A courtesy head's up for you all....there are lots of pics in this post! You have been warned.
Miss 7 came home with a party invite for a school mate. She was FULL of ideas as to what she wanted to give her. So, we wrote them down, crossed off the "not quite appropriate" ones and focused on what we could achieve. She wanted the gift to be in her favourite colours (blues, read and greens) and also have butterflies. Definitely doable so far.....and.....she also wanted to give a candle!!! So....off to work I went......
Firstly the card. I had seen this card on SCS and put it to my CASE file. This was our version...
I sponged the edges of the embossed butterfly and mounted both on Dimensionals.
Of course on the inside...I had to use my "ever so useful" big glittery numbers!!
Next....the reds and greens portion. I had recently acquired the Scallop Envelope Die and a basket was a good choice. We could fill it with red and green things perhaps?? The basket was born....
Now for the candle....
A little while ago through Debbie P's blog, I was introduced to The Craft's Meow stamp set - Butterfly Kisses here. I have used the large image on another candle which I have not yet posted, but I could not resist using it again. This was the candle....
All together, this is what the present looked like...
Needless to say Miss 7 was over the moon with the gift and I must admit I was pretty chuffed with it too. I thought the wee tags with the birthday girl's initial on it were the perfect finishing touch. After the party, in the playground at school, the Mum of the birthday girl chased me down and told me how much she LOVED her gift. Mission accomplished (phew)!!
Thanks for enduring to the end of the post. Now there are quite a few things used in this set, so if you have any questions....please leave me it in the comments and I will get back to you.
CS: (SU) Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, WW, Springtime Vintage DSP
Ink:(SU) Baja Breeze Not Quite Navy
Stamps: The Craft's Meow - Butterfly Kisses, Jemac "Happy Birthday"(W29B)
Dies: (SU) Bigz Beautiful Butterfly, Scallop Envelope Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet
Punches: (SU) Large and Small Tag Punch, Scallop Border Punch
Misc: Paper Fasteners "Blue Diamante" (fm Minibuckle), SU Designer Buttons - Sherbet, SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder, dimensionals and glue dots