Sunday, September 26, 2010

How sweet is this

I was blog hopping- as you do- and came across instructions to make these adorable, sweet, cute, amazing gift pouches. In the USA they call them sour cream containers as i guess that is what their sour cream comes in. First off i have to apologise to the owner of the blog where i first saw them as i didn't copy the link because i was so excited and had to make one there and then, really they are so very very easy to make..                                                   I used a die and stamp set from Paper Tray Ink to make this cute tag. The paper is 6x6 made into a tube like a toilet roll and glued down at each end and then you crimp it with a crimper. I just happen to have one that my friend gave me about 10 years ago and i have never used it. I have been tempted to throw it out many times but now i am so glad that i kept it as it gives these that little extra finesse.


 Here's a LO of my mum, it should be titled "never to young to swing" The papers are all Basic Grey.
 I got some Stampin Up goodies during the week and here are two cards with different sentiments. The HB sentiment is an Ali Edwards stamp from Technique Tuesday (another monthly package i get). The idea for these cards came from the SU catalogue.

 Here's a LO that just had to be done as the story had to be recorded. In our family we are all tall. I am 6ft. My son Joe has been taller than me for a while now but not taller than his dad. Well, he is now, Joe is 6ft 5in and he's only 16, how much taller will he get?
The tape measure on this page is a canvas ribbon from Tim Holtz, the ruler stamp is from Paper Tray Ink and the Title letters are from Stampin Up (notice how perfectly aligned they are-i used my new stamp positioner)
 BTW-the papers i used to make my three cards in yesterday post were October Afternoon, Fly A Kite. My new AB FAB FAVOURITE.
and last but not least is a photo of my yummy Yorkshire puddings that i made last Sunday and promised to show you.
Wow the set out of this post is all over the place, that's what happens when you are rushing. Sorry.
It's a public holiday here in the West tomorrow so if you have tomorrow off have a nice day. Joe is going to the Royal Show with some friends. Caitlin as i type this is at a Music Festival called Park Life which started at 12 lunch time and finishes at 12 midnight, guess what poor soul has to pick her up?
but i cant complain as its also the start of the school holidays here and that means holidays for me, and guess what? I have a real lot of crafing mojo happening so that's what i will be doing.
OK that's me done
take care everyone
thanks for dropping by.


suzitee said...

Ahh...October Afternoon! Of course :)
I am LOVING your LO about Joe's height...great story! Your little gift pouch is so very will be making lots of those for Christmas I bet!
Your SU cards are fabulous...I am expecting to see lots of SU goodies appear around here. Can you send me some of your craft mojo? Pretty please?

Tori said...

I think those little pouches are adorable!! and both your LO's are GREAT!! I especially love that card you made!! Everything loooks GREAT!! I love how you do post with all sorts of crafty stuff!!

Tori :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

LOVE your little gift pouches! The papertrey ink tag is perfect:) as is the crimped edges. I have also seen them with sewn edges - perfect for Christmas goodies.

Well done Joe on passing your Dad! My 16 yo son is still an inch shorter than my DH - hopefully he has another growth spurt to come.

Rumi said...

Wow Linda, what a jam packed post of goodies! Love all the clever cards and such that you make. Gee, your family is tall! My daughter is 5'9" and son about 6'3" and they have a heck of a time finding clothes with long enough sleeves and inseams so your family must really have issues!

Tammy James said...

Hi Linda!
Its a pub hol and start of School hols here too and I feel once I catch up on the back load of House loving there will be creativity abounding too! Do you think I could get that crimped effect on the pouches by scoring in a few times in my new Score pal? I love how you used the mat Stack Die, I'm always eyeing off AliE stamps but don't own any yet. I love your cards on yesterdays post too and am wondering if you could tell me what the proud of you stamp is please?

Tereesa C said...

Hi Linda, I love these gift pouches. And what a clever way to use the crimper - I'll heve to get mine out again. Thanks for the idea just in time for Christmas goodies.

Tracey said...

Loving the cards, might just have to copy some of them.
love me :-)

Tracey said...

Wahoooo i can get on your blog.
A very happy me
love me :-)

Tracey said...

Hey Linda, I missed all this stuff you posted last week.......don't know how? I saw those pouches somewhere too, how cool are they!And your LO is great, love all Tim Holtz stuff.