Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mother of the Bride Gift Set



I decided to create for another project, this time for Challenge Me Monday #10 at Fantabulous Cricut.  This week, we were challenged to made a 3-dimensional project with the colour black.  As the daughter of my son's EA is getting married, I decided to make a little something for her.
This 3-piece gift set contains a bag, a gift card holder, and a card with co-ordinating envelope.  I made the gift bag out of cardstock, which I cut to size and scored.  The bag is somewhat similar to a Christmas bag I learned to make at an SU class in the fall.  I computer generated the sentiment, and then cut a scallop circle with shadow using Mini Monograms.  I also added a butterfly from Walk in my Garden.  I embossed her wings and added a few spots with my silver Gelly Roll pen.  I realized that I did not have the black ribbon I wanted, so headed out to Michaels.  I got back, opened the ribbon and realized.... It was navy!  Anyway, instead I used little silver eyelets and a thin black ribbon, but I think I prefer this over my original idea anyway.  (Now to think of a craft using navy ribbon...)

I next made the gift card holder using the same papers.  The cardstock was cut to 10.25 by 3.5 and scored at 3 inches and 7 inches.  I used double sided tape around the sides at the bottom, and added a bit of velcro for the flap at the top.  I also used my SU corner rounder for the cardstock and paper.  The inside paper was punched with an SU border punch.  I used a small circle punch inside the holder for ease of access to the card (another tip from my SU demonstator).
I cut the card to 4 inches by 9 inches.  After using a border punch, I took off just a bit from the other end so that the cardstock was 8x4.  I then scored at 4 inches to have a 4x4 card.  I also decorated this to co-ordinate with the other items.  I sealed an A2 envelope and then cut it down to size.  I added a flap of co-ordinating paper and a butterfly to carry the theme.  As well, I used white cardstock cut to shape for the inside of the card, and added a tiny butterfly inside as well.
I tucked a Timmy's card inside the gift card holder and wrote a little note of congratulations - with a message encouraging the EA to take a break on us during the busyness of the weekend - whether it be to grab a quick cup of coffee to keep her going, or to put her feet up and relax a moment with a cup of tea.  The card and gift card holder fit inside the little gift bag.

8 comments:

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

This is FABULOUS Kate. Love your ideas. Thanks for playing with us over at Fantabulous Cricut.

MCTD Billman said...

What a great idea!!!! I found you through Fantabulous Cricut BTW. I absolutely love it!!!! TFS!!!!

Candace Pelfrey said...

Wow this is great!! LOVE this! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

Leigh said...

Oh this is very stylish.

Val said...

What a gorgeous project! Every bit of it is so very pretty:) Thanks for playing along this week at Fantabulous Cricut.

PenLight said...

Oh, oh, oh, this is wonderful, stylish and a perfect gift. What a gorgeous project. Thank you for joining us at Fantabulous Cricut.

BrendaB said...

What a wonderful gift! Love the black and white combination - it makes it so elegant!

Lori (THCEO) said...

This is just beautiful! I love the set, the colors and the details. Great job! Thanks for joining us at FCCB! :)