9.07.2011

Guest Designer for My Creative Time: Flower Headband Gift

Excited Erin here today! Why? Because I am guest designing for one of my FAVORITE fellow crafters, Miss Emma Aguilar from My Creative Time!

Emma and I go waaaaaaay back to the very beginning of my crafting days and I just love her to pieces! She is so creative and has such a huge heart. Did I happen to mention she has a FABULOUS line of stamps and dies available? When she released her gift card die, I knew I just HAD to have it. What a perfect addition to any crafter's stash. It's so easy to use and perfect for last minute holiday or birthday gifts. Grab a piece of cardstock, run it through your Cuttlebug or Big Shot and DONE!
For my project today, I wanted to make something unique to show you the versatility this die has. I created this baby flower headband for a gift (using one of my Sugar Monkey flowers as a clip that attaches to a stretchy headband). I wrapped the headband around a gift card size piece of cardstock for the inside. Then, I used a combination of Emma's stamp sets Paper Princess and You're My Best Buddy (by using the tape method: tape words you don't want off, ink, remove tape then stamp!) and other embellies for the front.

Since the flower clip would make the inside too bulky, I simply clipped the detachable flower to the front of the gift card holder after I pushed the front under the tab and VOILA! Easy instant gift for a baby girl. Isn't it sweet and just so super girly fabulous?

I just love making these flowers - I wanted to make them for fellow crafters who could use them as scrapbooking or card embellies and also for non-crafters as barrette clips or headbands. I think flowers are my calling! :) You can find my flowers in my Store or on Etsy.

A HUGE thank you to Emma for letting me showcase her fabulous stamp sets and beautiful gift card die. I can see this die getting a BIG workout in my craft room during the upcoming holiday months!

Have a GREAT day everyone and thanks for visiting me at Erin Lee Creative!

8 comments:

My Creative Time said...

I am SOOOO going to use your idea for my nieces for Christmas!!! Thank you being my "Guest Designer" today on my blog!!! You are right, we definitely go WAAAAAY BACK!;)
BIG HUGE Gypsy Hugs,
Emma;)

Martha galvez said...

Great Job, I love it!! Flowers are my passion as well, I too sell my own as well.... TFS!

Cathryn said...

Sooo adorable! Whatever baby gets this will be stylin!!! Love it! Hugs, Cathryn :)

liz at liz's paper loft said...

oh my goodness erin, these are beautiful! I just love them, placing my order now! :)

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Love the combo of your SMF with the Gift Card Holder. They make a great pair. Great job as a guest designer today. Smooches... Felicia

Glora said...

WOW Erin, your flowers are gorgeous. They look beautiful on paper crafts but would be SO pretty in a little girls hair. So sweet! Hugs- Glora

Kate said...

This is so Cute. I love this projects you have created. TFS.

Hugs
Kate

quilt4fun2 said...

Fabulous flowers...they look like they would be fun to make. A headband and clip is such a cute gift idea. Love it!
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