April Projects for Spring Arbor

April Projects for Spring Arbor

Spring Arbor Assisted Living Facility, Stampin' Up!

Here are the projects I have planned for April at Spring Arbor, one of our local assisted living facilities.  I think these will be a lot of fun!

First, there’s a bookmark, using the Sweet Sorbet paper from Sale-a-bration.  I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch on card stock, then added a couple strips of the designer series paper.  It needed a little something, so I punched some chevrons and added those to the front.  Cute!  I love making bookmarks (which can also be used as tags, for you electronic reading device people!).

The bookmark is inside a little gift pouch.  I wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Tag a Bag kit, but I didn’t have enough bags.  So, I improvised.  (Mom, you’d be so proud!)  I cut up some lunch bags, folded them and glued two sides to form a pouch.  I used the Tag a Bag accessory kit to fancy it up a little.  It’s big enough for a medium sized cookie, too.

The final project is a medium sized cellophane bag with candy inside.  I almost filled it with cough drops, but at the last minute I remembered I had a little candy left from stamp club last month.  I think the candy will be much more appreciated than cough drops.  We’re running a little low on snacks here at the Cooper house.

I used a sponge dauber to add white StazOn polka dots.  Then I colored over them with another sponge dauber and Bermuda Bay ink.  It’s very subtle, and I’m not sure we’re going to do that.  But it was fun to alter the bag.  The tag is from the Chalk Talk stamp set, die cut with the Chalk Talk framelits.  The way the tag is cut, it holds the bag closed.

I had a blast making these projects.  I hope the ladies like them!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.  Have a wonderful day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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2 Responses to April Projects for Spring Arbor

  1. Susan Horr says:

    The ladies will love these projects! I don’t think too many of them have electronic books so I think you will be safe!


  2. buffycooper says:

    Thanks, Susan! I hope you’re right…most of the 80 year-olds I know have e-readers. Two of my “mid-twenties” kids, however, refuse to switch from “real books.” Funny! (I think we’re backwards here.)


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