I went to a 40th birthday party for a girl I work with and made another box in a bag (I just love those things and I'm making another one for a 14 year old tomorrow, so stay tuned!). I saw the inspiration challenge IC153 on SCS this morning and was mulling over this card all day while shopping at our new Hobby Lobby here in Buffalo! I chose this girl's outfit as my inspiration. I pulled the brown, pink, and red from it to use in the card. I started by picking my stamps. I just love this little girl from Clear Art Stamps called Sweet Kids. I colored her with copic markers (not my best job...I was rushing again!) and used a glitter pen on the dots on the umbrella and her dress and on the middle of the flowers. I chose my layout from one of Lauren Meader's sketch challenges and used Basic Grey papers (Blush and Crush, I think). The image and mat were cut with nestabilities and the sentiment is from PTI's Mixed Messages.
I used the Basic Grey paper again to make the bag and also used Pink Pirouette. Pink prima flowers, brown brads and a reversible brown/pink ribbon tied it together.
My gift to Amy was a gift card, which was going in the bag, but I didn't want to just put the card in there. It needed its own little card. I just used the same papers and cut it to fit the gift card and added the flowers and tag. The gift card was held in place with glue dots.
I have another to do tomorrow for my niece's 14th birthday. I making her cake (a big cupcake) and got her a gift card and a cupcake charm for her new Pandora bracelet, so this bag will be perfect for it. This ensemble will be a cupcake one for sure! Thanks for stopping by and stop in again tomorrow!
Stamps: Sweet Kids (Crafty Secrets), Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: Basic Grey dp, pink pirouette, chocolate chip, PTI white
Ink: Adirondack espresso, copic markers
Accessories: Brown brads, prima flowers, nestabilities, scallop border punch, round tab punch, ribbon, red line tape, dimensionals