Saturday, 11 July 2009

All Wrapped up!

DD2 is off to a birthday party we've been hunting for the perfect pressie! Luckily DD2 worked out what her friend's favorite colour is and so we went through my stock of jewellery to see if there was anything she liked! DD2 found a necklace, ear rings and a key ring in the required shade of green. All I had to do was make a pretty presentation box and wrap them all up. I remembered that I had some lime green card, but when I found it, it was far too flimsy to make a box....On to plan B then....I decided that I would punch flowers out of the green card and use them to decorate a box made out of chocolate brown card..I had a few sheets of that and it was nice heavy weight card, perfect for box making! Result!

I cut two pieces of brown card so that one was slightly smaller than the other and stamped a floral flourish, from Laxmi Design, in a green colourbox chalk diagonally across the bigger piece as this was to become the top. This gave an effect similar to a watermark, but with just a little hint of green. My new stampin' up flower punch then came into its's shape co-ordinated very well with the flower flourish.

I also punched some smaller flowers using another punch...I forget the name...I distressed the edges of the petals with the chalk ink and then put them all together on the box using a little green flower brad.

I had some chocolate off cuts left over from making the box, so I used them to make the gift tag.....

Then I thought....what to wrap it all in...I know I've got a bit of lime green raffia lying about somewhere, and some brown paper....DD1 is so into brown paper at the moment for her art and graphics course work so I thought it must be fashionable!..So I took a little brown paper and my Laxmi stamp and made some personalised wrapping paper!

I just hope she likes her pressie!


Lesley said...

This is lovely Sue. I really like using brown paper as wrapping as it is so versatile. Love the jewellery too!
Lesley x

glitterangel said...

It's beautiful, I love the combination of green and brown, and the flowers are stunning.