Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A little gift set

I made this little gift set a while ago, but never got around to posting it. I made some little note cards, a tic tac holder, some magnets and decorated some pencils.


I took this plain wooden container (I call it a tool box) and painted it green, added decorative paper, stamped my image (Nouveau Corner from Stampabilities), sanded the tool box, aged edges with ink, then added stickles all over it. I made my tags using the collage technique and stamp my friend’s initial on the tag. Next I found coordinating SU paper and made her some little 3x4 cards using SU's "Because Of You". I colored them with my SU markers and added stickles to the centers. For my magnets I used some scrap paper that was left over cut to fit marbles and glued on to the back and then glued on magnet. For the topper of the bag I stamped my image on and colored with SU markers and used stickles. I also made the tic tac holder using more of the scraps that were left over. I added some more sparkle using my stickles, and then tied some hemp around it. For my pencils, I learned this from Martha Stewart. She took and painted some regular #2 pencils with craft paint. The she took painters tape, cut to desire width and wrapped all the way around the pencil. Then paint in a different color. Immediately take off the tape, that way it doesn't pull any extra paint off. I added some ribbon and I was done.

All in all I think this little set came out beautifully!


Katy said...

This is TOO CUTE!!!! Love all the detail and your "painting"...I usually just try to cover it all in paper :0) Hope you're surviving the heat in San Antonio...we're trying here in San Angelo!!!

Krista Ritskes said...

Wow! What an amazing gift! Wonderful job.