Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A Fine Feathers gift set

All my children went back to school yesterday leaving me to get the house back into some kind of order. Now, I don't want you to picture a scene of devastation or anything but I got so carried away with my domestic fervour that I didn't get the chance to make anything for my blog - not like me at all! Instead I'm showing you a gift set I made for a lovely friend of mine before Christmas. Come and have a look:

Fine Feathers from Stampin' Up

Here's the card, stamped with images from Stampin' Up's stunning Fine Feathers stamp set. It's very clean and simple and the Scandinavian-inspired colours were perfect for my friend.

A Word For You from Stampin' Up

I love the different styles of feather in the set - and they make a great motif for male cards too. The 'happy birthday' is from my favourite sentiment set, A Word For You. Of course I had a little gift for my friends' birthday so I stamped the feathers in a border design on a plain white gift bag...

Feather border on gift bag


... and tied a coordinating gift tag to it using grosgrain ribbon and seam binding to match my feathers.

Labels framelits gift tag


When I'd stamped the tag, I cut it out using one of the Labels framelits which makes an interestingly-shaped tag.


Border and tag on gift bag

Here's a close-up of the feathery border and the tag. Doesn't the ribbon look pretty?! I know it will have been carefully saved for another crafty project!
Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Fine Feathers, A Word for You
Ink: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Basic Grey
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Labels framelits, Big Shot, Handheld circle punch, Baja Breeze seam binding, Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon (retired), stamp-a-majig
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I don't get fits of housewifely zeal very often (!) so I have to make the most of it when I do.  I think this is partly because when I've finished scrubbing the kitchen floor, my sons are apt to run over it in muddy trainers asking if there are any sausage rolls to keep their strength up; when I've hoovered every crevice of the living room, my husband takes it upon himself to drill holes in the wall to put up the shelves I asked for two years ago; and when I've deep-cleaned the bathroom, my daughter drifts in with blue hair dye casually mentioning that she's transforming herself into a sea witch for a fancy dress party... Well okay, some of this may be my imagination working overtime, but you get my point!

See you tomorrow for something bright and beautiful (I hope!)

14 comments:

  1. Love the cool, neutral colours on the card and bag - a lovely gift set.

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  2. Lovely card Vicky I always think is so nice to have a matching bag to pop your gift into...

    Anne

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  3. Truly beautiful Vicky, so soft, subtle and gentle.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  4. Stunning Vicky - the matching bag is such a great idea and so easy to do too.
    Tara

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  5. Hello Vicky
    Love these feathers..... Gorgeous card....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  6. BEAUTIFUL gift set Vicky. Lovely design and colours. xxx

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  7. What a beautiful gift set, I'm sure your friend was thrilled to receive it. I really like the colours you have chosen - very elegant x x

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  8. Vicky, Until I saw your gift bag,tag, and card, I never realised how feathers could be so pretty. I love it, and I'm sure your friend did too.

    I have no kids, but with my dog, Monty, I have a nightmare trying to keep the house clean and tidy, so I know exactly how you feel....still wouldn't be without them would we?

    Bev x

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  9. Love the idea of the different colours for the different feathers and the gift bag is to die for too.

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  10. The feathers look beautiful, Vicky.
    I know what you mean about the domestic stuff - no one notices, and they mess it all up again immediately! That's why I am such a slattern... It's a hopeless task! xxxxx

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  11. Ah kids and husbands - every housewife's nightmare!
    gorgeous card Vicky - I have this set and I love it, just right for those dreaded 'man' cards! - Jacqueline xx

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  12. Beautiful and simple card-and your stamped bag is gorgeous -what a fabby idea and all so beautifully co-ordinated as always Vicky:) Hugs,Nessa xx

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  13. Noooo sounds just like my house ! Fantastic card Vicky I love those feather stamps and the gift bag and the tag are simply stunning !

    Marie

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x