Friday, October 8, 2010

A Bevvy of Boxes - #3

"With a little help from my Friends" is a FAB song and is pertinent for this post. Kerry Bunting as I previously mentioned is a magical friend and I was blessed to receive this a short time back. (Sorry Kez that I have not posted it here yet!!) It is beautiful and takes pride of place on my table.
The birthday bonanza of Sept continued with niece...Miss 15 (the day before my son's b'day). Oh the agony of it all!!! A quick call to her Mum and all she wanted was bangles....EASY!! With such a basic gift it needed spectacular packaging. Now I am NEVER one to bite off more than I can chew (yeah right) and had images of co-ordinated cards and boxes, but sadly time ran out. I looked up and saw my little draw from Kez,...and a MASSIVE lightbulb came on.....a combo effort. Card and box in ONE!!! An e mail later and some information and I was on my way. Kez based her easel draw box on a template from Liam Pucher. Liam is SUPER talented in 3D paper projects. Take a look round her blog if you have not before. It is amazing.

(Sorry to keep rambling) I wanted to use the devine Miss Anya Collection stamps that have sadly sat neglected and unused since I purchased them (a long time ago!!) These 3 savvy young gals are perfect for tweens and teens. Rather than colouring the whole image I paper pierced some of it. This was the result..

and this is how she looked completed.....

I bundled her up with some Grosgrain Ribbon as wrapping....


Then.......when she took the ribbon off.......

I was sooooooooooooooooo happy with the result that a (somewhat sad but enthusiastic) happy dance was undertaken. It looked so pretty with the bangles in it!!

The card was a very narrow panel at the back of the easel which cannot be seen when opened, but is there as a special reminder. Here it is from the side and close ups of the delightful draw handle and the sentiment. Given that the inside of the draw gleamed...Happy Birthday did not seem right. "Sparkle" fitted the bill perfectly.

Thanks so very much for enduring this post to the end. The crafting community is such a wonderful and caring group, makes you feel good just to be a part of it.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, Watercolour Paper, Cottage Wall DSP.
Ink: (SU) Rich Razzleberry, Black Stazon
Stamps: (SU) Warm Words, Miss Anya Collection (The Greeting Farm)
Punches: (SU) Scallop Oval and Large Oval punch
Other bits: Nestabilities Oval and Scallop Ovals, Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils, Lyra Watercolour Crayons, SU Dimensionals, handle fm Kez's local craft haunt, Kaiser Clear Rhinestones

Lynda xx


Debbie Pamment said...

Totally FANTASTIC Lynda - no wonder you did the happy dance over this!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh wow! This is fantabulous ... and I so want to try one! Isn't Liam clever to dream up these lovely designs! Such an exciting way to receive a gift. You are so clever my blog superstar! Hugs xxaxx

Patrice said...

I'm playing catch up after a week of being this, you're so clever!

Lee-Anne said...

What an amazing gift idea...this is fabulous Lynda. I love the stamp you have used and the way you have combined paper piecing with colouring, it looks perfect. Gorgeous colours too, I am sure your niece loved it, it's perfect :)