I think I need to start by sending out Big Thanks to all you lovely peeps for leaving me fabulous comments yesterday. I was so pleased to see that you like the second bookmark; I may have to think of something else to add to the collection, so watch this space and see what I come up with.
Desiree left me a comment and asked about the ribbon being long enough for bigger books and also was concerned about the velcro damaging the card. Well the nice thing about this style of bookmark is that you can have the ribbon longer and by having two or three velcro dots under the larger tag it can be adjusted to suit the size of the book. As to the velcro, the way to ensure that the book and the card don't get damaged is to put the softer, fluffy side of the velcro dots on the underneath of the tag and the hook side on the top of the small tag. This way they will either be just hanging away from the book if left loose or in between the two tags if acting as a book wrap. I hope that gives you a few more reasons to have a go yourselves. As Christine said, they would make excellent gifts, so how about making an altered box to send them in. Then it would be two gifts in one; a beautiful bookmark and a box for little treasures.
Ok, now on to todays Casing. Some time ago, I found a blog by a very talented lady from the USA, her name is Andrea Ewen and I was blown away by her blog, it is full of wonderful inspiration. Andrea uses a variety of medium and styles and is on the Design Team for Verve, Zva Creative and The Ribbon Carousel Challenge among others.
Card that I used for my Case today. Isn't it gorgeous. A simple layout with lots of potential in a classic style that means you can use different papers to make it look completely different every time. I played around with lots of different papers myself, but in the end I settled on some freebie papers from a very clever designer from Australia, Jodie Lee Patterson. Jodie designs for Prima and her vintage papers and accessories are astounding and so very pretty. So if you are into vintage & shabby chic try and pop by to take a look. She is also a generous designer and offers freebies on a regular basis (see the 'Freebies' section on the right-hand sidebar).
So here if my take on Andrea's card:-
My ribbon is actually made from some very fine organza tulle that I cut into various ribbon widths and 'burnt' the edges to get the vintage, crinkle look. I am really pleased with how it turned out; it added a subtle shimmer without being blingy don't you think? The funny thing is, now that I am looking closely at the pictures I am wondering if I also should have added a butterfly or even a tiny cluster of flowers to the top of the tag; but I was trying to draw the eye to the pins and the papers, so maybe I did right after all.
I hope you have enjoyed my latest Case. Maybe you could do one and send me the picture to showcase. That gives me an idea, how about we have a fortnightly challenge where you also do a Case of the card I dedicate to the challenge and the selected winner will receive a small candy gift? I don't know anything about Linky's etc, so I will have to look into this. In the meantime if you fancy it let me know in your comments and I will make that the next challenge. In the mean time, we have the Bookmarks challenge to think about; I will write up the challenge requirements for that tomorrow, so get ready. If any of you could help me with the links for the challenge, I would be most grateful.
Ok then, that's it for today other than to say, I will not be able to do a post for Tuesday morning as I am away all day Monday taking my son back to University. We are also going out for a meal and meeting his girlfriend for the first time. So two busy days ahead of me, but I will, however, do a scheduled post tomorrow ready for Monday morning (to include the challenge).
I hope you have a great Sunday; my daughter, eldest son and grandson are over for dinner at my house. What about you? Enjoy dear blogfriends, whatever you're up to.
Hugs Linda x
Ps I have updated the New Candy post from Friday to include a new close-up photograph of my pins. They show some of the items that will be included in the Starter Kits. Linda x