I went to a 40th birthday party on Friday for my friend, Melissa, and her gift was a gift card. I wanted to place it something pretty that she would appreciate (she's a crafter too!). The new Pretty Petal Pocket was too pretty to pass up, so I opted for that one. Here's my gift combo for Melissa.This gift and card came out so pretty, IMHO! I started with this great dp that was given to me by my friend, Cheryl Rowley. I paired it with SU's retired groovy guava. I still had some ribbon to match, so I was good to go.
I just think this combination of colors on this pretty template is so fabulous! I print these templates on regular computer paper (even though you can print them right onto your cardstock) for two reasons: first, my printer won't print on the cardstock all the way through...it gets stuck half way! Second, I don't like that the score lines and other print is on the template and you can see it on the inside. So I print on regular computer paper, cut it out, tape it with removable adhesive to my cardstock and cut away! Much better for me. Back to the project. Since this had seashells on it, I decorated it with pearls (like from an oyster, only mine aren't!). I added some paper shredding and the gift card inside and tied it up with the groovy guava ribbon. So simple! Really took about 25 minutes to pull together. (I also forgot to mention that this is for the Dare to Get Dirty challenge issued by Tracy Harp called It's in the Bag! You had to make some kind of creative packaging. I think these templates are pretty creative!)
Of course I had to have a card to go with it (believe me when I say this was an afterthought!), so I used the same papers to come up with this.I didn't have time to color an image and get fancy, so I used one of Paper Makeup Stamps new word art digital images for my focal image. Great quote for a friend, don't you think? I printed out this digi image (it costs all of a $1.50!) and highlighted some words with a copic marker. I embossed the bottom part of the white mat with a cuttlebug folder. (I just saw Gina K do this on one of her Stamp TV episodes. While I've done this before, this episode just popped into my head and gave me the idea to do it again!) I placed another piece of the dp on top and finished it off with ribbon. The sentiment was placed on dimensionals. So quick and easy!
Melissa loved her gift and so did I! It was difficult to let this one leave my crafty little hands! LOL!
Oh, one more thing! I just have to mention that today is the birthday of one of my favorite people....Mick Jagger! He's 66 years old today! Yikes! I've been a fan since I was 5! Can't help it and I'm not going to explain it! I love Mick! LOL!!
Thanks for stopping in today. Enjoy your Sunday!
Stamps: True Friends digi image (PMS)
Paper: Neenah white, groovy guava, Island Lagoon Seashells (Carolyn Holt Designs for Paper Adventure)
Accessories: Pretty Petal Pocket (My Timeless Templates/PTI), pearls, groovy guava stitched ribbon, cuttlebug folder, dimensionals