Where I live the infant and primary schools all take a little food to school on the day of Harvest Festival which is then distributed to old peoples homes in the area. Usually you just grab a box and cover it with brown paper. I thought the leaf print paper in the kit would be perfect for this and obviously looks so much nicer that a bit of brown paper. I covered the outside of the box in the leaf paper and used the ‘harvest’ tag and added some of the ric rac braid. I use the large letter to begin the work festival and layered some of the scraps from the kit to write the other letters onto. I added a piece of the printed twill and added a few of the leaf brads. I used an ink pad to colour the leaf brad at the bottom dark green and added one of the square metal embellishments marked ‘autumn’ to the box. I covered the inside of the box too and inked the edges. It holds quite a bit of fruit but it’s not too big and heavy for little hands to carry.
The second item for my post this week was actually started for Alixs’ challenge but I didn’t finish it in time, sorry Alix! I was inspired by her pop up card so I used the idea in a Halloween layout.
I used the black 12x12 sheet and some of the striped 12 x 12 sheet. I thought I’d never use the black sheet unless it was for matting something but when I had the idea for the layout it was perfect! I printed the picture in black and white and matted it onto some of the orange paper and black card. I had some of the 12x12 sheet decorated with pumpkins left, so I cut them out and used them to embellish the layout . I used the orange brads as the dots of the exclamation marks. I used ric rac braid between the two papers and put two spotted button at the ends.
To make the pop up I folded some black card. I left a small border at the bottom to write on. I attached the metal pumpkin embellishment with the square yellow brads. I held the pop up down with the two turn mounts fixed with brads. I cut the colour photo for the pop up out of its background on the pop up out for a better effect. I added the metal ‘boo’ embellishment onto a scrap of red vellum to mirror the red in the cape. I did the writing in white pen. The only things I added to the October Personal Shopper Kit were four brads and the scrap of red vellum. Thanks for the inspiration Alix my son ‘The Count’ loves this layout!