Thursday, July 22, 2010

paper bag album, whimsy jar, trims, ephemera, flowers...

This is the package I put together for Cerri (I mentioned our swap the other day).

Cerri and I agreed that we would include some art supplies and some handmade things for each other.
Some of the art supplies I included for her were these ribbons, trims, buttons, embellishments, and flowers:
I also included some ephemera in a handmade pouch with ruffled ribbon and that image of the little girl in her pink dress petting her puppy. The ephemera fit with our very specific theme "playful/whimsical/girlie..." ;) I shared a few pictures the other day of some of the ephemera I included for Cerri.
These are a few more of the pieces I included for her:I also included some handmade things like this paper bag album:
I plan on showing more details of the paper bag album another day.

(See more of my paper bag albums here. If you're interested in making your own paper bag album, I have tutorials here and here).
The third whimsy jar I mentioned that I made was for Cerri. When I first introduced the Whimsy Jar Swap, all of the items inside of that sample jar were for her. The pics are here.Our "whimsical/playful/pinks&yellows/sweet/girlie..." theme is my new favorite.

See more artistic kits here.


  1. Beautiful assortment of pretties, Jessica! I love those roses you used ontop of the whimsy jars, so happy I have one of my own!

  2. What wonderful swap goodies. You must have alot of great stuff in your studio or great places for shopping where you live.

  3. You just have such a knack at presenting everything so beautifully, very inspiring! I hope you'll do the jar swap again, I'd love to join in this time...

  4. Oh my goodness! This package is just adorable. I love everything I find here. :) So feminine and vintage-like and lovely. Theresa

  5. What a perfect theme! The images are precious!

  6. The pictures of all the little girls are so sweet! I love the one in the pink dress petting the dog, and the one in the yellow dress looking at all the candy. How cute is that! Great swap!!!
    Patricia :o)

  7. it is all so pretty! The roses on the jar sure look real....