Saturday, March 5, 2011

Gift Idea!

Hello there everyone!  I posted this yesterday on the Wild Orchid Crafts blog. This is such an easy little project.  I know I like to swap goodies with our crafting friends and I bet you do the same. Well, here's a great way to present a few gift items.  I got the idea from my friend FREA who made a tealight pattern card HERE, but put flower shaped soaps in the box instead. This got me to thinking...... I didn't use a tealight card pattern, but just made my own little box with lid and then used score tape to secure it in place.


I started with a 5 1/2" x 12 piece of cardstock and gave it a 1" spine.
Make the box any size you need.
My bow is simply attached under the base of the outside and inside of the card to keep it closed.

I have added a few of the new metal corners and some gorgeous Classic Sweet Roses and  Wild Roses in the box and tied the card together with some 25mm organza ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts.  On the outside I have some another Classic Sweet Rose and some two-toned Cherry Blossoms with a small yellow open rose.

I've stitched and distressed the edges just a tad.  

I would like to enter this card into the 7 Kids College Challenge where the theme is Mardi Gras colors purple, green and yellow (I just toned it down a bit)  

I am going to the Galveston Mardi Gras parade tonight! I can't wait! I have never  been to one before and I want to go back for the Pet Parade on Sunday afternoon.  That should be super cute with all the pups dressed up!  I will take pictures if we go to that one and share with you.

Thanks again for visiting my little blog.  Your kind words mean so much!

Happy Crafting!  Dena

50 comments:

Fiona said...

wow this is fab and a fantastic gift idea!!

Fi
x

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous!! So full of sweet details, and a perfect gift.

Renkata said...

ohh wow Dena, that is really special, great idea dear.
I am going to try it!

Marlies said...

What a great idea Dena, a very nice gift! Lovely colours!
Have fun at the parade.
hugs, Marlies

Debbie Pamment said...

The card is gift enough and then it OPENS!!! WOW this is wonderful! LOVE that you've used it like this instead of tea-lights!
Hope you had fun at the parade!
xXx

kitty said...

Hi This is so very beautiful. Lovin the green colour. What a wonderful gift idea and a magnolia stamp too best pressie ever me thinks lol Kitty :)

Chrissy said...

This is gorgeous Dena. Your colouring is perfect, what a fabulous idea.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

What a special gift box. I love the sweet Tilda en your colouring. Thanks for the gift from your hart.
Gr. Marja

detenish said...

Gorgeous!! So full of sweet details, and a perfect gift.

Jane said...

What a fabulous idea hun and perfectly made! Love the gorgeous colours too! would love to receive a gift like this! hugs, Jane x

xxxtglxxx said...

wow, fabulous Dena! :)

I love this, and its so original. Very pretty with so much gorgeous detailing.

hugs

xxalisonxx

CraftyC said...

WOw Dena, this is gorgeous. A perfect gift and who can so no to rubber!
Clairexx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is just so beautiful! Totally gorgeous make. Kim

debbies said...

Presentation is everything! This is such a wonderful gift idea for stamp lovers!

Louise said...

WOW!!
Dena, this is just what I needed :D
How did you know?! Ha,ha,ha!
Amazing work hun :) Stunning coloration as usual :)
Wonderful dp's and beautiful flowers!
Thanks for sharing :)
Have a great weekend!
Hugs!!

Dorcas said...

Oh wow! THis is fabulous! Thanks for the link, can't wait to try it myself!

Angela said...

What a great idea Dena! Love that! Your image is so cute and beautifully colored and match your pretty papers perfectly! Wonderful way to present a crafter with a gift! :) hugs, Angela

Karen Howard said...

This is really pretty! Love all the details you added. Hugs, Karen

annevctr said...

Really good idea. Trying it out .Thanks hugs Vicky

dolcreations said...

This is such a brilliant idea Dena! Thank-you for sharing all the details on how to create this beauty! I just love how you did Tilda in front of the fence. Beautifully coloured as always!

angelwhispers said...

