Gathering Gifts

I feel a little bad for bringing so many bright, springy colours to the blog, when, those of us, living in southern Manitoba are living in a slow globe right now! I’m not complaining, but I will say Norine’s blog posts are certainly more fitted. And seriously, how gorgeous is her traveller’s notebook?! I definitely need to start on one soooon!

For today’s post though, I had a lot of fun making some bright cards to go with, what is seeming to be, my Easter theme this year.


Growing  up, I let my parents take care of the gifts for our family gatherings, but apparently I’m grown now too, haha. And so it’s time we bring some of our own food and gifting, but I’m not complaining!


I reached back to my “Dear Lizzy” products and this beautiful Shimelle paper. The small letter stickers are actually from the back of a Pink Paisley washi pack and the bigger letters are Thickers from American Crafts.


I used the stickers, chipboard pieces and die cuts from the Dear Lizzy line. While generally it’s really fun to mix and match lines, sometimes it’s quite enjoyable and relaxing to layer up goodies from the same line.


One of the many things I’ve learned from Lori, is when you gift a card, it’s a great idea to put matching embellishments in the card and on the envelope. This time I went with that rule, and it’s amazing how a simple card quickly turns into a small gift.


On the opposite corners of the ones pictured above and below, I added a single small embellishment to match the front of the envelope and the card inside. The puffy stickers from Dear Lizzy are absolutely perfect for this!


And here’s an example of the inside of the card (the one with the bouquet)…


I love how I didn’t necessarily have to put a flower die cut in the card, but could switch it up using a different  shape with a flowery pattern. This tied the outside and the inside together without being overly matchy matchy.

Lastly, here are the three envelopes all tied up with ribbon, ready to be gifted. (I added the blue nuvo dots to the middle envelope after, in case you noticed the difference from the picture near the top ;) ).


I ripped strips of cotton quilting fabric to create the organic-looking ribbon. You may be seeing me use it more in future posts (just warning you)!  ;) The ribbon adds a nice homemade touch, I find.

And that’s a wrap! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great week!

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This post was written by Natalja on March 11, 2018

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Lovely Day Layout

Good Morning!

It’s almost March, and that means it’s pretty much spring, right!?

To celebrate the near arrival of warmer weather and brighter colours, let me present to you my recent haul from Love is in the Details. From colourful paper, to loads of stickers and chipboard, to endless embellishments and puffy stickers. Do you blame me for having a hundred project ideas running through my head as I’m trying to focus on making at least this one?


Before I forget, let me mention the Amy Tangerine paper pad. I may be wrong…correct me if I am….BUT from what I could see, every single paper was different! Talk about variety and getting a good bang for your buck!


I opened the two packages of die cut embellishments and laid them out so you can have a better look at what’s inside…absolute adorableness! The top embellishment are from Shimelle’s “Little by Little” line. And the embellishments below are from Dear Lizzy’s “Lovely Day.”


Ok, so here’s a plot twist…I didn’t even start my project using these beauties! You know how when you don’t know where to start and you just pick something to begin your project and then your attention gets drawn elsewhere? Well that’s what happened to me. I didn’t go too far though! I began with the “Lovely Day” chipboard pieces and later used a few die cuts pictured above.


When I picked up this paper from Pink Paislee’s “Oh My Heart,” I wanted to put a sticker into every square (that’d be the child in me, haha). It was very tempting but wasn’t quite what I was looking for. I then decided I’d use a different paper for my background, and cut of some of the squares to use as embellishments.


I tucked some in behind the clear/opaque plastic paper and then a couple more on the other side of the layout. I added the new, exclusive to Love is in the Details, heart chipboard cutouts after painting them white. They are super cute! …whether you leave them the original kraft colour, or paint them any colour you wish! (See the store’s instagram for an up-close blue painted, sparkly and embellished heart!)



Thanks for visiting! Wishing you a great start to your week!

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This post was written by Natalja on February 25, 2018

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