....can turn up things you forgot you had in a craft room, n'est ce pas?
Whilst gathering together Christmas backing papers I stumbled across a whole flipping KanBan kit, bought quite a while ago, called 'Birds of Paradise'. It came with all the card stock, toppers and messages plus other bit and bobs. I'd even got as far as carefully removing all the toppers and messages from their sheets before carefully putting them into cello bags - and then hiding them! This is what I quickly rustled up yesterday:
All I did was use an A4 sheet from the pack, score and fold it to A5 size, ponder over the multiple choices, stick using sticky pads (the peacock has an extra layer of the image for dimension), then add some organza ribbon from my stash. This ribbon, from Hobbycraft ages ago but I think they still stock it, is great as it has little silver sparkly swirls on it. For a long time I avoided ribbon like this as it comes wired but it's so simple to just cut your length and then pull the wire out from the end. It does widen the choices too :))
The peacock brought back a few memories - not least my Mum's superstition that peacock feathers in the house were a definite 'no-no'. Something to do with the evil eye and all that - although in Asia, the feathers of the peacock are considered auspicious and protective. Whatever, I think they are beautiful creatures and will never forget seeing a pure white peacock showing it's fabulous lacy white tail off.
It's lovely and hot here again so I hope you're enjoying whatever you have planned for the weekend. I'm driving up to Warwickshire for a meeting tomorrow - my old school association's committee meeting. And if they ask for volunteers to make 200+ table favours for the next reunion, I for one will not be standing up waving and squeaking 'Pick me, pick me!!!'. Been there, done that one :(
Have a fun weekend!