Monday, 14 July 2008

Inspiration week...

Hi and welcome to another week!!!. This week we are going to concentrate on gaining inspiration from objects around us, or something that i have found on the internet. I spend far too much time looking round different websites finding new colour combinations, patterns or templates.

So this week i have picked 5 things from my very large file of inspiration to share with you and see what you can take from the most normal things!

Today the inspiration is from a Tesco carrier bag of all things!!! lol.

The thing i loved about this was the flowers and they are the same types as one of my favourite punches an EK Success Retro Flower punch. SO that is what i decided to take inspiration wise from the bag. I also chose flower pattern paper to go along with the theme.
I decided to make a pillow box.

I used this template which i found on the internet. I drew it out onto white card and cut round. I then covered it with my chosen pattern paper and folded it up and stuck it all together.

Then i decorated the outside. I cut out a strip of pattern paper , which is long enough to go all the way round the whole pouch.
I then punched out small circles in a co ordinating colour and then cut in half.

I then adhered them to the edge so just a bit is sticking up over the edge.

I then adhered it all the way round.

And then add white ribbon and tied with a bow.

Now for the flowers. I punched out 2 of the EK success flowers and a small circle and put them together. Next i tied some floss through the buttons and slid a pin through it.

I then wanted a tag to write my message on. I tied one to the white ribbon. And decorated it as seen in the photo below.

I added a strip of happy birthdays to the edge.

But i didnt stop there, i also did a card using the same formula as the box.

Products used in this post:
pattern paper - Fancy Pants Celebrate
EK Success retro punch
Medium flower punch
EK success retro flower

*edited to add if you leave a comment on any of the posts this week, you go into a draw to receive all the pattern papers and the templates from all the projects this week, and then at the end there is going to be a competition.
Thanks for stopping by and come back tomorrow as i will have another piece of inspiration for you.


Zarah said...

GREAT work and inspiring bag - I'll be remembering that one! :D

Nic said...

Oh wow, when inspiration strikes it sure looks good :), especially love the pillow box, will have to make one of those.

DianaDreads said...

Ooh, I'm loving all the stuff on here. Can't believe I haven't checked you out before - you're on my favourites now!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic inspiration and I never would have managed all that from tesco carrier bag!
I will make sure I pop back to see what else you have done.


GlitteryKatie said...

these are very cute!!

Anonymous said...

Like the ideas for the pillow box - it's very cute

Anonymous said...

I love that pillow box - really like the half circle scallops, superb!

Anonymous said...

I love that pillow box - really like the half circle scallops, superb!

KraftyKaren said...

Great ideas, looking forward to this week of inspiration as I loved your week of cards

Anonymous said...

These are fab, I really want those papers!

Unknown said...

I'm loving this weeks posts, they are so inspiring, will definately be using them for inspiration.

hotpotato said...

I just love what you do with that flower punch, must get one.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely summery pilow box.
Who would ever think that a tesco carrier bag could inspire something so beautiful!

Lynn said...

Just catching up with the blog as I have been away and without internet access (help!). Can't say which of the lovely inspiration projects I like best, they are all stunning. Hope to get some 'me' time soon to have a go at some of these super ideas.

Thanks for the hard work and inspiration x