Sunday, December 27, 2009

Holiday Cheer Gift Set

Happy Holidays everybody,
I hope everyone had a fabulous occasion
and made lots of great memories for their kids.
We had a good time over here,
although it is a little heartwrenching being
1500 miles away from home...
Anyhooooo, to fight off the Holiday Blues,
I put together this gift set for a friend of mine
who has been very supportive and even a bit of an enabler
since I hopped on board the Blogger Train this past March.
She's received her parcel, so now I can blog it.
Very fittingly so, I made a Tilda set.

Here is the card that I made with
Christmas Eve Tilda,
you can catch all the details here,
as I already blogged the card,
what can I say, I am an Internet junkie
and couldn't resist blogging something!!

Now here we have a "refurbished" jar
that I've stripped of its original label and turned it
into a lovely decorative jar complete with choccies inside.
Tilda is joined with Basic Grey papers
and that beloved Martha Stewart punch, and a doily
to adorn this jar, as well as sprigs and berries
that I Stickled and hot glued onto the lid of the jar
to create a festive topiary.

Next is the Tilda gift bag,
which started out as an ordinary lunch bag,
$1.50 for a pack of 40,
and I went to town revamping the basic shape of it.
I cut out a window, bordered it with papers
that were cut with scallop Fiskars shears,
then added shrinkwrap to the interior to make the window,
I don't have vellum or acetate,
so improvising, as always, was done.

Here's a nice example of the colour variance of papers,
this Tilda was stamped onto GinaK cardstock
while the other 2 were stamped on watercolour paper,
all were painted with distress inks together
in the same paint-fest and look at the difference.
The post stamp is also Magnolia,
the lace is from Hancock Fabrics, love it!!
Those gorgeous gardenias were sent to me from
my lovely bloggy buddy and fellow teamie Tracey,
I love them, love love love them, this colour especially,
I think I will pluck the rest of them out of the
bushell of flowers and make something decorative
for myself with them so I can
have them around me ALWAYS, lol,
the leafy punches are by Martha Stewart,
the beads are from the bridal department at Michaels.
For closure, I simply punched 2 holes in the top
of the bag and ran this gorgeous organza through it.

Well, that is about it.
In the photo you can see a lace satchel,
I just prettied up a store-bought bag
with some beads and a little extra organza,
there are some fun craft goodies stuffed inside.

There are some challenges about
that I will be entering my project into:
Creative Inspirations has set Christmas Gift challenge
Double Dutch It's all about the wrapping indeed!!
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
has set a last minute gift challenge,
Stamp Something has set a
Holiday Somethings Challenge,
and I used the sketch from Just Magnolia,
but I blogged that already!!

A lot of the challenges have extended deadlines,
which is great for me,
that means I will actually get in on time,
I hope you and your family
had a wonderful holiday and will have a
safe and happy new year!!

Take Care,


Christine said...

Wow Steph she must be a very special friend to receive this stunning gift ...what can I say but GORGEOUS STUNNING BEAUTIFUL..think thats it..anyhow LOVE it ALL .

hugs Christine xx
Hope you have a healthy & peaceful 2010...

Handmade with Love said...

What a lovely set of goodies to give to your friend. Really beautiful! Glad you had a good christmas and wishing you all the best for the new year. Tracey x

Ellen said...

I love it !!! This is amazing what a beautiful creations Stephanne !!

Hugs, Ellen

Janiel/ janny said...

Oh Stephanie, THis is a beautiful set set sweetie. What a very lucky firend you have..
hugs, Janiel

Kellie said...

WOW hun these are just AMAZING and I am sure your friend just loved them, how could you NOT they are absolutely GORGEOUS your colouring is fantastic and I love the vintage feel.
Hugs, Kel xx

Debbie Pamment said...

You are such a sweetie I'm not surprised you have friends wonderful enough to deserve such a fabulous gift! Just gorgeous!

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

Wowsers!! This is all so gorgeous, what a lucky friend!!
Kristy x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, what a lucky friend.

Angelwood said...

This is beautiful! What a special friend you are to make this for your lucky friend. She must have loved this. Your coloring is beautiful. I will be back often to visit your blog and wonderful creations! hugs, Angela

Sue said...

On Christmas Eve when the postman knocked at the door and handed me the priority box I was so excited. After I opened it and found these amazingly beautiful creations, I was overwhelmed with how very sweet and generous you are. I have emailed you my feelings of gratefulness for having met you and expressed how very kind and supportive you are. These lovely handmade treasures are all so wonderful. The time that you took to make each one special (and you have little ones and work!) makes me appreciate even more what a wonderful friend you have become. I'm so fortunate to have gotten to know you and blessed that you think of me as your friend. I can't tell you enough how wonderful your package was to open, a true Christmas blessing.
And everyone that came over on Chrismas Eve was so jealous!!!!!!!!Love ya friend.

{{{Big Big Hug}}}

Sue said...

ooops, I forgot to say, I smell so vanillay good all the time now too!!!! xoxo

Helen said...

Gorgeous gifts!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Chris said...

A fabulous gift set Stephanne and I'm sure your friend adored it! Glad your Christmas was good even though so far from home and I hope you have a happy new year. Chris :)

Melissa said...

This is lovely! I'm sure your friend loved it! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!

Cathy said...

Stunning gift set.
Thank you for joining in the SCSC this time.
Cathy xx

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness girl!! Have you given this away yet? Cause I could give you my address!! LOL!! These are all stunning projects!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something hun!! I look forward to more of your work in the New year!! HUGS

Bev said...

What a fabulous gift set sweetie, love the cute image, gorgeous papers and wonderful detail. Hope you had a good Christmas x

Anonymous said...

Wauw love every project. Lot´s of fantastic details.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Stamp Something.
Happy new year.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

cheryl said...

wow these are totally stunning so beautifully designed too thanks for joining us at creative inspirations love cheryl x

Denimo said...

My goodness!!! What a fantastic project!! Soooo wonderful.
Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something.

having a {me} day said...

WOW!!! What an awesome set of gifts! You are so uber awesomely talented! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas time even tho you were far from home. I will catch up with you shortly as I am so far behind! and then some! kxx

Tracy said...

Ooooh and ahhhing so gorgeous love them all,stunning!!!!
Thanks for joining us over at creative inspirations and a Happy New Year when it arrives.

tanjaak said...

Oh wow. Your creations are so beautiful. Thanks for joining the Stamp Something challenge. Happy New Year!

Jenni said...

A wonderful set of gifts, beautifully put together! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Creative Inspirations.
Jenni x

Willy said...

Wowwww.....what a wonderful things you have made, really lovely!
Thanks for joining the Double Dutch Challenge ;)

Stampin Mindy said...

WOW! This is beautiful, Love the embellishments and the colors. You have beautiful coloring!