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Looking for a quick gift for a teacher, a love gift for your man, a little something from Granma’s purse? I have the perfect little ‘something’ that will take you no more than 10 minutes to throw together.
A match-book style mini book. This one, using Echo Park goodies from the July kit, Note to Self; I made for my daughter. I snuck it into her bag before going on hockey camp
Grab the sheet of this great Echo Park 12 x12 paper tags.
Cut the sheet into as many tags as you need for your mini book.
Sew a couple of them into pockets for notes, tags, memorabilia.
Cut a 12″ strip of patterned paper as wide as your tags & fold the one side over the edge of the tags like a match book.
Staple through the fold & tag layers to secure. Fold over the long flap to cover front of tags.
Trim away excess paper, allowing a tiny bit extra to slip under stapled flap edge. Now decorate cove & fill with sentiments, photos & paper love.
Crazy About You Match-book style mini book by Kim Watson
Side view of mini book.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you found this inspiring. Remember to upload your creative projects into the Cocoa Daisy member gallery for us to take a look at your work. Have a great Wednesday!
I’ve been saving my glass bottles from my IZZE sparkling juices and just knew that someday I would want to create something using them. Today was the day! I made a simple pinwheel using the template below, added one of the cute brads from this month’s kit to the center and stuck it all together on a wooden stick and stuck it in the bottle (which I had filled with sand). I cut out one of the tags (also from this month’s kit), and added the letters spelling out F-U-N and tied it around my bottle. Super easy, super cute and really adds a lot of punch to your picnic table or other fun summer celebration.
Let me know if you decide to make a pinwheel! I’d love to see it!
Here’s a quick little card make & take using the super cute banner stamps from Siren’s Call, the mist/ink add on and the template add on. I know I love to have a few extra generic cards on hand for those occasions when you need to send someone a thank you card or for a birthday you forgot. LOL! I made this card without a sentiment so that I can make it specific when I actually need to use the card.
Here we go!
Cut your card stock to a standard card size (8.5×5.5) and don’t fold it yet. (I used the white card stock from the kit.)
Using Zinnia template, mist card stock lightly.
While the misted card is drying, stamp your banner flags on the back of a piece of the same textured card stock. (I ended up not using the scalloped piece)
Cut out all the banner flags, when the ink is dry. I also used a few other Jenni Bowlin inks. Lemon Drops, Seed Packet & Chili Powder.
Add foam tape (or pop dots) to the backs of your banner pieces and curl the points up, for a bit of dimension.
Adhere the flags to the front of your card in a little banner. You can totally go with it like this and call it done. I like a little string on my banners and I added some of the yellow twine from the July kit with clear liquid adhesive.
Lastly, I used my Tim Holtz Tiny Stapler to add a couple staples to the twine. (I love that thing. Use it on everything!)
Now, you can add your sentiment with letter stickers or stamps or handwritten. Or, you can just leave it as is and write your note to the recipient inside.
I can’t wait to see all the cards you all make in the gallery!
Hi all, would like to share with you a quick picture tutorial of how to make a very quick and easy thank you gift. This one is for my sister Becky. I used blank envelopes and cards from American crafts along with supplies from the main Cocoa Daisy kit for June-Cherry Soda:
First you will need to cut your paper. I cut the pink/red paper about 0.5 inches smaller than it’s back side.
Then you will adhere them together. And get a journaling sprout and add an initial or sentiment of your choosing.
Put the journaling sprout in the center.
Then Adhere the stripe of paper in the back with strong adhesive.
All done! Hope you liked this Make and take (It’s my first ever!)