April 30, 2008

A GIFT FOR A FRIEND

Hump Day again - whoohoo!!! This week is flyin' by and I have sooo much to do, I have to get ready for the scrapbook yardsale on Saturday (have I started, noooooo!) I have two classes to put together, and oh yeah, somewhere in there I have to spend time with the family - lol! It's all good....So, today I wanted to share a gift set that I made for a friend. I am not worried about her seeing it because she does not visit my blog, we talk in another forum *wink* I wanted to make her something I could fill with some of her fave scrapbook stuff and so I decided to alter a tin that I bought at Hobby Lobby before I moved here (glad I did, we don't have HL here). Her favorite colors are brown, orange, green, and blue so I decided that the New Basic Grey Archaic Line was perfect for this! I used several different of the dps from this set to cover the tin and I love how it turned out. For the sides and around the lid, I also used brown rick rack (not sure who make this, I had it in my stash) and some beautiful May Arts Shimmery Green ribbon to cover all the seams. I added some flowers made with my 5-petal punch and added some Rhinestones to the center. On the top of the box, I wrote out 'Michele's Box' in chipboard that I inked up with Creamy Caramel and Mellow Moss Classic Stampin' Ink and then sponged it with Close to Cocoa ink to give it the aged look. Then, I added some dots with my Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker. The handle is covered in all kinds of different ribbons that complement the dp: there are too many to name, I pulled them from my stash, so if you have a burning desire to know about a particular piece, pm me and I will see what I can do *wink* Isn't it yummy to see all that ribbon together??!!! I also made her a card with the same theme. It's a square card again, and I used Julee's Mojo Monday sketch no. 34 for this one because I love it! The base of the card is Chocolate Chip card stock which I then covered with a piece of the dp from the Basic Grey Line. Then, I added two small strips of Really Rust card stock, which I added vintage brads to at either end and faux stitched around. The long piece is Chocolate Chip card stock layered with Mellow Moss card stock, and I double faux stitched around this while adding two Jumbo Pewter Eyelets at either end and using some more of that yummy May Arts ribbon. I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Ink to age it a little and blend better with the dp. All of the paper was punched using my Ticket Corner Punch as well. I then used my Coluzzle and cut out a circle from Chocolate Chip card stock, and, using my 5-petal punch, made a flower out of Mellow Moss card stock and the dp. I then added a Rhinestone brad and popped it up on dimensionals. I stamped the flower doodle in Chocolate Chip ink on both pieces of Really Rust card stock using my Friendship Blooms stamp set. The two little flowers on either side are made with my Boho Blossoms punch, and there are small Rhinestone brads in the center of these as well. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in White Craft Ink and punched it out using my Word Window Punch. I then added a small piece of Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon. I like it, but worry it looks too busy, what do you all think? I am very partial to SU! dp because it matches everything else so well, but I think I pulled this off! Let me know what you think...I am off to start bagging and tagging items for the sale - teehee!!

35 comments:

Denise... said...

Woweeeee! Gorgeous! I'm sure she will absolutely love it!

Ila said...

This is Absolutley Gorgeous!! I love that tin...she will love it for sure!!

Christie said...

I got to see this in person and it is AMAZING! TOTALLY beautiful! Alex, seriously woman, I can't say it enough...you're so talented!

Mistylynn said...

Wow, Wonderful work. Great patterns and papers. Anyone would be pleased to get this gift.
Misty
Thanks for your sweet comments about Aaron.

Manna said...

This ROCKS! Love the paper, so yummy! WOW!!!!!! Where's my jaw?

Sharon said...

Hi, I'm a stamp-a-holic from Australia and I just discovered your blog! Such beautiful creations! I'll be back to get more inspiration.
Sharon
www.stampin-scrappin.blogspot.com

mochamama said...

Oh Alex, your friend will just love this....awesome! What is your SU yardsale all about? I am still watching the mailbox......I'm getting sweaty palms now, hehehe

gina said...

Wow great gift set and so much detail in it too :)
Gina x

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous tin & card Alex - your friend is going to love it!

Have fun bagging & taggin!

Dawn Easton said...

Wow Alex! This is fabulous! I bet your friend is going to LOVE it! I don't think it's too busy. Some DP and items we alter need "stuff" lol...thanks for sharing!

Melinda said...

It is FABULOUS.. Great job ... I'm sure she will love it.

lyzzydee said...

Very nice, I amsure that will be wellreceived!!

Dottie K. said...

Oooohhh I bet she is gonna love it. Gorgeous! Lucky lady!!! :)

Denise~ said...

Oooo, what an awesome gift! She's going to love it! Great colors and papers, love all the accents on both the tin and the card. This will make an awesome and beautiful storage/display piece. You're so creative!! :)

Lauren said...

Wow! These are awesome. I love your use of eyelets.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a FABULOUS gift, Alex! WOW! I'm sure she'll LOVE it!

the scrappy chick said...

What great packaging! She i sure to love the gift!
Cyndi

Nikki Bond said...

How beautiful! I'm sure she'll love them! What a wonderful gift! {SMILES}

NattyK said...

I love the tin, what a fabulous gift. x

Marlou said...

well Alex this is absolutely gorgeous, im sure your friend will love it :) x

ScrapMomOf2 said...

GORGEOUS! She's going to LOVE this! WOW!

Diane said...

Oh Wow!! Super Duper Beautiful!!!
Lucky Michelle!!!

Bethany Paull said...

What a great card to match your project! I love all the colors and patterns.

My Paper World said...

Totally awesome Alex! You are amazing! xx

Shannon McGann said...

Wow! Another stunning gift set! You must just stamp all day! I don't know how you find the time! You are so amazingly talented!

Vicki said...

Holy cow, that is awesome. I love, love, love this. Does it say Vicki's stuff on the top, oh no, it says Michelle, darn, lol. It is perfect! I love that paper line, probably why I have most of it! And of course I love all the ribbon. Great job! She will absolutely love it. Can't wait to hear what she says when she gets it.

Rose Ann said...

Wow...what a gorgeous set!! She is sure to LOVE this!! Awesome work, Alex!! Hugs!

Amy G. said...

What a great gift set, I'm sure she'll love it! Sorry I missed so much.

Debbie Yates said...

I think it's adorable- I want one! What I relly want is to come to your Yard Sale - maybe if I leave righ tnow - 9:30 pm on Wednesday night, EST - will I make it to your house by Friday!!!

malieta said...

Your friend is going to love her gifts Alex! The altered tin is beautiful and I love your card!!
malieta:)

Joan said...

These are wonderful Alex....I love the patterns and the waves...it's all great.
I've left something for you on my blog if you would like to check it out. Joan

scrapnnMO said...

Oh these are just absolutely gorgeous Alex! She is just gonna love them! HUGS, Dawn

Flossie's Follies said...

this is fantastic, love the altered tin and your fantastic card, it is great.

kathleenh said...

I'd say you pulled it off! This is a gorgeous ensemble. I'm sure your friend will LOVE it!

Michele said...

Alex,

I know I already told you thank you at the msg board but I just had to tell you thanks again here! I absolutely love the lunch tin and card you made for me. I always wanted to alter a lunch tin but never knew how to go about doing it. I love that you posted this here so I can see exactly how I was blessed with such a wonderful gift!

I'm truly blessed to know such a wonderful woman that has shared the same experiences as me! *HUGGLES*

p.s. I LOVE THE GOODIES THAT WERE STUFFED INSIDE!!!