Sunday, 30 December 2007

Mrs B's birthday present


This is a birthday present for a friend, Mrs B, who seems to have a lunch tin fixation. After I made one for her last birthday, she somehow acquired two more during the year and then requested the same for her birthday again! 

For variety, I made different-sized cards but eagle-eyed readers may spot the flaw in the plan; the long blue card at the front won't fit in the tin!

The patterned papers are all from Stampin' Up!'s Cutie Pie range (p73). You get two sheets each of six double-sided papers which gives you loads of choice; the hardest part is deciding which side to use!

The big flower on the front of the tin was a real lightbulb moment. I was leafing through the Cutie Pie paper and realised that one of the sheets co-ordinated with the On Board Blossoms & Basics (p79) chipboard sheets. So I covered one of the chipboard flowers with a big flower from the paper, sanded and inked the edges with Certainly Celery. 

I used 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon in Certainly Celery to embellish the tin; I also used 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Always Artichoke and Taggeta Ribbon in Bashful Blue for the cards.

The stamps on the cards are Cheers to You (p35) and Circle of Friendship (p62). In fact you can barely see the Circle of Friendship on the blue card so I will post that as a separate project tomorrow. Hmmm.... I could spin these out all week! 

Tip: The Cutie Pie Designer Series Paper uses the Stampin' Up! colours So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Rose Red and Bashful Blue. 

Edited to add: For the lunch tin, I used two sheets of Designer Series paper. I stuck it down with PVA glue (the children's craft type), which I spread with a foam brush from Wilko. You can also use Mod Podge craft glue but I am almost sure it's the same as PVA (unless you can find the matt type). 

(All page numbers refer to the UK Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue 2007-2008

19 comments:

  1. WOW - what a lucky friend Mrs. B is :) Beautiful work!

    Teresa

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  2. What a lovely collection of cards and a wonderful tin.

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  3. What a gorgeous gift!! That is so sweet of you to do - I bet she loves it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind comments. I will most likely post more than 1X/month - thanks for the encouragement!

    XOXOXO

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  4. Can I be Mrs. B please, please, can I, can I?! This is gorgeous. I especially love the layout of the blue one.
    CC

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  5. Are you sure you want to be Mrs B, CC? Having met Mr B????

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  6. Super cute card set!! i adore the colors!

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  7. I have a lunch tin fetish as well!! :) Very cute, bet she'll love!!!

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  8. This is a beautiful gift. You've inspired me to make more of these and also CASE your ideas :)

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  9. What an amazing gift! You are very talented and a sweet friend.

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  10. Hi Helen,
    What a wonderful gift to make for your friend. I love your cards, beautiful work!

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  11. Totally adorable!!! I like your style!

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  12. What a lovely cheerful gift set....what a fun collection she must have!!

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  13. Love what you did with the cutie pie paper!!! Its my favorite!

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  14. Those are for Mrs. B? Wow! She is going to very Happy and Surpised too.

    It's a Beautiful collection of creative cards.

    Thanks for sharing.


    PS: Since my lastname starts with a "B" I could be Mrs. B too....lol

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  15. Well, as the lucky Mrs B who will be the recipient of this gorgeous tin and set of cards, all I can say is, I am very fortunate to know Helen who is remarkably talented with all things stampy, and very generous when it comes to giving them away!

    Thanks Helen. You are a star!

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  16. A great project, Helen and Happy Birthday to Mrs B!

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  17. What an awesome gift here - wow!! I love every single one of them!!
    TFS~

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  18. this is a great set - absolutely adorable!

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  19. What a fabulous present this is!! Lucky Mrs B :)

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