Friday, May 26, 2023

DIY Kraft Gift Bags - Nurse Appreciation Week: Thanks For Taking Care of Me

 Hello, Crafty Makers!
I just started doing video craft along sessions with a few friends.  When my turn to present came along, I decided to kill two birds with one stone.  I made my streaming video about Gift bags I was putting together for the nurses at my infusion center.

This little note card is cute and so simple to create!  I made a separate short video showing how I created it.

I tried to coordinate the colors on the bags with the colors of the contents!
These are not the best photos, but they give you some idea of the final project!   I was pretty rushed at the end and forgot to take pictures of the bags with the tissue paper, etc.   I snipped these photos from the process video.
Each set included a reusable straw, reusable straw cover, and retractable badge reel.  One notebook, one ink pen, one graphic notepad, and one pen holder.  In my haste, I omitted the shower bombs and another ink pen that was supposed to be included in the gift.  I will take those next month! 

I stamped and then colored the nurse image.  I created the sticker using the scan and print function of my Cameo 4.
I added a pocket to the inside of the notebooks.  Behind the thank you card, and back cover, I added nurse themed stickers.  

Gift bags are fun.  There are so many ways to make your bag "Younique!" 
Chana Malkah
Our sessions often last two or more hours, but I was able to edit the video down to 26 minutes for my YouTube Channel.

Stuff I used:
Distress Oxides: Salvaged Patina, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Shaded Lilac.
Stencils:  The Crafter's Workshop, AALL & Create
Stamps:  AliExpress, Heidi Swapp, Misc. Amazon

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

613 Avenue Create May Challenge: WALL FLOWERS

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
I am sitting on the throne of "better late than never!"  This project was supposed to be posted on Sunday!  I've decided to complete my projects, even if I have to post them late!

The May Challenge at 613 Avenue Create is Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Say It With Flowers!

This project took several twists and turns along the road to completion!  Each time I thought I had nailed down a concept, one of the elements would fail!  I finally took the "throw it against the wall and see what sticks" approach.  I could have improved on the final design, but I was just tired of looking at it!

I made these little vellum flowers several years ago.***  They have been languishing in my stash.  This seemed the ideal time to use them.  I enjoy creating vellum flowers. 

I applied various colors of distress inks to a sheet of vellum.  Next, I applied VersMark Embossing Ink to a sheet of flower stamps.  These were then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I added the wall stencil using Black Soot Distress Ink.
I played around with my window die-cut until I found the floral grouping I wanted to use.

I kept the inside simple!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Chana Malkah

Stuff I Used:
***The Heartfelt Creations™  floral stamps used in this project came out of my stash.  They are so old, I fear they may have been discontinued.  I no longer have the packaging for the die.