Sunday, 15 March 2009

Gift rucksack

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned but I really love these felt flowers. Here I’ve used them on this rucksack box which I made for a little girl’s birthday. I can’t remember where I saw the idea initially I’m afraid (can’t claim it as my own) but it’s quite simple really – just a tall box with a flap, and a very thin box with a flap stuck on the front.

The back has holes punched in it with ribbon threaded through to create straps. It grieved me to use so much of my new stitched grosgrain but the colour was perfect so I bit the bullet and just did it.

I made this one evening and, next day, realised that this Summer Picnic paper uses Real Red, not Rose Red, which is what I used for the body of the box. But I think I got away with it because the Real Red cherries are small.

My daughter had the idea to put the present in the body of the rucksack and make a small card to put in the front pocket - a great idea but it did mean the card was very, very tiny. Quite cute though.

Stamps: Tart and Tangy
Cardstock: Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Old Olive textured
Paper: Summer Picnic
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive markers
Accessories: Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - Rose Red, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon – Whisper White, Crafters’ Toolkit, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8” circle punch, rhinestone brads, Flower Fusion felt flowers

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  1. This is so sweet - a lovely interpretation of a good idea and perfect for a little girl, eg my great niece next month!

  2. Do you know I didn't know you liked felt flowers ha ha!
    I love this Helen.....well done you on using all that ribbon!!
    Debbie x

  3. This is so cute!! So girly! TFS!

  4. This is awesome, it looks so real :), love the colors and design of this, I want one :).

  5. This is tooo cute! Love everything about it!

  6. Love the rucksack! :) Great colours. Thanks for sharing.

    Alex x

  7. So sweet. What a cute little gift.


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