Since it's a birthday, I decided to share a present and wrapping I made for my sister. Now, for those of you who follow my blog you may be thinking you saw her birthday card weeks ago! (You'll notice a color theme here! These are her favorite colors.) Yes, you did; her birthday was in September. We always celebrate all the fall birthdays together at one time in the middle of October. Ok, I realize that was probably more info than you needed about my family's celebration habits, so on with the project! ; )
The actual necklace was made from the Base and Bling Collection at CTMH. The Base and Bling pieces include: Faux Silver Chain, Faux Silver Square Pendant, Square Glass Cover, Storyteller Sheet, Rhinestone Charm, and Storyteller Charm. I added a couple of jewelry rings from my stash. For directions on making this necklace see this video.
I made the display card from CTMH Olive and Sweet Leaf cardstock. I cut a piece of cereal box the same size as the Sweet Leaf piece of CS and glued it all together. I punched a couple of small holes and cut slits on the diagonal to the holes. To keep the chain in place I found a little bag with self sealer and stuck the remaining chain in and just stuck down the self sealing part. I never throw anything away.....does this make me a hoarder? Yikes, oh well.....in this case it worked out well!
Now for the moment you've been waiting ......... The Wrapping!
This sweet little pillow box is from the Wrap it Up cartridge. I used CTMH Ivy Lane (retired) papers. I cut the little flower from the same CS's as above. The little flower is cut with a hole in the middle. I simply cut two. I tipped them in Smokey Plum ink and curled the petals a bit. I used a bit of scrap tulle and tied it around the box. I knotted it 3 times to give it a large knot and pulled the knot through the hole in the flower. I then trimmed off the excess tulle. EASY!!
Have a great time at the party!
This is also going off to Take Heart Ideas October Challenge.
These are fabulous Katrina!!! Love the necklace and the pillow box!!! :)ReplyDelete
What a great use for the Ivy Lane paper. I love it. I haven't used any of the CTMH charms or jewelry yet. What great inspiration. Thank you for joining the Take Heart Challenge.ReplyDelete