Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Friday, May 08, 2015

No Bow? No Problem!

Have you ever been in a time your gift wrapped, only to find that you have no bow to finish it off? I have a whole big box filled with gift wrapping supplies, but this seems always seems to happen to me. That's when my Big Shot comes to the rescue!

It only took me a few minutes to die cut two butterflies in colors to match my gift wrap using the Butterfly Thinlits Die and add some Basic Rhinestone Jewels. Then the butterflies were layered over some embossed Wild Wasabi card stock with some Black Chevron Ribbon. It looks better than using a regular old bow and I didn't have to run back out to the store! Win/win!

Here is what is all wrapped up inside...

My Mom is a quilter so when I saw this graphic offered in the Silhouette Store I knew I had to get it so I could make her something with it. I cut out some blackboard vinyl I had back from when SU! used to sell the Decor Elements. After cutting the design with my Silhouette I applied it to a piece of Basic Grey paper from the Stella Ruby pack. I has a distressed sewing pattern in the background. These colors match my Mom's sewing room, so I know she will love it! But you know what the best part of this shadow box is?
The vintage sewing notions I used are from my Grandmother's sewing basket. A few of them still have the price tags from the dime store she purchased them from, probably when my Mom was just a little girl. How cool is that!? I don't sew...except for an occasion button, so I'm glad I was finally able to put these notions to good use! I'm sure my Grandma would be tickled to know how these items she purchased so long ago are going to be displayed and my Mom is going to LOVE it!

Have a GREAT weekend and a WONDERFUL Mother's Day!


Carol said...

Hi Lynn, I love this gift, and the story behind it. My sweet Mom went to Heaven near 2 years ago, and I was so moved by this beautiful gift you made for your Mom. It brought tears, and beautiful Mother's Day memories to me just reading it! My Mom was a beautiful seamstress. Your Mom will cherish it! TFS

DonnaJ9 said...

That's so wonderful! I love all the vintage (that is, my age) notions to put in the corner. So well done. :)

Lynn said...

Thank you for the nice comments ladies! Carol...I am sorry you are missing your Mom. (((HUGS)))
Donna...I can assure you that those notions are even more vintage than you & I! lol