I had great fun at the Mixed Media Convention this week (hosted by AFCI) in Salt Lake City. There were so many products to look at and many terrific demonstrations to inspire. Best of all, I met some really wonderful and wildly creative people.
Interestingly enough, the one item that I was introduced to at the show that inspired me to make this project…wasn’t even a craft item. Floral Simplicity hooked me on their scented sachets (oh my, they have such lovely scents). They have a large variety of scents that are packaged, very nicely, into paper sachets. Lavender was my favorite, no surprise to those who know me well! While I was at their booth, it made me think about Christmas (I know, I know…it is only July) and how these would make wonderful gifts. Not only Christmas but any occasion really.
That got me thinking about how I could incorporate this scenty find into my crafty world. Because, of course, I couldn’t just send them to my friends and family in their already perfectly nice packaging now could I? Hence, a template was created to enclose these scenty packages into an envelope that could be packaged with a coordinating card and mailed in a celo bag (for safe keeping).
I created a short video to show you the steps I took to make this project and, if you like this post and follow me on my blog, I will happily send you a link to the file that will provide you with the template dimensions so that you can create your own sachet cover using 8 1/2″ x 14″ paper.
I love it when a project idea just pops into my head and comes together so quickly, like this project did. I wish it was always this easy!
I hope you all enjoy this project and video!
- Hand made card – 4 1/4″ x 5″ (or card of your choice)
- Scented Sachets by Floral Simplicity Scents
- 8 1/2′ by 14″ paper, DCWV Inc.
- 7 7/16″ x 5 1/4″ Celo bags, Clearbags.com
- 12″ x 12″ paper, SEI – Pembroke paper