Saturday, December 19, 2009

3-D this time

Life has certainly been moving faster than me these days!! What with the fine weather finally arriving and the garden needing my attention, and DH painting the house and needing my assistance at times, papercraft has come a poor second!! 

I made time late yesterday to decorate some gifts.  Last year I learned how to make caramel sauce by boiling condensed milk, in its tin, for three hours...hmmmmmmmmmm very yummy. 
The tins are then decorated and presented as a gift, or part of a gift, with instructions as to what it is and how to use it, and if you need more, how to make it!

I decorated the 'blue' tin by adhering some blue satin ribbon at the bottom, punching a border on the white card (cut to measure), covering the card with a piece of (recycled) sparkly ribbon, and embossing Merry Christmas in silver along the top edge.  The card was then attached with double sided tape and the rhinestones adhered for a finishing touch.

I then popped it in a wee bowl, included chocolates and instructions, and wrapped them in cellophane and added beads and double bowed the ribbon to present as a gift.

The red tin started with the same method, and I then embossed stars and Christmas crowns with halogen silver for some added sparkle, and added gold rhinestones on the punched border.

I omitted the bowl when wrapping this gift, and used silver beads and red ribbon. This one will be added to a box of wee gifts.... 

I decorated this large round box for my friend as a work-box for a project she will be starting in the New Year.

Here is the box - name embossed in silver and decorated up, so the many males in her house cannot mistake it or be tempted to 'borrow' it :-).  The paper is some I have had for YEARS and finally cut into it - it is like the polished shell of the Paua (a shell fish unique to New Zealand, related to the abolone)  I added a ribbon (again recycled) some flowers I have had for 18 months and pearls and I am really pleased with it, although I don't think the photograph does it justice.

Thank you for  calling by - I love to know you have been, and your comments really 'make my day'.

Christmas Blessings to you all.


Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxinw - look at you go! These projects are great and so special! Hand made gifts are always treasured and you have made them so beautifully! I love your bowl of goodies - you altered tins are stunning - they will certainly be a blessing to the recipient! You are so very creative Maxine!
I got your card - thank you so much Maxine, it is fabulous!! I will be posting it on SCS tomorrow!! God bless you my friend! May your Christmas be blessed and filled with love and laughter, family and friends! {{{hugs}}}

StampOwl said...

so pretty

Kristine said...

WOW, these are beautiful!! Very blingy *Ü* Great job Maxine!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges!

peggysue said...

What lovely containers! And certainly loaded with bling for the challenge! Thanks for participating in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Those are all wonderful!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous work