Thursday, November 10, 2011

Exploding co-ordination

Hi all.....


Problem: You have a niece about to turn 14....what do you do???
Solution: Through the miracle of the crafting gods, you stumble across a project that fits the bill to a "T".

I was lucky enough to find such a solution here. I had seen these amazing purses about, but one had never really crossed my mind until I stumbled across it. By pure coincidence, I had also purchased some wee notepads to decorate for stocking fillers. Too good!!!!

This is the explosion purse I made for Miss 14 (who happens to be a fan of purple!!)...


....and open.....


I was also lucky enough to find a a shop that sold individual heart shaped chocs that matched the DP perfectly.

Next was the notepad.....


....and the inside.....


I made a template of the cover and then measured the 'gaps' between the centres of the circles, then used a 3/16" circle punch to cut the holes....perfect fit.


Now for the card......I carried through the scallop circled theme from the bag and used it on the card.


...and the set together....


I had so much fun playing with this, I think I may stow it away again for another one of those desperate times. BTW...was a hit with Miss 14 too.....as a further coincidence would have it, she received a pinky purpley shade writing pen from her parents which also matched the notepad perfectly.

Thanks for popping by.

Stuff used:
CS: SU Perfect Plum, Bazzil Plum, My Memories Scrapbook Paper # 150117, Pink bling glitter card
Ink: NONE
Stamps: NONE
Punches: Carla Craft CP2 - Heart, SU 2 3/8 Scallop Circle, SU 1 3/4" Circle
Other bits: Nestabilities Scallop Circles, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet Dies, Basic Grey Small Magnetic Discs, Plum Satin Craft Ribbon.

Lynda xx












7 comments:

Patrice said...

What a star Aunty you are! Love this little gift set. Also loving watching your tolerance levels for all things pink and girly rise lol.

xox

Cheryl said...

WOW another AMAZING and GORGEOUS creation,you always make the most perfect gift sets and for any occasion!!! Love it!!
xx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hello Lynda! You are fast becoming the queen of coordinated gift bundles! These are absolutely stunning!I bet Miss 14 was thrilled! Thanks for sharing! Hugs xx

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my ... what a super lil gift set Lynda, just stunning ... love all the sparkle, pinks and purples ...
What 14 yo wouldn't love this mongrammed persolaised custom bundle ...hope she has a fab day!!!

Katie said...

Gorgeous gift Lynda. I love those explosion bags so will have to give them a go. Lovely co-ordination,I love everything to match too :-)

Jenny Hayward said...

Awesome project Lynda! I love it. Have to store this away for future reference ;)

Love Jenny x

Linda said...

Love the explosion purse! Must try that myself. :-)