Saturday, March 12, 2011

My 'specially-created' SAKURA Flower using the Island Floral Bigz Die and Squash Card!

Yes helloooo to all out in craft-cyber world!

I feel really accomplished this week!  I have finished a set of gift bags for a baby shower AND a nice card in SQUASH BOOK style - both are ready to fly out the door!!!

To decorate the chipboard cover, I created my very own stylized "Sakura Flower" using  Stampin' Up!'s FLORAL ISLAND BIGZ DIE (retired). It's quite the size. 

 I chose the Sakura flower which is adored on a national level in Japan!  It can also be referred to as the Cherry Blossom Flower. The trees are stunning when in full bloom - and its hard for the eye to take in all the beauty of a grouping of trees, its awesome!

  So here it is!

Sorry but the camera created a reddish hue! 

I love ROSE RED in all its forms (cardstock, ribbon, ink, etc.) and it goes nicely with the GARDEN GREEN cardstock and the softer pink accents. 
The patterned paper is part of a 8x8" Cardstock Pad from Stampin' Up! - they come out with a new one every year featuring a range of colours. 

Meanwhile, I will show you the size of the SQUASH BOOK! Imagine receiving this! Lol!



Inside of the ' Front '



....beginning to ' OPEN ' !!!


Build-A-Brad  customize your brads!

  
The 1rst extended section ...


Look at its length!!!!  3 pages were joined together - lots of creative journalling or adding pictures! 
You could also use this for a card where many, many signatures are involved - right? 
I have to say - it's FUN to open these!!!   Brings out the kid in you!


And close 'er back up again! 

Well, I hope I've inspired you now! 
Have a great week-end! 

(Note Squash Book tutorials can be found on the internet)


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