Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Presents!

I needed to make a present for a very special someone during the week and this is what I came up with...

A Box of Roses...

This is the box - a paper mache box I purhcased and decorated the front of - I was inspired by the gorgeous little box on one of the first pages of the current catalogue - I love how this turned out...




And then once you open the lid this is what you see - a first layer of tiny little flowers all pre-made, ready to go...




Then a second layer which has stacks of hand cut leaves to go with what was in the bottom of the box...




Which was stacks of these roses! My favourite flowers of the moment - the same ones that I made to use on this card here. I didn't attach the leaves myself because as you can see from my original card sometimes a flower doesn't need leaves to look gorgeous! :). So I just had them all ready to go should a particular flower be in need of some greenage...




A close up of the first 'drawer' - just a shallow box with a ribbon handle so it can be pulled in and out of the box. I'm not very clever when it comes to designing things and this was the best I could come up by way of getting layers into my box - hopefully its not too annoying to access the other contents?




A close up of some of the flowers - these are all made using the Circles #2 Die cut from the Big Shot - just run out a whole heap of coloured circles, spritz them with water and scrunch, leave to dry a little, then assemble. Simple but effective - I think anyway? :)




The card I made to go with it all. Its so easy to make things when you've got a theme going. Not sure if its over-kill or not, but I made the card to match the tag to match the box? All the same but different?? Is that what you do when doing packaging and gifts?




And a close up of the tag. I loved this tag - so cute and so easy to make - and re-usable! I only wrote in the card so this tag can be used again and again. Cant wait to get started on some Christmas tags!!!



So there you have it - a Box of Roses for a Special Someone! Lots of love went into this box - I hope that shows through...

Thanks for stopping by,

Don't forget our last class of the year is this Saturday night - see here for further details!

Smiles

Adele xxx

Stamps: Word Play, Vintage Vogue
CS: Crumb Cake, Assorted Current Colours( for small flowers), Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pear Pizzaz,
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Other: Big Shot, Circles #2 Die, Three Blossom Punch, Two Way Bird Punch, Dimensionals, Vintage Brads, Circle Ice Brads, Assorted rhinestone gems from personal stash, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Trim Punch 

6 comments:

Sandra said...

Your gift is simply gorgeous! You can definetly see all the love that has gone into it. I'm sure that the recipient adored it.

Patrice said...

Oh my goodness this is divine! Definitely shows the love you've put into it. I too match my card and packaging etc so I don't think it's overkill at all :o)

Simply gorgeous Adele.

Melissa said...

This is just beautiful, I love matching cards and gifts, so we can all overkill together lol. You put a massive amount of work into this, well done, just gorgeous.

Just ME said...

Oh my! This is THE BEST gift ever! Beautiful idea and those flowers are divine - you'll have to teach me how to make them! Really gorgeous package. XX

freshcutsbylu said...

Really beautiful Adele. So much love and time can be seen, all those flowers! Wow! And all the matching looks fantastic, I'm sure whoever it is going to, they will LOVE it!
xo

*Spring Blossom* said...

This is beautiful! I'm sure the person will treasure this gift, you are very creative to think of it!!