Friday, 12 April 2013

A Field Flowers gift set

When my girlfriends celebrate their birthdays I love making their presents look special for them. I usually make a card and coordinate the gift wrapping, often stamping a plain white gift bag with the same stamps as I've used for the card (see examples here). But on this occasion, the present (a set of three vintage jars) was too heavy and bulky for a gift bag, so I found a box I'd hoarded and set about transforming it. Come and see:


I love the subtle patterns in the Patterns designer paper stacks and they come in all Stampin' Up's colours. To jazz up my box I selected the 'text' style in Real Red, cut 6" squares of it to fit each panel of my box and simply pasted them onto the box. It was ready for a bit of 'wow' ribbon - and the fabulous 1 1/4" Two-Tone ribbon on page 13 of the spring/summer catalogue definitely fit the bill!


So far, so simple but I knew that a pretty tag would lift the box so set about making one to match the card I'd already made...


... which I based around the wonderful Field Flowers stamp set.


I stamped and fussy-cut all the flowers - and yes my lovely friend IS worth it! - before attaching them to the card and tag.



The flowers were grounded on Primrose Petals Core'dinations card stock which was scored with a running stitch design from my lovely Borders score plate. This was sanded to make 'stitches' stand out, and the edge scalloped with Stampin' Up's scallop border punch. Finally, the Itty Bitty Banners sentiment was added.

Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Field Flowers, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke
Card stock: Very Vanilla smooth card stock, Primrose Petals Core'dinations
Punches: Scallop border, Word Window punches, handheld punch
Other: Simply Scored, Borders plate, Big Shot, Bitty Banners framelits, markers, a spare box!
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There's nothing quite as satisfying about finding the right present for the right person and of course receiving a gift is fun too. The best ones are completely unexpected - like the time my youngest son came back from a school trip to a stately home with a little china rabbit adorned with fur which he presented to me. He was only seven or eight and had seen this in the gift shop and thought I'd love its sweet face so of course I'll treasure it for ever (despite the fact it's actually a dreadful little thing!)

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you very soon.

17 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Vicky, what a lot of care you took with this fabulous box, your friend will treasure the beautiful card too.

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  2. WOW ! What a lucky friend ! What a stunning set you have made here Vicky-the wrapping looks so stylish and i just love the card and matching tag,such a great layout on your card too-all in all this is a win,win winner !
    Hugs,Nessa xx

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  3. So scrummie Vicky, really pimped that box, it will be well received and treasured I'm sure! X

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  4. Beautiful Vicky ! Such a lovely set - how super to be the recipient of these ! I personally adore Primrose Petals - such a versatile colour ! Have a wonderful weekend ! Jane x

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  5. Cripes . . . I hope your rabbit-giving son doesn't read your blog posts to the very bottom!

    Absolutely gorgeous gift box, tag and birthday card. xxx

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    1. LOL Sarn - don't worry, he's already told me he can't believe he bought me such a thing and I've told him I'm treasuring it for ever anyway! x

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  6. Simply gorgeous Vicky! You made the packaging look so luxurious.
    Tara
    x

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  7. This is gorgeous Vicky, what a lucky friend you have! How could you say a present from your son is 'a dreadful little thing' :0)
    M x

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  8. Hello Vicky

    I am speechless with your card and box, they are beautiful and WORKS OF ART. The colours are stunning and I LOVE the flower stamp set.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  9. More amazing work Vicky,card box and tag all fabulous. Loving that colour too of course :) Viv xx

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  10. Gorgeous card and box Vicky. Love the colours and those lovely flowers.

    Kat xx

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  11. Hi Vicky, just been catching up on all your blog posts since Easter. Love how your box, tag and card all co-ordinate so perfectly in this lovely colour combination. Helen

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  12. Vicky-i commented on this gorgeous creation as soon as you posted..but i think blogger ate it :(
    So ,i will tell you again how gorgeous this is WOW !,and how lucky your friend is to receive it.
    It looks so very classy-and i love the stamps you have used to create the card and matching tag.
    Simply gorgeous-you clever thing you !
    Nessa xx

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  13. Oh wow Vicky! This is just so gorgeous!! The colours are beautiful and your fussy cutting really is wonderful and works perfectly with the layout! Gorgeous! :)
    Lizy xx

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  14. What a lucky friend you have, this is gorgeous and so is the card.

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  15. I bet your friends and family look forward to gifts from yourself, the packaging is always a work of art.... love this co-ordinating set Vicky.
    I have a few treasured oddities from Hannah too, it's the fact they chose it that make it precious isn't it :0)
    Jenny x

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  16. What a lucky friend! This is gorgeous. Love the fact that it all coordinates (that's really a woman thing I think) and such a beautiful colour combo. I am sure your friend will be keeping not just the gift!
    Louise xx

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