Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Treasured Memories!

Today I'm sharing something I made for my daughter - a sweet little Tiffany Purse (using a die cut from Creative Cuts and More). Pull up a chair...it's story time!

We spent her spring break in Corolla, NC, and every day we went for a walk to look for shells. Some days it was the whole family, some days she went with her grandparents, and one day it was just the two of us (on the beach, anyway - she and I took several walks out on the sound, to bird watch and see sunsets). She and I went for a sunrise walk one morning, and found a few great shells. She brought an amazing collection home. Before I made this little purse, she and I spent about an hour looking through the shells, talking about where she found them and why she picked them to bring home. I asked her to pick out a few of her small favorites so I could make her a surprise. I colored the image and put the shells inside the purse. I threaded ribbon through the slots in the back, under the purse, and back over the top, looping them around a button I added. It closes just fine without the ribbon - you really don't need to do it the way I did. I just loved the way the white satin ribbon looked with it!

Much to my satisfaction, she was thrilled when I gave this to her! It's been given a place of honor on her nightstand, where she can get out her favorite shells and look at them anytime she wants :)

Stamps: Life's Treasures Sophia (Paper Pretties)
Card Stock: Bazzill Swimming Pool
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Coloring Medium: Copics
Accessories: Cosmo Cricket Button, Twinery Twine
Misc: Tiffany Purse from Creative Cuts and More


Fern said...

What a darling purse and sweet story!!! I love it!!! Hugs!!!

Dawnll said...

Oh Taylor this is special and so adorable. I am so glad your daughter loved it and you could share.
blessings to you, Dawn ll