I’m working on several projects that I’m creating for some special gals at the A Primitive Journey Community. This August, a group of those gals will be going to Berlin, Ohio for a “Girlfriends Gathering.” They’ll be shopping for prims, sightseeing, and just having a wonderful all girls weekend. I offered to donate some goodies for the goody bags that will be given away to the girls that weekend. So below are some of the projects I’m working on for them. (Note: if you’re one of the APJ gals who is going on this trip, I’d suggest you stop reading now so that you won’t ruin the surprise!)
First up is the envelope that all my little goodies will go in. I wanted to make several small gifts for each gal, so I decided to make this envelope to put all the items inside. It’s a brown Kraft envelope, stamped with script text, the word, Simplify, and a primitive crow, and then I added a rusty star as an accent.
I made some bottle cap magnets too. I kept these very simple: just a punched circle of scrapbook paper that resembles ticking fabric, topped with a silver heart brad. If I had some UTEE, I would have used that on these too. But I didn’t have any, naturally. I still think they are cute though.
I also wanted to include some paper goodies that could actually be used. So first I made these paper flower gift tags. I used some cardstock that resembles a gingham fabric and punched out a floral shape. Then I added a white, embossed paper flower and a black brad to each tag. I topped them with some coordinating black ribbon. So they can use these as a gift tag for someone’s gift if they’d like to.
I also created some hangtags. I started with a plain hangtag, which I stamped with a faux wood texture. Then I added a butterfly stamp, and I also stamped the word, believe. I finished them off by distressing all the edges with Tim Holz Distress Ink, to give them that primitive grungy hangtag look.
I love how all these goodies turned out! I think I’m going to make one more little something for each envelope. Not sure what yet, but I’ll come up with something. I sure hope that the ladies at the Girlfriends Gathering will like these goodies as much as I enjoyed making them! Making things for others is really like giving a gift to yourself, because it just makes you feel good to do it!