Thursday, December 20, 2007
Gift Set for a Friend
I'm having lunch with a friend today and realized this morning that I never finished her gift. I had made up a tin of nuggets a few weeks back but I never made anything to go with it so I needed to come up with something quick. As for the tin, I ordered the tin from Papertrey Ink and the stamps I used on the labels of the chocolates are from Clear Dollar Stamps. I stamped the labels using chalk inks and then wrapped them around Hershey nuggets. I wrapped a 1 1/2 inch wide strip of Stampin Up's Certainly Celery Designer Paper around the tin and tied some ribbon I found at WalMart over the strip. For the tag, I stamped the holiday wishes stamp from the Faux Ribbon set by Papertrey Ink on white and punched it out with the small oval punch from Stampin Up and added a layer of the designer paper punched out with the large oval punch also from Stampin Up. The tag was attached with silver cord.
Now what to make to finish the gift. . . How about a magnetic post it note holder. I pulled out more of the SU Certainly Celery Designer paper and covered a square coaster, glued a post it note pad on the center, punched two holes in the top with my cropodile, added some matching ribbon and glued a magnet on the back. Now we're making progress. . . Then I saw on my shelf some of the $1 packs of mini cards I had purchased from Michael's and decided an assortment of mini cards (3x3) would be quick to put together to finish the gift set. I cut 6 pieces of 3x6 white cardstock, then scored and folded them to make my card bases. Then I cut 6 pieces (2 7/8 squares) of the designer paper and attached them to the cards. Next I pulled out my SU Little Hellos set and stamped an assortment of the images using Palette Noir hybrid ink and watercolored the images using my SU Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an aqua brush. I punched out the images with a Marvy scalloped square punch and adhered them to the cards. Whew, gift complete. I'm very happy with how it turned out. I hope she likes it.