Thursday, October 7, 2010

In Wonderland Time


She's the one where you can email just about anything and get a response back that will make you laugh. She's the one that will eat cafeteria cheese curds with you and not make you feel guilty about your tight jeans. She's the one that will listen and offer advice only when she thinks you need it. My best ever co-worker's birthday was this past July. The July as in three months ago July. And now I'm finally getting around to giving her a gift.

You see, I'm fortunate that she likes to paper craft as well, so I filled this little number with some baker's twine and vintage buttons and make a card to match. The package design was based off the sketch at Card Patterns and the card was from the anniversary sketch at JUGS, who happens to also be celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness month-awesome. Together, they make a presentation entry for Yvonne's Guest Designer's Challenge. I admire how Julie Elak can transform regular paper into objects that can actually hold something and look cute at the same time. Julie offers some really, really great tips for creating packages on this post here.

Here's the package:



And here's the matching card-the houndstooth pattern was stamped lightly underneath the flowers:



Supplies Used:
Package:
Cardstock: (Ivory) Georgia Pacific (Green) CTMH
Stamps: (Retro Christmas Backgrounds) Practicing Creativity Designs
Ink: (River Rock Pigment) SU
Embellishments: (Paper Rose) available at Perfectly Pretty Etsy Shop, (Rustic Twine) PTI, (Pewter Eyelets) SU
Tools: (Labels 4 Nestabilities) Spellbinders
Template: (Walztingmouse Stamps)
Card:
Cardstock: (River Rock) SU (Ivory) Georgia Pacific
Stamps: (Roses from Roses in Bloom) Waltzingmouse Stamps, (Sentiment from You're Dandy) Practicing Creativity Designs (Houndstooth Background from Retro Christmas Backgrounds) Practicing Creativity Designs
Ink: (River Rock, Old Olive Pigment) SU
Embellishments: (Rustic Twine) PTI

27 comments:

  1. I so get this. One of my closest, oldest friends' birthday was in July too- That market bag I posted about is for her- but she's yet to receive it! That's why they're such great friends- they love us no matter what! :) I'm sure she will adore this gift- very personal... I LOVE the package too- those take so much patience! Great job!

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  2. Love this creation... so sweet. And I think folks appreciate the effort, whenever it arrives!

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  3. What a beautiful set! I am sure that this gift will be appreciated!

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  4. beautiful set. love the pretty shades of green you used, too. fabulous work!

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  5. I love how you've used two sketches to make perfectly beautiful one-of-a-kind items! So lovely!

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  6. Oh my Karen! This is just gorgeous! I love the muted colors! And where gifts are concerned, it's the thought that counts. Even if it's a little late...lol...I'm sure she'll be floored by this gift set! :)

    Thank you so much for playing along! :)

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  7. These are fantastic Karen! I love that box, and the card is so fun!

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  8. These are so great, Karen! You are always so creative!

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  9. Better late than never, and I'd say this beaustiful set was worth waiting for.

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  10. Absolutely Beautiful, Karen!
    This is such a lovely set and i'm sure your friend will love it!

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  11. FABULOUS! Totally FABULOUS! Oh so pretty - y'know I wouldn't mind if this gift ensemble was 3 years late, I'd love it just as much!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  12. Love this gift set you made! The colors are soft and have an earthy feel to them! I'm sure she is just gonna love it even though it's late!!! LOL! Thanks for playing along with JUGS and celebrating our anniversary with us this week!

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  13. How wonderful Karen - this is a fabulous gift set and your friend will be thrilled, I'm sure! I'm thrilled and I'm just getting to save your idea! LOL

    Hugs!

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  14. You know, you've just extended the birthday celebration :) Plus, when it's this beautiful, it's worth the wait!

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  15. Love them Karen, you're the queen of subtle hues! ;-)

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  16. love the light hounds tooth in the background of the flowers. Great touch, it really adds dimension.

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  17. Oh its gorgeous! She'll love it!! I love the houndstooth pattern and the soft colors. The package alone is an awesome gift. That there is also something inside is pure icing!! :)

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  18. OMG - I am so totally in love!!!! Holy fabulous-ness!!!! I love the CAS look of your card but it is so completely effective and perfectly executed!!! And the little gift bag is AWESOME!!! GORGEOUS!!!
    Great take on the sketch :) Thanks so much for helping JUGS celebrate our anniversary!!! We sure do appreciate your support :)

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  19. Love it!!! That is one FAB set! The hounds-tooth is so classy and I like how you kept is so simple, yet elegant!
    Thanks for playing along.

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  20. Sooo incredibly gorgeous karen!!

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  21. What a great little gift set- I'm sure your co-worker will love it!! Thanks for playing along with us on Card Patterns.

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  22. This is such a gorgeous gift set!! I'm betting your friend will LOVE it! I think gifts at unexpected times are the best!

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  23. Beautiful gift set - lucky recipient! Thanks for getting sketchy with JUGS this week and for supporting us through our first year! We appreciate it.

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  24. This is a beautiful gift set! Your friend will treasure it.

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  25. Love that package:-) Your friend is so lucky!! great set Karen:-)

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