Tuesday 12 July 2011

Gift set using my small heart punch

The starting point for today's post was this beautiful solid perfume-in-a tin that my daughter bought from the Body Shop for a friend. I loved the packaging which gave me an idea for a box. Here's what I did:

I wondered whether the perfume would fit in a hole made by the large heart punch and, with a little bit of tweaking at the top, it did! So I made an insert to fit it into and then made a box base to fit around that.

Here it is - snug and happy in its new home!

The Melon Mambo and white colour scheme is so summery and the rainbow of hearts on the tin inspired this heart design on the lid of my box. It was easy to cut the hearts out of scraps of card stock using my small heart punch.

I made them more dimensional by folding them in half and piercing five holes along the fold with my paper piercer. They're attached to the box lid with glue dots.

I was on a bit of roll by now, so naturally I made a card to match the box!

And here they are together! By the way, you might be interested in this box tutorial  I put together a little while ago. It's so easy to make boxes any size you like with your Fiskars trimmer and a scoring blade.

Supplies needed for this project:
Stamps: Occasional Greetings
Ink: Melon Mambo 
Card stock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, scraps for the hearts
Other: Large and small heart punches, Fiskars trimmer and scoring blade
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

It was Grand Prix day at Silverstone on Sunday and every year we all walk up to a high point near us to get a great view of the Red Arrows performing over there. They really are phenomenal and it is such a treat to see them! At one stage, while the jets zoomed in together, trailing their red, white and blue lines of smoke, my youngest son said: "The Red Arrows - sponsored by Aquafresh!" Both boys have me in stitches with their versions of adverts and their teamwork is impressive!

Thanks for your visit today - I'm always so pleased that anyone wants to come and spend time here and if I've inspired you to make something, I'm over the moon! I shall be having another vintage moment tomorrow so do pop back if you have a minute.


  1. This is very sweet, Vicky, I love the matching card and box covered in hearts. Very clever idea.

  2. LOVE,love,LOVE it!! Such fun bright colours, great design, and how wonderful to have the matching box!

  3. What a brilliant idea to make a gift so special. I really like the way you've echoed the tin design on the box and card! Great idea.

  4. Such a cute little gift set Vicky. I'm sure your daughters friend will love it!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  5. Fantastic project Vicky, making the gift even more special.
    LOL at your Son's comment, they are hilarious!

    m x

  6. Hello Vicky

    What a fantastic idea and so original. The box and card are gorgeous. I am sure it will be well received.


  7. Very clever Vicky. Love the colour combination of the hearts.

  8. BRILLIANT box - you're so CLEVER!

    Love your Son's comment! Due to Airbourne each summer I usually get to see the Red Arrows too! They are totally fantastic and soooo daring! Something we can be proud of!

    Hugs, Sandra

  9. Fabulous box and card. Love your design and colors. What a wonderful gift set.

  10. Oh lovely box, what a great idea!

    Re my youngest and his nose wiping... it's becoming a little irritating now... barely 30 seconds go past without him wielding a wipe at me. I almost wish he'd wipe it on his sleeve lol! Lisa x

  11. Lovely gift idea Vicky - colours are great. - Jacqueline xx.

  12. WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Your daughter's friend is very lucky to be receiving such a fab gift.

    I'm so jealous that you live near to Silverstone,as you've seen me say countless times how much I love Grand Prix weekends, and the Arrows are so brilliant too.

    Cant wait to see what you've got to show us tomorrow,I'll be racing home from my day with Nathan (like a Red Arrow!!)to turn my laptop on to see. Bev.x

  13. Gosh you are clever, both the box and the card are stunning ! Love, love, love them, so bright and vibrant, really admire your work and look forward to seeing your creations.


  14. Gorgeous Vicky - matching card and box, right up my street!!!
    Margaret x

  15. This is brilliant Vicky, such a clever idea. I love the paper hearts on top then a matching card too...fab :)
    Jenny x

  16. What a fabulous and very thoughtful idea. Love the hearts on the card and box top too.
    Lynne xxx

  17. Such a fabulous project and perfect gift giving idea. Very inspirational, Vicky! I love making little gift boxes...yours is fabulous!

  18. This is so pretty and so clever of you, - "thinking outside the box"

  19. What a super little box, love how you've recreated the same colour scheme. A fab idea. xx

  20. Your box is very clever and you've made a lovely gift all the more special with it's matching card. x

  21. This is brilliant, Vicky, just brilliant!

  22. You are one clever girl Vicky! You always make the most thoughtful gifts!

  23. so cute! LOVE the matching card and box idea! Looks fab! :)

  24. Fantastic idea, love the colours you chose, perfect for celebrating someones birthday! TFS, Vicky! Janna

  25. Wow !! What a great box and I love the matching card. A xx

  26. Wow Vicky this is great what a wonderfull gift idea with a matching card too i think this one will be on my to do list Luv Sue x

  27. Ohhhh this is fabulous Vicky. You know how much I love matching gift sets and this one is so pretty! Sarah xx

  28. This is just fantastic and a wonderful gift.


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