Friday, 8 May 2015

Roomie Gifts

One tradition of going to a Stampin' Up! Inspire Create Share event, is making gifts for your room mates. I was very lucky to share an apartment, even though it was on the 13th floor, with three other beautiful ladies.

I wanted to make them something special. I had some kraft journals at home and decided to decorate  them.  I tailored each one to suit there favourite colours.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

These were so much fun to decorate. First I put a thin layer of gesso on the front. Then I used the Dots Decorative Mask with some texture paste. When that was dry, I sponged around the edges with Blackberry Bliss and then sponged the middle with the individual colours - Night of Navy, Tangelo Twist and Melon Mambo.  Next I stamped some leaves around the edges and flowers in the centre using the Choose Happiness Stamp Set. I used the saying "Life doesn't have to be Perfect to be Wonderful" sentiment from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set. A small touch of white paint pen was used to highlight some of the flower petals and green paint pen for some of the leaves. The final touch was a gorgeous Blackberry Bliss butterfly cut using the Butterflies Thinlits Die.

Here is a close up of each one.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


And of course you can't give a pretty gift without pretty packaging and a hand made tag. I used the Tag Topper Scalloped Punch with the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper to make the tag. I then stamped some flowers using the Flower Shop and Petite Petals Stamp Sets. They were punched out using the Pansy Punch and the Petite Petals Punch. Colours used were Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist. I tied the packages up with Tangelo Twist Satin Stitched Ribbon, added some Rhinestones and  the names, and the gifts were ready to go.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Going by the oohs and aahs followed by the wow's, I guess they liked them....

I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful.

Thanks for dropping by.
Cheers,
Narelle




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