Thursday, 13 August 2009

Creative Inspirations: Gift Trio

Click to enlarge imageHello everyone!

Today I made a gift box and a gift wallet to go with the card I made on Tuesday (for the Basic Grey Challenge), which now completes the gift set I have made for someone in particular (...can't say who it is, or I'll ruin the surprise! Hee hee!).

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The gift box was made following the Split Coast Stampers Origami Box tutorial which you can find here. I only made one box (for the bottom), using a 22cm square piece of heavy-weight paper, which I subsequently sanded to give a weathered feel. I cut out 2 of the largest Nesties Labels 1 in Brown Core'dinations cardstock and also sanded them. I stuck the bottom of the origami box onto one of the nestie shapes, then cut a piece of the same paper I used for the box (green) and stuck it on the inside of the box at the back and then onto the underside of the other nestie shape to form a hinge. So the lid of the box is the other nestie shape, which can be opened by lifting.

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I used a Magnolia cupcake stamp, coloured with Whispers, cut it out and matted it onto another piece of the original paper, again sanded. Pink ribbon, a pink organza hand-made bow and pearls completed the gift box. This is going to be filled with embellishments....or maybe chocolates...I haven't decided yet!!

I also made a gift wallet, for which I devised the template myself (I spent ages looking on the www for a template, but couldn't find one!!)

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This has been sized specifically to put a particular rubber stamp in, but the size could be easily altered to house a stash of stamped images or a gift certificate or gift card. The size of my finished wallet is 13cm wide x 10cm high x 0.5cm deep. If anyone would like a tutorial on how to make this wallet or the gift box, please let me know and I'll put one together.

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I'm actually really pleased with how this gift 'trio' has turned out, especially as it's my first time at making the gift box and gift wallet!

I'm going to enter these gift creations into the following 2 challenges:

1. Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything bu a card!
2. Creative Inspirations - Challenge 22: Gift (Boxes, Bags, etc)

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Thanks, as ever, for visiting! I'd love to know what you think!

Hugs, Sem xx
Ingredients
Basic Grey 'Sugared' 6x6 paper pad : Core'dinations cardstock 'French Roast' : Bazzil Basics cardstock : K&Co 12x12 double-sided paper : Pink, brown and gold organza ribbon : Pink Satin ribbon : Sugar Nellie 'Sweet n Sassy' and 'Daisy' stamps : Magnolia 'Love Muffin' stamp : Whispers pens & Copic Ciaos : Nestabilities Labels 1 : Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch : Woodware corner rounder punch : Scallop scissors : Versamagic Dew Drop 'Wheat' : Sandpaper : Prima flowers : Spacers, brads, pearls and 3D foam pads from stash

26 comments:

  1. Oh wow, these are absolutely out of this World Sem ! I wonder who the lucky, lucky person is to receive these beauties ? Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

    Hugs,

    Jo x

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  2. Can I say WOW!!!!!!!!!! or HOLY COW this is a beautiful set you have created here!!! Love it all and the details are FAB!!!
    hugs, janny

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  3. Wow Sem, this is a beautiful set, Sue x

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  4. Sem, that is soooo beautiful! I really love your set my friend! I'm really in love with your cuties :)

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week!

    Big Hugs Tanja

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  5. Love this, a really gorgeous set.

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  6. wow this is such a gorgeous set!! I really love the colours, everything is finished off so beautifully! I am sure the person who recieves this will be thrilled!

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  7. wow this is such a gorgeous gift set Sem! I really love the colours, I love the image you have used too, Daisy is sooooo cute, you have finished everything off so beautifully, I'd love a tutorial if you are happy to do one. Hugs Julie x

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  8. This is stunning Sem and a great pressie for some lucky lady. I would love the tutorial of your fab envelope if you fancy putting one together.
    hugs Debra

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  9. wow fantastic work, just beautiful.

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  10. Its a gorgeous set, I havent thought about finishing those boxes like that, it looks great!! Love those colours,
    hugs Angela x

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  11. Wow, wonderful project!I love it!

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!:)

    Tímea and SSS Challenge DT

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  12. Beautiful set Sem and a nice simple one that really gives the WOW factor

    Love Dawn xx

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  13. Oh this is gorgeous gift set, wonderful colours and beautiful images, brilliant.
    luv
    Debby

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  14. These are so beautiful, such a lovely set to receive. Suzie xxx

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  15. Wow, these are just gorgeous1 So beautifully made with a fantastic combination of papers, colours and images. Very inspiring :)
    - Crafts by Bee

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  16. Gorgeous box! I really like the layout and the touch of pearls and small bow.

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

    <3,
    Steph

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  17. Well Sem words fail me. These trio is exquisite. I love everything about it.

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  18. I really love your box! :D It's gorgeous ... the cupcake and papers fit well. ;)
    Hugs,
    Karen.

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  19. This set is gorgeous thank you for sharing it. I love that stamp and that paper!

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  20. Wow, this is just stunning alot of work but well worth it ~ Mel x

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  21. Your work is very beautiful...Thank you for posting Alota Rubber Stamps blog candy

    Hugs,
    Helene

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  22. What a gorgeous set you have made!!! Incredible!!!
    Greetings from Germany
    Simone

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  23. Fab blog Simonne, it is amazng.
    I have a blog now (very basic) if you'd like to pop over you're welcome.
    Claire x

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  24. these are just gorgeous...xxx

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  25. WHOA Sem, this set is AWESOME!!!!! So so soooooo pretty!!!!!!! Whoever gets it is one lucky lady!!!!!!

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Thank you so very much for taking the time to pop by and for leaving me a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sem x