This is a guest post in the series CREATE Mental Health. All week we will be exploring how different people use creativity to create and maintain mental health. Todayâ€™s post is by Kristen Bryant. Kristen writes the blog Stamping with Kristen.Â Welcome, Kristen!
I love to escape into my stamp room to create cards.Â I enjoy the satisfaction of being able to quickly make something.Â One of my favorite times of stamping is with mothers and daughters.Â I just had 7 moms and their daughters over to create and this is one of the projects we made:
I started out by using a Scallop Circle die to make the top of the purse.
Next I took a 8 Â½ X 5 Â½ piece of card stock and folded it in half.Â Once I had a nice fold, I trimmed off Â½ inch diagonally from each side to create more of a purse look.
Next I took the Scallop Circle and folded that in half and using a small circle punch made a little hole for the ribbon to go through.
I used glue dots to fasten the ribbon inside the scallop circle.Â This picture shows the card opened up:
I use a piece of Velcro to keep the purse closed.Â Here is another version using different paper:
I love having stamping as a creative outlet for me.Â It gives me a quick escape for the business and chaos of life and results in cards to encourage others.