Kindness Gift Set, by Laurie Schmidlin.
Hi Bella fans, Laurie here to share a little giftie that I recently created! I love to have several "just because" gifts on hand, so when someone is on my heart I have a little something ready to give them to brighten their day a bit.
I created a custom canvas gift bag by painting it using the Illustrated Faith Acrylics paint (more on that below). I filled it with a long and skinny notebook, matching pen, and a dressed up gift card holder.
Even though I loved making all of this, the bag was the most fun! Isn't it great when something we picture in our minds turns out exactly as planned?
I started with a blank canvas drawstring bag. I had this one in my stash, but they are easily found in almost every craft store. I then chose a couple of paint colors (I took my color idea from the Die Cut Prompts that I decorated the bag with). I wanted to lighten the yellow a bit, so I added some white. One thing that I wanted to point out, I slipped a piece of scrap chipboard (you could also use cardboard) inside the bag to prevent the paint from bleeding through to the other side.
Before I started painting, I watered down the paint a little. I wanted to create more of a wash effect than the opaque background the full strength paints would have given me. After the paint dried, I splattered on some white acrylic paint, softening the background even more. To adhere the Die Cut Prompts, I just used a heavy duty liquid adhesive.
Here's a closer look at the gift card holder. I'll admit that the idea for this came from this cute Die Cut Prompt (IF Pop Culture)! I dressed up the focal image with a little Enamel Heart.
You can see that the gift card easily slips in and out of the pocket I created (using a piece of the She Blooms patterned paper).
I definitely have a thing for notebooks! I love them! I chose to cover a long and skinny notebook, perfect for creating lists. For the cover, I just wrapped a piece of black cardstock around the notebook, allowing for a 1/4" spine. To decorate it, I stitched on a strip of one of the borders from the She Blooms Treasures & Text sticker sheet. I then added lots of different die cut prompts (also from the Pop Culture Die Cut Prompts) and a few more stickers from the She Blooms Treasures & Text. The cute little letters that I used to spell the "notes" sentiment with is from the Homespun Hey Sugar Sugar Alphabet sticker sheet.
I'm so glad you joined me here today! Hugs, Laurie
IF Shanna's Favorites Acrylics; IF She Blooms: She Blooms, Treasures & Text; IF Die Cut Prompts: Pop Culture; IF Cardstock Stickers: Homespun Hey Sugar Sugar Alphabet, Praise Him; IF Enamel Hearts: She Blooms Mix