Happy Friday! Do you have any special plans for your Easter weekend? We're hanging out with family on Sunday, but I'm looking forward to my first weekend off from Verve in many, many months! Hooray! And I just had two boxes of SU! stuff arrive on my doorstep, so I might even find a little time to try out my new goodies! Today I have another hybrid project for you. I've done a lot of hybrid lately, but I totally have these fun hybrid projects I've been working on to thank for completely pulling me out of my funk finally! I've been really depressed for a while and having a hard time feeling motivated to stamp, and then like a light bulb (or maybe just the sun finally starting to shine!) my mojo lit up and I'm having a ball in my craft room again! I think it's probably just the natural ebb and flow of a creative soul, but I sure do like the sunny days better than the dark ones! :)
Well today's project has no stamping involved, but I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! I usually feel a little awkward if there isn't a stamp somewhere on my project, but these digi elements are so gorgeous that I didn't think there was anything to add. My inspiration was this New Day digi kit by Elise's Pieces Designs. I absolutely fell in love with the butterflies as soon as I saw the kit and had to download it. I spent a few minutes in Photoshop layering a few little elements for the main design. I loved this word art sentiment from the kit, which says, "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. " I thought it would be perfect for a graduation or even a just because gift. And then I layered the little digi vellum tag over it, to highlight the Enjoy the little things part and added a little strip element behind. I printed this on plain white paper so I could make a card, then also copied the elements onto the Triangle Tube Template from Kelleigh Ratzlaff and used some of this gorgeous blue striped paper from the New Day kit. I made sure to print a couple extra butterflies to pop up, then accented them with rhinestones and chocolate pearls.
For the card, I sponged around the edges of my printed panel with Vintage Photo distress ink, then matted on Chocolate Chip cardstock. I added a trio of chocolate pearls to the top corner and finished off with some stampin' up! moss taffeta.
For the triangle tube I tied a bow of the same moss taffeta ribbon around the assembled box and then used a crop-a-dile to set a jumbo eyelet through the top of the box. I looped a piece of ribbon through the eyelet for a little pull tab to open the box.
Okay, I hope y'all have a fabulous Easter weekend! Thanks for stopping by! :)
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