Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Bevvy of Boxes - #1

Hi all!

September for me is a birthday ONSLAUGHT!!!! If I told you how many family/friends/relos etc had birthdays in September.....you would not believe me. Consequently I am FLAT chat trying to get cards and gifts done for all. Over the next couple of posts I am going to share some of the co-ordinating gifts I started the month with.

Miss Niece turned 13. Now as all of you with girls know, this is a FANTASTIC age (not) to buy for. Of course, Aunty Lynda did not wish to "dag-out" also. I had a dig around in my crypt of projects and found a delightful box fm the incredibly talented Makeesha Byl here. Perfect for something small and personal. I also recently aquried the Inspired by Nature stamp set and was hanging to try it out. Now Miss 13 is a very girly girl, so I went for (gasp) PINK and dulled it down a bit with Rose Red. Here's what I came up with....

The card....


The box.....






The set together....



And the most surprising thing for me....was what I could fit inside.....



It's amazing the little treasures you find when you look closely at the shelves in stores. The box contained a 25g bar of Dove Beauty soap, a 50ml bottle of Lux bodywash and a tube of Vanilla scented lip frosting...perfect I thought for a girly girl.....Oh yeah...and of course some Lindt Chocolates!! What do you think??

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back with a variation on a theme later.

Stuff Used:
Stamps: (SU) Inspired By Nature, Amy R "Birthday Sentiments"
Card: (SU) Rose Red, Whisper White, Bali Breeze DSP (now retired)
Ink: (SU) Markers Mellow Moss and Rose Red, So Saffron ink pad
Punch: Martha Stewart Double Loop Punch
Other Bits: Dimensionals,  Brad fm Reject Shop bargain buy!!

Lynda xx







3 comments:

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oooh! There you are!!! :D What a fab job you did on this special gift ... and I am sure your niece will love it! I am proud of you for doing pink, darl! Hope you are having fun with all your stamping and creating ... and it is not too much of a chore! Hugs xxaxx

Cheryl said...

WOW what a GORGEOUS gift and such a beautiful image!!! Into the pink again I see,you really do love it don't you....lol....Your niece is going to love this!!
xx

Kez said...

Gorgeous card and set Lynda, in spite of the ... gasp! ... pink! LOL! Very brave indeed of you, considering how pink challenged you are! I'm sure Miss 13 will love it - IBN looks good in pink! :) hugs, Kez