Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Greenhouse Gala coordinated gift set

This week I'm concentrating on having fun with ribbon! Ribbon is a lovely, inexpensive way to add pizzazz to a card - but what if you're like me and want loads of different colours of ribbon to match every project, and a variety of styles of ribbon too? Hmmm. Not so inexpensive then... and that's why I've put together my special packs: You get 21 ribbons - sixteen different colours and nine different styles - in a choice of one metre lengths at £14.95 or two metre lengths at £26.45. So now you can have all the different ribbons you'd like at a fraction of the cost of buying full reels! If you'd like to order one of my special packs, just click here to email me.

Today's little set is show-casing the organza ribbon from the pack. It feels beautifully soft which makes it perfect for those luxurious feminine bows! I made this set for a friend to say thank you. I can't remember what it was I was saying thank you for now, but I quite often say thank you to her for just being so lovely really!


Doesn't this understated paper from the Greenhouse Gala collection look gorgeous with Basic Grey and the dramatic organza ribbon?

And check out the beautiful 'thanks' sentiment. It's from the new Perfect Punches stamp set and can be cut out with the scallop oval punch - how quick and simple is that?!

The box is tiny - just one inch cubed! I love the way it looks with the organza ribbon tied in a bow bigger than it is!  For extra detail, I added a couple of tags punched out with the jewellery punch and sewed them to the ribbon with cotton. This would be the perfect box for a ring or earrings or another tiny gift  - and what with Christmas coming up...!

Supplies for this project:
Stamps: Perfect Punches (card), Tiny Tags (box)
Ink: Basic Grey, Marina Mist (on one of the tags)
Card stock: Basic Grey
Other: Whisper White organza ribbon, scallop oval and medium jewellery punches, Greenhouse Gala designer paper

I must go as the cat is doing that thing you used to see in the Lassie films: tugging on my trousers and urging me to follow her. Better go and see - it's probably a dead rodent that she's very proud of but it could be someone with a broken leg trapped in the garden! Crafting Clare to the rescue!

Thanks for visiting me today. See you tomorrow for more ribbonish inspiration!


  1. What`s that you say Puss? There`s someone in the garden. Could it be George Clooney? Better go see. Oh no....it`s Alan Sugar, tell him I`m not home.
    Sorry Vicky, couldn`t resist :)
    Fabulous card and gift box by the way, love the ribbon.
    Lynne xxx

  2. love the ribbons and the lovely colour. Nice set!

    I love my ribbons too :D

  3. Love your comment on my blog about being a shipwreck Vicky...what a fab idea although I would say I'm more beached whale than shipwreck!!! This set is stunning, what gorgeous colours together, it looks so elegant and stylish...shame the box isn't a bit bigger though you could have fitted a packet of ciggies in it lol ! x

  4. Hi Vicky

    This is a sweet set. I really like the paper - very elegant, and the ribbon sets it off perfectly. I must use more ribbon!!

  5. The card and the box are great :)


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