Friday 2 May 2014

A special birthday

One of my girlfriends celebrated her birthday recently and so we all went out for a meal and showered her with gifts! I found a pretty scarf for her which provided all the inspiration for the gift presentation. Come and see:

How's this for a burst of tropical colour?! Those fabulous flowers are from Stampin' Up's Secret Garden stamp set - and there are coordinating framelits for those that don't enjoy fussy-cutting.

The background was made using my acrylic block kissing technique (as seen in this video tutorial.)
I had a bag in the same Crushed Curry colour as I used for the card base but it had a shop logo on it...

... so I made a panel for the front and back to cover it using one of the papers from the Regals Designer Paper stack - it is SO useful to have designer paper in every single Stampin' Up colour!

Have you spotted the matching tag?

I stamped it using the same technique as the card and cut it down to 2" wide, carefully cutting around the sticking out flower. Then I was able to use the angled tag topper punch to turn it into a tag, and tied it to the bag with sumptuous stitched satin ribbon in Midnight Muse.

Would you like to see the scarf that gave me the inspiration?

LOVE it! (In fact it was quite hard to give away!)

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We're gearing up for a bank holiday weekend here in the UK so fingers crossed for some sunshine. I'll be back on Tuesday with the first in a series of projects made with a fabulous, summery stamp set. Have a lovely weekend and hope to see you then,


  1. Very pretty card and matching bag Vicky


  2. Hi Vicky
    Stunning card... Love the colours... Fabulous....
    Thanks for all my goodies... Did write an email of thanks while i was away... But safed itin Drafts .. Then forgot... The joys of old age....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  3. I love it too! You know me and bright colours, and these are beautiful. Gorgeous card and gift, Vicky. Have a great bank holiday! xxx

  4. Absolutely stunning Vicky your friend must have been delighted with her scarf and all the matching goodies! The colours are amazing. Enjoy the weekend, we are off to another wedding in London tomorrow and off to Derbyshire for a few days with friends on Tuesday:)
    Val x

  5. WOW - that scarf certainly gave you some lovely inspiration Vicky. Beautiful co-ordination. xxx

  6. Gorgeous card and tag Vicky and I love how you transformed the gift bag. I can see why you found it difficult to give away that beautiful scarf. The colours are stunning.

    Kat xx

  7. Wow - the card and gift bag are absolutely beautiful! The scarf really did inspire you!

  8. It would have been hard for me to give the scarf away as well. It is beautiful and your card and tag are inspired. Lovely gift.


  9. Wow Vicky this is amazing. The colours are so vibrant, and the card is a perfect match to the scarf. I can't believe that I didn't like Crushed Curry (I think its the name), but you have certainly converted me. Have a great weekend x x

  10. Wow, Vicky, you have picked up the scarf perfectly in your card and bag. What a lucky friend you have
    Rosie x


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