Monday, March 26, 2012

Brown paper packages tied up with string for TCM Birthday and RCC45

Just a simple little card to share with you today.

The Craft's Meow is celebrating their first birthday, and as part of the celebration they are hosting a bunch of challenges. This is for the color challenge. Here is the inspiration picture:

I love those great spring colors, and was also inspired by those baskets which kind of reminded me of kraft paper.

That little group of gifts is from TCM's The Merry Best stamp set, and while the set is a holiday one, that present stamp can be used for any occasion you would give a gift to someone.

As I started contemplating the card, 'My Favorite Things' from the Sound of Music started running through my head, and what better to wrap a brown paper package with than some baker's twine? Which makes this card perfect for this week's Ribbon Carousel Challenge, RCC45, 'Baking with the Twinery'.

I thought about using multiple gift images, but I opted for the clean and simple look, and I like how it turned out. The twine is from the Twinery: Buttercream, Peapod, and Denim, and I used Liquid Glass to adhere it. I first put the small strip that goes around the gift on, and then tied a tiny bow to match the bow on the stamp and adhered that separately.

I'm off to do a little more stamping before bed tonight. Hope your week is off to a good start!

Supplies Used
Cardstock/Water: CTMH - Kraft, White Daisy, Chocolate cardstock
Stamps: The Craft's Meow - The Merry Best; CTMH - A Typeface
Ink: Desert Sand
Other: CTMH - Desert Sand Marker (used to add a little extra definition to the edges of the gifts), Liquid Glass; The Twinery - Buttercream, Peapod and Denim twine


  1. Those little presents are so cute! I love your new photo, too, Miriam!

  2. What a great CAS card Miriam. Happy you joined the TAWS blog hop!

  3. How clever and cute is this? Thanks so much for joining in the festivities at TCM!

  4. Love it! thanks for helping us celebrate The Craft's Meow Birthday Bash!