Friday, April 1, 2011

A Special Surprise.....

As most of you are aware...i was on somewhat of a crafting and creative armistace recently, which also meant that I fell FAR behind on things for birthdays and the like. one such miss was EnchantInk. She has been a blog bud for sometime now and I wanted to send her a surprise. I had seen a fantastic tutorial here on Herringbone technique and thought I'd give it a go.

Andrea loves the colour palate was kind of easy. The set included the card (dah), a Pocket Tissue Holder and a Lip Balm holder. What made it a better gift was that Andrea had been feeling a little under the it served 2 purposes.

The Herringbone technique is a magical way of using up all those scraps of DP and is so easy....even I did it....3 TIMES!!!! Here are some close ups.....the card.....

The Pocket Tissue Holder....and yes I perhaps went a littl overboard carrying through the pattern to the inside...but what the hey!!

And the Lip Balm Holder....

This actually goes up fairly quickly. the hardest thing was adjusting the card design to fit the fronts of the smaller packets. I enjoyed putting this together very much.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Pear Pizzaz, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush, In Colour DP
Ink: (SU) Pear Pizzaz, Concord Crush
Stamps: (SU) Bliss, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Punches: (SU) Modern Label, Word Window
Other Bits: Green flower brads, Xyron machine, Green grosgrain ribbon fm Alice's

Lynda xx


Helen Williams said...

Hi Lynda,
This is stunning, I love the colours you have used.
A lovely gift you are so thoughtful.
Love and Hugs

Patrice said...

Wow so clever - the gift packaging and the strips of dsp. Really clever!


Jenny Hayward said...

Lovely Lynda. I know Andrea loved them. Fancy with the weaving!!

Have a good week,
Jenny xxx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Yes ... this was such a wonderful "happy mail" surprise ... and I do LOVE THEM! (Not overboard at all, Lynda!) Thank you hunny for being such a caring and thoughtful friend! Hugs xxaxx