Monday, February 7, 2011

~ Clear and Simple Stamps Group Challenge ~ Spring Ensemble

***there is something wrong with me. I posted on the seventh, when the hop was only due on the eighth, so check the other ladies' blogs tomorrow*** 

Today we are having a happy hop among the CSS design team, showing gift ensemble ideas with the set-of-the-month, Spring ... and I thought, while I'm at it, I'll toss in a special method of gift-giving.

First, I have my goodies... in this case, my favorite, Bueno :)

Bundled together with some twill ribbon, then slipped into a glassine bag, and wrapped with twine...

Layers2  Layers3
A little tag made with Webster's Pages scraps, and darling stamps from Spring ... this is just the first layer of wrapping (or second, if you count the twill ribbon as the first :) ...


Stamp a paper sack using the eeek-cute raindrop border! I love that little thing so much...

The "stack" of animals were trimmed from the patterned papers used on the tag earlier... and that sentiment is also from Spring; finished off with scrunchy ribbon, baker's twine, a doily, and a on-the-catwalk-cream button.

And while I'm at it, here is another CSS project, for this week. Another bag all dressed up with a tag, using Spring.


Now... to carry on the hop... make a visit to these other lovely ladies for more Spring treats!

Dana Grothaus

Cristina Kowalczyk

Kim Howard

Ryann Salamon

Lori Tecler

Tracy Schultz

--> Clear and Simple Stamps

Thanks for visiting!
~ vi


  1. beautiful work!!! Love the roses on your last card! Hugs Juls

  2. Patty O'MalleyFebruary 8, 2011 at 4:32 AM

    These are just beautiful! Lucky people who receive them as gifts!

  3. oh so cute!! I love the paper bag!

  4. Vio, I just found your blog! Your work is beautiful, and so hard to find crafters like you. Young and talented!

  5. What "happy" little projects. Really love the mellow colors of the last one--that ribbon color is yummy!

  6. I am in love with the way you wrapped the oh my girl; you can have the buenos and I would LOVE to have the wrapping:)
    And your card; I love how eveything comes together. It's romantic, elegant and I love the shabby chic look. Another handmade beauty....

  7. Wow! What fabulous presentation for a yummy treat. Love the way you mixed and matched a bunch of elements on your projects--they all look fabulous together.

  8. This is stunning, stunning work! I love how you made those stamps totally your style. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

  9. This is just so sweet! Love all the layers and embellishments you added to each piece.


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