Paper Sweeties September Release Party!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Today is Paper Sweeties' Release Party, and the newest stamps and dies that we've been featuring for three days are in the shop right now! Don't you just love that sweet little mason jar image? 

If you saw my post from yesterday, you know that it was not an entire project. I have Part 2, today, which finishes out the bookmark set, and I also created a cute holder for them.
After making the bookmarks, I knew I'd need a place to keep them together when I wasn't using them, and I found the perfect way to store and display them in an easel stand design from the Silhouette store. After making the stand, I heat embossed the Mason Jar image on watercolor paper, die cut it with the matching die, watercolored it, then created a rub-on of the "Fruit of the Spirit" text (in Word) for the jar label. I went over the label with a Spica pen which gives the letters just a little bit of sparkle. Now, I can just pull a "fruit" right out of the jar when I need to mark my place in a book! But, I still haven't shown you the rest of the bookmarks...

I made these the same way I made the earlier bookmarks, with heat embossing and watercolors. For the text on these, I used a Paper Sweeties die cut and stamp (Love), an old alpha stamp set from the dollar bin (Self-control), an IO alpha die (Goodness), and a retired Sizzix alpha die set (Faithful). I like every one of the bookmarks in the set, but my favorite is "Self-control." I was super pleased with how the watercoloring turned out on the apples, and it's the only one that I paired specific text with specific fruit. Do you get it??? If Adam and Eve had used more self-control when they were looking at that yummy fruit, well.... ;~)  (I know the fruit may not have been apples, but it's what most people think of when they think of that fateful day, so I went with it.)
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If you'd like to see any of these better, you can click on these, individually, for a larger photo.
And, here's what the easel holder looks like when it's empty. 

I thought you might like to see the entire set all together, too. (If you zoom in on this photo, don't look too close. I had a seriously hard time editing the photo, and it is nowhere near perfect.) 

I hope you enjoyed seeing this project. Now, to see more new release goodies, visit my Paper Sweeties Teamies' blogs. You will LOVE what they have for you today!

And, don't forget, for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties' boutique, play along with us in this month's Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge


Thanks for stopping by. I'll have one more project for this new release tomorrow. Hope to see you then!

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Love this Technique (heat embossing & watercolor)


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Leslie Miller said...

What a cute and clever idea! I'm always reaching for a bookmark and how fun to keep them handy like this. Great project, Cheryl!

Mynn xx said...

This is AMAZING, Cheryl! I LOVE this idea--I'm going to have to copy you! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Maria said...

And, a wonderful easel holder to go along with the amazing bookmarks! Such an awesome project, Cheryl! I just LOVE it...well done!!!

artful-notions said...

Cheryl, you rocked this one! I love each and every bookmark, and then the holder too! Wow! What a perfect gift. Serious Casing in the works!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this is such a beautiful project! Love all the pretty bookmarks and the fabulous easel holder! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Challenge Team said...

What a great idea, love this! -Michelle

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Such an awesome project!!!

Gayatri said...

Cute set of tags. I love the container you make for it. Great colouring. Love it. Thanks for linking at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

Bettina L. said...

Such a fab set of bookmarks and I absolutely love the colours and the stand for them too. Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member 613 Avenue Create xx

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

awesome idea and it looks great!! Thanks so much for joining us for the Pink & Main Challenge :)

~Stacey (Pink & Main DT)

KackaD said...

Great project! Thank you for joining the Pink and Main Challenge, Kate DT