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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Handmade and Heartfelt

Hi, it’s Apryl with the Fotobella Design Team.  It’s always fun to make gifts for your friends and family for the holidays.  I have two projects I would like to share with you today and hope that you find your own handmade and heartfelt inspiration for your gift items this year. 

I had the opportunity to work with the Bo Bunny Serenade IWant It All Bundle.  Gorgeous colors and variety are included in this collection. 

My first project is a bookmark.  Perfect for those avid readers I know.

I really loved this quote so I chose to place it at the top of the bookmark.  I wanted to place the quote sticker without interfering with the beautiful dragonfly.  I did that by cutting along the body of the dragon fly and the top edge of the wing on the right side with anXacto knife.  Then I slipped the 2 bottom corners of the sticker behind the slits.   I embellished it with gold stickles along the edge and a chipboard flower sticker.  I added a yellow rhinestone to the center of the flower. 

I love the earthy colors of this paper but I did want to add a little bling to it…I couldn’t help it!  So I used green stickles along the edges of the winds and embellished the body of the dragonfly with Icicles Stickles to give it some shine.  It worked perfectly.  Just enough sparkle.

My second project is a Recipe Mini Album.  Besides scrapbooking all the time, I also enjoy cooking and baking.  I often receive requests for my recipes…and to be honest, I’m terrible at sharing them!   I thought I could create this mini album and tuck a few of my most requested recipes and gift it to those who are always asking for them J

One of the sticker sheets in this bundle is all a cooking theme, which was perfect for this recipe book.  For the cover I combined stickers, flowers, brads, chipboard sitkcers, rhinestones, trinkets and ribbon. 

I made every page a different shape by experimenting with my Lucky 8 punches. 

 Hope this inspires you to make some creative handmade and heartfelt gifts of your own this holiday season!

Happy Holidays!

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