Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Team gifts for Convention - wood-mount cases


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These are the gifts I made for my team members who attended Convention. It’s a simple idea which can be adapted for any small gift – or a larger gift if you use the full-sized boxes.

The challenge was making them all different – and all the notepads and pens different, too – so that they could be easily identified and not mixed up!

Cover inserts are easy to make for these boxes as they just slide into the plastic cover. Inside the box was a little trickier – mainly because of all the things I wanted to fit in.

The note pads fit almost perfectly and slide into a flap so that they don’t drop out but can be removed if necessary. I decorated the fronts very simply (well I did have to make nine of them!) and topped with this year’s Convention logo, cut out with the die from my new Label Card Thinlits.  To get the right size of notepad at the right price I had to buy 50 of them, so expect to see those at a future event – my Spring/Summer Catalogue and SAB launch perhaps?

The pen just nestles down the side – and each pen is decorated with a tiny piece of DSP inside the barrel. I use Zebra pens for this sort of thing, so was excited to find small ones.

At the top of each case, I stuck a calendar – handy for all those Convention announcements of dates for Sale-a-Bration, new catalogues, next year’s Convention, etc!

Below that is a tiny envelope containing a sewing kit. This was my son’s idea – not sure if that was because he thought a sewing kit could come in handy or if he knew that I had dozens of them stashed away!

And this was, in fact. the trickiest bit of all because there are no measurements for making an envelope for a tiny sewing kit on the Envelope Punch Board! But I was determined not to be defeated and, about 12 pieces of scrap paper later, I finally came up with the goods. I’ve stored the template and measurements with my stash of sewing kits so expect to see those cropping up at a future event!

Stamps: Morning Post Alphabet
Cardstock: Various – Midnight Muse, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo, Pool Party shown
Paper: Gingham Garden, Quatrefancy
Ink: Various – Midnight Muse, Melon Mambo shown
Accessories: Gingham Garden washi tape, Label Card Thinlits, 1 3/8” circle punch, scallop circle punch, wood-mount cases (half-size)

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