Wow this is gorgeous and what a wonderful pressie to give or receive from your crafty buddie!!!

Loving the papers and flowers the colours are just so pretty!!!

Have a great weekend and don't forget the photos especially the pet parade!! love Chanelle xxxx

Molecraft said...

Wow, beautiful gift box and beautifully finished, love it!
Helen x

charlene said...

what a perfect gift idea ! Love your coloring and detail.
Hugs

Christina C. said...

Dena, what a brilliant gift idea!!!
Love this wonderful project you created.....definitely something I would love to try. Thank you for the inspiration!!!!

Kim Y. said...

Thanks for sharing! This is such a wonderful idea! Your project is beautiful!

Deb said...

this is so beautiful and so creative, hugs debx

Frea said...

Hi Dena, this is such a great idea, this card is the ultimate gift idea! I'm so pleased I inspired you to make this gorgeous creation. And thank you so much for your all your sweet comments on my blog. I really enjoy reading them! Have a wonderful weekend, hugs Frea

Debra G Smith said...

Dena..what a beautiful card. You took an idea and created your own. Thanks for sharing this one.

Debbie said...

This is stunning and such a fantastic way to present a gift. Thanks so much for sharing, will definately have to give this a try.

Hugs
Debbie

Shirley N said...

Dena, this is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pam S. said...

Fabulous idea Dena! I like the idea of flowers etc better than the tea lights! Adorable Tilda gift!
Pam Going Postal

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness this is fabulous and oh so beautiful! Wow, this would be amazing to receive. :D

Yvonne's cardcorner said...

Wow, Dena your gift idea is awesome!
hugs Yvonne

Linda Palmer said...

Really Gorgeous card and idea for a little gift box. Love everything about it.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Sooper dooper idea and beautifully executed, Dena. Gorgeous card, gorgeous colours, gorgeous colouring! Hugs Lesley

scrapaholicjen said...

This is just gorgeous! I just found your blog and I think I'm in love :-) LOL Your work is amazing!

Corine van der Zee said...

Beautiful gift idea! Love everything about it.

Hugs Corine

Jacqueline said...

Dena - fabulous idea - very pretty.
~Jacqueline
Made by Jacqueline

Rach said...

Dena this is stunning hun, a wonderful idea and beautifully made. hugs rachxx

Teri said...

Oh... my...gosh... Dena!!! This is just beyond wonderful! Who would not absolutely fall over if they got something like this????? I know I would!!!!! It's gorgeous!! What a perfect, perfect way to make someones day!
Hugs,
teri

Sue said...

Aww this is gorgeous! What a lovely idea - and a great way of giving gifts. So beautifully decorated, gorgeous image, coloured perfectly and I love the bow!

Hugs Sue xx

Tab said...

Your creation is gorgeous, hun! Love the sweet image :o) and how you can add a little surprise for a friend inside, truly gorge!
Hugs Tab xxx

ellabella said...

Ohhhh wow this is so a great creation! GORGEOUS! LOVE IT!
Hugs Janine

Mimi said...

Beautiful project! Love the inside as much as the front, gorgeous papers and colors! TFS! ;)

Tammy said...

WOW!! This is absolutely stunning!! So very creative and what a great gift presentation. I really must try this. Your coloring on this image is outstanding!! I just love everything about it!!

Thank you for playing along with us at 7 Kids College Fund this week and hope to see you again!! :)

Scrappinangler said...

This is so lovely!! I love this box idea! I have to try one! :)

Lisa Summerhays said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Janette said...

Holy cow, this is stunning!!! I love this gift idea. Thanks so much for playing along with the 7 kids challenge.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the image, project and beautiful coloring. You did a fabulous job & thanks for joining us at 7 Kids!

hugz,
Suzanne

Deb said...

Congrats on your Top 3...you deserve it...this gift set is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing...I may have to give it a go. Hugs

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