Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Handmade gift tag surprise...

As a heart felt "thank you," I send along a pressed flower gift tag in appreciation for each order.  During busy times I don't always keep up (if I've missed you I'm sorry), but recently a friend started helping me make the small pieces of handmade paper, so I've been able to stockpile quite a few.

Customers regularly tell me that they frame the pressed flower cards they receive from me, but here's a first - a framed gift tag!  I love it!

This tag is a calendula flower pressed in the Microfleur, mounted on a 2 x 2" piece of handmade paper from our gift tag mold and deckle kit.  I also cover each gift tag flower with PPA (a great pressed flower sealant), to help seal in the color, and protect it from handling. They are so much fun and so simple to make - instant gratification!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Creative Framing with Pressed Flowers

It's such a treat when my customers send pictures of my pictures in their new setting.  I love to see where my creations end up!

A customer friend from Pennsylvania requested four pressed flower pictures mounted on my 5' x 5" handmade paper, so that she could insert them into some shutters she had modified.  I was having a hard time imagining how they would look, but the results were absolutely beautiful!  The colors of the flowers she requested match perfectly with the fabric below - what a cheerful addition to her sewing room! 

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