Monday, November 5, 2018

DIY Tussie Mussie Holder with Eileen Hull Notebook Pocket Die

Tussie Mussie - small bouquets of herbs and flowers with symbolic meanings

Traditionally a tussie mussie was placed in a small metal vase designed to be carried. I think  a small nosegay is a charming home dec accent but I needed a way to hang it. So for my Eileen Hull Inspiration Team project this month I came up with a stylish solution using the Notebook Pocket die from Sizzix and the Pumpkin Spice Premium Stack from DCWV!

I die cut a Notebook Pocket from mat board.  See that beautiful orange color?  I used Eileen's ColorBox Blends inks from Clearsnap: Stop and Sunshine blended together perfectly.  I applied the ink to both sides of the mat board.

I used a Crop-a-Dile® to punch an extra hole in each side, aligned with the holes which were already cut by the die, and then I threaded a ribbon through them and tied overhand knots at each end. 

I assembled the Notebook Pocket using double-sided iCraft Supertape.

I was gifted with the Pumpkin Spice Premium Stack from DCWV and inside I found a lovely sheet of 3" x 4" cards.

I trimmed out a hard to choose...

...then finally adhered one on the front of the Notebook Pocket with a mat.

I tucked in a small bouquet and found the perfect place to hang my little tussie mussie!

It is a great little DIY home dec accent but I can also see it being carried by a flower girl or junior bridesmaid, can't you?

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Supplies for DIY Tussie Mussie:

Sizzix Notebook Pocket Scoreboards XL Die
Sizzix Little Sizzles - 6" x 13" Mat Board Pack
Clearsnap ColorBox Blends - Stop, Sunshine
Therm O Web iCraft Supertape Roll,1/4"
DCWV Premium Stack - Pumpkin Spice

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