Saturday, December 4, 2010

Gift cover

Greetings - it is so great of you to visit!
I wanted to give a friend a wee gift recently and bought a bag of chocolates - not the easiest to wrap, so I thought I would use card and 'cover' it rather than wrapping it, and this is the result!

I started by cutting a sheet of card into two long strips, trimmed them to length and stenciled them with the Layers of Color Botanical Swirls stencil.
The flowers from the Natures Walk set by the same firm were stamped on scraps of card, embossed and then coloured with chalks.

The tag was stamped and embossed, then cut with a Spellbinders Ribbon Tag
I cut and embossed it, and lightly sponged the tag while still in the die.  I then rounded the corners of one end - the sentiment is from
 Kiwi Stamping 

The ribbon was threaded through a slot I cut to match the slot on the packet,
and the greeting tied to the ribbon with silver cord.

This final look was very effective, and the recipient was most appreciative of both the cover and the chocolates.

Thanks for calling by - I appreciate your visits and your comments make my day.

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Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - it is nice to see you have had some time in the Studio!! I love the colours you have used - they are so pretty! Gorgeous stenciling and images maxine - love it - YUMBLY!
Linda LOC Design Team

Robin said...

Really pretty, love the layers! Thanks so much for playing with Some Odd Girl, Robin

Anonymous said...

Maxine, what a pretty project!! I love, love LOVE the colour combo
Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles

This N That said...

Beautiful flowers and layering! Thanks so much for playing with Some Odd Girl!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the flowers on this card. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations!

Donna Moore said...

Hey Maxine! What a beautiful idea and execution! You could put the worst tasting medicine in that beautiful creation and make it desirable! :)
With chocolates your gift was most definitely a supreme winner, very effective and quite beautiful and extremely imaginative!!! You so rock!!

yyam said...

Such a pretty gift bag! Love the flowers! :)

Thanks for joining us over at Some Odd Girl! :)

Lesley said...

This is very pretty! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Kim Sonksen said...

Thank you so much for joining us at SOME ODD GIRL

Anonymous said...

Fine dimensional work, Maxine. Posies have personality and depth of greeting to make your bagged gift pop for any receiver. Tasty and memorable gift of thoughtfulness!
Keep Looking UP!

Mami Doodles said...

Beautiful flowers! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh I'm lovin' these colors!! I love the purple stenciling. And the yellow flowers pop off beautifully!