Sunday, September 11, 2011


Hello friends.  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekends.  Living here in Central Texas it's been a difficult week.  Wild fires seem like they have been all around us.  Between being scared we'd have to evacuate and doing what we can to help our fellow Texans and the firefighters who have come form all over the country, there hasn't been too much time spent at my crafting table.  I did manage to make a gift for my mom for Grandparents Day.  Using Audrey Pettit's tutorial from the Kraft Journal, I made a gift pouch and filled it with sweets.  She made her's from Burlap and it is just SO cute!  I changed mine a bit and use a doily.  I added a flower made from the lunch bag cardstock.  I die cut the flower elements from a Tim Holtz die and inked the edges with craft white.  I then added diamond stickels to the petals for a little sparkle.  The flourish was cut from a Hello Kitty sizzix die.  I tucked a bow made from seam binding under the flower along with a leaf from Recollections.  I stiched the doily together using some bakers twine and tucked my sweet treats inside.  Thank you so much Audrey loved the tutorial, and I think Grandma will love her gift from the kiddies!  Thank you so much for stopping by.


Ink:  Whisper White
Embellishments:  Tim Holtz flower die, Hello Kitty Die, print leaves from Recollections, seam binding, hat pin from SU, vintage buttons, doily from Joann's, baker's twine from the Kraft Outlet
Paper:  lunch bag cardstock from the Kraft Outlet


  1. Lovely gift pouch!!! I am going to try one of these!

  2. Anitra, How fun to see a project created using our Designer Audrey's tutorial! You did such beautiful work here! I love it and am showcasing your project at The Kraft Journal on Friday Setember 16! Be sure to stop by the blog to pick up your Featured Artist button and thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal!

  3. Audrey's tute did make the cutest little bag didn't it. The doily is every bit as beautiful! So glad that Beth picked this to showcase. Congrats girlie! Thanks for playing along this week at The Kraft Journal! Hugs!

  4. Awww, I'm so tickled that you tried out my gift pouch tutorial, Anitra! Yours made from a doily is absolutely adorable! Love the flower you made from kraft paper, too. I'm sure your grandmother is going to be tickled pink. :)