Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Have Courage and Be Kind

Here is my final project for Eileen Hull's month of Spring using her Display Stand and Gift Box Dies!    

Our lives seem to completely revolve around the Coronavirus right now with unprecedented things happening every day and all of that was on my mind as I designed my project using the Display Stand Die as my base.
I used a wonderful sentiment stamp set from Altenew called Better Together for my sentiments which is perfect for this project.
The Acrylic Red Hearts are from Honey Bee Stamps and I used an old Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies.
Here's the view from the back in case you haven't seen this die yet.
Here are a few photos showing supplies and steps.  I put a piece of 4 1/2" wide Galaxy Washi Tape from Altenew over the end panel being sure it was larger on the sides and bottoms so I could fold over the edges.  The flowers are from Prima, the Mini Globe Die from Tim Holtz/Alterations.  Better Together Stamp set by Altenew.
Since I find that Washi tape can lift off - I always like to fold it over the edge to make it more secure.
I added Gingko Washi tape from Altenew along the strip that will show when folded - but then added so many flowers you can't tell it's there!
All of these sentiments are things we should be mindful of ALL of the time -  
but especially during THIS time we are living through together - all over the world.
Please check out Eileen's blog where she has gathered other Inspiration Team members projects using this wonderful Display Stand or the Gift Box!

Starting next week, we will be posting projects using her April release dies -  Tiny Book and Tiny Book Case so please come back to check them out!!  

Did you see the Chalk the Walk project circulating on FaceBook this past weekend?  The idea was to chalk some affirming words on your driveway or sidewalk to inspire anyone who walked by since so many people are out walking now.
Here's what I chalked on my driveway.   Be Kind!  and Enjoy This Day
I also Chalked the Walk outside my church which sadly has suspended services probably through April.   Faith over Fear, God Hears Our Prayers, Love Your Neighbor, Be Kind, Enjoy This Day.

I'm also linking my project to:

Stamps:  Better Together - Altenew
Paper:  white, Enchanted Evening - PTI, White Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix
Ink:  Obsidian - Altenew
Accessories:  Display Stand Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Mini Globe - Tim Holtz/Alterations, 1 1/4" circle punch - SU, 2" Circle Punch Fiskars, 4 1/2" wide Galaxi Washi Tape,  1" wide Gingko Washi Tape - Altenew, Prima Flowers Capri/Aurora Bay, Red Hots Acrylic Hearts - Honey Bee Stamps, Butterfly punch - Martha Steward, foam dots, Tombow Glue, ScorTape.


Christine Alexander said...

love the use of the washi tape it's the perfect background for your worlds :)

Anita in France said...

Such a wonderfully detailed, heart felt and encouraging project, Julia ... and great messages! Stay safe ... Anita :)

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Beautiful and inspirational!

Bonnie said...

So appropriate for these times, Julia! A wonderful reminder that we are all better together! Love that you wrote these sentiments on your driveway and at the church! We can't see or hear enough of that!

Mac Mable said...

What an uplifting post Julia x. Fabulous project using the display stand and love the kind words, the design and had a little chuckle about covering up that wonderful washi tape x. Stay well and safe x.

Greta said...

Love your chalked messages--just what we need! Amazing project!

Darnell said...

This is such a moving post, sis! Before I forget, your chalking and messages of affirmation are awesome! So far I've seen a lot of kindness and good coming out in people, so that's a very good thing! Your display stand is just incredible! Talk about messages of affirmation! Every single detail is a treat for the eyes ~ and the heart!! Take care, my friend, and be well!! 😷 Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Fabulous, uplifting card Julia! Words to live by. That galaxy washi tape is spectacular for your background. I received some from Christine and had a lot of fun playing with it.

Love your chalky words of encouragement! Take care. xx