Today, I have a special post to share with you - I'm a guest designer over at Sweet Stamp Shop today! Yay! I was so excited when I was sent this fabulous Cherry Blossoms stamp set!
It's been quite the Japanese inspiration week for me... (if you haven't seen my project from last week - see here!) and not that either Unity or Sweet Stamp Shop knew that I was half Japanese, but they sent me Japanese ones to play with! Coincidence!
Luckily, I had also acquired some Japanese papers from My Little Shoebox, so I had some pretty papers to work with for this project.
I decided to make two things... a bag and a fan! I stumbled on this set for a while... wanting to make something different!
Cute, isn't it?
For the bag, I used this kit from SVG Cuts, and I paper pierced lanterns from the stamps and used to embellish the bag. My girl loved the bag, and it's sitting by her bed tonight, as she's already claimed it hers :)
As you can see, I used foam tape to bring out the lanterns, added buttons and twine to give dimension and interest. The quote is so pretty - and so inspiring!
For the fan, when I first had this 'a-ha' moment, I wasn't sure it would turn out. But, I think that it turned out pretty darn cute! I took 12" wide by 3.5" high paper, and I stamped all over it. I used white pen to color in the blossoms. Then, on my scoreboard, I scored at 0.5" intervals and pleated it. I adhered thin wooden dowel sticks to back of each pleat, and gathered the dowels at the bottom and used heat glue gun to adhere one on top of each other.
It's super easy and makes a pretty decor!
I hope that you liked my project today, and wanted to thank Sweet Stamp Shop for having me as their guest designer! It was fun to have had the opportunity to play with their stamps! I'd love it if you can go over to their blog and leave some love for me :)