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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Creative Inspirations #48



My fellow Crafty Cardmakers DT sisters Jenni & Corry are on the DT over at Creative Inspirations Challenges and they have a great challenge at the moment which is to make a Christmas Gift. We had a similar challenge a couple of weeks back and my fellow teamie Melly had a fab link to a tutorial on this post for a card box.

I had seen one like this a long time ago and thought it looked like a great gift, but having seen Melly's recent one it spurred me on to have a go.

The instructions were quite good and it was a case of measuring and cutting all the individual pieces and then deciding how to decorate it. I used making Memories Cosmopolitan papers and some flowers from stash with a bead cap and a posh Papermania brad for decoration.

Inside I made a little book which is bound together with a thin ribbon. This is attached with a velcro tab so it can be removed. I have added some cards from my stash which all fit in okay, but the envelopes were a bit too big so I have folded them up. I have also added various die cut tags from my stash. Just need to pop some stamps in and it is the perfect gift.

I'd like to have a go at another one using A3 card and adapt the measurements so you could get wider cards in there. It would be a shame to have to keep folding the envelopes up just because they are a tad too big. Overall though, for a 1st attempt I am quite pleased with it.

Also entering into the following challenges :-

7 comments:

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant gift Mandy and so very useful I love both the inside and outside I love this big time thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Jenni said...

Love it Mandy, you've just reminded me that I wanted to check out that tutorial - must go and do it now :o)
Thanks so much for joining in with our Creative Inspirations challenge this week & good luck!
Jenni x

Marilyn said...

A wonderful project & a perfect gift. Love you you've jazzed it up with that flower!

Suzi said...

What a wonderful gift set this is. Love the design and the colours. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week with your lovely creation.
Hugs
Suzi x

Daisychain said...

What a great Christmas gift and I am sure the lucky person who receives it will be very happy. Thanks for taking part in the Creative Inspirations challenge this time. Hugs Christine x

Stempeltiger said...

Such an AMAZING project and a wonderful gift Mandy.
Love it.

Thanks for joining us at Fun with Shapes and more.

Hugs, Swantje x

Juls said...

wow this is just so gorgeous!!!! I have attemped something like this before and it just turned out a total disaster....yours is just perfect,...you have made me want to have another attempt!!! Hugs Juls