Monday, April 19, 2010

It's All About the Packaging!

Happy Monday and hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Carolina here and excited to be able to spend some time with you this Monday morning. I had a jam~packed, crafty, fun weekend and one of the many things that came out of it is a project I'm going to be sharing with you.

The inspiration for this project came from several things: Teacher Appreciation week which is quickly approaching and this month's KOM, Together We Bloom. I tell ya...just can't put it down and I think by now several of you must have it so I need to go on the hunt and see what you all came up with...can't wait!

I put together a note card set all wrapped up in a backpack; the backpack is a hybrid project. Here's what the backpack looks like along with one of the note cards I sneaked out of the backpack to share with you.



Here's a close up of just the back pack.
If you'll notice the sentiment in the front pocket is from Together We Bloom. One of my favorite things about Unity is the fact that all the images can easily be embellished or just left as is...either way, they're so fun to work with. Inside the pocket is a sneak peek of the stamp I used for the note cards. I always like to carry the theme over to the packaging and by repeating one or several of the images it is easy to achieve.

The flower I used for closure I'm calling a flower blossom. I put a quick video tutorial to show you how you can make one yourself. It will have it up on my blog later on today if you'd like to stop by.

Now, here's a close up of the note card.



The image is from the Hodge Podge of Happiness set. As you recall a while back this was the fun set members of Unity's Splitcoast forum had a hand in selecting the images for...man that was fun! Anyway, if you don't have it yet...it's for sure a must! It has a variety of images and sentiments and this one being one of them. With the image being so fun, there's really little I had to do and was able to keep the card pretty simple. With a bit of coloring, some ribbon and some rhinestones, I was done!

If there's one thing teachers need is Thank You cards/note cards and so every year I put a bunch of them together to give away to my nephew's teacher and for friends to give to their kid's teachers. Hope this inspires to start thinking of fun ways to package your handmade cards and note cards.

Thanks for letting me share this project with you and hope you have an amazing week!

Hugs & Smiles,
Carolina


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8 comments:

Sharon said...

Ohh, I'm the first! Great packaging in the way of the backpack, and the colours/patterned papers are really nice too!
Do you have a template for it that you can share?
Sharon
aka Celticrafter

lynn said...

adorable, carolina! i'll check your blog for that cute flower video later!

StampinCathy said...

This is one adorable and inspiring set. Love the backpack and cards. The colors and stamps you used are perfect.

Julie Campbell said...

Brilliant! You come up with THE best projects!!!

Jennine Chambers said...

This is absolutely adorable! I know as a teacher I would be floored if I received this.

BonnieRose said...

this is amazing... beautiful.. real wow!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

What a beautiful project!!!

Daniela A. said...

Amazing project, and thanks for the video!!

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