I am making a little gift for someone special!
I normally make dishcloths for my mil every year. But, last year was a bust. It was just way too busy. This year, I decided to incorporate some of my new scrapping skills…which really aren’t great. But, hey, you gotta start somewhere, right?
I’ve never thought of myself as ascrapper. But, I like photos and stories…and I guess that’s close enough!
You can see here, I’m still putting that Polaroid Zink to good use. I also get to use some of my things from my paper stash. That Xyron sticker maker might finally see the light of day> again!
A couple punches, some rubber stamps, a punch board, and glue can do some serious damage. It can also keep me occupied for hours (even without counting the time spent getting the paper bits back out the carpet)!
A week or so ago, I also got two small, manual die-cut machines. They make really intricate flourishes like the ones you see in the photo above. The larger of the two can also emboss with embossing folders, turning any plain paper into a dimensional piece of beauty. Loves!! I can already see the dent in my paper stash!
Before housing her dishcloths, I practiced last night by making some cute boxes for candy for Boy Child.
When I package things, I like to work within a theme.
Boy Child’s personal theme is teenager black. That is all. 🙂
For her theme, though I’m expressing thanks, she’s family. So, I felt love and hearts also worked for the message. She buys the kids school clothes every year. It always looks like Christmas when they come back from vacation with her! It’s always such a load off my mind that the kids will have what they need to get started on the right foot each year. So, I found some heart dishcloth patterns to download and spent a couple hours making these.
Boy Child took a look at all the embellishments and chose a favorite…
Not bad. I’m hoping the dies make up for the wrapping cloth this year. I just don’t have the space yet to pull out the sewing machine this year.
But, all in all, I think she will like these dishcloths. They’ve got heart(s). 😉