Tuesday, July 20, 2010

4-card gift set and holder

Today I've put together a pretty little gift set of 4 cards.  I used a similar design on all four to tie the set together, but created them sort of in two pairs, incorporating some different elements in the focal point images.



I love this large flower stamp from Papertrey Ink's All About You, and it is just perfect for a Creative Charms gradient gem brad center!  I also added the fun fancy polka dot ribbon to give a finished look to the front panel (I really think I need this ribbon in every available color!) and added a little more bling to the sentiment with the gradient gem stickers.  I used Background Basics: Text Style II for the background of the focal point, and the background stamp from the Round & Round anniversary set for the panel.



The other pair of cards features the pretty flower grouping made up of vintage flower brads.  Again I added that adorable ribbon, this time in green, and the gradient gem stickers.  I used PTI Turning a New Leaf for the background panel, and also for the flower stem (by masking off the top and bottom of the stamp).



Finally a pretty little gift set needs some pretty packaging to give it in, don't you think?  So I re-purposed a plastic case that a PTI stamp set came in (perfect for this!) and added some embellishments to coordinate with the card set.  The die and stamp for the "just for you" tag are both from PTI's brand new release!



I love that the cards are visible through the packaging, and I think that pretty little vintage butterfly brad is just the right finishing touch!

I hope you've enjoyed this project and been inspired!  Have a wonderful, crafty and creative day!

Supplies:
Stamps: PTI All About You; Round & Round; Turning a New Leaf; All Booked Up; Text Style II.
Ink: Memento Brown; PTI Fresh Snow, Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, Simply Chartreuse; Versamark
Cardstock: PTI White, Kraft, Spring Rain, Simply Chartreuse
Misc: Creative Charms gems,  brads,  ribbon; EK Success Border Punch; PTI Mat Stack 3 Die; Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies

16 comments:

Rhonda said...

Oh my! Love the cards. The new mat stack is perfect for the packaging.

Baseret said...

Great card set,and I love the butterfly on the mat stack!

Angy said...

Ah so jealous, haven't rec'd my order yet for that scrumptious mat stack. Wow, love the colors and the card set.

Jill said...

Love 'em, Debbie! The colors, the designs, the packaging--it's all good--I mean great! The new mat stack die & stamp . . . dying from jealousy here, they look terrif!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are GORGEOUS, and I love how you packaged them!

Lindsay said...

These are so fabulous Debbie! I love how you packaged them as well! Bravo!

Jen Carter said...

Great job with this! I love your packaging!!

Danisha said...

I really like this set and how you packaged it. I would like to start making more of those for gifts and such. Love the colors!!!

Suzanne said...

Debbie, I love this set & your packaging. I especially love the background you did with Turning a New Leaf. It's absolutely stunning!!Thanks for the inspiration.

Keva said...

These are so cute, Debbie!! I love little sets like this. Great colors, also!

Gayatri said...

Very cute Debbie! Love your packaging as well. Great color combo.

Maggie said...

I just realized I didn't comment on this totally cool project! Great color scheme and what a great use for those pesky PTI stamp boxes...who doesn't have a few of those laying around :)

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Terri said...

What a great gift set! Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog about my bloghop project!

Dottie said...

Great gift set. I love the colors and all the special flower and butterfly brads. The ribbon, I might have to buy every color too. I see you live near Pittsburg, my daughter married Eric Gaydos. His parents are Butch and Brenda from East Liverpool. Are you related?

Amber said...

These are perfect! I love the colors!