What a crazy week! Monday was my birthday (happy birthday to me!), and I spent the day shopping at the mall with my sister and then having a family dinner. Most of the day Tuesday was dedicated to assembling my latest Lego scene: a woodsy lake with cabins, canoers and even a lake monster. On Wednesday my aunt and I took a mini road trip to visit an awesome craft store in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. (There's a little cafe inside the store, and we took a break halfway through to eat some lunch. Seriously. It's like a warehouse.) On Thursday I got together with a friend for a birthday dessert (turtle cheesecake for me, mmm). Then Friday was more craftiness when my aunt and I went to a scrapbook expo at the state fairgrounds. Whew!
I've been so busy I almost forgot to do my second blog post for the week. Since I didn't have a chance to create anything this week, I'm going to share a little gift packaging ensemble I made for my sister's birthday a couple of weeks ago.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Label Love
Paper: Fiesta Forever card stock stack (Die Cuts with a View), Pool Party Core'dinations card stock, Whisper White card stock
Ink: Concord Crush marker
Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits dies, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Fun Flower punch, Pansy punch, 7/8" scallop circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, corner rounder, Coastal Cabana ruffle stretch trim, Lucky Limeade ruffle ribbon, Gift Bag Punch Board (We R Memory Keepers), Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, paper-piercing tool, sanding block (unknown), Dimensionals, Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)
I had fun making this ensemble, and I was glad that I even had some tissue paper to match. Below are several pictures of the individual items as well as a few details. I haven't written up a tutorial for making the gift box, but if you would like one, leave a comment below and I'll post one as soon as I can.
To make the gift bag I cut one of the pieces of patterned card stock to 9" x 11" and used the Gift Bag Punch Board. I used two pieces of Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon to create handles for the bag and added a die-cut tag.
I felt like I should add something else to the card, but nothing I tried seemed quite right. But then I realized that the card didn't need to take center stage since it was just meant to accompany the gift, so I left it as is.
I was really happy with how this turned out. Now if I were just a bit more prepared with my gift-giving I could make more of my own gift packages.
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