Friday, 12 November 2010

Team gifts for Convention

I’ve starved you of stamping projects lately, I know, so here’s one I made earlier...  these are the gifts I made for my team members who joined me at Convention. There is actually a fourth gift not shown here – it was for Kelly, who couldn’t make it at the last minute due to illness. As I’ve not seen her since I got back, I can’t show you until she’s seen it herself, it wouldn’t be right.

So, what did I make? Typically, I left everything to the last minute so didn’t have time to order SU journals, so I bought some notepads which had rather convenient Kraft covers. Not quite Crumb Cake but near enough for my needs.

I couldn’t possibly decorate them all the same, especially after making 50 swap cards, so I stuck to the same colours, three stamps sets and got to work.

The pens were from WHSmith if I remember correctly – I decorated them to match the pads by slipping a tiny roll of Designer Series Paper inside.

And the little boxes are really cute. They each contain two tiny bars of Green & Blacks chocolate. I have a bit of a confession about that, so may as well come clean. There was enough chocolate in the pack I bought to give each person three little bars. But, well... Green & Blacks is my most favourite chocolate ever (top choice is slightly darker than milk, second choice is milk, don’t like the dark – just in case you’re thinking of buying me a present, LOL!), so I decided that it wouldn’t hurt if I helped out a little! Oops.

The box is a simple matchbox style – just a Basic Black tray with Newsprint Designer Series Paper wrapped around it. Tied with ribbon and decorated with Jewellery tags and the Tiny Tags stamp set.

The bags were from my stash, as were the tags. I could have made my own tags but it was getting REALLY late by this time!

Stamps: Tiny Tags, Artistic Etchings, Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Paper: Newsprint
Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Punches: Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, 1 ¼” circle punch,  Jewellery Tag
Ribbons: ¼” Taffeta – Basic Black, Very Vanilla, 1/8” taffeta– Basic Black
Other accessories: Champagne Mist shimmer paint, Basic Pearls, Clear rhinestone brads, Paper Piercer, Mat pack

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