Tuesday, July 3, 2012

♥ here and now ♥

good morning.  how are you?  ready for the 4th?  
i love celebrating the 4th with the kids, they are so much fun and love the fireworks.   it's not any one huge thing, it's the little things, like creating 4th of July tee shirts with fabric paints and markers or trying on 4th of July beads, you know, just to make sure they fit, i love my babes.

yesterday was my day to post on the OA Blog.  this week we are featuring projects using the new Cakewalk Here and Now Chapter pages.  Today's Monday challenge is to create a project other than a mini using the Here & Now Chapter pages.

Oa here and now

I chose to create gift card/cash gift pockets with some of the pages from my "Here and Now" album.  I scored the pages at 3 1/2" and began stitching, trimming, and layering them with the fun embellies from the Cakewalk line.

1 cards

 The "B" sides are just as cute as the "A" sides too, with fun grids, gingham and patterns


With two of the album pages, I decided to create a clear confetti pocket and fill it with OA embellies before stitching closed.  It feels like a party in a bag and the little tid bits can move around

8 card

12 card

9 card

After stitching the chipboard balloon, I tucked it into the pocket also before stitching closed.  Once the pockets were stitched closed, I adhered the tin pin to the front of the pocket.

11 card

5 card

Some of the pockets open from the side too because of pre-printed patterns on the pages.

9 card details

5 card details

10 card

1 cards 1

12 card details

7 card

13 card

I hope you have a beautiful 4th of July celebration with your loved ones.  God Bless America♥



  1. WOW...such fun eye candy Danni:)

  2. These are pure GENIUS!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee how you took pieces from the mini and made gift holders!! FABULOUS!!!!

  3. Danni, I always love your work more so because you always bother to take time and effort to sew the sides and use it as an embellishment tool. I'm inspired!

  4. Hi Danni :) wow!! such gorgeous cards and adorable pockets, im loving these papers and embellishments and how you put everything together so beautifully :) Thank you for your lovely message :) means a lot :) hugzz xx

  5. Adorable...simply adorable! Love how you stitched on the chipboard and left it plain...I'll have to remember that one :) Thanks for the inspiration!


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