Welcome to group post day #2 for the Papertrey Ink February countdown. Today the team is featuring a fun little bundle of new products geared around creating and packaging your own handmade accessories. The grouping of products consists of stamps and a few different die sets...
Clever Barrette Covers dies -- these dies will allow you to create adorable custom hair accessories. Be sure to visit Erin's blog to see all the adorable things she's created this week using the dies.
Boutique Accessory Card dies -- a set of two dies that will create a card/holder for your custom barrettes (or lots of other things!)
Boutique Accessories stamp set - Nichole designed a small coordinating $5 stamp set that will be perfect for embellishing your Accessory Cards.
My project today uses the Boutique Accessory Card die and the coordinating stamp set to create a pretty way to gift a handmade bracelet. Jewelry making has always fascinated me, but I always think I really don't need another hobby! But when Nichole introduced these products to us, I knew right away it was the perfect excuse to try my hand at making a handmade bracelet.
I've been seeing braided fabric bracelets on Etsy and Pinterest for a while and I've just been itching to give it a try. I added my own little twist by combining braided fabric along with some paper beads I created using the Papertrey Beautiful Beads product line. I also tossed in some glass beads and a few silver beads as well for an eclectic look. I was able to create a pretty coordinating card to hold it using the new Boutique Accessory Card die and coordinating stamp set. I think it makes for a really fun gift!
Like I mentioned above, the Accessory Card die is a set of two dies -- the card portion and then another portion that sort of wraps around the card. This "wrap" has slits in it that are meant to hold the barrettes, but I wrapped it around the backside of the card to hold my bracelet in place. I just undid the clasp and threaded it through the slits before refastening it.
And of course, no gift is really complete without a handmade card, right? I put the same group of products to work in creating a coordinating card. The "for you" was diecut using the new Headline Alpha dies - I love the skinny shape of these letters!
I had lots of fun creating this project...my daughter is already dreaming up all the people we can make bracelets for. :-) I hope you enjoyed your visit today! Be sure to hop around to the other team members to check out what they've created with this new Boutique Accessories line up!