Regular readers of this blog will know that I just love matching gift sets! When I bought this little pampering vanity case it gave me the inspiration for a coordinating card:
Don't these hot orange colours make you think of sun sea and sand... (Sigh. Only three weeks to go until the end of term!)
To make the card I stamped the flourish from Baroque Motifs in Whisper White craft ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The flower stamp from Touch of Nature was given the same treatment and just the flower head cut out - I made three of these. They were arranged on the flourish, adhered with dimensionals and finished with pearls from my Pretties kit. I rounded the corners of the Pumpkin Pie panel and matted it onto Only Orange card stock with its corners rounded too. It was then adhered to a Pumpkin Pie card base.
Stamps: Touch of Nature, Baroque Motifs
Ink: Whisper White craft ink
Card stock: Pumpkin Pie, Only Orange
Other: White embossing powder, heat tool, corner rounder, pearls from the Pretties kit
I thought this made rather a pretty little gift - but there was something missing... I know! How about a box to put it in? When you have one of the Fiskars trimmers and a scoring blade, it's easy to rustle up a box in whatever size you need!
I used Whisper White card stock for the base of the box and this scrumptious orange dots designer paper from the Sweet Pea stack for the lid. Using Sticky Strip ensures that my boxes stay firmly stuck together. I used the 3/4" circle punch for the sides of the lid.
Here's the finished box, tied up with 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in Pumpkin Pie. I made a tag using the It's Beautiful wheel on a scrap of Whisper White card stock and stamping a sentiment on top. That was punched out with the small tag punch and matted onto Pumpkin Pie card stock punched out with the large tag punch. I pierced a hole through the tag and tied it to the ribbon with silver elastic cord.
I think we all struggle for ideas sometimes but I hope these coordinating gift sets show that there is a wealth of inspiration out there. Next time you lose your mojo why not pop out to your high street and take a look at the fantastic packaging on those shelves!
I'll be showing you some more gift boxes tomorrow.
See you then!