Friday, May 15, 2009

Gift in shades of purple

It's time for another FABULOUS Saturday Challenge with the Amazing Lauren Meader.

This week, to celebrate the newest PTI/Lauren template releases, all of the members of the team were to use one of Lauren's templates to create a birthday gift. We also had to use either butterflies, or the colour purple (or both) as these are two of Lauren's favourite things.

Here are the amazing peeks at everyone's creations.

And here is what I made with the For Keep{sake} template.

I printed the template on to kraft cardstock, and cut the windows on either side with my nestabilities, then I sponged purple ink around the cutouts, and along all of the folded edges of the box.

After the edges were all sponged, I used barely banana ink to stamp my French Script bacgrounder stamp on the panels to add an aged look to the gift. It's hard to tell, but you can kind of see the script in the photo below.

I filled the bottom of the box with purple paper that had been run through my crimper, cut in thin strips, then crumpled up to make some nice filler.

The actual gift is a few packages of flower seeds that are attached to each other, and the ribbon, with glue dots. When you take off the lid, the packages of seeds also get taken out of the box.

The flowers were stamped using PTI's Floral Frenzy and my very brand new Twinlking H2O's from Luminarte. I got sucked in by their going out of business sale, and ordered 4 packages of 24 mini pots. They just arrived a few days ago, and I couldn't wait to use them. I pulled out 5 different purple colours, and painted them right onto the stamps before stamping the images on to the carstock. I don't know if you can really tell in the photos, but they have some great shimmer IRL.

Please join us in using one of Lauren's templates to create a birthday gift. You do not have to purchase a template to play along, you can always use one of the free templates. Stocking Stuffer or Recipe Wrap Up.

Be sure to check out the rest of the amazing design team and see what they have created to inspire you.



Dawn Easton said...

Tamara your box is awesome! Love the use of the nestie shapes for the windows!!! Kraft is fast becoming a fave of mine lately!!!

Kristin Bueter said...

Love the box you created! Sooo pretty :O) This is a popular template today, huh?

Have a great weekend!

Stampin' Pam said...

Super gift box Tamara - LOVE that template *wink* but also love what you did with all the details! Lucky recipient of THIS gift. :-)

Cat said...

What an absolutely gorgeous gift box! You did a great job!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Beautiful! Love that set - and cool cut out for the front of the box...smarty :)

Lauren (mytime) said...

OH so pretty! What I great gift!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa (lakind) said...

This is darling, Tamara! I love
H2Os! They are so shimmery! They look great on this box! I also love the script on there....such a nice addition!

Dana said...

Cute Tamara! I love your idea of hanging the gift like an ornament inside the box and cutting the windows to give a peek inside. Super pretty :)

Theresa said...

What a beautiful gift box! I love all the pretty details.