo session… sigh.) I am using the Faceted Die here, but MFT has a very similar one that can also be used to the same effect.
The new Concord and 9th Layering Leaves work so beautifully with the Tree Ring and all the woodsy/floral dies from Julie Ebersole’s sets– the long leaves featured here remind me of wheat stalks. Heat embossed Delicata gold on vellum is always a good idea.
Felt and cherry woodgrain paper add wonderful textures, and play off the glossy gold and wood embossed cardstock.
While I was at it, I decided to create some gift packaging as well. Using an upcycled Anthropologie felt bag, I added the Gourd-jus brooch, attached with some earrings, and adorned with a feather tag cut from EBE Wood Embossed stock, and stamped with Paper Smooches Fun and Flirty sentiment heat embossed in, of course, gold.
For show, I’ve tucked one of my handmade cuffs and beautiful, complementary enamel earrings inside.
How do you upcycle or recycle your packaging and scraps?
If you’d like to see how I upcycled some Anthro paper bags, see this post!
So are you feeling fall-ish yet?