Sunday, September 30, 2007

Spring Flowers gifts

We have two birthday parties today. This is the gift I made for my grown-up niece, Camellia. We really don't do gifts since the kids have turned 21, but since we are going to a combined birthday party (with her step-brother who is 4)...I thought I'd give her something, too.

It is my goal to use up my leftover retired Stampin' Up! designer paper. I loved this pattern when it was in the catalog and used several packs of it. However, I found another almost full pack when I was looking today. I think I'll make up several of these Notebook/Bag/Pen combos for the craft show and take my alphabet set and ink pad with me so I can personalize it for them if they would like. I put a flower behind the C, so if someone didn't know who they were going to give it to, they could still buy it. The centers of the cut-out Looks Like Spring flower is filled with the Earth Elements beads we carried last year. I also made a matching beaded pen and tabs for the journal using the Round Tab punch. I also like a pen holder on my notebooks, so I created one using cardstock and layered it between the back of the notebook and the inside layer I stamped to cover up the ugly inside.

I'm using the card as part of the decoration for the bag. I slipped the card into a clear envelope and then adhered the envelope to the bag. Quick and easy! I really didn't even need to stamp the bag, but I already had the So Saffron ink and flower sitting out.


rozie640 said...

Very cute, I too loved that paper and have about 5 packs of it. I should make gifts in my spare time (that would be in my sleep) and have them on hand for those emergency situations!

maggie fellow said...

this is beautiful.